The CBS Radio Workshop

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.


2274. The CBS Radio Workshop. January 27, 1956. CBS net. "Brave New World" Part 1. Sustaining. The first show of the series. The classic story of the future, narrated by the author. Aldous Huxley (author, narrator), William Conrad (announcer, performer), William Froug (adaptor, producer, director), Joseph Kearns, Billy Idelson, Herb Butterfield, Parley Baer, Lurene Tuttle, Vic Perrin, Gloria Henry, Charlotte Lawrence, Sam Edwards, Jack Kruschen, Byron Kane, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Hugh Douglas (announcer). 30:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2275. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 3, 1956. CBS net. "Brave New World" Part 2. Sustaining. The conclusion of the famous story of the future, narrated by the author. Aldous Huxley (author, narrator), Joseph Kearns, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad (announcer, performer), William Froug (adaptor, producer, director), Billy Idelson, Herb Butterfield, Parley Baer, Doris Singleton, Vic Perrin, Gloria Henry, Charlotte Lawrence, Jack Kruschen, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Hugh Douglas (announcer). 30:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

96134. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 10, 1956. CBS net. "The Storm". Sustaining. William Conrad is superb, the music is excellent, the sound effects are great, the writing is perfect! Radio should be proud of this one! The cast sounds like a roll call of CBS Hollywood regulars. The system cue has been deleted. George Stuart (author), William Conrad (narrator), William N. Robson (adaptor, director), Helene Burke, Harry Bartell, Ray Kemper (sound effects), Bill James (sound effects), William Froug, Chester Stratton, Herb Butterfield, Byron Kane, Tony Barrett, Barney Phillips, Frank Gerstle, Jack Kruschen, Jerry Goldsmith (composer, conductor). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

8934. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 17, 1956. CBS net. "Season Of Disbelief," "Hail and Farewell". Sustaining. John Dehner, Antony Ellis (adaptor, director), William Froug (produer), Ray Bradbury (author, host), Virginia Gregg, Jerry Goldsmith (music), Hugh Douglas (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Vivi Janis (doubles), Lawrence Dobkin (doubles), Paula Winslowe, Roy Glenn, Stacy Harris (narrator of "Hail and Farewell"), Billy Chapin, Dawn Bender, Marion Richman, Herb Butterfield, Dick Beals, John Dehner (narrator of "Season Of Disbelief"), Peggy Webber. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

974. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 24, 1956. CBS net. "An Interview With Shakespeare". Sustaining. Frank Baxter, Hans Conried, Raymond Hill, Ben Wright. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1131. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 2, 1956. CBS net. "Voice Of The City". Sustaining. Clifton Fadiman (narrator), Tony Schwartz (producer, recordist). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4921. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 9, 1956. CBS net. "Report On E.S.P.". Sustaining. Dramatizations of true cases of telepathy and discussions of investigations into the possibilities of extra sensory perception. Russell Thorson, John McIntire (narrator), Raymond Burr, Jack Johnstone (director), Leonard St. Clair (researcher, writer), Lillian Buyeff, Lucille Meredith, Don Diamond, Lawrence Dobkin, Stacy Harris, Bob Ballin (performer), Forrest Lewis, Sam Edwards, Bert Holland, Norma Zimmer (vocal), Amerigo Moreno (composer, conductor), William Froug (producer), Hugh Douglas (announcer). 30:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

15905. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 16, 1956. CBS net. "Cops and Robbers". Sustaining. A crime is solved on the air. Real cops...not-so-real robbers. The system cue has been deleted. John Sylvester, Larry Haines, Elspeth Eric, Ken Lynch, Stanley Niss (narrator, writer, conceiver, director), Paul Roberts (producer), Art Hannes (announcer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

8935. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 23, 1956. CBS net. "The Legend Of Jimmy Blue-Eyes". Sustaining. A great New Orleans-style jazz band is featured. A story of a low down man who played the blues, told in verse. William Conrad (narrator), Ray Noble (music), Manny Klein (trumpet), Jimmy Dodd, Georgia Ellis, Sam Edwards. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4920. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 30, 1956. CBS net. "The Exurbanites". Sustaining. A chilling (but true) horror story about the problems of living in the suburbs. Eric Sevareid (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19089. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 6, 1956. CBS net. "Speaking Of Cinderella," or "If The Shoe Fits". Sustaining. A well-done, fun look at the old story told the conventional way, and then a modern "Madison Avenue" style version. Cool daddy! Vincent Price, Lurene Tuttle, Virginia Gregg, Harry Bartell, Byron Kane, Irene Tedrow, Jeanette Nolan, Louise Arthur, Jeanne Bates, Vic Perrin, Sam Edwards, Peter Leeds, Jack Kruschen. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19090. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 13, 1956. CBS net. "Jacob's Hands". Sustaining. A good story about a farm hand who discovers he has the power to heal. Aldous Huxley (author), Christopher Isherwood (author), Hans Conried, Harry Bartell, Helen Kleeb, Herb Butterfield, Janet Stewart, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Parley Baer, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg, William Conrad. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19091. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 20, 1956. CBS net. "Portrait Of A Tycoon". Sustaining. A sound portrait of William Zeckendorf, a New York real estate magnate. Martin Weldon, Bob Hite (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

4919. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 27, 1956. CBS net. "The Record Collectors". Sustaining. John Dehner interviews two record collectors who play some items from their collections. The whole show is a hoax. The idea was previously used on an audition program on September 29, 1952 (see cat. # ). Lou Huston (writer, performer), Larry Thor (writer), Howard McNear, John Dehner (interviewer), Lyn Murray (music), Margaret Whiting, Margaret Young, William Froug (producer, director), William Woodson (writer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4918. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 11, 1956. CBS net. "The Enormous Radio". Sustaining. A newly purchased radio picks up voices from neighboring apartments instead of regular broadcasts. Virginia Gregg, Hans Conried, Antony Ellis (producer, director, adaptor), Stacy Harris, Eve McVeagh, Charlotte Lawrence, Joseph Kearns, Paula Winslowe, Herb Butterfield, Helen Kleeb, John Cheever (author), William Conrad (narrator), George Walsh, Irene Tedrow, Robert Chadwick (special effects), Bill James (special effects), Clark Casey (special effects), Hugh Douglas (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8936. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 18, 1956. CBS net. "Lovers, Villains and Fools". Sustaining. A Shakespearean sampler of the actor and his craft. Helen Hayes. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19092. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 25, 1956. CBS net. "The Little Prince". Sustaining. A charming fantasy about the little visitor from planet B-212, with plans to bring things up to date. Raymond Burr, Dick Beals, Ben Wright, Joseph Kearns, Hans Conried, Rene Garriguenc (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Hugh Douglas (announcer), Frank Hart Taussig (adaptor), Antoine de Saint Exupery (author), Antony Ellis (producer, director). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7353. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 1, 1956. CBS net, WCBS-FM, New York aircheck. "A Matter Of Logic". Sponsored by: Sustaining, A & P (local). A cleverly written, albeit somewhat confusing show about a radio program rehearsal all about nothing...which is something. Parley Baer, Mary Jane Croft, Stacy Harris, Hugh Douglas (performer, announcer), Fred MacKaye, Ben Wright, Robert Chadwick, Bill James, Antony Ellis (producer, director, writer, performer), William Conrad. 30:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8937. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 8, 1956. CBS net. "Bring On The Angels". Sustaining. A dramatization of the wild days of newspaper journalism at the turn of the century. Told autobiographically by H. L. Mencken, broadcast shortly after his death. Luis Van Rooten, Mason Adams, Jackson Beck, Ian Martin, Walter Kinsella, H. L. Mencken (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6820. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 15, 1956. CBS net. "The Stronger". Sustaining. A "pre-release performance" of a one-act, one-voice opera that was chosen by The American Chamber Music Committee to be "given a major performance on record as part of the 'Columbia Modern American Composer'" series. Goddard Lieberson (President of Columbia Records) introduces the "chamber opera" based on a play by Strindberg. By far, the worst piece of music I've ever heard broadcast! The system cue is added live. Alfredo Antonini (conductor), Goddard Lieberson (host), August Strindberg (author), Richard Hart (adaptor), Roger Foster (announcer), Paul Roberts (producer), Hugo Weisgall (composer), Adelaide Bishop. 28:57. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete as above.

8938. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 22, 1956. CBS net. "Another Point Of View," or "Hamlet Revisited". Sustaining. An analytical misrepresentation of Shakespeare's greatest hero. A fascinating reading of the play, with interpretations somewhat different than the Bard had in mind. William Conrad (narrator, author), Ben Wright, John McIntire, Ben Wright (author). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19093. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 29, 1956. CBS net. "The Eternal Joan". Sustaining. Alan Hewitt, Dan Ocko, Ed Prentiss, Elspeth Eric, Guy Repp, Jack Manning, John Gibson, Louis Kronenberger (narrator), Luis Van Rooten, Robert Dryden, Roger De Koven. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19094. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 6, 1956. CBS net. "This Is Paris". Sustaining. David Schoenbrun's sound portrait of the city, produced by William N. Robson. Very well-done, the show truly captures a Parisian flavor through fine radio journalism. William N. Robson (producer), David Schoenbrun. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19095. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 13, 1956. CBS net. "The Case Of The White Kitten". Sustaining. A satire of detectives shows that doesn't quite make it. Kenny Delmar, Mason Adams, Audrey Christie, Berry Kroeger, Ed Latimer. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

61941. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 20, 1956. CBS net. "Portrait Of London". Sustaining. Sarah Churchill (daughter of the former Prime Minister) describes her home town in sound. A well-done answer to her own question, "What does London mean to me." Sarah Churchill, William N. Robson, Hugh Douglas (anouncer). 30:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7354. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 27, 1956. CBS net. "Starboy". Sustaining. A beautifully done retelling of the Blackfoot Indian legend about The Morning Star who takes an Indian girl from Earth to be his wife. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

15906. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 3, 1956. CBS net. "Subways Are For Sleeping". Sustaining. A fine adaptation of the fascinating short story about a homeless man (but not a bum!) in New York. Edmund G. Love (author), William N. Robson (producer, director), Byron Kane, Fran Van Hartesfeldt (adaptor), William Caneely (narrator), Sarah Selby, Helene Burke, Edwin Bruce, Frank Gerstle, Court Falkenberg, Tony Barrett, Ted Bliss, Alan Reed, Frederick Steiner (composer, conductor). 28:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19096. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 10, 1956. CBS net. "Only Johnny Knows". Sustaining. A look at child rearing in America since Colonial times. How things have changed, and how they have not changed. Joseph Julian (narrator), Jackson Beck, Catherine Anderson, Ian Martin, Sarah Fussell, Ed Prentiss, Lawson Zerbe. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19097. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 17, 1956. CBS net. "Colloquy Two: 'Dissertation On Love' or 'Boy Meets Girl'". Sustaining. An amusing look at love, from an American, British, and French point of view. Frank Baxter, Shepard Menken, Ben Wright, Peter Leeds, Sammie Hill. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19098. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 24, 1956. CBS net. "The Billion Dollar Failure Of Figure Fallop". Sustaining. A very well-done tale about the day the devil hired a pollster to find out how many folks would be entrusted to his care in the next twenty years. Joseph Julian, Robert Dryden, Elaine Rost, Bob Hite (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

4922. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 31, 1956. CBS net. "Colloquy Three: An Analysis Of Satire". Sustaining. Stan explains the art of satire to a skeptical censor and illustrates the explanation with his own recordings. Stan Freberg (writer, performer), Larry Thor, Alan Reed, William N. Robson (writer, producer, director), Lyn Murray (music), June Foray, Daws Butler, Sam Pierce, Parley Baer, Bill Thompson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19099. The CBS Radio Workshop. September 7, 1956. CBS net. "The Hither and Thither Of Danny Dither". Sustaining. An original musical comedy about Danny, a messenger from the Department of Faith, Hope, and Charity who comes to Earth for a very special reason. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

15907. The CBS Radio Workshop. September 14, 1956. CBS net. "A Pride Of Carrots" or "Venus Well Served". Sustaining. A very well-written, clever allegory about the first astronauts to land on Venus and the talking vegetables that live there. Robert Nathan (author, narrator), June Foray (doubles), Ted Bliss, Bill Thompson, Daws Butler (doubles), Alan Reed, William N. Robson (producer, director), Jerry Goldsmith (music), Hugh Douglas (announcer), Helene Burke, Tracy Roberts, Richard Hale, Sam Pierce. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19100. The CBS Radio Workshop. September 21, 1956. CBS net. "The Oedipus Story". Sustaining. A study of the dramatic character and psycho-analytical look at excessive mother-love from Sophocles to Eugene O'Neill. Alexander Scourby (narrator), Elspeth Eric, Jack Manning, Roger De Koven, Guy Repp, Robert Dryden, Joseph Julian. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19101. The CBS Radio Workshop. October 5, 1956. CBS net. "Roughing It". Sustaining. Written by and "narrated" by Samuel Clemens. A do-it-yourself kit for Western movies. Good radio and a fine adaptation of Mark Twain. Daws Butler, Edward Marr, Harold Peary, Howard McNear, Jack Kruschen, Junius Matthews, Luis Van Rooten, Mark Twain (author), Peter Leeds. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19102. The CBS Radio Workshop. October 12, 1956. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "A Writer At Work". A fascinating look behind the scenes at a writer of radio scripts. Live recordings made of Hector Chevigny (whose most famous assignment was, "The Second Mrs. Burton") as he actually writes an episode of the show. Hector Chevigny, Jan Miner, Larry Haines, Jack Johnstone (director), Dee Englebach (director), William N. Robson (producer), William Froug (producer), William Conrad (narrator), Amerigo Moreno (music), Leith Stevens (music). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19103. The CBS Radio Workshop. October 19, 1956. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Legend Of Annie Christmas". A very well-written story about a legendary giant Negress who started as a slave but who became a heroine to her people. William Conrad (narrator). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19104. The CBS Radio Workshop. October 26, 1956. CBS net. "When The Mountain Fell". Sustaining. A French drama about a shepherd, who apparently returns from the dead, two months after being buried alive by an avalanche. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

101507. The CBS Radio Workshop. November 2, 1956. CBS net. "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue". Sustaining. A dramatized documentary about the White House and some of its residents. The show is well-written and performed but no acting credits are given. Alan Jackson (narrator), George Faulkner (writer), Paul Roberts (producer, director), Bob Hite (announcer), Charles Paul (arranger, conductor). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19105. The CBS Radio Workshop. November 4, 1956. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Colloquy Four: The Joe Miller Joke Book". A well-done drama/documentary about the history of jokes, including a fictionalized visit from the venerable Joe Miller himself! Frank Baxter, Virginia Gregg, Joseph Kearns, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Joe Forte, Daws Butler, Ben Wright, Jay Novello, Paul Franklin (writer, director), Gus Bayz (sound effects). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

926. The CBS Radio Workshop. November 11, 1956. CBS net. "Report On The We'ans". Sustaining. A portrait of our culture, as it might appear to those six thousand years in the future. Edgar Barrier, Fran Van Hartesfeldt (writer), Hans Conried, Jay Novello, Joe DeSantis, Joseph Kearns, June Foray, Robert Nathan, William N. Robson (director, writer), Robert Nathan (author), Byron Kane, Daws Butler. 25:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7355. The CBS Radio Workshop. November 18, 1956. CBS net. "The Sounds Of A Nation". Sustaining. Our national history, told in sound. Luis Van Rooten (narrator), Leon Janney, Dick Noel (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

15908. The CBS Radio Workshop. November 25, 1956. CBS net. "The King Of The Cats". Sustaining. A symphonic conductor with a tail! and therein lies the tale! Stephen Vincent Benet (author), William N. Robson (producer, director), Byron Kane, Jeanette Nolan, Joseph Kearns, Jay Novello. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7356. The CBS Radio Workshop. December 2, 1956. CBS net. "The Day The Roof Fell In". Sustaining. A psychological and funny look at the do-it-yourselfer. Berry Kroeger, Jackson Beck, Leon Janney, Joseph Julian. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19106. The CBS Radio Workshop. December 9, 1956. CBS net. "I Was The Duke" ("A Portrait Of A Juvenile Delinquent"). Sustaining. A shocking interview with a genuine criminal. The language is unedited and somewhat surprising for a 1956 broadcast. Excellent radio with no expletives deleted. William N. Robson (producer), William Caneely (narrator). 26:20. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

96099. The CBS Radio Workshop. December 16, 1956. CBS net. "The Big Event". Sustaining. A fantasy about the world crisis created when the "Law of Averages" is repealed for twenty-four hours. This is a network version of cat. #19107. William Redfield, Ralph Bell, Roger De Koven, Gloria Dapper (writer), Draper Lewis (writer), Ben Ludlow (composer), Alfredo Antonini (conductor), Paul Roberts (producer, director), Ethel Owen, Elaine Rost, Ivor Francis, Herm Dinken, Ruby Dee, Warren Sweeney (announcer). 24:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19107. The CBS Radio Workshop. December 16, 1956. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Big Event". A fantasy about the world crisis created when the "Law of Averages" is repealed for twenty-four hours. See cat. #96099 for a network version of this program. William Redfield, Ralph Bell, Roger De Koven, Gloria Dapper (writer), Draper Lewis (writer), Ben Ludlow (composer), Alfredo Antonini (conductor), Paul Roberts (producer, director), Ethel Owen, Elaine Rost, Ivor Francis, Herm Dinken, Ruby Dee, Warren Sweeney (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19108. The CBS Radio Workshop. December 23, 1956. CBS net. "All Is Bright". Sustaining. The story of how "Silent Night" came to be written and became world famous. Excellent Christmas radio. . 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19109. The CBS Radio Workshop. January 13, 1957. CBS net. "No Time For Heartaches". Sustaining. Sophie tells the story of her career in show business and her personal philosophies. Amanda Randolph, Byron Kane, Daws Butler, Hans Conried, Jay Novello, June Foray, Margaret Whiting, Paul Baron and His Orchestra, Sophie Tucker. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19110. The CBS Radio Workshop. January 20, 1957. CBS net. "Fire At Malibu". Sustaining. The true story of a destructive California fire and efforts to control it. Barney Phillips, James Nusser, Joe DeSantis, Larry Thor, Lou Krugman, Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), William Conrad, William N. Robson (director). 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19111. The CBS Radio Workshop. January 27, 1957. CBS net. "The Crazy Life". Sustaining. This is about a funny man, who isn't really, and his wife who doesn't love him, but really does. Henry Morgan, Elspeth Eric, Luis Van Rooten, Bryna Raeburn. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19112. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 3, 1957. CBS net. "La Grande Breteche". Sustaining. The premier broadcast of a one act opera. Based on the classic of infidelity by Balzac. Avery Klaffland (composer), George R. Mills (composer), Honore de Balzac (author). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84172. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 10, 1957. CBS net. "1489 Words". Sustaining. William Conrad reads poems and prose by Alfred Noyes ("The Highwayman"), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Sonnet #43), Thomas Wolfe ("The Thunder Of Imperial Names") and "Silence," a Japanese "Tanka" poem of only seven words. The system cue has been deleted. William Conrad, Jerry Goldsmith (composer, conductor), William N. Robson (producer). 24:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

19113. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 17, 1957. CBS net, WGBI, Scranton Pennsylvania aircheck. "The Space Merchants". Sustaining. Part One. The science fiction classic of the future in the grip of "Madison Avenue." How to "sell" the colonization of Venus. C. M. Kornbluth (author), Ed Prentiss, Frederick Pohl (author), Ian Martin, Jackson Beck (announcer), Joseph Julian, Leon Janney, Ralph Bell, Ralph Camargo (narrator), Robert Dryden, Robert Readick, Staats Cotsworth, Virginia Kaye. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19114. The CBS Radio Workshop. February 24, 1957. CBS net, WGBI, Scranton Pennsylvania aircheck. "The Space Merchants". Sustaining. Part Two. The science fiction classic of the future in the grip of "Madison Avenue." How to "sell" the colonization of Venus. C. M. Kornbluth (author), Ed Prentiss, Frederick Pohl (author), Ian Martin, Jackson Beck (announcer), Joseph Julian, Leon Janney, Ralph Bell, Ralph Camargo (narrator), Robert Dryden, Robert Readick, Staats Cotsworth, Virginia Kaye. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19115. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 3, 1957. CBS net, WGBI, Scranton Pennsylvania aircheck. "The Ballad Of The Iron Horse". Sustaining. An excellent story told in verse by William Conrad about a railroad locomotive and its experiences during the Civil War and the westward expansion. Superb radio. The system cue is added live. Edgar Bergen, Carol Richards, Gary Crosby, Jack Kirkwood, Ray Noble (theme composer), Shirley Yamaguchi, The Mello-Men, Elvia Allman, Bud Hiestand (announcer). 24:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

19116. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 10, 1957. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Air Raid". A rebroadcast of the verse play originally heard on The Columbia Workshop in 1938 (see cat. #4852) predicting the civilian horrors of World War II. Compare this production (which includes an incongruous civil defense public service announcement) to the earlier one. Archibald MacLeish (writer), Frank Goss, Ben Wright, Lurene Tuttle, Virginia Gregg, Shirley Mitchell, Ellen Morgan, Norma Jean Nilsson, Anne Whitfield, John Dehner, Betty Noyes, Shepard Menken, Dick Beals. 25:20. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

19117. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 17, 1957. CBS net. "The Endless Road". Sustaining. A fable about a highway built in a circle, going nowhere! Then, one day, the road connects with the outside world. Ralph Bell, Robert Dryden, Ruby Dee, Ralph Camargo, Guy Repp, Dan Ocko, Dick Beals (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19118. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 24, 1957. CBS net. "Harmonica Solo". Sustaining. A well-written World War II combat story. Jack Kruschen, Joe DeSantis, Leo Diamond, Lou Krugman, Shepard Menken. 24:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19119. The CBS Radio Workshop. March 31, 1957. CBS net. "Adopting A Dog". Sustaining. Tony Schwartz, with his ever-present portable tape recorder decides to adopt a dog and finds that there's more to it than first appears. Tony's usually fine actuality tapes tell the story. Tony Schwartz, Ralph Bell (narrator), Dick Noel (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19120. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 7, 1957. CBS net. "Noh Plays Of Japan". Sustaining. An adaptation of fourteenth century Japanese drama. Excellent classic storytelling, superb performances, great radio. Joe DeSantis, John Dehner, Virginia Gregg, William Conrad, Harvey Marlowe (writer, producer, director), Barry Flynn (?), Torin Thatcher, Ben Wright, Hans Conried, Henry Blair, David Frankham, Yoshko Nea (?), Tok Shindo (? composer, conductor). 23:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6819. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 14, 1957. CBS net. "Carlotta's Serape". Sustaining. The verse-drama won the first prize of a competition by The Academy Of American Poets. Dick Noel (announcer), Luis Van Rooten, Maxwell Anderson (author, host), Rose Orente (author), Staats Cotsworth, Lawrence Rosenthal (composer, conductor), Paul Roberts (producer, director), Elspeth Eric, Vera Allen. 23:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

994. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 21, 1957. CBS net. "The Son Of Man". Sustaining. A passion play with music by Bach. Raymond Burr (narrator), Herbert Marshall, Robert Young, Vincent Price, Victor Jory, Archibald MacLeish (arranger), William N. Robson (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19121. The CBS Radio Workshop. April 28, 1957. CBS net. "Lightship". Sustaining. A drama about a group of men aboard a lightship in a fog face boredom, madness, and disaster on a reef. Luis Van Rooten, Dan Ocko, Ralph Bell, Santos Ortega, Warren Sweeney (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

49861. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 5, 1957. CBS net. "Nightmare". Sustaining. An experimental drama vividly portraying the stuff of nightmares. Interesting listening. This is a network version of cat. #17022. Barney Phillips, Edgar Barrier, Elliott Lewis, Frederick Steiner (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Mary Jane Croft, Paula Winslowe, William N. Robson (director). 24:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

17022. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 5, 1957. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Nightmare". An excellent, well-written radio montage of a man's dreams. Good radio. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse Twenty-Five." See cat. #49861 for a network broadcast version of this program. Frederick Steiner (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis, Barney Phillips, Edgar Barrier, Mary Jane Croft, Paula Winslowe, Herb Butterfield, William N. Robson (director). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

7357. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 12, 1957. CBS net. "The Long Way Home". Sustaining. A look at a future we hope will never be. Guy Repp, Joseph Julian, Leon Janney, Roger De Koven, Wendell Holmes, William Redfield. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19122. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 19, 1957. CBS net. "Heaven Is In The Sky". Sustaining. A documentary look at the January 31, 1957 mid-air collision of a DC-7B and a Scorpion jet over Pacoima, California. The wreckage landed in a schoolyard. Frank Goss (announcer), Jules Menklen (recording, research), William N. Robson (director). 25:06. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

4923. The CBS Radio Workshop. May 26, 1957. CBS net. "I Have Three Heads". Sustaining. "A study of the techniques, the possibilities, and the improbabilities of tape recording." An absolutely fascinating exploration of some of the tricks possible with tape recorders, as narrated by an Ampex Tape Recorder. Put together by CBS engineer Mort Goldberg (later an executive), it features a band playing "Tea of Two" frontwards and backwards at the same time. William Quinn, Charles Monroe (writer), Henry Sylvern (music), Ian Martin, Ira Ashley (producer), Jackson Beck (announcer), Mort Goldberg (editor), Ralph Bell, Stuart Metz (announcer). 25:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19123. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 2, 1957. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Epitaphs" ("Spoon River Anthology"). Richard Crenna, John McIntire, Edgar Lee Masters (author), Vivi Janis, Lurene Tuttle, John Dehner, Howard McNear, Parley Baer, Virginia Christine, William Conrad (director, performer), Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

7358. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 9, 1957. CBS net. "The Seven Hills". Sustaining. A portrait of Rome and her people, well told to two tourists by a strange one. . 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19124. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 16, 1957. CBS net. "Housing Problem". Sustaining. A fascinating story about a bird cage with a little house inside it, and some wee folk in residence inside the house...but they pay their rent! Shirley Mitchell, Shepard Menken, Daws Butler. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

8838. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 23, 1957. CBS net. "A Time To Live". Sustaining. "Meditations Of The Ecclesiastes" is featured, conducted by Alfredo Antonini. Senator John Kennedy is also heard. Edward R. Murrow (narrator), Alfredo Antonini (conductor), John Kennedy. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1132. The CBS Radio Workshop. June 30, 1957. CBS net. "Battle Of Gettysburg". Sustaining. A dramatic recreation of the great battle. Raymond Burr, Davis Butler. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19125. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 7, 1957. CBS net. "You Could Look It Up". Sustaining. The classic short about the day a midget played major league baseball. The story was also dramatized on "The Hallmark Playhouse" of May 12, 1949 (see cat. #23196), July 7, 1957 on "Yarns For Yanks" (see cat. #39368) and "Favorite Sports Stories Of Grantland Rice" on January 15, 1944 (see cat. # ). James Thurber (author), Del Sharbutt, Ralph Bell, Sarah Fussell, Joseph Julian, Larry Haines, Harold Huber, Dick Hyman (music). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19126. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 14, 1957. CBS net. "The Silent Witness". Sustaining. An excellent tour-de-force trial drama. Done with only one voice, that of the only performer on the show, Raymond Burr. All other roles on this courtroom drama are played by the listener's imagination. This was what radio was all about! Raymond Burr. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19127. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 21, 1957. CBS net. "The Green Hills Of Earth". Sustaining. The beautiful science fiction story about Reisling, the blind poet of the spaceways. Compare this production to the "Dimension X" version (cat. #3838). Robert Heinlein (author), Everett Sloane, Berry Kroeger, Dan Ocko, Ian Martin, Jackson Beck. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

47821. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 28, 1957. CBS net. "Never Bet The Devil Your Head". Sustaining. An amusing "Twain-esque" tale about Toby Dammit, who took a certain gentleman's name in vain once too often. Quality upgrade, network, sustaining version of cat. #19128. Alan Botzer (adaptor), Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Daws Butler, Dick Beals, Edgar Allan Poe (author), Eleanor Audley, Howard McNear, Hugh Douglas (announcer), Jack Johnstone (director), John Dehner, Leone LeDoux. 25:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19128. The CBS Radio Workshop. July 28, 1957. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Never Bet The Devil Your Head". An amusing "Twain-esque" tale about Toby Dammit, who took a certain gentleman's name in vain once too often. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse 25." See cat. #47821 for a quality upgrade, network, sustaining version of this broadcast. Alan Botzer (adaptor), Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Daws Butler, Dick Beals, Edgar Allan Poe (author), Eleanor Audley, Howard McNear, Hugh Douglas (announcer), Jack Johnstone (director), John Dehner, Leone LeDoux. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

19129. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 4, 1957. CBS net. "The Heart Of Man". Sustaining. Early heart surgery...as seen from the point of view of the heart! Berry Kroeger, Luis Van Rooten, Ralph Camargo, Bill Mason, Guy Repp, Dan Ocko. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19130. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 11, 1957. CBS net. "Malahini Magic". Sustaining. A radio sound picture of the "tropical paradise" of Honolulu, through the eyes of two newly-arrived tourists. Ben Wright, Jack Kruschen, Joe DeSantis, Lillian Buyeff, Lurene Tuttle, Sam Pierce (producer, transcriber), Virginia Gregg. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19131. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 18, 1957. CBS net. "The Celestial Omnibus". Sustaining. A young boy's ride on the stagecoach to Heaven. Good radio. Peter Lazer, Lee Vines, Luis Van Rooten. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19132. The CBS Radio Workshop. August 25, 1957. CBS net. "Sweet Cherries In Charleston". Sustaining. The disease of "Freedom," and how it spread among the slaves of South Carolina. Edward Marr, Harry Bartell, Parley Baer, Paul Frees, Roy Glenn, Staats Cotsworth, Ted de Corsia. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

19133. The CBS Radio Workshop. September 1, 1957. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Grief Drives A Black Sedan". A motorist has hit someone on a dark road, and has kept on driving. AFRTS rebroadcast name: "Mystery Theatre." Alice Frost, Jay Johnson, Larry Haines, Lee Vines, Ralph Bell, Bill Mason. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19134. The CBS Radio Workshop. September 8, 1957. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "People Are No Good". Great radio writing, dedicated to anyone who ever got up on the wrong side of the bed. A man on a desert island...Manhattan! . 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

19135. The CBS Radio Workshop. September 15, 1957. Program #82. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Time Found Again". Good story about a man displeased with the present, who falls in love with a woman from the past. Jan Miner, Dwight Weist, Ted Osborne. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

975. The CBS Radio Workshop. September 22, 1957. CBS net. "Young Man Axelbrod". Sustaining. An old Norwegian man decides to go to Yale. The last show of the series. Sinclair Lewis (author), William N. Robson (adaptator, director). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 87 programs.