The Big Story

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.


95528. The Big Story. October 1, 1947. NBC net. "The Case Of The Counterfeit Coins. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Jack Adams of The Los Angeles Examiner. Cy Harrice (announcer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Harry Ingram (director), Robert Sloane (narrator), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Max Ehrlich (writer), Berry Kroeger (narrator), Dwight Weist. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53149. The Big Story. October 15, 1947. Program #29. NBC net. "The Bobby-Sox Kid From Bayonne". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal American finds out the truth about what happened between her mother and herself. Mitzie Gould, Eleanor Audley (doubles), Willard Young (singer), Jerry Lewis (doubles), Burt Brazier (doubles), Francis De Sales (doubles), Cy Harrice (announcer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Harry Ingram (director), Janet Fox, Max Ehrlich (writer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Berry Kroeger. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8741. The Big Story. November 26, 1947. Program #35. NBC net. "The Case Of The Unfinished Love Song". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Howard Beaufait, a reporter for the Cleveland News, frees an innocent man from jail. A good story! See "The Defense Rests" (cat. #62537) for the same script used on another program. Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Craig McDonnell (doubles), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Gail Ingram (writer), Harry Ingram (director), Robert Sloane (narrator), Wladimir Selinsky (music), John Sylvester (doubles), Cy Harrice (announcer), Francis De Sales (doubles), Eileen Heckart (doubles), Luise Barclay. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53150. The Big Story. December 10, 1947. Program #37. NBC net. "The Case Of The Final Curtain". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Aubrey Maddock of the Hartford Courant. A retired actor in a nursing home learns that he's going to be poisoned, and indeed he is! Ernest Chappell (announcer), Gail Ingram (writer), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Cy Harrice (announcer), Les Tremayne, Robert Sloane (narrator), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Alice Reinheart, Ted Osborne (doubles), Agnes Young, Will Geer, John Gibson (doubles), Harry Ingram (director). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53145. The Big Story. December 17, 1947. Program #38. NBC net. "The Case Of The Ambitious Hobo". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Russell Wilson of the Des Moines Tribune covers the story of "Baby Face" Freddy Bell, who wants to be rich and famous. Hester Sondergaard (doubles), Larry Robinson, Humphrey Davis, William Keene (doubles), Ralph Bell, Ernest Chappell (announcer), George Petrie, Harry Ingram (director), Max Ehrlich (writer), Robert Sloane (narrator, performer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Cy Harrice (announcer). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95529. The Big Story. January 7, 1948. NBC net. "Manhunt In Manhattan". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Ted Prager of The New York Daily News. Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Cy Harrice (announcer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Harry Ingram (director), Robert Sloane (narrator), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Arnold Perl (writer), William Quinn. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53146. The Big Story. May 5, 1948. Program #58. NBC net. "Pillars Of Society". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. William Miller of the Cleveland Press is asked by Joe Mantell's mother to help prove that her son is innocent of the killing of an old couple during a robbery. Arnold Moss, Arnold Perl (writer), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Cy Harrice (announcer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Robert Sloane (narrator, performer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Arnold Moss (doubles), Barbara Weeks (doubles), Adelaide Klein (doubles), Michael O'Day (doubles, as "Mickey O'Day), Edwin Jerome (doubles), Jack Grimes (doubles), Santos Ortega (doubles), Harry Ingram (director). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53147. The Big Story. May 19, 1948. Program #60. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Rolf K. Mills of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune. A woman's dead body has been found at the city dump. She had been buried alive! The story is untitled. Cy Harrice (announcer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Robert Sloane (narrator, performer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Allan Sloane (writer), Art Carney, Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Joseph Boland (doubles), Art Carney (doubles), Joan Alexander (doubles), Joe DeSantis (doubles), Raymond Edward Johnson (doubles), Grace Keddy (doubles), Grant Richards (doubles), Harry Ingram (director). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53148. The Big Story. July 21, 1948. Program #69. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Keeler McCartney of the Atlanta Constitution, who attempts to clean up a lottery racket and nearly gets killed for his efforts. The story is untitled, the program has also been dated May 21, 1947. Ernest Chappell (announcer), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Cy Harrice (announcer), Gail Ingram (writer), George Petrie, Robert Sloane (narrator), Wladimir Selinsky (music), James Van Dyk (doubles), Ted de Corsia, James Monks, George Petrie, Mercedes McCambridge (doubles), John Sylvester, Harry Ingram (director). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16972. The Big Story. September 22, 1948. Program #78. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Harry Kodinski of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette hears a friendly cop on the beat confess to several murders. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." The story is untitled. Ernest Chappell (announcer), Bernard Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Cy Harrice (announcer), Gail Ingram (writer), Harry Ingram (director), Robert Sloane (narrator, performer), James McCallion (doubles), Larry Haines (doubles), Ruth Shafer (doubles), Rita Ascot (doubles), Joan Alexander (doubles), Bill Smith (doubles), Mandel Kramer (doubles). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52057. The Big Story. January 5, 1949. Program #93. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Al Aronston of the Louisville Courier Journal. A crazy sixteen-year-old kid has killed four people, terrorized his father, and lives in a piano crate! The story is untitled. Arnold Perl (writer), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), James McCallion, Robert Sloane (narrator, performer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), James McCallion (doubles), Martin Wolfson (doubles), Santos Ortega (doubles), Jack Grimes (doubles), Grant Richards (doubles), Harry Ingram (director). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35299. The Big Story. March 9, 1949. Program #102. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Ike McAnally of the Cleveland News looks into the story about a respected chemist was killed in an automobile explosion...or was he? Part of the final commercial and the system cue have been deleted. The story is untitled. Robert Sloane (narrator, performer), Cy Harrice (announcer), Sydney Smith (doubles), Alvin Boretz (writer), Bernard Prockter (director), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Anne Burr, Agnes Young (doubles), Lyle Sudrow (doubles), Ted Osborne (doubles), Harry Ingram (director). 28:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

96746. The Big Story. June 8, 1949. NBC net. Commercials deleted. 10:00 P. M. The big story of Julien C. Houseman of the Richmond (Virginia) News-Leader. Jamie Goodwin has been sentenced to 40 years in jail for a murder committed by Arthur Tinney. Robert Sloane (narrator), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Cy Harrice (announcer), Arnold Perl (writer), Canada Lee, Bernard J. Faulkner (producer), Vladimir Selinsky (music), John Sylvester. 26:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

13166. The Big Story. July 20, 1949. Program #121. NBC net origination, AFRS #2 rebroadcast. Tom Mercer of the Cincinnati Inquirer solves the murder of a man everyone hated. The story is untitled. Robert Sloane (narrator), Barbara Townsend (doubles), Alice Reinheart (doubles), Jackson Beck, Arnold Perl (writer), Ted Osborne (doubles), Santos Ortega (doubles), Gilbert Mack (doubles), Milton Herman (doubles), Bernard Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Harry Ingram (director). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93504. The Big Story. December 14, 1949. Program #142. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Three Golden Coins That Spelled Death". The "big story" of Nolan Bulloch of the Tulsa Tribune. A bootlegging operation turns into a case of murder. John Gibson, Robert Sloane (narrator), Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Harry Ingram (director), Robert Sloane (narrator), Wladimir Selinsky (music). 24:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76376. The Big Story. January 11, 1950. Program #146. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The "big story" of Frank McCulloch of The Reno (Nevada) Gazette. An apparently wealthy real estate agent is found murdered. A fearful hotel desk clerk knows who asked for the .22 automatic. The story is untitled. Tom Victor (director), Al Scott (sound effects), Hollis Young (sound engineer), Robert Sloane (narrator), Ernest Chappell (announcer), William Quinn (doubles), Athena Lorde (doubles), Rolly Bester, Mandel Kramer (doubles), Joe DeSantis (doubles), William Keene (doubles), Bernard Prockter (producer), Paul Mann (doubles). 25:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3636. The Big Story. November 8, 1950. Program #189. NBC net origination, AFRS #65 rebroadcast. Paul Schoenstein, reporter for the New York Journal American, cracks a vice ring. An untitled story. Two bobby-soxers rob and kill a bus driver on East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. Paul tracks down the vice den that breeds a "wolf-pack" of crime! Robert Sloane (narrator), Pat Hosley (doubles), Grace Keddy (doubles), Joan Alexander (doubles), Walter Greaza, Mandel Kramer (doubles), Nat Polen (doubles), Gilbert Mack (doubles), Grant Richards (doubles), George Petrie (doubles), Bernard Prockter (director), Wladimir Selinsky (music), Cy Harrice (announcer). 25:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95531. The Big Story. November 15, 1950. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Highland Park Murder". The "big story" of Kenneth McCormick of The Detroit Free Press. Bernard Prockter (producer), Vladimir Selinsky (music). 24:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16971. The Big Story. November 29, 1950. Program #192. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. T. R. Johnson, of the Salt Lake City Tribune, and his "big story" of a triple murderer with the mind of a little boy. Robert Sloane (narrator), Jane Robbin, Agnes Young (doubles), Amzie Strickland (doubles), Joan Shea (doubles), John Sylvester, Owen Jordan (doubles), Merrill Joels (doubles), Les Damon, Cy Harrice (announcer), Bernard Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (music). 23:18. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

51581. The Big Story. December 6, 1950. Program #193. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Bernard Beckwith of the Denver Post tries to find out what happened to the missing wife of Paul Gray. They were married only four months ago, and now she's disappeared. Robert Sloane (narrator), Cy Harrice (announcer), Adrienne Bayan (doubles), Vinton Hayworth, Scott Tennyson (doubles), John McQuade (doubles), Nat Polen (doubles), Jason Johnson (doubles), Bernard Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (music). 25:18. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

186. The Big Story. April 4, 1951. Program #210. NBC net. William Doherty of the Chicago Sun-Times tells his "big story" about a poker game that ended in death. An untitled story. Robert Sloane (narrator), Ruth Yorke (doubles), Rolly Bester, Betty Jane Tyler, Les Damon, Al Ramsen, Melville Ruick (doubles), Robert Readick, John Gibson, Bernard Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (music). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64473. The Big Story. July 25, 1951. Program #226. NBC net origination, AFRS #103 rebroadcast. Bus Bergen of the Cleveland Press is given only forty minutes to check out a husband and wife fight. He finds a man accused of murdering his wife with rat poison! Bergen becomes convinced of the man's innocence, a cocker spaniel helps to solve the case! An untitled story. Robert Sloane (narrator), Kathleen Nidday (doubles), Brad Barker (as a dog), Nat Polen, Melville Ruick (doubles), Les Damon, Phil Sterling, Larry Robinson, Court Benson, Bernard Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (music). 25:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

104613. The Big Story. November 14, 1951. Program #124. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Killer Who Wanted What He Couldn't Have". The big story of Cluster Nillson of The Salt Lake City Tribune. . 24:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5757. The Big Story. March 19, 1952. Program #260. NBC net. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Reporter Allen Copperthwaite of the Helena Montana Independant Record tracks down the two killers of his best friend. An untitled story. Bernard J. Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (composer, conductor), Abram S. Ginnes (adaptor), Bill Lipton, Robert Sloane (narrator), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Cy Harrice (announcer), Jane Robbin, Joe DeSantis, Phil Sterling (doubles), Owen Jordan (doubles), Joe Helgesen, Jim Stevens. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47609. The Big Story. January 27, 1954. Program #337. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The "big story" of Arthur Mielke of The Washington Times-Herald in Maryland. A young boy arrives at the hospital D.O.A. Arthur Milkie tries to investigate the "accident" caused at a nursery. The story is untitled. Cy Harrice (announcer), Robert Sloane (narrator), Lyle Sudrow, Court Benson, Maurice Wells, Luis Van Rooten, Barbara Weeks, Joan Lorring (doubles), Ted Osborne, Bernard Prockter (producer), Wladimir Selinsky (music). 25:09. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

Report contains 25 programs.