The American Family Robinson

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.


97968. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #85. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Windy Bill breaks into jail to visit Dick Collins. Windy needs help to get at Gus' millions. Businessmen are not delaying prosperity by not making investments. Today's taxes would discourage even Fulton from investing in his steamboat. Windy is identified by the jailer. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97967. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #84. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Dick Collins is in jail. It turns out that Gus Olson is really the heir and he will soon get over $2 million. Everybody wants to get money from Gus. Luke has an imaginary conversation with his grandfather. It's an interesting chat about cars and capitalism. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97966. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #71. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Betty is upset because of Dick's disappearance. The United States is uncertain and too afraid to expand. "Industry can take care of its own." Windy Bill is researching the Robinson family tree. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97965. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #70. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Should Dick be called, "The Duke of Cassuary?" A discussion of old-age pension plans from private enterprise. Prosperity is the best social security. Social Security is called, "a guady new scheme" and "darn foolishness." Dick is on his way to Chicago. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97964. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #69. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Windy is planning to spend Dick's inheritence-to-be on a country estate...with stables! "Money can only be made by following the rules." Management has decided that the economy needs "relief" from government policies. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97963. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #68. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Windy Bill wants Dick to run for mayor, on "The Sociological Economical Reform and Golden Reincarnationist Party." Windy makes "guilded promises of reaping the rewards of hard work...without the hard work." Is Dick an heir to a fortune? Windy Bill will investigate...for 35% of the inheritance. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97962. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #63. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Mr. Markham has agreed to lend money to the Herald. Windy Bill takes all the credit. Dick lectures Windy Bill about how businessmen ended the Depression, not the government. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97961. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #62. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Wealthy Mr. Markham is asked to invest in the Herald. Dick lectures Windy Bill about the benefits of the capitalist system. Uncle Windy is, as usual, more of a hinderance than a help. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97960. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #61. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Luke plans for the last issue of the Herald, but there's some surprisingly good news. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97959. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #60. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Bob tries his sales technique, with a 50 cent bet riding on his success. Bob tries a second time, and meets Gwendolyn. The small investor pays his taxes, without having much say. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97957. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #58. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Negative thoughts about borrowing money (and that includes the federal government borrowing money). Windy Bill is upset about the Robinson family finances. "Tax schemes make the poor people suffer." Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97958. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #59. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. "America is just passing through a cycle, just like everything else." "Prosperity comes from producing goods and services, not out of the taxpayer's pockets." A Robinson family meeting is held to try to save the Herald. "One-third of everybody's income goes to taxes." Has Windy Bill saved the Herald? Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97956. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #57. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Luke announces that the Herald is going to stop publication at the end of the week. Increasing taxation led to the closing, but a business can't be run the way the government is currently being run. Will Mr. Markham lend the Herald enough to allow it to survive? Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97955. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #56. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. The Herald is in deep financial trouble; things look pretty grim for the newspapers and its employees. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97954. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #55. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. "Meat prices are so high, we may soon be eating soup-bones." A mother-daughter conversation about the American ideals of our "fore-mothers." Bob is angry about not being included in the business conference at the Herald. "Even the Constitution's solidarity is being questioned these days." Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97953. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #54. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Miss Timmons wants Luke to print a story in his newspaper, stating that Windy Bill and Gus have nothing to do with her dress shoppe. Luke convinces Miss Timmons to marry Windy Bill! Meanwhile, the newspaper is in serious financial trouble...which leads to a discussion of the poor world conditions. It's all possibly the fault of the government because it might throw out the Constitution, plus the government has a debt of 4 billion dollars. The Centerville Herald owes $6000. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97951. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #52. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. The first responsibility of businessmen is to employ people. It's not the taxpayer's job. The government has a 4 1/2 billion dollar deficit. Windy Bill's plans for the factory struck Mr. Jason as funny. Miss Timmons is going to open a dress shop. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97952. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #53. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. The dress shop is about to have its grand opening. Gus and Windy aren't being of much help. Centerville will solve its own unemployment problems. Why are our "radical friends" trying to crush initiative? Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97522. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #51. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Luke tries to get Windy Bill to apologize to Miss Timmons, so he can marry her and move out of Luke's house. Windy Bill then goes to the construction site of the shoe factory and tangles with the foreman. The foreman has his own ideas about the government. He thinks, "Leave it alone and not try any 'new ideas.'" "Soak the rich is not the right idea (similar in philosophy to the N.A.M.)." Windy Bill gets scooped up in a steam shovel! Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 13:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97435. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #50. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Windy Bill is bragging to Miss Timmons about his new job as "Contact Manager" of the shoe factory. He tells her that, "Profits is what makes wages." "The whole (economic) system is gonna be scrapped soon." When the crash comes... Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96776. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #40. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. World transcription. Windy Bill feels that he's "made a horrible mistake." He's been left "holding the bag" on his house-car patent. Windy thinks that a big company is "bad" and a small company is "good." Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96740. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #39. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. World transcription. Luke and Miss Timmons are planning a defense against Windy Bill (who has a bodyguard named Gus Olsen). It don't pay to work a racket on a dame. A chat against Socialism in Europe is included. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer). 14:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96739. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #38. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. World transcription. Betty and Dick Cullen are staying at a dude ranch. A lecture about private enterprise to solve the unemployment situation. Dick has gotten mad and announces that he's going to ride, "Blue Lightning." The program is announced at the end as being presented by, "The National Industrial Council," which was, in fact, another name for the National Association of Manufacturers. This lack of identification with the N.A.M. was considered deceitful by some, as the program wove pro-business, anti-Roosevelt sentiments into every script. While it sounded like a light-heard soap opera, it was in fact, political propaganda. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

22222. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #42. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. World transcription. Dick and Betty are returning from their honeymoon. Luke and Myra Robinson take a wild ride in a cab to the train station to meet them. Farmers are not at all pleased with the trend toward socialism (the New Deal). They're unhappy getting "easy money." "The prosperity machine is stalled." The date is approximate. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

21551. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #48. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Windy Bill is going to make a speech about, "The History of Human Endeavor." Luke is trying to get him a job, or to get rid of him somehow. "Our (Democratic) system is threatened by destructive influences." "Gus The Gorilla" will invest in the new business...if it doesn't get big and successful. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11905. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #43. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Windy Bill has moved in with Dick and Betty who are just back from their honeymoon. Windy has "just missed the train" (the current liberal government); it's headed towards oblivion." Luke is forced to ask Windy Bill to return to his house. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4364. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #41. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. World transcription. Luke tells "Gus, The Gorilla" about "boondoggling" and that the government is making useless jobs for unemployed workers. Windy Bill is tricked into giving up Mrs. Timmons' property. Luke reads a quote by Abraham Lincoln in support of capitalism. He has harsh words against "the treadmill in a vast machine" (the New Deal) and "the death of freedom." Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4316. The American Family Robinson. 1934. Program #49. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Windy Bill is offered a job by Mr. Jason...as the "contact manager" of the shoe factory. Windy is asked to defend his partiality to socialsim. Chester Stratton, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Martha Atwell (director). 14:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

41637. The American Family Robinson. March 31, 1940. Program #21. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke has hired "The Baron", with the help of Twink Pennybacker, but he's still having problems with Windy Bill and Cousin Monty. Put idle dollars to work and that will get men back to work, with fewer government controls on private investments. Meanwhile, Myra warns Luke about Miss Pennybacker, whom she doesn't like at all. Windy Bill (who sounds like W. C. Fields) and Cousin Monty don't like the idea of "The Baron" working in the store. Miss Pennybacker tries to blackmail Luke into letting her keep some clothes, or she'll talk Agatha into firing "The Baron" after all! Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41636. The American Family Robinson. March 31, 1940. Program #20. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. A second series of programs. The National Industrial Council was controled by the National Association of Manufacturers to promote a "management" point of view. These policies were not in agreement with President Roosevelt's "New Deal." Luke has his troubles as manager of Aunt Agatha's Emporium. He wants to hire "The Baron" as the co-manager of the Robinson General Emporium. Miss Pennybacker turns out to be an unexpected help in doing just that. A series of these syndicated program were distributed as early as 1934. Bill Adams. 14:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41639. The American Family Robinson. April 7, 1940. Program #23. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Aunt Agatha has bought the radio station, Luke hopes that this will get brother-in-law Windy Bill and Cousin Monty out of the store and his hair. Myra wants Miss Pennypacker out too! Luke decides he must talk to Aunt Agatha about who is going to represent the store on the radio. Surprise! Aggie's going to do it herself! Bill Adams. 14:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41638. The American Family Robinson. April 7, 1940. Program #22. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke, Myra, Emmy Lou and "The Baron" are discussing Twink Pennypacker, sashaying around in her fancy clothes. Is Aunt Agatha going to buy a radio station? "The Baron" is writing a book about his views on "The New World" and the Depression. The American spirit hasn't been broken, there's much to be optimistic about. Luke tries to keep secret Twink's hoodwinking him so he can keep the clothes at a 50% discount. Windy Bill is already on the air, has Aunt Agatha already bought the station? Bill Adams. 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41641. The American Family Robinson. April 14, 1940. Program #25. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Aunt Agatha's broadcasts are stopped by laryngitis, Windy Bill takes over. Luke goes out to the store to talk to the boys around the stove. He expounds about how machines have made jobs, not taken them away. Bill Adams. 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41640. The American Family Robinson. April 14, 1940. Program #24. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. At station WINK in Birch Falls, Aunt Agatha goes on the air for the first time. Much to Luke's surprise, before the show is over, people are flocking in to buy the items she's spoken about being on sale at the Emporium. Aunt Agatha's a hit! Bill Adams. 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41642. The American Family Robinson. May 5, 1940. Program #30. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Aunt Agatha takes over as manager of the Emporium, sending Luke out to work in the store. There he tells about the extravagance of government spending. Windy Bill decides to make everyone in the store do calisthenics twice a day, customers included! Luke rebels! Bill Adams. 14:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41643. The American Family Robinson. May 5, 1940. Program #31. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke finds a cache of fishing rods. Myra berates him for not telling Miss Pennypacker to stop flirting. Miss Pennypacker has come up with a plan to get Windy Bill off the air. Luke speaks with Aunt Agatha about the merits of Capitalism. Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41645. The American Family Robinson. May 12, 1940. Program #33. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy Bill is blown off the air by "atmospheric disturbance," so is Cousin Monty, the Crooner. Accusations of responsibility follow. Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41644. The American Family Robinson. May 12, 1940. Program #32. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is anxious to hear Windy Bill's broadcast, this gets Myra very suspicious. Luke, Myra, and "The Baron" talk about the many advantages of living in America instead of any place else in the world. Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41647. The American Family Robinson. May 19, 1940. Program #35. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy and Monty have a free-for-all in the store. Monty tells Luke he's seen a great business opportunity in the Star Register. Windy tells Luke to watch the same paper. What are the two of them up to now? Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41646. The American Family Robinson. May 19, 1940. Program #34. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Twink Pennypacker's scheme to get Windy and Monty off the air and out of the radio station has worked, they're now back in the store. Aunt Agatha says, "nail down the merchandise and keep a sharp eye on the till!" Bill Adams. 14:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41648. The American Family Robinson. May 26, 1940. Program #36. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke wants to find out what's going on. He decides to write to the newspaper box to find out. He explains the correlation of human and property rights. Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41649. The American Family Robinson. May 26, 1940. Program #37. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke goes down to the post office to catch Windy picking up mail from his box. He explains how private industry led to the start of our postal system. Windy shows up but flees as soon as he gets his mail. What does Twink Pennypacker have to do with his scheme? Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41651. The American Family Robinson. June 2, 1940. Program #39. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. While Myra's house cleaning, Luke tells her how America's industrialists have worked to free the housewife from her drudgery. Monty falls for Windy's scheme in his quest for revenge against his "stuck-up" relatives, with a con-man working for Windy. Bill Adams. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41650. The American Family Robinson. June 2, 1940. Program #38. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke learns that Windy's scheme is to get Twink Pennypacker on the air as a radio singer for a rival store. He doesn't however, plan to stop Monty from investing! Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41653. The American Family Robinson. June 9, 1940. Program #41. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke explains the merits of business competition and private enterprise and their many benefits. Windy is revealed to Monty as being behind the radio show. He's so mad that he punches Windy in front of all the newsmen. Twink Pennypacker is really Gloriana Day! What will happen next? Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41652. The American Family Robinson. June 9, 1940. Program #40. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. While Luke and Myra talk about their problems, Luke explains about the heroism of the American businessman and private enterprise. Monty enters dressed in striped pants and cutaway coat for his meeting with radio star Miss Gloriana Day. Who? Bill Adams. 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41655. The American Family Robinson. June 16, 1940. Program #43. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke comes home at lunchtime, depressed over the three culprits. Myra and Elsie join him in a discussion of the benefits that come from private companies doing research, such as better canned foods, and the new frozen vegetables. Wilbur tells them that the three culprits are heading to the rival store to sell Twink Pennypacker as a radio singer. Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41654. The American Family Robinson. June 16, 1940. Program #42. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke and Aunt Agatha discuss the debacle in the Mayor's office. They decide that the brawl was all for the best, getting Monty out of Windy's clutches and Twink once and for all. The next day they're at it again, and there's more trouble ahead! Bill Adams. 14:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41657. The American Family Robinson. June 23, 1940. Program #45. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Aunt Agatha decides to make Twink the singing star on a radio show for the Emporium, just to spite Mr. Popplemeyer. Myra doesn't like that idea at all, and she's going to stop it! Bill Adams. 14:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41656. The American Family Robinson. June 23, 1940. Program #44. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke goes along with Monty, Windy and Twink for the audition with Mr. Popplemeyer, owner of the rival store. Monty and Twink make the mistake of jazzing up "The Old Oaken Bucket," causing Mr. Popplemeyer to throw them all out in disgust. Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

97970. The American Family Robinson. July 21, 1940. Program #53. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Myra makes a patriotic speech about American homelife...while baking a pie. Luke announces that he's going to vacation at Camp Killcare. Bill Adams, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer). 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97969. The American Family Robinson. July 21, 1940. Program #52. National Industrial Council (of the N. A. M.) syndication. Luke is unhappily eating lunch alone; Myra seems only interested in her radio career. Meeting the Baron, they have a discussion about, "equal rights for women" and private enterprise being able to handle defense plans. Luke decides to visit Camp Kilcare with the Baron. Bill Adams, Douglas Silver (writer), Marjorie Bartlett (writer). 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41658. The American Family Robinson. July 28, 1940. Program #54. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra has taken up a radio career! Luke and "The Baron" are off on a fishing trip, but they wind up in jail for driving an unidentified truck. Bill Adams. 14:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41659. The American Family Robinson. July 28, 1940. Program #55. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke and "The Baron" get bread and water for dinner until the sheriff gets identification on them. The sheriff calls the Robinson home, Windy answers the phone and says that he's Luke! Bill Adams. 14:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41661. The American Family Robinson. August 4, 1940. Program #57. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra can't get a train back to Birch Falls for three days and decides to go with Luke and "The Baron" to Camp Killcare for some "real companionship." Bill Adams. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41660. The American Family Robinson. August 4, 1940. Program #56. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra turns up and identifies Luke, getting him out of jail. What will happen next? Bill Adams. 14:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41663. The American Family Robinson. August 11, 1940. Program #59. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke and "The Baron" are desperately trying to get some time to themselves to go fishing, but Myra wants to go along. They run to escape her and come back at the end of the day to find no supper. Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41662. The American Family Robinson. August 11, 1940. Program #58. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Aunt Agatha shows up on the train from Birch Falls, Myra called her from the jail. So much for the stag fishing trip the boys had planned. Myra had this planned all along, the cabin has been changed into a remote radio studio! Bill Adams. 14:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41665. The American Family Robinson. August 18, 1940. Program #61. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. After several days, Luke and Myra finally kiss and make up. The mailman shows up with 536 fan letter for Luke, turning him into an instant swelled head. It seems his male listeners liked the way he stood up to Myra! Bill Adams. 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41664. The American Family Robinson. August 18, 1940. Program #60. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra has a surprise broadcast planned not only for her listeners, but for Luke and "The Baron." She's going to put them on the air while they are eating dinner! Luke hasn't caught any fish and he's acting surly, ruining not only the dinner, but Myra's show. Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41667. The American Family Robinson. August 25, 1940. Program #63. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke's become too much of a helpful husband, Myra and "The Baron" think it's time to end the camping trip and get back to work. Bill Adams. 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41666. The American Family Robinson. August 25, 1940. Program #62. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Aunt Agatha, Myra, and "The Baron" go off on a hike, leaving Luke to work on his fan mail. An hour later, Luke catches up to them, saying he's come along just to make Myra happy. However, they wind up fighting once again! Bill Adams. 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41669. The American Family Robinson. September 1, 1940. Program #65. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke and Myra continue their personal war in the truck on the way home. They discuss warmongers and interventionists and how some of our businessmen are staunchly anti-war. When they return to the store, they discover that Windy Bill has made some drastic changes in the store's decor. Luke stands up for him! Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41668. The American Family Robinson. September 1, 1940. Program #64. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke's resolve to be an ideal husband has turned the camping trip into a chore, so they hike back to the cabin. Miss Pennypacker is waiting for them with papers and news about the store. Myra goes into a jealous rage, Luke doesn't help much by telling her that he's going to take over her show and put Twink back on the air! Bill Adams. 14:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41671. The American Family Robinson. September 8, 1940. Program #67. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Vying for radio popularity is wreaking havoc with Luke and Myra's normally peaceful home life as they rehearse for their big personal appearance at the store. As the curtain goes up, they get a mixed response, including boos! Bill Adams. 14:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41670. The American Family Robinson. September 8, 1940. Program #66. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Agatha lays down the law to Windy: get that stuff out of my store! She changes her tune when she hears that profits are up. Windy has a plan to make Luke and Myra "Mr. and Mrs. Birch Falls" by putting them on the air from the Emporium. Neither Luke nor Myra think much of this idea. Bill Adams. 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41673. The American Family Robinson. September 15, 1940. Program #69. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Mr. Popplemeyer is trying to hire Windy away from the Emporium because his store is losing money badly. He soon changes his mind because he really doesn't want to spend anything to get Windy. Windy reports that there's a conspiracy against the Emporium! Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41672. The American Family Robinson. September 15, 1940. Program #68. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The big show is on! The broadcast is a big success in sales, people are buying everything in sight! America is gearing up faster and better for our defense. Watch out though: there's a spy from Popplemeyer's in the store! Bill Adams. 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41675. The American Family Robinson. October 6, 1940. Program #75. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is reluctant to leave the store for home. He doesn't want to go through the tiring lovey-dovey act for Popplemeyer. Gus and his wife have a big fight, with the wife preferring Luke over her own husband! Bill Adams. 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41674. The American Family Robinson. October 6, 1940. Program #74. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Mr. Popplemeyer tries to discredit Luke and Myra by recording their arguments at home with a hidden microphone. Luke and Myra hear Popplemeyer instead, and decide to put on a real act for him to "string him up with his own wire." Funny show! Bill Adams. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41677. The American Family Robinson. October 13, 1940. Program #77. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke leaves Birch Falls on a train, Windy gives Myra his goodbye note and she breaks into tears. Agatha's furious, "Luke's not going to put the kibosh on my business." What will happen next? Bill Adams. 14:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41676. The American Family Robinson. October 13, 1940. Program #76. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke's had all he can take being polite with Myra. He drags Windy out to the woodshed for a "talk." Luke is leaving, he's going away, somewhere, anywhere! Bill Adams. 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41679. The American Family Robinson. October 20, 1940. Program #79. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. All the customers are wondering where Luke is, Popplemeyer is planning to put a banner up with the news that Luke has left Myra. Will he stay away? Bill Adams. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41678. The American Family Robinson. October 20, 1940. Program #78. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is in a very quiet hotel, supposedly exactly what he wanted. Meanwhile, broken-hearted Myra is forced to go through with the personal appearance by Aunt Agatha and breaks down on the air! Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41681. The American Family Robinson. October 27, 1940. Program #81. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The Emporium's women customers are remaining loyal to the store to give Myra the support she needs. She's been worrying about Luke and feels that life isn't worth living without him. Aunt Agatha gives her a pep talk, and Myra gets an idea for her broadcast. Luke hears the show and it prompts him to write a letter! Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41680. The American Family Robinson. October 27, 1940. Program #80. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Poor lonely Luke, he's regretting the loss of home and hearth. Can he swallow his pride and go back? Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55837. The American Family Robinson. November 3, 1940. Program #83. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is taking the train back to Birch Falls. Business has been good at the Emporium since Luke left, it will fall off if it's known that he's back. Agatha, Windy and Myra suggest Luke go back to the Regal hotel! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55836. The American Family Robinson. November 3, 1940. Program #82. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke has walked out on Myra, and is homesick. Luke has written to Myra from the Regal hotel, he wants to come home. Luke listens to Myra's radio show from the lobby of the hotel. "All is forgiven!" Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55839. The American Family Robinson. November 10, 1940. Program #85. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra tries to convince Luke to have a public reconciliation down at The Emporium. Luke agrees but on one condition, that he be allowed to make a surprise announcement! Luke announces that he an Myra will return to their old home town of Centerville. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55838. The American Family Robinson. November 10, 1940. Program #84. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is determined to stay home, no matter what happens at The Emporium. Windy suggests a promotion, "The Return Of The Prodigal Husband." Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55841. The American Family Robinson. November 17, 1940. Program #87. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The Robinsons are on the train returning to Centerville. Luke has a chat about private railroad ownership while Myra tends to her broken tooth! Luke buys a copy of The Herald in Centerville, and doesn't like what he sees! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55840. The American Family Robinson. November 17, 1940. Program #86. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The Robinsons are leaving Birch Falls today! Luke is looking forward to the privacy of his own home in Centerville. The Robinsons get a very low-key farewell. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55843. The American Family Robinson. November 24, 1940. Program #89. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke now owns a half interest in The Herald, Myra has found a house for the Robinsons. A moving man has a philosophical outlet towards life, and unappreciated sofa. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55842. The American Family Robinson. November 24, 1940. Program #88. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Gus tells Luke how The Herald was allowed to run down. A 1924 model car shows how products have improved. Luke meets Faye Mulligan, a most unusual newspaper lady. There's going to be a "Change Of Policy" at The Herald! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55829. The American Family Robinson. December 1, 1940. Program #91. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Faye Mulligan has written her first "bed-time story." A bed-time story by a gun-moll, and the kids love it! So much for the quiet home life envisioned by Luke and Myra! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55828. The American Family Robinson. December 1, 1940. Program #90. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke has returned to Centerville and plans to buy a half interest in The Centerville Herald. Myra stops by the newspaper office for a visit, Luke asks her to try to find a new kind of column for Faye Mulligan. Gus suggestions a column about how much the factories in Centerville contribute to the well being of the town. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55831. The American Family Robinson. December 8, 1940. Program #93. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy Bill is back (W. C. Fields ought to sue for such a shameless impersonation)! Luke shares his opinions of the future of the war with Windy Bill. The Herald's competition is now giving away a ton of coal with each subscription, so windy Bill suggests a Soap Box Derby as a promotion stunt. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55830. The American Family Robinson. December 8, 1940. Program #92. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Betty and her daughter Pudgy add to the stress of family life. At the Herald, it's "All The News That Fits To Print." Should Luke start living down at the Herald, and what about the bombing of factories? Windy Bill is back! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55833. The American Family Robinson. December 15, 1940. Program #95. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is checking up on the competition by reading The Eagle. Myra's thinking of helping to edit the paper. "The industrial might of this country is our best insurance against getting mixed up in a war." The publisher of The Eagle plans to have his son enter The Herald's Soap Box Derby! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55832. The American Family Robinson. December 15, 1940. Program #94. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Faye Mulligan is coming to tea, with the high society set of Centerville. "A little money coming in" certainly sounds good! Faye reveals that there's going to be bets taken on the Soap Box Derby. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 13:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

55835. The American Family Robinson. December 22, 1940. Program #97. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra has persuaded Mrs. Rubotham to support the Soap Box Derby by diverting some of the entrance fees to her favorite charity. Miss Pennybacker ("The Birch Falls Nightingale") stops by the newspaper office to visit Luke. It looks like the Soap Box Derby is going to be a success! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55834. The American Family Robinson. December 22, 1940. Program #96. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Faye and Myra are inspecting the hill to be used for the Soap Box Derby. Windy Bill lives up to his name. Mrs. Rubotham says the wrong thing to Faye, who vows to stop the Derby. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55868. The American Family Robinson. December 29, 1940. Program #98. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. It's the day of the big race. Who will be "Soap Box King Of Centerville?" Luke gives the publisher of The Eagle a lesson in the American Way. When the entry from The Herald wins the race, Luke thinks that there seems to be something fishy going on. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55869. The American Family Robinson. December 29, 1940. Program #99. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Mr. Becker of The Eagle makes Joe Spivak admit that the race was fixed and Gus and Windy Bill had set up a betting syndicate! What will Luke do? Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55871. The American Family Robinson. January 5, 1941. Program #101. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Becker plans to print the whole story in The Eagle and ruin The Herald. Luke thinks he owes the town a public apology, and the idea seems to work, at least down at the barbershop. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55870. The American Family Robinson. January 5, 1941. Program #100. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke and Gus try to figure out what to do now. Make a clean breast of it? They may be stoned in the streets! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55873. The American Family Robinson. January 12, 1941. Program #103. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Both Becker and Luke try to sell Mr. Slap more advertising, but he's not interested. How about some fishing? There might be a better idea! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55872. The American Family Robinson. January 12, 1941. Program #102. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke tries to make peace with Mr. Becker, and perhaps to gloat a bit. Lutitia Olson threatens to withdraw her financial support from The Herald because of what Luke printed about the gambling ring. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 13:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55875. The American Family Robinson. January 19, 1941. Program #105. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke tries to see "Cousin Willie," which isn't that easy to do! Luke gets an idea! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55874. The American Family Robinson. January 19, 1941. Program #104. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. What The Herald needs more than ever is advertising! How about Cousin Willie on the radio, sponsored by the Slap-Happy Candy Company? Why, it's Windy Bill! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55861. The American Family Robinson. January 26, 1941. Program #107. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke arranges for hundred of phoney fan letters to be sent to the station, demanding to see "Uncle Willie" at the Municipal Auditorium. As usual, Windy Bill has his price! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55860. The American Family Robinson. January 26, 1941. Program #106. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is writing a story for The Herald to flush Windy Bill out in the open, and to convince him to get Mr. Slap to advertise in The Herald. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55862. The American Family Robinson. February 2, 1941. Program #108. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy Bill is coming to dinner, and Luke is in the kitchen! Windy Bill's price to help Luke land the Slap-Happy Candy account is...dinner at Myra's house every night! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55863. The American Family Robinson. February 2, 1941. Program #109. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke and Windy Bill visit the home of Mr. Slap, where Luke is accused of mistreating a dog and both leave the house in disgrace. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55865. The American Family Robinson. February 9, 1941. Program #111. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. A brilliant idea is needed to get publicity for Centerville and Mr. Slap. How about a movie about the town? Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55864. The American Family Robinson. February 9, 1941. Program #110. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke gets his grandson Pudgy to eat his dinner, on dishes gotten as a premium from The Eagle! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55866. The American Family Robinson. February 16, 1941. Program #112. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The Robinsons are thinking of movie scenarios to promote Centerville. How about some help? Windy Bill has just the man for the job! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55867. The American Family Robinson. February 16, 1941. Program #113. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. "Centerville, The City Beautiful." Al Stump is to come from Chicago to promote the movie idea...at Luke's expense. Al Stump is even willing to stay for dinner! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55853. The American Family Robinson. February 23, 1941. Program #115. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Al Stump is in Hollywood trying to sell the idea of a movie about Centerville, and he needs more money. Mr. Becker from The Eagle comes to gloat about getting Mr. Slap's advertising. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55852. The American Family Robinson. February 23, 1941. Program #114. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy Bill is trying to get Luke enthusiastic about the proposed movie to be made in Centerville. The Eagle has nailed down Mr. Slap's advertising. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55855. The American Family Robinson. March 9, 1941. Program #119. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Mr. Sloat of Stupendous Pictures refuses to accept Windy Bill's $200, for obvious reasons. Sloat is planning some changes, but Myra puts her foot down! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 13:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55854. The American Family Robinson. March 9, 1941. Program #118. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Mr. Robinson is feeling sickly. Betty is going out for the evening, but before she leaves, there's a visitor for Luke. Joe Sloat of Stupendous Pictures wants to by Luke Robinson's picture script! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 13:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55857. The American Family Robinson. March 23, 1941. Program #123. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke has been with Joe Sloat in his hospital room for two days, working on the script. Myra comes to the rescue. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 13:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55856. The American Family Robinson. March 23, 1941. Program #122. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. After giving Luke $1000 for the script, Joe Sloat of Stupendous Pictures is in Memorial Hospital with tonsilitis. A noisy janitor and a lecture on the factory system. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 13:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55859. The American Family Robinson. March 30, 1941. Program #125. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Joe Sloat has taken over Myra's sitting room and Luke's den. Luke is expected to take care of the entire location company, who arrives with blaring horns. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 13:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55858. The American Family Robinson. March 30, 1941. Program #124. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Joe Sloat has moved into the Robinson house, and the house is no longer a home. Gus visits Luke. Stupendous Pictures is sending a full movie crew to the Robinson house...tomorrow! Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55845. The American Family Robinson. April 6, 1941. Program #127. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The owner of a shipyard asks Mr. Robinson's advice about people and business leaving his town for other locations with defense contracts. Myra is to play the part of "Mrs. America!" Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55844. The American Family Robinson. April 6, 1941. Program #126. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The movie company has come to Centerville, Luke escapes to Gus' house. A touching letter to the editor. Windy Bill has relocated the movie company to a hotel, and he wants Luke to get him a job in the picture! Will Myra get into the picture? Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55847. The American Family Robinson. April 13, 1941. Program #129. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy Bill meets the Robinsons down at The Antler Hotel. The movie company is given a dinner, and Windy Bill has hired fifty extras! Luke Robinson makes an announcement, Lutitia Olson will join the film cast. Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55846. The American Family Robinson. April 13, 1941. Program #128. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Lutitia Olsen wants to be in the picture too! Luke is going to make another attempt to talk Myra out of her film career, Myra talks Luke into taking advantage of the picture. "American Husband Triumphant...At Least Once!" Bill Adams, Marjorie Bartlett (writer), Douglas Silver (writer). 14:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41683. The American Family Robinson. April 20, 1941. Program #131. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke is now running the Centerville Herald and is also making a movie about the town. Myra has turned down a role in the film and has become a celebrity because of her refusal. She's being interviewed for the newsreels and newspapers around the country. Luke is aggravated because of Myra's publicity, instead of giving him dinner. Bill Adams. 14:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41682. The American Family Robinson. April 20, 1941. Program #130. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke's working on the picture with Mr. Sloat. When he gets home to his daughter and grandson (!) he finds Myra making newsreels. Bill Adams. 14:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41685. The American Family Robinson. April 27, 1941. Program #133. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke convinces Mr. Sloat that Myra's publicity is good for the picture. Letitia Holsome, who took the part Myra refused, insists on a bigger part in the movie. She threatens to ruin Luke's newspaper if she doesn't get it. Bill Adams. 14:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41684. The American Family Robinson. April 27, 1941. Program #132. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra is a celebrity, giving interviews and endorsing products. Mr. Sloat, the director of the movie, says that all of Myra's publicity is not doing the movie any good. He tells Luke that he has to get Myra into the picture! Will Luke do it? Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41687. The American Family Robinson. May 4, 1941. Program #135. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. A telegram from the head of the studio says that they must cut expenses or the movie will be over before it begins. Luke, in his role of Napoleon, replies with one word, "No!" Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41686. The American Family Robinson. May 4, 1941. Program #134. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Letitia Holsome demands a bigger role, or she threatens to remove her support of the newspaper. Luke flatly refuses! He puts his foot down at home too, insisting that Myra show care and devotion. Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41689. The American Family Robinson. May 11, 1941. Program #137. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The program opening has been deleted, synopsis affected, story line is complete. The movie's promoters have covered up the new title on the marquee of the Bijou as the dignitaries arrive for the world premier of "Jerkwater Junction." When the picture begins with its new title, there's a near riot in the theatre! Bill Adams. 13:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

41688. The American Family Robinson. May 11, 1941. Program #136. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Opening deleted, synopsis affected, story line is complete. Due to many complaints from other cities about the film's title, it has been changed from "Centerville, the City Beautiful," to "Jerkwater Junction." What will Luke do when he hears about that? Bill Adams. 12:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

41691. The American Family Robinson. May 18, 1941. Program #139. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke tells about the need for sacrifices, so that our defense program will be strong. Luke's assistant, Gus, has the bad news that Letitia has sold the Herald to his arch-rival, Mr. Becker. Luke is out of a job! Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41690. The American Family Robinson. May 18, 1941. Program #138. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. After the disastrous movie opening, everyone leaves the theatre, except Luke and Myra. Luke must now face the wrath of the people of Centerville. What will happen to his newspaper now? Bill Adams. 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41693. The American Family Robinson. May 25, 1941. Program #141. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. 141. Sustaining. Luke and Myra are preparing to leave for Hollywood when Mr. Slaps tells Luke that he's seen the whole movie and he thinks that it's great! Slaps, who owns a comedy company, tells Luke that he'd be glad to help him get the newspaper back. Luke leaves for Hollywood to get the story about the California Defense Plants. Windy and his grandson Pudgy, will be going along. Bill Adams. 14:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41692. The American Family Robinson. May 25, 1941. Program #140. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. After trying to pump confidence back into Luke, Myra's efforts come to nothing when Windy appears and blows them away. He blames Luke for all their troubles. Myra declares that she is going to capitalize on her fame as the woman who said "No" to Hollywood, and take one of the offers that she's received. Bill Adams. 14:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41751. The American Family Robinson. June 1, 1941. Program #143. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra's found a "heroine of the defense department" who's given up her work as a seamstress to make parachutes. Pudgie's gotten sick from Luke's meal of burnt "weenies." Bill Adams. 14:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41750. The American Family Robinson. June 1, 1941. Program #142. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The Robinsons, Windy Bill and Pudgie are on the road to Hollywood. Luke stops in Redfield to see a defense plant as part of his projected newspaper series. He meets a man who's given up his sales job to run a lathe to make shell casings "until the emergency is over." Bill Adams. 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41753. The American Family Robinson. June 8, 1941. Program #145. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The Robinsons are in a tourist camp in the Rockies, where Myra has decided to stay a few days. She's making Windy Bill get a job! At a copper mine, Myra talks to a foreman about the Defense program and the free enterprise system. Bill Adams. 14:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41752. The American Family Robinson. June 8, 1941. Program #144. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. At a gas station in the desert, Windy Bill meets his match at the old shell game, with an old Indian Chief. Pudgie shoots him in the behind with an arrow! Luke and Myra discuss the opportunities of America with the young Indian who's running the gas station and who has just joined the army. Bill Adams. 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41755. The American Family Robinson. June 15, 1941. Program #147. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. The Robinsons are on the road again, heading for Hollywood. When they stop at a small town newspaper to ask for a place to stop, Pudgie tosses gum into the presses, Windy Bill disappears from the car. Bill Adams. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41754. The American Family Robinson. June 15, 1941. Program #146. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy has worked his first full day at the copper mine, and he's exhausted. As he goes to bed, he hears animals which turn out to be nothing but chipmunks. As Luke is talking with the cabin's owner, they see a mountain lion! What next? Bill Adams. 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41757. The American Family Robinson. June 22, 1941. Program #149. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy has beaten one of the locals in a pool game for $25. When he tries to leave, they lock him in the pool hall, under protest, while they call the cops. Luke and Myra are continuing on to Eureka and a night's lodging, when they hear a police are coming. It seems the pool hall locals have decided Windy Bill is to be their "representative" at a tournament in Eureka. The State Police have been recruited to make sure that he gets there. Bill Adams. 14:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41756. The American Family Robinson. June 22, 1941. Program #148. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Windy got out of the car and went into a pool hall next to the newspaper office and started to hustle the locals. After cleaning the table, he leaves to discover that Luke and Myra have left, and the locals are insisting on a rematch! Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41759. The American Family Robinson. June 29, 1941. Program #151. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. While in a lunchroom, Luke, Myra and Windy Bill debate the merits of the Defense program and whether the new armament production program is good or bad. The owner of the lunchroom gets a phone call, the Greasewood Boys are still after Windy! Bill Adams. 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41758. The American Family Robinson. June 29, 1941. Program #150. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra, Luke, Windy Bill, and Pudgie are in Eureka for the pool tournament. Windy bursts into the tourist court with the locals he was to represent chasing him...he's lost the game! Bill Adams. 14:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41760. The American Family Robinson. July 6, 1941. Program #152. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. In his haste to get away from the Greasewood Boys, Windy steals the car, leaving Luke, Myra and Pudgie stranded in the restaurant when it turns out that the Greasewood boys aren't coming at all! Not only is the car gone, but all their luggage and money has left too. Luke and Myra end up washing dishes. Bill Adams. 14:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41761. The American Family Robinson. July 6, 1941. Program #153. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke, Myra, and little Pudgie are now on a dusty day-coach on the last leg of the trip to Hollywood. Luke spots Windy driving along next to the train and threatens to jump from the train to get his revenge. Bill Adams. 14:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41763. The American Family Robinson. July 13, 1941. Program #155. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Myra's finally arrived at Stupendous Studios, where Mr. Sloat tells his secretary to arrange a "B Reception" for her. What on earth is that? Bill Adams. 14:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41762. The American Family Robinson. July 13, 1941. Program #154. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke, Myra and Pudgie finally arrive in Los Angeles, where they proceed to argue over whether to go to the Beverly Wilton Hotel or the Eucalyptus Grove Tourist Court. Reason and finances finally triumph and they go to the tourist court, despite Myra's desire to impress the Hollywood people with a "good address." Bill Adams. 14:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41765. The American Family Robinson. July 20, 1941. Program #157. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. Luke rushes back to Myra with a check from his magazine article, but he's left Pudgie at a store downtown. After he gets Pudgie back, Luke is ready to return home. Windy is now off his hands; he's been declared a hero back in Centerville. They're going home! The last episode of the series. Luke gives a last message extolling the American way of life. Bill Adams. 14:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

41764. The American Family Robinson. July 20, 1941. Program #156. National Industrial Council syndication, Orthacoustic transcription. Sustaining. As Luke and Myra are about to leave for her reception, the police call, saying that they've found the car, abandoned by Windy. When Myra tells Mr. Sloat that she's changed her mind about not going into the movies, he quickly and ignominiously puts an end to her plans and dreams. Bill Adams. 14:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 148 programs.