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Radio Broadcast Log Of:
The Ford Theater
 
     This anthology series was Ford’s attempt to present the American radio listening audience with the best in film, stage, literature and musical comedy.  The first season began with a modest budget using New York radio actors and lasted only nine months.  Next came a change in not only networks, but from the East Coast to the West Coast and Hollywood’s “A” list in actors.  Ratings more than doubled, but even with the glitter from Hollywood, the series left the air at the end of the second season.
 
Broadcast History:
Networks:
  NBC 10/05/47 to 06/27/48
  CBS 10/08/48 to 07/01/49
Directors:
  NBC: George Zachary
  CBS: Fletcher Markle
Music:
  NBC: Lyn Murray
  CBS: Cy Feuer
Host / Announcer:
  NBC: Howard Lindsay
  CBS: Nelson Case
Writers:
  NBC: Will Glickman, Charles Gussman, Lillian Schoen, Stanley Evans
  CBS: Hugh Kemp, Brainerd Duffield
Sponsor:
  The Ford Motor Company
Cast Heard:
  NBC (From New York): Gary Merrill, Ed Begley, Everett Sloane, Shirley Booth,
           Les Tremayne, Ted deCorsia, Eric Dressler, Anne Seymour, Arnold Moss and other
  CBS (From Hollywood): Burt Lancaster, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby,
           Jean Arthur, Jack Benny, Ronald Colman, Ray Milland, Claude Rains and others
 
 
AUDIENCE RATINGS:
  (First Season)  C.E. Hooper 5.7  (1947 to 1948)
  (Second Season)  C.E. Hooper 11.8  (1948 to 1949)
 
 
Each of the following broadcasts are 60 minutes in length.
 
 
 
NBC
Sunday - 5:00 p.m.
 
10/05/47 # 1 A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
10/12/47 # 2 The Great McGinty
10/19/47 # 3 On Borrowed Time
10/26/47 # 4 A Coffin For Dimetrios
11/02/47 # 5 Ah, Wilderness
11/09/47 # 6 The Power & The Glory
11/16/47 # 7 Carmen Jones
11/23/47 # 8 George Washington Slept Here
11/30/47 # 9 Dangerous Corner
12/07/47 #10 We Hold These Truths
12/14/47 #11 Cimarron
12/21/47 #12 The Man Who Played God
12/28/47 #13 Father, Dear Father
01/04/48 #14 The Adventure Of The Bad Boy
01/11/48 #15 Storm In A Tea Cup
01/18/48 #16 Girl Crazy
01/25/48 #17 Arsenic And Old Lace
02/01/48 #18 The Green Pastures
02/08/48 #19 Abe Lincoln Of Illinois
02/15/48 #20 Abe Lincoln In Washington
02/22/48 #21 The Bishop Misbehaves
03/02/48 #22 The Count Of Monte Cristo
03/09/48 #23 The Twentieth Century
03/16/48 #24 Autumn Croons
03/23/48 #25 It's A Gift
03/30/48 #26 The Informer
04/04/48 #27 The Goose Hangs High
04/11/48 #28 The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
04/18/48 #29 The Silver Cord
04/25/48 #30 Personal Appearance
05/02/48 #31 Alice Adams
05/09/48 #32 The Front Page
05/16/48 #33 Counselor At Law
05/23/48 #34 A Star Is Born
05/30/48 #35 Laura
06/06/48 #36 Michael & Mary
06/13/48 #37 My Sister Eileen
06/20/48 #38 The Late Christopher Bean
06/27/48 #39 Arrowsmith
 
CBS
Friday - 9:00 p.m.
 
10/08/48 #40 Madame Bovery
10/15/48 #41 Double Indemnity
10/22/48 #42 Tom, Dick & Harry
10/29/48 #43 Of Human Bondage
11/05/48 #44 The Damask Cheek
11/12/48 #45 Camille
11/19/48 #46 The Male Animal
11/26/48 #47 Secret Agent
12/03/48 #48 The Big Street
12/10/48 #49 Page Miss Glory
12/17/48 #50 The Gentle People
12/24/48 #51 Pilgrim's Inn
12/31/48 #52 Becky Sharp
01/07/49 #53 The Talk Of The Town
01/14/49 #54 Boomerang
01/21/49 #55 Anna Christie
01/28/49 #56 Woman In The Window
02/04/49 #57 No Time For Love
02/11/49 #58 The Awful Truth
02/18/49 #59 Shadow Of A Doubt
02/25/49 #60 The Palm Beach Story
03/04/49 #61 The Horn Blows At Midnight
03/11/49 #62 Welcome, Stranger
03/18/49 #63 Holy Matrimony
03/25/49 #64 The Show Off
04/01/49 #65 Wuthering Heights
04/08/49 #66 Lightnin'
04/15/49 #67 Elmer, The Great
04/22/49 #68 Skylark
04/29/49 #69 Intermezzo
05/06/49 #70 Ladies In Retirement
05/13/49 #71 Alice Adams
05/20/49 #72 Crime Without Passion
05/27/49 #73 To Mary, With Love
06/03/49 #74 Haunted Honeymoon
06/10/49 #75 Craig's Wife
06/17/49 #76 Peg O' My Heart
06/24/49 #77 A Farewell To Arms
07/01/49 #78 Cluny Brown
 
 
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