Monthly Archives: December 2011

Editor’s New Year Help from Investigative Twins

From Dec. 30, 1953, here’s what was regularly billed as “another heartwarming story of a country newspaper and its friendly editor.” The series is “Rogers of the Gazette,” starring Will Rogers Jr. This episode starts with the editor giving a … Continue reading

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A Casey New Year: More than one way to get a headache

Sticking with both “Crime Photographer” and my seasonal theme, the episode titled Hot New Year’s Party is really a “morning after” story — one that just happened to be broadcast on a New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 1948. The story … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from Casey, Christmas Photographer

I mentioned these Christmas episodes last year in my other blog before starting, but ’tis the season… “Casey, Crime Photographer” was the radio version of a pulp fiction and movie character, and went on to have his own comic … Continue reading

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America Has Room at the Inn — in Big Town

“The power and the freedom of the press is a flaming sword; that it may be a faithful servant of all the people, use it justly. Hold it high. Guard it well!” Writer Jerry McGill, a former newspaperman, and the … Continue reading

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Radio Christmas in Connecticut

It isn’t quite Christmas, and I’m far from Connecticut. (Yes, Santa, I’m in Virginia.) And the Martha Stewart or Gladys Taber style feel-good food-and-home magazine feature writing celebrated in the 1945 film “Christmas in Connecticut” doesn’t really match my “Newspaper … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses: Reporter Gets Christmas Off

William Conrad, the city editor delivering that dramatic “It’s a newspaper, that’s all…” speech in the Jack Webb newsroom movie “-30-,” appears briefly in this “Night Beat” radio series 1951 Christmas episode as the man reporter Randy Stone calls “the … Continue reading

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