Whilst many OTR shows are historical by their nature, the shows that we have added within this category will have content of historical educational importance.
|Adventures In Research|
Show Count: 75
Broadcast History: 1946 to 1950
Host: Paul Shannon
There were many radio shows designed to entertain, and a few that endeavored to teach while entertaining. Adventures In Research was one of those that had the goal of teaching the sciences to both young and old and to make it interesting.
|Cavalcade Of America, The|
Show Count: 759
Broadcast History: 9 October 1935 to 29 May 1939 and 2 January 1940 to 31 March 1953
Cast: John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, Kenny Delmar, Edwin Jerome, Ray Collins, Orson Welles, Karl Swenson, Ted Jewett, Jack Smart, Paul Stewart, Bill Johnstone, Frank Readick, Ray Sloane, Luis Van Rooten, Mickey Rooney, Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, Ronald Reagan
Director: Homer Fickett, Roger Pryor, Jack Zoller, Bill Sweets, Paul Stewart
Producer: Homer Fickett, Roger Pryor, Jack Zoller, Bill Sweets, Paul Stewart
Host: Walter Huston
Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising.
Show Count: 119
Broadcast History: 1930s, 40s and 50s
|Complete Broadcast Day - Pearl Harbor|
Show Count: 17
Broadcast History: 12.07.1941
Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese sudden and unexpected assault on Pearl Harbor, which prompted our entry into the war.
|Complete day at WJSV - 21st Sept 1939|
Show Count: 19
Broadcast History: 21 September 1939
An amazing chance to enjoy not just a whole day of radio from bygone days, but a day that had much historical significance.
Show Count: 51
Broadcast History: June 1953 to June 1954
Cast: Lou Merrill, Ben Wright, Barney Phillips, Mary Jane Croft, Bill Johnstone, Paula Winslowe, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield, Betty Harford, Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, John Dehner, Sam Edwards, Lillian Buyeff, Norma LeMond, Roy Rowan
Director: Elliott Lewis
Producer: Elliott Lewis
Crime Classics was a United States radio docudrama which aired as a sustaining series over CBS from June 15, 1953, to June 30, 1954.
Show Count: 78
Broadcast History: 27 June 1948 to 13 August 1950 and 15 October 1950 to 19 November 1951
Cast: Tony Parrish, Everett Clark, Frank Pinkard, Oscar Brown Jr, Wezlyn Tilden, Janice Kingslow, Jack Gibson, Harris Gaines, Louise Pruitt, Arthur Peterson , Norma Ransom, Forrest Lewis, Hope Summers, Boris Aplon, Jess Pugh, Ted Liss, Don Gallagher, Harry Elders, Jack Lester, Les Spears, Hugh Downs, Studs Terkel, Art Hern
Director: Homer Heck, Dick Loughran
Show Count: 13
Broadcast History: 1969 -1970
Producer: Ralph Titus
Produced by Extension Radio Television at Kansas State University in 1969 & 1970, The Eisenhower Years is a chronicle in sound of the Dwight Eisenhower years. It is a 13-part radio documentary dealing with the life of the 34th President of the United States.
Show Count: 40
Broadcast History: 23rd December 1951 - 7th December 1952
Cast: Tyrone Power
You are about to hear the story of a United States Senator.
Show Count: 15
Show Count: 9
Broadcast History: 6 April to 22 June 1930 and 30 April 1933 to 8 July 1934
Cast: Will Rogers
Show Count: 12