Big Sister

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


18612. Big Sister. September 21, 1939. CBS net, WJSV, Washington, D.C. aircheck. Sponsored by: Rinso, Lifebuoy Soap. 10:30 A.M. Ruth talks with Miss Pike about Nicco's collapse. John promises Ruth happiness. Alice Frost, Martin Gabel, Fred Uttal (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator). 14:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84. Big Sister. March 23, 1944. CBS net. Sponsored by: Rinso. Rickie has suddenly become angry with Ruth. Frank tries to make peace. The system cue and/or final commercial have been deleted. Lillian Lauferty (creator), Jim Ameche (announcer), Julian Funt (writer). 13:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

18442. Big Sister. June 6, 1944. CBS net. Sponsored by: Rinso. John tells Ruth to leave the hotel and go home to Richard. Hollis tells John that she still loves him. 12:15 P. M. Jim Ameche (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

18558. Big Sister. June 7, 1944. CBS net. Sponsored by: Rinso, Lipton Tea. Richard speaks to his mother by telephone, Steve is taken to see Ricky at last; he appears to be on a coma. 12:15 P. M. Jim Ameche (announcer), Tony Marvin (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator). 14:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9515. Big Sister. August 15, 1949. CBS net. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap. Travers and then Ruth suspect John resents Reed. Lillian Lauferty (creator). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9514. Big Sister. September 23, 1949. CBS net. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap, Spic N' Span. Anton tells Ruth everything will be all right. What power does Travers have over wealthy Mr. Parker? Lillian Lauferty (creator). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3397. Big Sister. February 7, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap, Spic and Span. Valerie thinks she is going to die. John and Ruth come to visit and find she's going to lose her baby. Lillian Lauferty (creator), Julian Funt (writer), Robert Newman (writer), Hugh Conover (announcer). 13:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

53006. Big Sister. March 6, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap, Spic and Span. Ruth and John Wayne are having breakfast, when Reed stops by to ask about Valerie. Valerie has left Reed, and he wants her back. The system cue has been deleted. Grace Matthews, Julian Funt (writer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Nelson Case (announcer), Paul McGrath, Robert Newman (writer). 14:30. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

53007. Big Sister. March 9, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap, Spic and Span. Ken Morgan would like to take Paul sailing, but Mrs. Winters doesn't think much of the idea. The system cue has been deleted. Grace Matthews, Hugh Conover (announcer), Julian Funt (writer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Paul McGrath, Robert Newman (writer). 14:40. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

9516. Big Sister. July 17, 1950. CBS net. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap, Spic N' Span, Dreft. Hope is having an elegant dinner at the home of the wealthy Mr. Parker. The system cue has been deleted. Grace Matthews, Bret Morrison, Lillian Lauferty (creator), Nelson Case (announcer). . Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

2342. Big Sister. February 12, 1952. CBS net. Sponsored by: Ivory Soap, Spic and Span (Bath Brush premium). Ruth and Salina are talking about Neddie and Hope. Salina remembers her honeymoon and the fight she had with Neddie. The system cue has been deleted. Hugh Conover (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator). 14:32. Audio condition: Good. Complete as above.

95015. Big Sister. Program #88. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Pete Steele is afraid of no-one and he goes out to prove it. Preparing to leave town in a hurry, Pete's obviously very much afraid of something! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:50. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

95014. Big Sister. Program #87. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. John Wayne tells Diane that he might like a job back in medicine. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (nanouncer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:42. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

95013. Big Sister. Program #86. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope admits that she has lied once again, and once again Neddie leaves her. Meanwhile, in New York City, John invites Diane over to his one-room apartment. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95012. Big Sister. Program #85. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. John Wayne and Diane share a Chinese meal after an annoying phone call from Pete Steele. Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Hope has failed to show up for an examination for the third time. She admits to Neddie that she's not going to have a baby. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95011. Big Sister. Program #84. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. John Wayne and Diane have been out to Carnegie Hall. Pete Steele meets them in a restaurant after the concert. He quickly ruins the evening and then calls Ruth in Glens Falls. Steele tries to lure Ruth into coming to New York City. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95010. Big Sister. Program #83. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. John Wayne and Pete Steele meet in the park. Pete wants to help John, but John tells him to leave him alone. Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Hope hasn't kept her appointment with Dr. Bannister...and doesn't plan to keep the next one. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95009. Big Sister. Program #82. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth asks Reed Bannister to check Hope's health during her pregnancy. Meanwhile, in New York City, Diane finds Pete Steele in John's one-room apartment. Pete says some nasty things about John, and John overhears him! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95008. Big Sister. Program #81. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. What did Hope mean about, "my new responsibility." Is she expecting? Neddie finds Hope at the Brookside Inn and asks her to forgive him. Dr. Carvell suspects that Hope left a trail behind so that she could be found easily. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95007. Big Sister. Program #80. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope thanks Ruth for all her help and kindness. She then leaves a note and disappears. Meanwhile, in New York City, John meets Diane for "a night out on the town." He takes her onto the ferry! That's a night out on the town? Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95006. Big Sister. Program #79. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth calls John once again and begs him not to stop seeing the psychiatrist. Meanwhile, in New York City, Pete Steele visits John in his one-room apartment. He's spoken to Dr. Foster about John! Steele make John so angry, he makes a date with Diane! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95005. Big Sister. Program #78. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth tries once again to call John in New York City. John finally calls back, but he still doesn't want to return to Glens Falls. Ruth wants to rush to New York City to comfort John, but Reed Bannister talks her out of it. John returns to the psychiatrist once again and storms out once again, swearing never to return. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:05. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

95004. Big Sister. Program #77. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope visits Neddie at the garage and says that she wants to get together again, but Neddie isn't interested in a reconciliation. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95003. Big Sister. Program #76. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth advises Hope to go see Neddie. Ruth then wonders whether pride and arrogance are keeping her from John. Meanwhile, back in New York City, John once again storms out of his psychiatrist's office when Dr.Foster feels a terrible sense of guilt. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

95002. Big Sister. Program #75. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. While at the psychiatrist's office, John Wayne reads a letter from Ruth. He's been invited home to visit her for a few days. After the session, Pete Steele visits John, who threatens to throw Steele out of the apartment. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 1:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95001. Big Sister. Program #74. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope is having a disturbing dream about Neddie. Meanwhile, in New York City, Fred Davis visits Diane. She's none-too-pleased to see him, but agrees to go out to dinner with him. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

95000. Big Sister. Program #73. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth and Dr. Reed Bannister have a not-very-enjoyable evening at the movies. Meanwhile, in New York City, John has another session with his psychiatrist, but suddenly walks out of the office when he has to face a small part of, "the truth." Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94999. Big Sister. Program #72. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie and Hope meet at Ruth's place. Hope understands that Neddie wants to leave her and says, "I deserve it." Meanwhile, in New York City, Fred Davis visits John Wayne's one-room apartment. He's angry about the way John has been treating Diane. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94998. Big Sister. Program #71. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth writes another letter to her husband John. Neddie tells Ruth that he's no longer in love with Hope and no longer wants to live with her. Meanwhile, in New York City, Diane Carvell visits John, but he just wants to be left alone. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94997. Big Sister. Program #70. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope realizes that Neddie hates her. She tells Ruth that she's "going away." Meanwhile, in New York City, John Wayne see his psychiatrist again. He tells Dr. Foster about Pete Steele's fears. Is John afraid that Ruth is becoming attracted to Dr. Reed Bannister? Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94995. Big Sister. Program #68. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth tries to explain the death of Mrs. Melanchek to her son Richard (the dialogue is stilted and poorly done). Hope is feeling guilty about how she treated her grandmother (as well she should!). Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94996. Big Sister. Program #69. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie attends the funeral of Mrs. Melanchek. Dr. Carvell gives a moving eulogy. Neddie is very angry at Hope because of the way she treated Mrs. Melanchek. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94994. Big Sister. Program #67. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Sophie Melanchek (Hope Evans) has a tearful reunion with her grandmother. The dying woman asks Ruth to always look after Sophie and give her advice; then she dies. A very moving episode. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94993. Big Sister. Program #66. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. It's 3:00 A. M., and Hope is still awake, filled with remorse. Ruth calls to her...it's nearly the end for Mrs. Melanchek. A VERY dramatic episode; this is what the soaps were all about. If this program doesn't grab your emotions, possibly nothing on radio ever will. Just as the program ends, Mrs. Melanchek comes out of her coma! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94992. Big Sister. Program #65. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope visits her dying grandmother, breaks into tears and cries out to her in Polish! But, Grandma can't hear her now. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94991. Big Sister. Program #64. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. At last Hope admits that Mrs. Melanchek is indeed her grandmother. Hope tells all to Ruth, but it's too late. Mrs. Melanchek is now in a coma! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94990. Big Sister. Program #63. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Mrs. Melanchek asks Ruth to read to her from the bible. Hope visits Ruth again and breaks out in tears. Will Hope reveal the truth about Mrs. Melanchek at last? Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94988. Big Sister. Program #61. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie and Hope have suddenly returned to Glens Falls. Ruth immediately goes to see them and Hope decides to visit Mrs. Melanchek after all. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94989. Big Sister. Program #62. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope meets Mrs. Melanchek at last. She doesn't recognize Hope as her granddaughter Sophie. Ruth thinks that Mrs. Melanchek is "covering up" for Hope, but Mrs. Melanchek says that Hope is not Sophie. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94987. Big Sister. Program #60. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Mrs. Melanchek is in pain and delerious. Meanwhile, in New York City, John Wayne is writing a loving letter to Ruth. Then, he rips up the letter! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

94986. Big Sister. Program #59. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Little Richard (Ruth's son) meets Mrs. melanchek. Dr. Bannister confirms Dr. Carvell's diagnosis that Mrs. Melanchek is fading fast. meanwhile, at Silver Lake, Hope convinces Neddie not to phone the garage. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94985. Big Sister. Program #58. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth and Mrs. Melanchek have a long talk. Meanwhile, at the Silver Lake Inn, Neddie is feeling uneasy about their sudden departure. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94984. Big Sister. Program #57. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Dr. Carvell goes to confront Hope about Mrs. Melanchek, but there's nobody at home. Ruth discovers that Hope and Neddie have left town. Dr. Carvell reveals that Mrs. Melanchek has only a few days to left live. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94983. Big Sister. Program #56. Modern Drama syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope continues to deny that Mrs. Melanchek is her grandmother. She forces Neddie into taking a sudden vacation at Silver Lake...starting tomorrow morning! The syndication credit changes from "Nana Radio" to "Modern Drama" with this episode. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94982. Big Sister. Program #55. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Mrs. Melanchek is shown a photo of Hope. She says that the photo is not of Sophie (her grand-daughter). She's then unable to get out of bed. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94981. Big Sister. Program #54. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. While loading a truck in New York City, John Wayne again mentions that he served in Vietnam. He does say, "No," when asked if he's married. Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Mrs. Melanchek faints in Dr. Carvell's office. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94979. Big Sister. Program #52. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. John pays his second visit to Dr. Foster, the psychiatrist. The listener gets the unusual chance (for radio) to listen in on the therapy. It sounds pretty much as a real doctor would speak with a troubled patient. Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, there's another visit from Mrs. Melanchek, the old lady. She's looking for Hope! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94980. Big Sister. Program #53. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Peter Steele, sounding very nervous, visits John Wayne in his one-room New York City apartment. Steele asks John if he can spend the night in the apartment. What's he afraid of? Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Ruth asks Hope if she's ever heard of Sophie Melanchek. Hope denies knowing her, but is obviously lying. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94978. Big Sister. Program #51. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Peter Steele visits John Wayne and invites John to accompany him to his upstate hideaway. Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Ruth is writing a letter to John. Does she sound pleading? A mysterious old lady (with a heavy European accent) is in town, looking for Sophie Evans. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94977. Big Sister. Program #50. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. It's autumn in Glens Falls and Hope has a new fall outfit. She plans to have dinner out on Friday. Meanwhile, in New York City, Diane visits John Wayne and tells him that she thinks the psychiatrist is a waste of time. She doesn't approve of John's new job either: a truck driver's helper. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94976. Big Sister. Program #49. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Dr. Carvell sees "a real skinflint." Meanwhile, in New York City, John finally sees Dr. Foster, a psychiatrist. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94975. Big Sister. Program #48. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Diane dreams of romance while riding on a 5th Avenue bus. Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Neddie sees a postcard in Hope's purse, which is quickly hidden from him. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94974. Big Sister. Program #47. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope and Neddie meet at Dr. Carvell's house. They make up at last. Ruth gives Hope some good advice, but Hope tells Ruth not to interfere. When Neddie returns from the garage, Hope is waiting for him...in a negligee! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94973. Big Sister. Program #46. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Frank comes to his senses after that first kiss and asks Hope to leave. In fact, he fires her! Hope vows to get even, "after what he did!" Hope tells Ruth a very fanciful version of the night's events. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94972. Big Sister. Program #45. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Frank is trying to speak with Neddie...about Hope! Frank and Hope are working late and wind up in a passionate embrace! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94971. Big Sister. Program #44. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Diane tries to get John Wayne to "live life" before it's too late. John has written a letter to Ruth, which Neddie forgets to give to her. John has written that he intends to seek psychiatric help. Neddie buys Hope a bottle of perfume, but Hope smashes it onto the street. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94969. Big Sister. Program #42. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Dr. Coty gives up on getting Dr. Bannister to return to the medical center. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94970. Big Sister. Program #43. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Waldo Briggs isn't getting along very well with Hope. After all, he is the editor of Frank's newspaper. Hope flirts with Frank and drops a hint that maybe Waldo Briggs is too old for his job. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94968. Big Sister. Program #41. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Dr. Coty visits Ruth and asks her to let Reed go back to the medical center. Reed tells his old boss (and friend) to mind his own business. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94967. Big Sister. Program #40. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Professor Harry Coty, Reed Bannister's old boss, tries to lure Reed into returning to the medical center. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94966. Big Sister. Program #39. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Fred and Diane relax together on a beach. Fred recalls his days in Vietnam (which would date the series some time after 1960)! Since the series left CBS in 1952, this may have been an independent production by Nana Radio. Fred tells Diane that he loves her, but she's not interested. Meanwhile in Glens Falls, Reed and Ruth return from an evening out together. Harry Coty arrives in Glens Falls. Who is he? Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94965. Big Sister. Program #38. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth meets Reed at the railroad station in Glens Falls and learns about his trip to New York City. Diane brings Frank a birthday present, which isn't too well received. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94964. Big Sister. Program #37. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Diane meets Reed Bannister at Grand Central Terminal just before Reed takes a train back to Glens Falls. He tells her what happened during his trip to New York City. Meanwhile in Glens Falls, Hope invites Neddie back into the apartment, but changes her mind when the subject of Frank comes up again. Just what is Hope up to? Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94963. Big Sister. Program #36. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth and Hope have a confrontational meeting on the street. There are more harsh words between Neddie and Hope. Neddie threatens to kill Frank! Meanwhile, in New York City, Reed tries once again to get John to return to Glens Falls, but only manages to make things worse. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94962. Big Sister. Program #35. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Reed aks Ruth if she wants John to return to Glens Falls. She does...sort of. When Reed tells this news to John, John starts to laugh hysterically. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94961. Big Sister. Program #34. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Diane and Reed meet in John's New York City apartment. She begs Reed to stay in New York and help John. Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Hope tells Frank that Neddie hit her. Frank tells her that he will protect her from Neddie and gives her a job. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94960. Big Sister. Program #33. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie visits Hope to give her some household money and finds out that she's going to work for Frank. They argue once again, and this time Hope accuses Neddie of hitting her! Meanwhile, in New York City, Pete Steele offers John $5000 to take a bullet out of one of his men. John agrees, and then finds out it was just a test. It was a test that John didn't appreciate. "It's the final path down hill." Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94958. Big Sister. Program #31. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Reed Bannister returns to John's apartment to find John has gone. However Diane Carvell is waiting for him. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94959. Big Sister. Program #32. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Fred asks Diane for a date, and when John doesn't seem to care, she tells John to, "go to the devil!" Meanwhile, back in Glens Falls, Hope has asked Frank for a job on his newspaper. He decides not to give her a job, but is talked out of this decision by Hope. Boy, is she a bitch! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, John Scott (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94957. Big Sister. Program #30. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth says, "Nothing is more lonely than women without men." Meanwhile, in New York City, John Wayne has returned to his one-room apartment in Greenwich Village. Reed Bannister visits John, who is none-too-friendly to him. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Glenn Riggs (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94956. Big Sister. Program #29. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. How dare he! Ruth gets angry when she learns that Reed Bannister has gone to New York City to look for John. Ruth visits Hope, who tells her to leave her apartment. Ruth realizes that Hope doesn't want Neddie back! In New York City, Reed meets up with Diane. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Glenn Riggs (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94955. Big Sister. Program #28. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Reed Bannister has a confrontation with Hope. Diane is worried about the whereabouts of John Wayne. Where is he? John quits his job as an apple picker. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Glenn Riggs (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94954. Big Sister. Program #27. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth convinces Neddie that talking to Hope is the right thing to do. Neddie and Hope almost kiss and make up, then things go horribly wrong. Meanwhile, John Wayne has taken a job as a migrant apple picker! Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Glenn Riggs (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 8:58. Audio condition: Fair. Incomplete.

94953. Big Sister. Program #26. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Reed Bannister visits Neddie at the garage. Neddie asks Reed for money to pay off Frank. Reed then gets Ruth to withdraw her objection to his lending Neddie the money. Meanwhile, in New York City, Diane suspects that Pete Steele knows where John has gone. Where is John Wayne? Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Glenn Riggs (now as the announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 12:16. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94952. Big Sister. Program #25. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth's son Richard asks some difficult questions. Reed and Ruth suspect that John may be on his way back to Glens Falls. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94951. Big Sister. Program #24. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Dr. Carvelle is depressed and worried about his daughter Diane. Frank Wayne visits Ruth, but she won't interfere in the situation with Neddie and Hope. Diane calls her father asnd finds out that John Wayne has not returned to Glens Flls. Ruth finds herself, "just a little hopeful." Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94950. Big Sister. Program #23. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth tells off Hope, who goes to Frank Martin for consolation. She talks Frank into inviting her to spend the night. Meanwhile, in New York City, Pete Steele suggests to Diane Carvell that since John Wayne is missing, maybe he went back to his wife Ruth. Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:12. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

94949. Big Sister. Program #22. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth has finished moving into Dr. Carvell's house. Neddie is planning to leave Hope, and in fact, plans to leave Glens Falls altogether. Meanwhile, in New York York City, Fred Davis admits to Diane the he loves her. She tells him to, "Stop making such a pest of yourself and leave me alone!" Vivian Smolen, Lee Lawson, Hal Studer, Pat Bosworth, Randy Kraft, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes. 11:44. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

94948. Big Sister. Program #21. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie confronts Frank and punches him, but Frank refuses to fight back. What will happen to the marriage of Neddie and Hope? Vivian Smolen (now in the role of Ruth), Lee Lawson (as Hope), Hal Studer (as Neddie), Pat Bosworth (as Diane Carvell), Randy Kraft (as Reed Bannister), Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Arthur Hughes (now as Dr. Carvell). 11:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94947. Big Sister. Program #20. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Frank offers Neddie an opportunity to run a new car agency. Hope tells Ruth that she has no plans to tell Neddie about the money for the garage. She then changes her mind and tells Neddie that the money came from Frank. A Friday program. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94946. Big Sister. Program #19. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Diane meets Pete Steele in John Wayne's New York City apartment. Why was it so important for Neddie to come to Frank's party? Ruth realizes that Hope had no uncle that left her money. Hope admits that she really got the money from Frank. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94945. Big Sister. Program #18. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope has bought a new dress for the party. Neddie is still suspicious about Frank and where the $5000 came from. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94944. Big Sister. Program #17. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth tells Frank that she's not going to his party and that she's suspicious about his involvement with the garage. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 9:18. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

94943. Big Sister. Program #16. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth has decided to move into Dr. Carvell's house. Hope announces that Frank is throwing a party in honor of Neddie's new garage. Diane fantasizes romance with John Wayne. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 12:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94942. Big Sister. Program #15. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. The psychiatrist gives John Wayne a ride. Diane mentions Ruth's name and he explodes; telling her to get out of his apartment. She admits to John (again) that she loves him. Diane has a smile of satisfaction and triumph! Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 12:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94941. Big Sister. Program #14. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie is still curious about the mysterious uncle who left Hope $5000. We learn, to no one's surprise, that Hope and Frank are behind the phoney uncle story. Dr. Carvell suggests that Ruth and little Richard move in with him. Diane Carvell calls her father and tells him that she's going to stay in New York City and see more of John Wayne. Ruth overhears the conversation! Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Michael O'Day, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator). 11:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94940. Big Sister. Program #13. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. There's still no word from Diane and Dr. Carvell is getting worried about her. Dr. Reed Bannister has officially resigned from the "big city medical center" and plans to be "a permanent resident of Glens Falls." Reed has also decided that he wants Ruth to divorce John and marry him! Meanwhile, in New York City, John Wayne tries to get a job as a doctor in a hospital. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94939. Big Sister. Program #12. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Fred tells John Wayne that he wants his apartment back, and then changes his mind. John tells Fred that he doesn't love Diane. John gets a letter from Ruth, who urges him to go to a psychiatrist. He takes her advice, but once again, John cannot make a decision. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 12:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94938. Big Sister. Program #11. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Fred Davis visits John Wayne in his New York City apartment. Fred is starting to like Diane and asks her out to dinner. Diane admits that she's in love with John Wayne; that'll put Fred in his place! Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94937. Big Sister. Program #10. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie has doubts about Hope's $5000 inheritance. Ruth and Neddie visit Frank to ask about the money for the garage. Diane meets Fred Davis on the street. He asks her for a date, but it's no dice! Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94936. Big Sister. Program #9. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Mrs. Platt visits Dr. Carvell. Her son is deaf, but there may be something wrong with his mind. She mentions that her husband works with "missiles," which would date the program after the war. Meanwhile, Hope is acting strangely. She's bought the garage with her "inheritance" (you don't really believe that, do you?) and the help of Frank. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega (as Dr. Carvell), Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94935. Big Sister. Program #8. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. It's "Founders Day" in Glens Falls. Ruth and Reed discuss Richard's strange attitude; he doesn't ask about his father any more. Diane visits John in his New York City apartment once again. John makes his first gesture toward Diane. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Michael O'Day, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator). 11:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94934. Big Sister. Program #7. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth wants to know when Reed is going to leave Glens Falls. She wants him to go, but he's decided to stay. Meanwhile, Steve visits John Wayne in his one-room apartment in New York City. Steve says, "Money doesn't mean a thing in the world...when you've got it." Hope announces that her uncle has died and left her $5000! Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94933. Big Sister. Program #6. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. John returns the phone from Dr. Carvell, but he has nothing to say to Ruth. When Neddie tells Hope that the garage has been sold, the expression on Hope's face means that she's up to something! Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lee Stevens (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94932. Big Sister. Program #5. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Hope tells Neddie that she's leaving him...unless he takes the money from Frank Wayne. Neddie calls her bluff and leaves for Ruth's house. Hope follows him and apologizes for her actions. A Friday episode. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94931. Big Sister. Program #4. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Neddie visits his sister Ruth. He tells her that he won't ask Frank Wayne for any money. He just doesn't trust him. Frank is often referred to as Frank Martin. Heddie's wife Hope goes to Frank's apartment at night to scheme how to get Neddie to take the money. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

94930. Big Sister. Program #3. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth urges Reed to leave Glens Falls to pursue his career. Diane visits John in his one-room apartment in Washington Square. She tells John that she loves him, but John asks her to just leave him alone. Neddie and his wife Hope argue. She wants him to borrow money from his rich uncle. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94929. Big Sister. Program #2. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Reed meets Ruth at the train station and drives her home. Ruth admits that she's a failure. When little Richard asks Ruth if Daddy's home, she finds it a hard question to answer. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Michael O'Day, Santos Ortega, Lillian Lauferty (creator). 11:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

94928. Big Sister. Program #1. Nana Radio syndication. Commercials added locally. Ruth Wayne is returning to Glens Falls. Her husband John is in New York City, living in an apartment in Washinton Square. Diane is planning to leave Glens Falls to be with John in New York City, even though he's still married to Ruth. Not every performer in the following list appears in every episode. Grace Matthews, Paul McGrath, Arthur Hayes, Mandel Kramer, Santos Ortega, Howard Petrie (announcer), Lillian Lauferty (creator), Michael O'Day. 11:33. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

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