Exploring The Unknown

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.


11254. Exploring The Unknown. 1946. Mutual net. A sales presentation with short vignettes from previous broadcasts. Orson Welles, Sherman H. Dreyer (producer), Henry Fonda, Ralph Bellamy, Adolphe Menjou, Walter Huston, Bill Stern. 28:30. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

56480. Exploring The Unknown. April 1946. American Cancer Society syndication, ABC transcription. "Cancer: Cause For Hope". Sponsored by: American Cancer Society fund appeal. A drama about a successful man with cancer. The date is approximate. Frank Gallop (announcer), Hugh Chain (writer). 27:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

50437. Exploring The Unknown. May 26, 1946. Mutual net. "Insulin Shock". Sponsored by: Revere Copper and Brass. A well-done drama/documentary about the use of insulin to counter the effects of schizophrenia. After the drama, the neurosurgeon who introduced the procedure to America speaks about this form of treatment. The music written by Arden Cornwell is particularly good. Arden Cornwell (music), Donald Brian (conductor), Donald Buka, Melville Ruick (announcer), Sherman H. Dreyer (producer), Stedman Coles (writer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23990. Exploring The Unknown. July 7, 1946. Mutual net. A rehearsal recording. An interesting drama about an engineer/scientist determined to build a plane capable of flying faster than sound. The announcer mentions during the first line that, "we invented the airplane in 1908" (the Wright brothers first flew in December, 1903). . 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

19152. Exploring The Unknown. October 13, 1946. Mutual net. "Atomic Medicine". Sponsored by: Revere Copper and Brass. A rehearsal recording. Broadcast fourteen months after an atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, this program looks at the new science of combining medicine with nuclear physics, and the start of the medical use of radioactive isotopes. The program closing is not rehearsed. Andre Baruch (commercial spokesman). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

36041. Exploring The Unknown. April 20, 1947. Program #133. Mutual net origination AFRS rebroadcast. "The Dark Curtain". A story about brain surgery, as a young woman slowly goes insane. Quality upgrade, AFRS version of cat. #10560, more complete. Veronica Lake. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10560. Exploring The Unknown. April 20, 1947. Program #93. Mutual net. "The Dark Curtain". Sponsored by: Commercials deleted or added locally. A story about brain surgery, as a young woman goes slowly insane. See cat. #36041 for an AFRTS, more complete, quality upgrade version of this broadcast. Veronica Lake. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

62161. Exploring The Unknown. May 4, 1947. Mutual net. "The Bells Toll". Sustaining. The story of how the doctor of the Public Health Service keep bubonic plague and other dieases from entering our country. A case of smallpox starts an epidemic, despite the doctors' best efforts. Melvyn Douglas. 23:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

36042. Exploring The Unknown. June 22, 1947. Program #137. AFRS. "The High Wall". How the Navy helps the hard of hearing learn to use a hearing aid, and to read lips. . 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106845. Exploring The Unknown. December 22, 1947. ABC net. "The Doctor Walks Alone". Sustaining. Why should patients stay in bed after an operation? Maybe they shouldn't! The date is approximate. The first 15:38 only. Paul Kelly, Andre Baruch (announcer), Charles Irving (narrator, performer). 15:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

Report contains 10 programs.