New World A' Coming

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


39443. New World A' Coming. March 5, 1944. Program #1. WMCA, New York. Sustaining. The first show of the series. "Dramatizing the inner meaning of Negro life." Written by Roi Ottley and based on his book of the same name. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Committee on Harlem. A portrait of equal opportunity for the Negro. The final 14:54 of the program only. Canada Lee, Muriel Smith, Roi Ottley (author). 14:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

39444. New World A' Coming. March 12, 1944. Program #2. WMCA, New York. "The Negro: Fascism and Democracy". Sustaining. Muriel Smith sings, "When The Lights Go On Again All Over The World." How the Negro feels about the war. Muriel Smith, Canada Lee, Ralph Bell, Will Geer, Lee James (announcer). 25:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39445. New World A' Coming. March 19, 1944. Program #3. WMCA, New York. "The Negro In Early America". Sustaining. The theme song is announced as written by Duke Ellington, the program has an in-studio audience. How Negroes helped win the Revolutionary War. 16:10 of a 25 minute program. The script was reused on the program on April 1, 1945 (see cat. #53235). Canada Lee, Muriel Smith, Leigh Whipper, Will Geer, Ralph Bell, John Ireland, Alexander Scourby. 16:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

39446. New World A' Coming. March 26, 1944. Program #4. WMCA, New York. "The Negro In Entertainment". Sustaining. The so-called "easy" field for success. Music conducted on this program by Bill Wirges. Canada Lee, Hazel Scott, Bill Wirges, Hester Sondergaard, Ralph Bell. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42327. New World A' Coming. April 2, 1944. Program #5. WMCA, New York. "Ghettoes: The Black Belt; Their History". Sustaining. The problems of Negroes trying to move into better neighborhoods is dramatized. Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee, Ethel Everett, Hilda Ottley, Humphrey Davis, John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Ken Reynard, Lee James (announcer), Leigh Whipper, Martin Wolfson, Mitchell Grayson (director), Muriel Smith, Ralph Bell, Randolph Eckles, Richard Huey, Roi Ottley (writer), T. J. Sidney. 24:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42328. New World A' Coming. April 9, 1944. Program #6. WMCA, New York. "The Negro and Health". Sustaining. Andrew Pendleton, Betty Berghart, Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee, Ethel Everett, Hilda Ottley, James Fuller, John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Jon Gart (music), Joseph Julian, Lee James (announcer), Martin Wolfson, Mitchell Grayson (director), Ralph Bell, Randolph Eckles, Roi Ottley (writer). 23:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42329. New World A' Coming. April 16, 1944. Program #7. WMCA, New York. "The Story Of Negro Humor". Sustaining. Adapted from Langston Hughes' story, "White Folks Do Some Funny Things." Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee, Gordon Heath (narrator), Grace Rogers, Hilda Ottley, Jimmy Wright, John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Josh White, Langston Hughes (author), Lee James (announcer), Martin Wolfson, Mitchell Grayson (director), Ralph Bell, Randolph Eckles, Roi Ottley (writer), Tony Barrett. 23:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42330. New World A' Coming. April 23, 1944. Program #8. WMCA, New York. "The Story Behind The Headline In The Negro Press". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. How the Negro press reflects the mass mind of the Negro population. Andrew Pendleton, Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee, Clarence Foster, David Kerman, Grace Rogers, John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Lee James (announcer), Leigh Whipper, Martin Wolfson, Maxine Sullivan, Mitchell Grayson (director), Norman Rose, Paula Bowersmith, Randolph Eckles, Roi Ottley (writer). 26:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42331. New World A' Coming. April 30, 1944. Program #9. WMCA, New York. "The Story Of The Negro Church In New York". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. The program originations from the auditorium of the Abyssinian Baptist Church. The Duke Ellington theme is not used. Roi Ottley (writer), Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee (narrator), The Young People's Choir Of The Abyssinian Baptist Church, Josh White. 25:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42332. New World A' Coming. May 7, 1944. Program #10. WMCA, New York. "Arrangement In Black and White". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. A satirical guide to what-not-to-do in race relations. Bill Wirges (conductor), Dorothy Parker (author), Hester Sondergaard, John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Mitchell Grayson (director), Roi Ottley (writer). 25:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42333. New World A' Coming. May 14, 1944. Program #11. WMCA, New York. "The Colored Orphan Asylum". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. Roi Ottley (writer), Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee (narrator), Ethel Everett, Laurina Scott, Hilda Ottley, Jimmy Wright, Ralph Bell, Alexander Scourby, Eugene Boyd, Doris Black. 20:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42334. New World A' Coming. May 21, 1944. Program #12. WMCA, New York. "The Story Of James Pearson". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee on Harlem. A good story about discrimination in the workplace. See cat. #53235 for a rebroadcast on the program on April 1, 1945. Roi Ottley (writer), Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee (narrator), Joseph Julian, Ralph Bell, Martin Wolfson, Norman Rose, Betty Berghart, Bob Harris (announcer), Randolph Eckles, Michael Everett, Sanford Bickart, Eric Roberts. 24:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42335. New World A' Coming. May 28, 1944. Program #13. WMCA, New York. "The Story Of Ted Morgan, A Negro Reporter". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. A good drama about a northern Negro reporter, determined to report on a murder trial, where a Negro is accused of killing a white. The same script was used on the program one year later. Roi Ottley (writer), Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), John Velasco (assistant producer, director, performer), Bill Wirges (conductor), Maurice Ellis (narrator), Canada Lee, Hilda Ottley, Ralph Bell, Randolph Eckles, Lee James (announcer), Betty Berghart, Bill Lipton, Sanford Bickart. 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42336. New World A' Coming. June 4, 1944. Program #14. WMCA, New York. "Life In The Ghetto". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. A program in honor of Harlem Week in New York. Guest speaker: Dr. Algernon Black. Discriminatory acts against Negroes in Harlem are dramatized. Algernon Blackwood, Betty Berghart, Bill Wirges (conductor), Bob Harris (announcer), Canada Lee, Fred Carter, Grace Rogers, Howard Smith, Jimmy Wright, John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Ken Reynard, McKeeter Anderson, Mitchell Grayson (director), Roi Ottley (writer), Sanford Bickart (narrator). 21:41. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42337. New World A' Coming. June 11, 1944. Program #15. WMCA, New York. "A Statement By The Negro Community On D-Day". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. Bill Wirges (conductor), Channing Tobias, John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Marian Anderson, Mitchell Grayson (director), Roi Ottley (writer), Sheldon Hale Bishop, The Hall Johnson Choir, Walter White, William Lawrence (choral director). 24:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42357. New World A' Coming. June 18, 1944. Program #16. WMCA, New York. "The Mammy Legend". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with the Citywide Citizens Committee On Harlem. See cat. #66370 for a similar script broadcast February 26, 1946 under the title, "The Lady Who Works In Your Home." Bill Wirges (conductor), Canada Lee, Eric Roberts, Ethel Everett, Georgette Harvey, James Lazito (composer), John Velasco (assistant producer, director), Lee James (announcer), Lurene Scott, Mitchell Grayson (director), Ralph Bell, Roi Ottley (writer), Sanford Bickart (narrator). 23:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

50964. New World A' Coming. June 25, 1944. Program #17. WMCA, New York. "The Story Of Negro Music". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Citywide Citizen's Committee Of Harlem. The last show of the season. Canada Lee (narrator), Billie Holiday, Slam Stewart, Josh White, Charlie Shavers, The Hall Johnson Choir, Art Tatum, Ben Webster, Benny Morton, Roy Eldridge, Vic Dickenson, Edmond Hall, Arthur Trappe, Al Casey, Roi Ottley (author), Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), Bill Wirges (conductor), John Velasco (assistant producer, director). 24:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

50965. New World A' Coming. October 22, 1944. Program #18. WMCA, New York. "The Vermont Experiment". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Citywide Citizen's Committee Of Harlem. Seventy nine kids from Harlem spend the summer on the farms of Vermont. Canada Lee (narrator), Michael Sklar (writer), Lurene Scott, Joyce Michael, Frederick O'Neal, Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears (conductor), Daniel Whittaker, Ronald Liss, Humphrey Davis, Richard Coogan, Paula Bowersmith. 17:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

50963. New World A' Coming. November 12, 1944. Program #21. WMCA, New York. "Inside Harlem Hospitals". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Citywide Citizen's Committee Of Harlem. A white woman must spend several weeks in a Harlem hospital after a traffic accident. Canada Lee, Celeste Holm, Muriel Smith, Hilda Simms, Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears (conductor), Roi Ottley (writer). 24:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

50966. New World A' Coming. November 19, 1944. Program #22. WMCA, New York. "The Life and Music Of W. C. Handy". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Citywide Citizen's Committee Of Harlem. A well-done biography of the famous composer. The show runs long and is rushed off the air! Canada Lee, John Kirby and His Orchestra, Joseph Gottlieb (writer), Josh White, Leigh Whipper, Mitchell Grayson (director). 25:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

50967. New World A' Coming. November 26, 1944. Program #23. WMCA, New York. "Parachutes For Democracy". Sustaining. Produced in co-operation with The Citywide Citizen's Committee Of Harlem. The story of the first Negro-owned and managed war plant. How Skippy Smith of San Diego, with the help of Eddie Anderson ("Rochester") started his factory. Alan Devitt, Andrew Pendleton, Canada Lee, Frederick O'Neal, Harry Davis, Isabel Martin, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, Joseph Boland, Joseph Gottlieb (writer), Mitchell Grayson (director), Richard Coogan, Sanford Bickart. 24:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52991. New World A' Coming. December 10, 1944. Program #25. WMCA, New York. "The American Negro Theatre". Sustaining. The story of the first successful all-Negro repertory theatre group. Mitchell Grayson (writer, producer, director), Hilda Simms, Frederick O'Neal, Ruby Dee, Alvin Childress, Earl Himan, Lurene Scott, Charles Perry, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears (conductor). 25:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52992. New World A' Coming. December 17, 1944. Program #26. WMCA, New York. "We Deliver The Goods". Sustaining. The story of the Negroes in the Merchant Marine. Charles Perry, James Fuller, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, Joseph Boland, Luis Gilbert, Mitchell Grayson (director), Norman Rose. 24:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52993. New World A' Coming. December 24, 1944. Program #27. WMCA, New York. Sustaining. A program of Christmas music. The first carol is, "The First Noel." Muriel Smith, The Boys Choir Of St. Phillips Church, Channing Tobias, Lester Granger, Roy Wilkins, Roi Ottley, Mitchell Grayson (director, producer), George Willard (announcer). 25:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52994. New World A' Coming. December 31, 1944. Program #28. WMCA, New York. "I Teach Negro Girls". Sustaining. The story of a white teacher in Harlem. Bonnie Birnell, Frank Wilson (narrator), George Willard (announcer), James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, Joyce Michael, Lurene Scott, Mitchell Grayson (director), Paula Bowersmith, Ruby Dee. 24:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52995. New World A' Coming. January 7, 1945. Program #29. WMCA, New York. "Hot Spots, U.S.A.". Sustaining. The story of labor tensions in the face of Negro migrations to the West. Betty Burkhardt, Charles Perry, Daniel Whittaker, Frank Wilson (narrator), George Randall, Gilbert Mack, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, Joseph Boland, Mitchell Grayson (director), Norman Rose, Owen Dodson (author), Sanford Bickart. 24:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52996. New World A' Coming. January 14, 1945. Program #30. WMCA, New York. "The Freedom Road" Part One. Sustaining. The story of one man's experience with the Reconstruction of South Carolina after the Civil War. Howard Fast (author), Michael Sklar (adaptor), Frederick O'Neal, Hilda Simms, Will Geer, Alexander Scourby (narrator), Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears (conductor). 24:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52997. New World A' Coming. January 21, 1945. Program #31. WMCA, New York. "The Freedom Road" Part Two. Sustaining. The Ku Klux Klan becomes a force in the South (conclusion). Alexander Scourby, Frederick O'Neal, Hilda Simms, Howard Fast (writer), Humphrey Davis, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, Lou Polen, Michael Sklar (adaptor), Mitchell Grayson (director), Roy Allen, Sanford Bickart, Walter Mosley, Will Geer. 24:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53049. New World A' Coming. January 28, 1945. Program #32. WMCA, New York. "Roll Call". Sustaining. A Negro and a white man fight the Germans together. Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), Owen Dodson (author), Canada Lee, Myron McCormick. 7:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

53050. New World A' Coming. February 4, 1945. Program #33. WMCA, New York. "There Are Things To Do". Sustaining. A look at race relations "today." Lillian Smith (author), Mitchell Grayson (producer, director, adaptor), Miriam Hopkins, Canada Lee. 17:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

52998. New World A' Coming. February 11, 1945. Program #34. WMCA, New York. "They Knew Lincoln". Sustaining. A program in honor of "Race Relations Sunday." A well-written program about some of the Negroes who knew Mr. Lincoln. Good radio! Canada Lee, Frank Wilson (narrator), Georgia Burke, George Willard (announcer), James Lazito (composer), John Washington (author), Mitchell Grayson (director), Owen Dodson (author), Richard Coogan, Sanford Bickart, Walter Mosley. 24:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52999. New World A' Coming. February 18, 1945. Program #35. WMCA, New York. "The Story Of Blood Plasma". Sustaining. A "Brotherhood Week" program. The president of the National Conference Of Christians and Jews presents an award to station WMCA. Nathan Strauss, the owner of the station, accepts the award with thanks. The story of the Negro doctor in charge of the first Red Cross blood bank. Alexander Scourby, Alan Devitt, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, Joe DeSantis, Joseph Julian, Lurene Scott, Mitchell Grayson (director), Nathan Strauss, Sanford Bickart, Tom Hoyer. 24:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53000. New World A' Coming. February 25, 1945. Program #36. WMCA, New York. "Furlough Home". Sustaining. A wartime look at the home front in New York City. Mitchell Grayson (writer, producer, director), Muriel Smith, Dooley Wilson, David Wilson, David Brooks, William Franklin, Joseph Julian, Charles Perry, Ruby Dee, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears (conductor), George Willard (announcer). 24:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53235. New World A' Coming. April 1, 1945. WMCA, New York City. "The Negro In Early America". Sustaining. How Negroes helped to win the Revolutionary war. A rebroadcast of the script of March 19, 1944 (see cat. #39445). Canada Lee, Charles Perry, Don Gibson, Fred Carter, Georgia Burke, Hilda Simms, Jerry Shears, John Adair, Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), Roi Ottley (writer), Sanford Bickart (narrator), Will Geer. 24:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53233. New World A' Coming. April 15, 1945. WMCA, New York City. Sustaining. A special program in honor of the death of President Roosevelt. Canada Lee reads President Roosevelt's famous D-Day prayer. Representative Adam Clayton Powell delivers a eulogy in President Roosevelt's memory. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Canada Lee, Channing Tobias, Muriel Smith, Sheldon Hale Bishop, William Franklin. 31:30. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

53231. New World A' Coming. April 22, 1945. WMCA, New York City. "The Story Of Negro Nurses". Sustaining. A well-written and performed story about a colored nurse who almost let discrimination in the service keep her from joining the army. Anne Burr, Canada Lee, Charles Perry, Don Gibson, Fred Carter, George Willard (announcer), Georgia Burke, Hilda Simms, Jack Gordon, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, John Adair, Mitchell Grayson (director), Saul Carson (writer). 24:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53232. New World A' Coming. April 29, 1945. WMCA, New York City. "Report From The Front". Sustaining. A portrait of Negroes at war in Europe. Canada Lee, Charles Perry, Don Gibson, Fred Carter, Frederick O'Neal, George Willard (announcer), James Lazito (composer), Jerry Shears, John Adair, Mitchell Grayson (director), Paul Mann. 24:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

53719. New World A' Coming. May 6, 1945. WMCA, New York. "Blood Flows Red". Sustaining. Charles Perry, Daniel Whittaker, Dick Sanders, Fred Carter, George Willard (announcer), Georgia Burke, Jerry Shears, John Adair, Mitchell Grayson (director), Norman Rose, Sol Panitz (writer). 14:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

53166. New World A' Coming. May 20, 1945. WMCA, New York. "The Meaning Of V-E Day To Negroes". Sustaining. Oliver Harrington, a foreign correspondent for the Pittsburgh Courier, interviews "average" New York Negroes. Canada White acts as the announcer, Portia White sings. Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), Oliver Harrington, Canada Lee, Portia White. 25:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

53234. New World A' Coming. May 27, 1945. WMCA, New York City. "The Wind At My Back". Sustaining. The story of Sergeant William Makepeace Strawberry. A Negro American fights the Japs and fascism in the South Pacific. The last show of the season. John Farley (writer), Canada Lee, Juano Hernandez, Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), George Willard (announcer). 24:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66371. New World A' Coming. October 8, 1945. WMCA, New York. "One World". Sustaining. An adaptation of the famous book by Wendell Willkie. A journey taken around the world. A well-done broadcast with a live studio audience. The first show of the season. Wendell Willkie (author), Charles Gusman (adaptor, producer), Jay Jostyn, Mitchell Grayson (producer, director), George Willard (announcer), Martin Wolfson (narrator), Mercedes McCambridge, Ralph Bell, Guy Repp, Stefan Schnabel, Norman Rose, Paul Mann, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor). 28:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66373. New World A' Coming. February 12, 1946. WMCA, New York. "Lights Out". Sustaining. A southern bigot is wounded during the war and loses his sight. He finds how hard it is to see the color of a man's skin when you have no eyes. Norman Rose, Richard Coogan, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Alfred Hayes (adaptor), Virgil Richardson, Clarice Blackburn, Joan Tompkins, Joseph Gottlieb (director), Joe DeSantis, Dave Kendrick (author), Will Hare. 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66375. New World A' Coming. February 19, 1946. WMCA, New York. "A Job For Jane". Sustaining. A recently graduated architect is turned down for ajob...and blames organized labor the the problems in our country. Peter Martin (writer), Thelma Schnay, Joseph Boland, Will Hare, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (director), Norman Rose, Hester Sondergaard, Juano Hernandez, Morton Lawrence. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66370. New World A' Coming. February 26, 1946. WMCA, New York. "The Lady Who Works In Your Home". Sustaining. The legacy of the southern "Mammy" is today's domestic servant. See cat. #42357 for a similar script broadcast on the series June 18, 1944 under the title "The Mammy Legend." Roi Ottley (writer), Mercedes Gilbert, Hester Sondergaard, Frank Butler, Ronald Liss, Joseph Gottlieb (director), Martin Wolfson, James Jackson, Joan Tompkins, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67016. New World A' Coming. March 5, 1946. WMCA, New York. "Crime Wave". Sustaining. An interesting drama/documentary about the way "Negroes" are much more frequently mentioned in newspaper crime stories, with no race identification of white criminals. Well done! Frank Kingdon (narrator), Lee Bloomgarten (writer), Hester Sondergaard, Maurice Ellis, Mort Lawrence, Joseph Gottlieb (director), Roi Ottley (based on his book), Joseph Boland, Norman Rose, Richard Coogan, Maurice Franklin, Earl Hammond, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67014. New World A' Coming. March 12, 1946. WMCA, New York. "The People Next Door". Sustaining. A young G. I. returns home and becomes interested in an Austrian girl next door. However, he finds that the neighborhood doesn't think much of "foreigners." A good story that shows "tolerance begins at home." Joseph Gottlieb (director), Roi Ottley (based on his book), Alfred Hayes (writer), Joseph Pasney, Theo Goetz, Lily Valenti, Jerry Sears (conductor), Charme Allen, Ralph Bell, Neil Fitzgerald. 29:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

67012. New World A' Coming. March 19, 1946. WMCA, New York. "A Nation Of Nations". Sustaining. An original radio play based on the book of the same name. A sound portrait of the contributions to our country made by the "small" Americans of different ethnic groups. Saul Carson (writer), Martin Wolfson, Wendell Holmes, Mort Lawrence, Hester Sondergaard, Louis Adamac (author), Steven Courtley, Jason Johnson, Richard Coogan, Maurice Ellis, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (director), Roi Ottley (based on his book). 30:02. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

66911. New World A' Coming. March 26, 1946. WMCA, New York. "The Town Without Doctors". Sustaining. A fantasy set fourteen years in the future (1960). An epidemic starts and causes the death of two children because there are no doctors in town. Why aren't there any? It's because of discrimination against Negroes and Jews back in 1946. A well-produced drama with a live audience. Ira Marion (writer), James Lazito (composer), Martin Wolfson, Frank Butler, David Kerman, Maurice Ellis, Amelia Romano, Adelaide Klein, Abby Lewis, Mort Lawrence, Jerry Sears (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (director). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66912. New World A' Coming. April 2, 1946. WMCA, New York. "For Us The Living: The Story Of Carl Scherz". Sustaining. The story of a German immigrant who spoke out against slavery before the Civil War, and who was a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Sam Jaffe, Carl Abrams (writer), Wendell Holmes, Martin Wolfson, Laureen Scott, Maurice Ellis, Norman Rose, Richard Coogan, Maurice Franklin, Mort Lawrence, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (director). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67079. New World A' Coming. April 9, 1946. WMCA, New York. "Trouble In The Galley". Sustaining. One colored cook aboard a Liberty Ship heading for England brings trouble out of the galley. A Negro-hating steward is the source of the hatred. You can't duck trouble by keeping your mouth shut. You have to take a stand! David Kerman, Martin Seafort (? writer), Virgil Richardson, Neil Fitzgerald, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Ralph Bell, Joseph Boland, Mark Lawrence, John Randolph, Joseph Gottlieb (director). 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67018. New World A' Coming. April 16, 1946. WMCA, New York. "Deep River". Sustaining. An exciting ride on the underground railroad. A southern couple comes to the aid of a runaway slave. Henrietta Buckmaster (author), Will Hare, Alfred Hayes (adaptor), Maurice Ellis, Scott Tennyson, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (diector), Norman Rose (narrator), Joan Tompkins, Wendell Holmes, Mort Lawrence, Jack Orison, Roi Ottley (based on his book). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66377. New World A' Coming. April 23, 1946. WMCA, New York. "Citizen Morganthau". Sustaining. A biography of Henry Morgenthau Sr. (the father of the Secretary of the Treasury), on the occasion of his ninetieth birday. It's the story of a Jewish immigrant from Germany who became wealthy, ambassador to Turkey and much more. Henry Morgenthau Sr. speaking after the drama, makes a halting but moving speech in praise of the United States. Good radio! Henry Morgenthau Sr., Frank Kingdon (narrator), Ira Marion (writer), Hester Sondergaard, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Martin Wolfson, Norman Rose, Joseph Boland, Frank Butler, Maurice Franklin, Richard Coogan, Owen Jordan, Alastair Kyle. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66376. New World A' Coming. April 30, 1946. WMCA, New York. "Black Boy". Sustaining. A drama based on the autobiography of Richard Wright. "The ethics Of Living Jim Crow." A black man in the south wants only to earn a living...not an easy job! Interestingly, the part of Richard Wright is portrayed by a white Jew (Norman Rose). Richard Wright (author), Norman Rose, Raymond Rosenthal (adaptor), William Greaves, Maurice Ellis, Wendell Holmes, Hilda Offly, Georgette Harvey, Joseph Boland, Abby Lewis, Scott Tennyson, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (director), Dorn Alexander. 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66374. New World A' Coming. May 7, 1946. WMCA, New York. "The Seeds". Sustaining. An Italian immigrant and his son try to run a small farm in Connecticut, only to find his neighbor disliking all foreigners. Well written and performed, good radio! A citation awarded by Ohio State University is read. Ronald Liss, Joseph Boland, James Lazito (composer), Jerry Sears (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (producer, director), Jack Orrison, Lou Polen, Saul Pannice (? author), Joe DeSantis. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66372. New World A' Coming. May 21, 1946. WMCA, New York. "Old Freedom". Sustaining. The story of an enslaved people who turned music into a weapon to help set them free. The stories behind the spirituals. A citation from Ohio State University is read. The last show of the season. Arthur Stern (author), The Abyssinian Baptist Church Philharmonic Glee Club, Maurice Ellis, William Greaves, Brownie McGhee, Willeta Freeman (music), Virgil Richardson, Hilda Offly (Ottley ?), Viney Burroughs, Norman Rose, Scott Tennyson, Joseph Boland, Joseph Gottlieb (director), Michael Sage (? announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66379. New World A' Coming. 1947. WMCA, New York. "The New Program". Sustaining. The story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe named David Friden. A drama of his search for acceptance in the United States and his confrontation with anti-Semitism. The next week's program is titled, "The Other Room." Stefan Schnabel, Milton Robertson (writer), Martin Wolfson, Maureen Scott, Joseph Gottlieb (director), Wendell Holmes, Cliff Carpenter, Louis Nyestad, Richard Coogan, Morton Lawrence, Joan Tompkins, William Taylor (conductor). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66392. New World A' Coming. November 11, 1947. WMCA, New York. "Widow's Meeting". Sustaining. A woman's sister marries a German and spends the next sixteen years in Europe. The sister changes as Hitler rises to power...and then comes the war! Frank Butler, Owen Jordan, Ruth Yorke, Joan Shea, Stefan Schnabel, David Kerman, Irwin Shaw (author, Rafael Hayes (adaptor), Eileen McMahon, William Taylor (conductor), Joseph Gottlieb (director). 28:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66382. New World A' Coming. November 18, 1947. WMCA, New York. "Free and Equal". Sustaining. A program about a 1947 attack on the Jim Crow laws on segregatred seating on interstate busses. A mixed group of whites and blacks (including Bayard Rustin) test the Jim Crow laws. Excellent radio. Virgil Richardson, Eddie Lawrence, Joseph Gottlieb (director), Mort Lawrence, Joseph Boland, Maurice Ellis, Earl Hammond, Joseph Julian, Richard Coogan, Scott Tennyson, Henry Morell, Clarice Blackburn, William Taylor (conductor). 28:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67755. New World A' Coming. December 2, 1947. WMCA, New York. "The Other Room". Sustaining. The story of a woman who discovered a new, fuller life for herself at a Negro college. A white southerner from Virginia finds herself teaching at an all-Negro college. Joe DeSantis, Cliff Carpenter, Joseph Gottlieb (director), Owen Jordan, Ralph Bell, Juano Hernandez, Abby Lewis, Maurice Ellis, Maurice Franklin, Joan Shea, Evie Juster, William Taylor (conductor), Worth Tuttle Heddin (writer), Ethel Deckleman (adaptor). 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66381. New World A' Coming. December 9, 1947. WMCA, New York. "The Diploma". Sustaining. A drama about racial and religious quotas in colleges and universities. A poor Italian boy changes his name to get around the quota system. Owen Jordan, Peter Martin (writer). 28:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66380. New World A' Coming. December 16, 1947. WMCA, New York. "Color Scheme". Sustaining. A factory supervisor hires the best man for the job...who happens to be a Negro. A well-done story about racial intolerance. William Zuckert, Jerome Beyer (writer), Ruth Yorke, Frank Butler, William Taylor (conductor), Wendell Holmes, Juano Hernandez, Gertrude Corey, Mark Lawrence, Joseph Boland, Joseph Gottlieb (director). 28:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66378. New World A' Coming. January 27, 1953. WMCA, New York. "Acknowledged Spy". Sustaining. The story of William Nathan Otis, arrested in Czechoslovakia for spying because the Associated Press reporter insisted on printing the truth. The general manager of the Associated Press speaks after the dramatization. William Griffis, Sanford Bickart, George Gill (composer), Maurice Tarplin, Ann Pitoniak, Howard Phillips, Bernard Lenrow, Sidney Paul, James Stevens, Stanley Silverman (writer), Mason Adams. 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 62 programs.