Special Assignment

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

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


7352. Special Assignment. November 1937. Sponsored by: Klean Soap (a ficticious product). An audition recording. A dated, but interesting glamorization of newsreel cameramen and the adventure and danger they face. The ace cameraman of International Newsreel is assigned to shoot the Van Slige wedding, but the groom is shot as he leaves the church. Richard Arlen, Linda Hayes, Hanley Stafford. 31:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53895. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #11. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling of the Associated Press tells the story of Eddie Neal, who tried to live the dangerous stories he covered. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

53896. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #13. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling of the Associated Press tells the story of A. B. MacDonald, who became the target of a killer. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

53897. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #25. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling of the Associated Press tells the story of William Miller who became famous telling the story of Floyd Collins, who became trapped in a cave. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

53898. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #26. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling of the Associated Press tells the story of Leo Dolan, who learns that dead men can talk! Oliver Gramling (host). 12:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

5991. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #19. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling tells the story of Jack Foster (of the Denver Rocky Mountain News) who looks back over the life of an architect and his wife and their strange death. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

5992. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #67. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling tells the story of Alan Dowling (of the Omaho World Herald) who goes to jail to break up a kangaroo court. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

5993. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #68. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling tells the story of Jack Adams (of the Los Angeles Examiner) , who helps the Secret Service track down a gang of counterfeiters. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

5990. Special Assignment. 1941. Program #18. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling tells the story of Ike White, who spins a web and traps a murderer. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

5989. Special Assignment. 1941. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Oliver Gramling introduces a story about a most unusual reporter who could write a crime story before it happened. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

5988. Special Assignment. 1941. AP Radio Productions syndication. Commercials added locally. Stories of crusading newspapermen. Kent Crawford uncovers a crooked judge. Oliver Gramling (host). 12:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 11 programs.