John B. Kennedy was associated with Herbert Hoover in European relief work in World War I, and was in charge of battlefront activities for the Knights of Columbus. In 1927 he went on the air for Collier's magazine saying that he had "interviewed everybody from the Pope to Al Capone." He was one of the first commentators to emerge as guest master of ceremonies of musical and dramatic programs, now a familiar procedure but in 1934 a departure. He emceed the Pontiac Program with Tibbett, RCA Radiatron with a variety of celebrities, and Conoco with Harry Richman.
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