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Cavalcade of America: Episodes 001 - 100

From October 9, 1935 through September 15, 1937:

A recording exists of a probable audition Premiere Episode of Cavalcade of America. The major differences between the audition show and the actual Premiere are significant. The most obvious is that the audition show is a one hour episode. Next, it is sponsored by AT&T. Finally, the scripts for the audition and the Premiere are the same only the Premiere script was edited to fit in the 30 minute time available.

First show of the series. Broadcast on CBS.

Date Aired: 35/10/09
Episode Number: 001
Available: YES
Title: No Turning Back
Description: Two dramatizations; "The Return of the Mayflower." The Pilgrims all decide to stay in the new world, despite the hardships. AND "The Grasshopper Plague." A farming family in 1931 North Dakota battles a plague of grasshoppers.
Cast: Walter Hampden, Arthur Pryor (producer), Harold Levey (composer, conductor), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Walter Hampden, Ruth Woodman (writer).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (female voice) "Why has Master Bradford called us together do you suppose Master Winslow? When I first heard the sound of the drum...
End of Show: "Next Wednesday evening at this same time, Franchot Tone, one of Hollywood's brightest stars, will appear when DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/10/16
Episode Number: 002
Available: YES
Title: The Will to Conquer Distance
Description: Part one: "Theodore Judah and Pass through the Sierras." Part two: "First Airmail across Sierras."
Cast: Ruth Woodman (writer), Kenneth Webb (writer), Homer Fickett (writer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Harold Levey (composer, conductor), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (lengthy music medley intro followed by announcer) "You're cold aren't you (unintelligible) Let me wrap the blanket around you."
End of Show: "Next Wednesday evening at this same time, DuPont will again present The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/10/23
Episode Number: 003
Available: YES
Title: The Spirit of Competition
Description: Part one: "The Oklahoma Land Run." Part two: "Mississippi Steamboat Race."
Cast: Franchot Tone, Ruth Woodman (writer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levey (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [lengthy music medley intro followed by announcer] "Anna, Charles look here. What is it? Somebody dead? The President? President Harrison? Dead? No, no of course not."
End of Show: "Next Wednesday evening at this same time, Frank Craven, well known playwright, director and popular star of stage and screen, will be our guest star when DuPont presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/10/30
Episode Number: 004
Available: YES
Title: The Will to Rebuild
Description: Part one: "The Sacramento Fire." Part two: "The Dust Storm."
Cast: Frank Craven, Ruth Woodman (writer), Homer Fickett (writer), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Harold Levey (composer, conductor), Arthur Pryor (producer).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "What's the idea of curbstones as high as a man's head? Well that's to keep the water from washing the buildings away."
End of Show: "Next week at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/11/06
Episode Number: 005
Available: YES
Title: Faith in Education
Description: Part one: "The Bound Boy in Colonial Massachusetts." Part two: "The Story of Horace Mann."
Cast: Henry Fisk Carlton (writer), Dixon Ryan Fox (writer), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Harold Levey (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Mother. Aye Jeremy, You're squeezing my hand awful tight. Awk am I now?
End of Show: "Next Wednesday evening at this time, the leading part will be played by that distinguished star of the theater, Fay Bainter, when DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/11/13
Episode Number: 006
Available: YES
Title: Woman's Emancipation
Description: Part one: "The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton." - Thirty years before the Civil War a woman fights for the right of women to legally own the assets of their late husband's and for the end of their subjugation by men.
Cast: Fay Bainter, Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Harold Levey (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Do forgive me for disturbing you Judge Cady, but I saw a light in your office window and I....
End of Show: "Tune in again next Wednesday when DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/11/20
Episode Number: 007
Available: YES
Title: Willingness to Share
Description: Part one: "The Boston Port Bill." - Incensed by the Boston Tea Party, the British close the Port of Boston but the Colony of Virginia is resolute on sending Boston provisions. Part two: "American Red Cross Incidents." In the first of several mini-stories, The Red Cross opens a local society in New York which attempts to provide respite for those suffering in neighboring Michigan.
Cast: Ruth Woodman (writer), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Harold Levey (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "It's outrageous! Abominable Sir! Let the innocent suffer. Why things like these (corrupted file) to force and the people will starve."
End of Show: Next Wednesday at this time, DuPont will again present the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/11/27
Episode Number: 008
Available: YES
Title: Community Self Reliance
Description: Part one: "The Mayflower Compact." - The good ship Mayflower endures an arduous 66 day crossing to Cape Cod carrying onboard pilgrims in this narrative of early American colonization. Part two: "The Vermont Flood." - A couple struggles to sleep during a ferocious downpour of rain which threatens to destroy their hopes of realizing a success from their farm.
Cast: Ruth Woodman (writer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levey (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Captain Jones, Captain Jones! What is the meaning of this? Putting back, Master Thomas. Putting back to England? "
End of Show: Next Wednesday at this same time, DuPont will again present the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/12/04
Episode Number: 009
Available: YES
Title: Heroism in Medical Science
Description: Part one: "The Lewis and Clark Expedition." - Captain's Lewis and Clark and 40 expedition members embark on an epic expedition to the Pacific coast and back again. Part two: "Greeley Polar Expedition." - A party of 25 men set sail for the Arctic Region under the command of Lt Greeley.
Cast: Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Harold Levey (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Orchestra plays a medley of Stephen Foster melodies) "No wonder they don't take you seriously making fantastic claims like that."
End of Show: "It seems appropriate on this program dedicated to medical science that we remind you of the annual sale of Christmas stamps by the National Tuberculosis Association. Those stamps pay for direct care and research, not only in tuberculosis but in other communicable diseases. This splendid work should be supported by everyone, so remember, buy Christmas stamps."
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/12/11
Episode Number: 010
Available: YES
Title: The Will to Explore
Description: Part one: "Long and Discovery of Anesthesia." - 1842, Jefferson, Georgia, and a pair of doctors discuss a wonderful new procedure which would allow a patient to be treated by physicians without pain. Part two: "Gorgas and The Panama Canal." - In August 1904 the army struggles against illness and pestilence whilst attempting to build a remarkable new canal.
Cast: Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Harold Levey (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Wish I was young enough to go with you Captain Lewis."
End of Show: Next Wednesday at this time, DuPont will again present the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/12/18
Episode Number: 011
Available: YES
Title: Defiance of Nature
Description: Part one: "Erie Canal." A tribute to American Engineers who built a canal that linked Lake Erie to the Hudson River in New York City. Part two: "Holland Tunnel." Set in the nineteen twenties, this story covers the building of an automobile tunnel under the Hudson River, linking Jersey City and New York City.
Cast: Ruth Woodman (writer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Harold Levey (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: A couple of listener's comments are read out.
First Line: "Oh, Pa? Ma? Now look at all that mud you're a-trackin' in".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 35/12/25
Episode Number: 012
Available: YES
Title: The Humanitarian Urge
Description: Part one: "The Mary Ellen Case." Set in 1874, the story focuses on the need to protect children from abuse and led to the establishment of the SPCC. Part two: "The Juvenile Court Story." Deals with how the juvenile legal system works with delinquent minors and their parents to refocus their lives.
Cast: Ann Barley (writer), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director)
Beginning of Show: A Merry Christmas from everyone at Cavalcade.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Isn't there something I can do? No messages to send to relatives? [Voice 2] I have no relatives."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. This is the Columbia Broadcasting Company. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/01/01
Episode Number: 013
Available: YES
Title: The Declaration of Independence
Description: A summary of events in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia leading up to the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776 and the subsequent signing of the declaration in August 1776.
Cast: William Aires (music), Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Happy New Year's greetings to all for 1936. Announcer requests listener comments should be mailed to the show or radio station.
First Line: "Hardly an evening goes by without a gathering such as that one yonder."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Cavalcade shows will be presented by DuPont on Wednesday nights at 8pm EST on the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/01/08
Episode Number: 014
Available: YES
Title: Women in Public Service
Description: Part one: The story of Nobel Prize winner Jane Addams and the establishment of the Hull House Social Center in the slums of Chicago in the eighteen nineties. Part two: Deals with the work of frontier nurses ministering to mountain men and their families in the hills of Kentucky.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: A listener's letter of appreciation is read out.
First Line: "If folks in Cedarville could only understand what you and Ellen are up to Jane."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/01/15
Episode Number: 015
Available: YES
Title: Building and Architecture
Description: Part one: The story tells about the building of what would later become the Pennsylvania State Legislature in Philadelphia. It also covers the building of the bell tower and installation of the bell that would be known as the Liberty Bell following the War of Independence. Part two: A tribute to steel and steel builders in the construction of the Empire State Building.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Message for schoolteachers to stay tuned at the end of the show for a special announcement.
First Line: "Order! It is now in order to hear from the special commission for building a state house."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Special message for schoolteachers urging them to recommend next week's show "Speed of Words" to students, which will deal with improvements made in communications. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. Special news bulletin from the Press Radio Bureau concerning a fire in the Bronx that has disrupted subway traffic. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/01/22
Episode Number: 016
Available: YES
Title: Speed of Words
Description: This show reviews the remarkable progress of communications from letters carried on clipper ships, through the Pony Express, to telegraph, wireless and finally radio.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Many complimentary letters have been received by school teachers. As a result, copies of the 'Declaration of Independence' show are being made available to those who would like them.
First Line: [Voice 1] "The Flood side is beginning to slacken Captain Frazier". [Voice 2]" Alright, Mr. Delano".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next Wednesday at this same time, DuPont will again present the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/01/29
Episode Number: 017
Available: YES
Title: Enterprise
Description: Two stories are presented. In the first, Frederic Tudor introduces Massachusetts ice to the tropics in 1805. In the second, airbases are established at Honolulu, Midway, Wake and Guam to enable cross-Pacific air travel.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Very encouraging letters have been received from listeners.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Have a care Sam. Don't fall in!" [Voice 2] "There's good thick ice on this pond Mr. Tudor."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next Wednesday at this same time, DuPont will present a program that pays tribute to the courage and loyalty of American womanhood, shown both in pioneer times and today, in the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/02/05
Episode Number: 018
Available: YES
Title: Loyalty to Family
Description: This episode presents historical stories of American mothers' courage and devotion in overcoming hardships in support of their families.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: DuPont thanks everyone who has written in expressing their appreciation for the show.
First Line: "I cannot see how you and Dorothy can remain so calm, Elizabeth, when your husbands are in there planning your whole futures, and that of your dependents."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next Wednesday evening at this same time, DuPont will again present the Cavalcade of America. Since next Wednesday is February 12th, the birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, it is fitting that our program for that evening should dramatize some of the less familiar incidents from the life of the great emancipator. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/02/12
Episode Number: 019
Available: YES
Title: Abraham Lincoln
Description: Interesting anecdotes of experiences in the life of Abraham Lincoln, which helped shape his character and destiny.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Sounds of a farm with woman calling) "Here chick, chick, chick. Here chick, chick, chick". [Voice 2] "Morning Mrs. Crawford". [Voice 1]"Lands sakes if it isn't Abraham. "
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Teachers are encouraged to send for a transcript of this broadcast for use in the classroom. Next week at this same time, DuPont will again present the Cavalcade of America. Our next broadcast will dramatize the conquest of rivers by American bridge builders. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/02/19
Episode Number: 020
Available: YES
Title: The Bridge Builders
Description: The story of the Roeblings' determination to overcome the many difficulties involved in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The recently completed George Washington Bridge is also described, and finally the building of the Golden Gate Bridge, which was still under construction at the time of the broadcast.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Wind Howling) [Voice 1] "Listen to that wind, Jamie". [Voice 2] "Aye a fine night it is to be close by a hot stove."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next Wednesday evening at this same time, DuPont will present "Heroes of the Sea," another dramatic episode in the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/02/26
Episode Number: 021
Available: YES
Title: Heroes of the Sea
Description: This episode offers a duet of sea stories. Part one. It's 1851. Captain Josiah Kreasey risks storms and near mutiny to sail a new ship, the Flying Cloud around the horn - a treacherous route - to San Francisco's Gold Fields. His goal is to sail from New York to San Francisco in an unheard of 100 days. Part two. It's January, 1926 and a small British sea-going freighter with a damaged steering gear is floundering in a blowing snow storm. They send out an SOS. An American vessel, the Roosevelt, acknowledges the SOS and speeds through the blinding snow hoping to reach the freighter's last known position in time to save the crew.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Cavalcade Orchestra performs for 5 minutes following the introduction.) [dialog] "So the Flying Cloud is ready for the sea, Donald. Ready and eager to be gone."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week at this same time you will hear the stories and melodies of songs that inspired the nation, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/03/04
Episode Number: 022
Available: YES
Title: Songs That Inspire the Nation
Description: Brief sketches of early American composers act as a springboard for spotlighting their unique songs and music. Composers noted are Stephen Collins Foster (The Swanee River), Dan Decatur Emmett (Dixie), John Philip Sousa (Stars and Stripes Forever), Irving Berlin (Alexander's Ragtime Band), and Carrie Jacobs Bond (I Love You Truly).
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: This evening's broadcast in the Cavalcade of America, brought to you by DuPont, is a tribute to American Music and American Composers.
First Line: (Crowd applause) "It is my pleasure Ladies and Gentlemen, to introduce the speaker of the day, member of the state legislature, our esteemed friend, neighbor and fellow citizen, William B. Foster."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Invitation for listeners to send in their comments on the show. Perseverance, a dramatization of incidents in the lives of American inventors, will be heard next Wednesday evening at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/03/11
Episode Number: 023
Available: YES
Title: Perseverance
Description: (DuPont orchestra opens with a musical selection) The trials and tribulations of Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine, are described, followed by the tale of another pair of inventors: Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: A letter is read out from a high school teacher in Michigan.
First Line: "Land sakes Elias, you make me nervous staring at me so."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. They Also Serve, stories of the fortitude and bravery of American womanhood, will be heard next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/03/18
Episode Number: 024
Available: YES
Title: They Also Serve
Description: (DuPont orchestra opens with a musical selection) The Cavalcade offers two vignettes. First a story of the suffering and worries of the women who keep the home fires burning while their men go off in fishing boats. Will the fickle sea claim their husbands, sons and sweethearts, or bring them home again? Next, is the dramatization of the woes of the wives of a police officer and a firefighter as their men go into danger.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Oh, if they don't stop that terrible horn I'll go out of my mind."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Conservation, which tells the curious and interesting story of Johnny Appleseed and an exciting story of forest rangers, will be heard next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America". This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/03/25
Episode Number: 025
Available: YES
Title: Conservation
Description: A brief play gives the story of how John Chapman, AKA Johnny Appleseed, earned his nickname. A second sketch illustrates the job of Forest Ranger, and how these brave men risk their own safety to protect our timber lands from the ravages of fires.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Whoa, whoa there Snowbell. Looks to all the world like a bit of little old Rhode Island, doesn't it?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Winning Fame in American Literature, stories of Mark Twain and Louisa May Alcott, will be told next Wednesday evening at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/04/01
Episode Number: 026
Available: YES
Title: Winning Fame for American Literature
Description: The DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra opens the program with 'Father of Waters' & 'Huckleberry Finn'. The lives of Samuel Clemens & Louisa May Alcott are dramatized.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Sounds of swimming) "Good old Mississippi. Hey Johnny, Johnny swim out here. (Shout in background) "Sam! You come on back closer to shore"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Opportunity, a subject that includes some interesting stories of Benjamin Franklin, will be the title of the broadcast next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/04/08
Episode Number: 027
Available: YES
Title: Opportunity
Description: The DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra opens the program with 'Sylvia'. The lives of Benjamin Franklin & Silas Curtis are dramatized.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Whoa. Whoa now. Whoa! Hiya (unintelligible), want a ride?" [Voice 2] "Most certainly sir, if you can take a passenger."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Railroad Builders, stories of the building of the Hoosac Tunnel and the first transcontinental railroad, will be broadcast next week at this time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/04/15
Episode Number: 028
Available: YES
Title: Railroad Builders
Description: The DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra opens with three railroad songs (beginning with 'The railroad cars are coming'. The Building of the Hoosac Tunnel and the meeting at Promontory Point are dramatized.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Oh Herman dear, I'm almost exhausted. Couldn't we rest for a few minutes?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Safety First, stories which trace the interesting development of firefighting, will be broadcast next week at this time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/04/22
Episode Number: 029
Available: YES
Title: Safety First
Description: The DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra plays an overture based on some of the original themes used during the broadcasts of the Cavalcade of America. Stories of the Mutual Assurance Company, the first steam fire engine, and New York City's Finest are dramatized.
Cast: Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Sound of people in the street and bells ringing) "What's the matter? What are they ringing the church bells for?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Daylight Savings Time goes into effect next Sunday morning, so Self Reliance, the story of courageous American women, will be heard next week at 8 p.m. Daylight Saving Time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/04/29
Episode Number: 030
Available: YES
Title: Self Reliance
Description: The DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra opens with 'Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen'. Stories of Eliza Lucas and a fictitious teacher by the name of Helen Maitland are dramatized.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Father...Father are you still up?" [Voice 2] "Your mother and I are in the library Elisa."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The Artistic Impulse, interesting dramatic episodes about famous American painters, will be heard next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/05/06
Episode Number: 031
Available: YES
Title: The Artistic Impulse
Description: The orchestra plays a musical Mothers Day tribute: Dvorak's 'Songs My Mother Taught Me' and Brahms' 'Lullaby.' The story starts in 1738 with the birth of Benjamin West. In 1744 he learns to draw from an Indian named Waicoma. As an adult in England, West founds the Royal Academy of Art. A second story tells of James Abbott McNeill Whistler painting a portrait of his mother and then later suing a British art critic for libel.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Opening of the Show: This is Art Week in Delaware and many other communities.
First Line: "What are you doing Waicoma? Can I watch? Will you show me how to do that?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial for a product called Fabricoid, used to cover books and other objects. Tillers of the Soil, a story of American farming, will be heard next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/05/13
Episode Number: 032
Available: YES
Title: Tillers of the Soil
Description: The Orchestra plays 'My Little Gray Home in the West' and 'In the Gloaming.' The story starts in the spring of 1790 as Jonathan, Pricilla and their son Daniel plant corn. An Indian shows them a better way to do it. In 1831 Daniel on his farm watches Cy McCormack use his newly invented reaping machine. Agricultural colleges are founded. In 1862 Lincoln signed the Homestead Act.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: A Farm Chemurgic Council is meeting this week in Dearborn Michigan.
First Line: [Voice 1] "(Shouting) Priscilla. Jennie...Come on out here". [Voice 2] "Yes Jonathan what do you want?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial for industrial uses of Corn and Soybean. Hardiness, stories of logging camps and oil fields, will be heard next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/05/20
Episode Number: 033
Available: YES
Title: Hardiness
Description: The orchestra plays 'By the Shores of the Minnetonka.' The first story opens in the spring of 1842 and tells the story of Steven Hawks as he moves a forest of logs down the Mississippi to a St Louis lumber mill. The second story takes place in 1898 near Beaumont Texas. Captain Anthony Lucas, a geologist, is instrumental in the beginning of the oil drilling boom in Texas.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Excerpts from two letters are read, one from a businessman and one from a housewife.
First Line: "(Shouting) Steve....Steve! Oh, why you sit out there alone?"
End of Show: The DuPont commercial tells how DuPont makes products that increase the efficiency of petroleum in engine fuel using anti-oxidants. Resourcefulness will be the title of the program next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/05/27
Episode Number: 034
Available: YES
Title: Resourcefulness
Description: The orchestra plays "Pan American' by Victor Herbert. The first story takes place in 1849 and tells how John Judson Ames struggles to bring a printing press to San Francisco. The second story takes place in modern times and tells how a dedicated Coast Guard official rescued two boys who fell into an icy sea.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: An announcement is made that a survey showed that the Cavalcade of America was listened to by several million people a week, 81 per cent of whom are adults.
First Line: "(Shouting) Faster men! Faster! We got to get to California while there is still some gold left."
End of Show: The DuPont commercial tells of items from cellulose, including artificial sponges, cellophane and rayon. Songs of Home, several interesting stories of American songs we all love, will be heard next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/06/03
Episode Number: 035
Available: YES
Title: Songs of Home
Description: The first story tells of John Howard Payne who wrote "No Place like Home" while in England working on a play in 1823. It tells of his death as American Council General of Tunis, North Africa in 1851. The second story tells how Stephen Foster created "My Old Kentucky Home" while on his honeymoon in Kentucky in 1851. A third story tells of James Bland writing "Carry Me Back to Old Virginnie." The last story tells how David Guyan transcribed "Home on the Range" from listening to cowboys singing folk songs.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Announcement that this episode was produced due to requests that another show be produced similar to episode 22, Songs that Inspire the Nation.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Good Evening Doctor Knotts". [Voice 2] "Good Evening, Henderson. Young Payne arrived?" [Voice 1] Yes Sir."
End of Show: The DuPont commercial states that air conditioning will be essential in the future. Heroes of Texas will be the title of the broadcast next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

36/06/10 -- Pre-empted by the Republican National Convention.

Date Aired: 36/06/17
Episode Number: 036
Available: YES
Title: Heroes of Texas
Description: Moses and then his son Stephen Austen guide Texas to become a free republic.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levy (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Today is Texas Day on Cavalcade. June 6th marked the opening of the Texas Centennial exhibit in Dallas.
First Line: "Your Excellency, All I ask as you can see by the petition is a grant of land."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Steamboat Builders, stories of John Fitch, Robert Fulton and Eliphalet Nott, will be the title of the broadcast next week at this same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/06/24
Episode Number: 037
Available: YES
Title: Steamboat Builders
Description: Three stories about the steamboat builders. John Fitch invents the Steamboat. Robert Fulton makes it practical. Eliphalet Nott and the anthracite engine.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Harold Levey (composer, conductor), Edward Longstreth, Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Farm sounds with birds chirping and hammering) [Voice 1] "Friend John, John!" [Voice 2] "Yes Joshua what is it?" [Voice 1] "I've been looking everywhere for thee."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. American Journalism will be the title of the broadcast when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/07/01
Episode Number: 038
Available: YES
Title: American Journalism
Description: Two dramatic stories about events that reach us every day through journalism. In story #1, we follow the Horace Greeley as he attempts to become a printer. In story #2, Henry Mortimer Stanley goes to Africa to search for Dr. David Livingstone. The orchestra plays selections from 'Maytime'.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Ann Barley (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Harold Levey (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Hey, Good morning young man. Mind stepping to one side while I unlock this door?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Victor Herbert, master of melody will be the title of the broadcast when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/07/08
Episode Number: 039
Available: YES
Title: Victor Herbert: Master of Melody
Description: A musical biography of the famous composer, Victor Herbert.
Cast: Dwight Weist (announcer), Frank Singiser (commercial spokesman), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer), Harold Levey (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Sound of piano practicing) [Voice 1] "What are you doing Victor?" [Voice 2] "Trying to play one of grandfather's songs."
End of Show: The DuPont commercial deals with 'soapless soap' (the word 'detergent' is used) such as 'Dreft' and 'Drene'. Next week at this time, DuPont will present the first of a special summer series, The Cavalcade of American in Music. The first group of shows will feature Arthur Pryor and his band. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Episodes 40 through 45 are actually titled "Development of Band Music in America" Part 1, Part 2... The titles listed here are the subtitles of each episode.

Date Aired: 36/07/15
Episode Number: 040
Available: YES
Title: The Small Bands: Sousa, Gilmore and Pryor
Description: The program features music popularized by (John Phillip) Sousa, Gilmore and (Arthur) Pryor.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer, conductor), Kenneth Webb (writer, director)
Beginning of Show: "This evening, the Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, inaugurates a special summer series and welcomes as its musical conductor the world's foremost bandmaster, Arthur Pryor."
First Line: The first tune is Semper Fidelis (Latin for Always Faithful.)
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, at this same time, Arthur Pryor and his band will again be heard when DuPont continues with its summer series of the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/07/22
Episode Number: 041
Available: YES
Title: From the Gay Nineties On
Description: In program #2 of the summer series, From the Gay Nineties On, bands find additional venues with the development of amusement parks following the hit made by the midway entertainments at the 1899 Chicago World's Fair, where Sousa introduces the audience sing-along. Band instrumentation adds woodwinds and their repertoire expands to include tunes from popular operettas and descriptive tone poems written especially for concert band orchestration.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: The first tune is Washington Post March.
End of Show: The DuPont commercial deals with a discussion of how chemical research has led to the development of cheaper, longer-lasting automobile tires. Next week, at this same time, Arthur Pryor and his band will again be heard when DuPont continues with its summer series of the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/07/29
Episode Number: 042
Available: YES
Title: American Bands Travel
Description: In program #3 of the summer series, mention is made of the adoption and further popularization of band music by high school and collegiate musicians as the bands start to travel, and of the great success of Sousa's 1900 European tour. However, the program is almost entirely devoted to musical performances and has no real organizing storyline.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: The first tune is El Capitan March.
End of Show: The DuPont commercial deals with the difficulty of obtaining natural camphor from Formosa, essential to medicinal and industrial uses, which spurs DuPont researchers to develop a means of synthesizing the substance from turpentine obtained from forests in the American South. Next week, at this same time, Arthur Pryor and his band will again be heard when DuPont continues with its summer series of the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System. WABC, New York.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/08/05
Episode Number: 043
Available: YES
Title: Bands Today
Description: In program #4 of the summer series, the focus is on bands of today. The program includes a playing of My Country 'Tis of Thee on a set of squeeze bulb horns, as a seal would perform it. No indication is given as to whether a real animal or a human performer is used. The program ends with the most famous band tune, The Stars and Stripes Forever. The program also features a tribute to circus bands, a medley from the Victor Herbert operetta Algeria, some amusing anecdotes from Arthur Pryor's experiences touring with concert bands, and the finale of Sibelius' tone poem Finlandia.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer, composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show: A congratulatory telegram to Arthur Pryor, from the Bandmasters Association meeting in Interlochen, Michigan, is read out.
First Line: The first tune is a new Arthur Pryor composition, Will Rogers, America's Cowboy Philosopher.
End of Show: The DuPont commercial discusses the many industrial uses of sodium silicate, commonly known as 'water glass. Next week, at this same time, Arthur Pryor and his band will again be heard when DuPont continues its summer series of the Cavalcade of America in music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/08/12
Episode Number: 044
Available: NO
Title: Lost Episode #01 The Development of Band Music in America
Description:
Cast:
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Notes: http://www.audio-classics.com/mgarticle010.html

Date Aired: 36/08/19
Episode Number: 045
Available: NO
Title: Lost Episode #02 The Development of Band Music in America
Description:
Cast:
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Notes: http://www.audio-classics.com/mgarticle010.html

Date Aired: 36/08/26
Episode Number: 046
Available: YES
Title: The Evolution of Dance Music in America
Description: A musical survey covering the period from 1834 to the latest in swing.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Harold Sanford (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: "Beginning this evening the Cavalcade of America will bring you a series of four weekly musical half hours featuring one of radio's distinguished conductors, Don Voorhees and his Orchestra".
First Line: The first tune is Turkey in the Straw.
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, at this same time, the Cavalcade of America In Music, presented by DuPont, will bring you another program with Don Voorhees and his Orchestra, this one to be the tuneful development of American musical comedy and operetta. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/09/02
Episode Number: 047
Available: YES
Title: American Music Comedy and Operetta
Description: A musical trip tracing the tuneful development of American operetta and musical comedy from the turn of the century to the present time.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Harold Sanford (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: The first tune is Tell Me Pretty Maiden.
End of Show: DuPont commercial. You're invited to join us again next Wednesday at this same time for another program in this summer series of the Cavalcade of America in music, presented by DuPont. Don Voorhees and his Orchestra will trace the development of modern orchestral music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/09/09
Episode Number: 048
Available: NO
Title: Lost Episode #03 Modern American Orchestral Music
Description:
Cast:
Beginning of Show:
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Notes: http://www.audio-classics.com/mgarticle010.html

Date Aired: 36/09/16
Episode Number: 049
Available: YES
Title: The Orchestra of Today and How It Grew
Description: A portrait of how the modern pop music orchestra has evolved in the last fifteen years, and how radio has contributed to these changes.
Cast: Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Harold Sanford (writer), Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: The first tune is Let's Face the Music and Dance.
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, The Cavalcade of America in Music, presented by DuPont, will bring you Don Voorhees and his Orchestra playing Music of the Movies, and two weeks from tonight, The Cavalcade of America resumes its popular fall and winter series, reenacting authentic episodes from the brilliant pageant of American progress. The first episode will be about P.T. Barnum. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: The program has an interesting and prophetic DuPont commercial.

Date Aired: 36/09/23
Episode Number: 050
Available: YES
Title: Music of the Movies
Description: A survey of the high points of movie music in the first eight years of sound films.
Cast: Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Harold Sanford (writer), Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director)
Beginning of Show: "Another chapter in the Cavalcade of America in music, presented by DuPont, featuring Don Voorhees and his distinguished orchestra. Music of the Movies is the title of this evening's story and what progress the movies have made."
First Line: The first tune is The Way You Look Tonight, a song by Jerome Kern from the movie Swing Time.
End of Show: DuPont commercial. This evening completes the summer series of The Cavalcade of America in Music. Next week at this same time, DuPont will resume its popular fall and winter series, reenacting authentic episodes from the brilliant pageant of American history. The first of this dramatic series will tell the interesting story of that master showman, P. T. Barnum. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/09/30
Episode Number: 051
Available: YES
Title: Showmanship
Description: The story of P. T. Barnum is dramatized. Barnum leaves the grocery business to buy a one hundred and sixty year old slave, who claims to have raised George Washington. Barnum and General Tom Thumb meet Queen Victoria. Jenny Lind is a success and Barnum teams up with Bailey to form The Greatest Show on Earth. The first tune is a medley from Jumbo.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Katherine Seymour (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: "We welcome you to the first program in the fall and winter series of the Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, dramatizing historical episodes of American life. This evening we present the story of that colorful character, daddy of the American circus, P.T. Barnum."
First Line: "The future is gleaming with hope Mrs. Barnum. Our fortune is made. In one year you will be dressed in fine silks."
End of Show: The DuPont commercial describes how the lives of many elephants were saved by inventing plastics that can be substituted for natural ivory. Next week's program will feature a pair of stories demonstrating that a willingness to help others is a trait of Americans. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/10/07
Episode Number: 052
Available: YES
Title: A Helping Hand
Description: Two separate stories of Good Samaritans: The first story tells of Louisa Lee Schuyler, an outstanding American volunteer who would later found the first training school for nurses. The second story tells of the work of the Traveler's Aid Society.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Ann Barley (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: "This evening, forty-one members of the orchestra and cast of the Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, give you a program that is in the nature of a birthday party, for this evening's performance of the Cavalcade of America is its fifty-second, ending a full year on the air."
First Line: [Louisa Schuyler] [woman crying in the background] "Georgina, what's the matter? Why are you crying? Won't you tell me?" [Georgina Schuyler] "Someone has to, I suppose".
End of Show: During the DuPont commercial, the spokesman tells of his visit to the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, TX and the wonders of manufacturing he saw there. The episode for next week will feature stories of the guardians of our coast - those working in lighthouses and lightships. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/10/14
Episode Number: 053
Available: YES
Title: Sentinels of the Deep
Description: Tells of the dangers faced by ships as they neared the rocky coast in a time before there were any warning systems, followed by two tales of the heroism of those serving on lighthouses and lightships.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Jerry McGill (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: " We'll be lucky if we arrive tonight, Captain. Helmsman reports they're loggy in the head."
End of Show: The DuPont commercial tells how autumn is used as an example of how color has effected the world, and how chemists have developed reliable dyes. Next week's show will tell the story of John Winthrop, the pioneer American chemist. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/10/21
Episode Number: 054
Available: YES
Title: John Winthrop, Pioneer Chemical Science
Description: The early career of John Winthrop is dramatized, as a way of telling about the challenges faced by pioneer chemists working in the 1600's.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Lawrence Hammond (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Elizabeth Winthrop] "'Tis hard to keep the house clean, John, with all those kettles and pots lying around." [John Winthrop] "Uh, bear with me a little, Elizabeth. In time, I'll have a place for such things."
End of Show: The DuPont commercial tells how chemistry has been of particular benefit over the last few years. Next week's show will be a dramatization of incidents from the life of Edward Mac Dowell, American musician and composer. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/11/04
Episode Number: 055
Available: YES
Title: Edward Mac Dowell, Pioneer Musical Training
Description: This episode tells the biographic story of American musician and composer Edward McDowell. In part the story line is credited to the wife of the late man.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: "The story that will be told in music and drama this evening on the Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, is the story of a pioneer in American music, Edward McDowell, and we are privileged to have with this evening Mrs. McDowell, widow of the composer-musician, who has given us much valuable assistance in the preparation of our story" Mrs. Mac Dowell speaks briefly to the audience.
First Line: [Grandfather] "Edward?" [Edward Mac Dowell] "Oh! Hello, grandfather. I just finished practicing." [Grandfather] "We-e-e-.l, that's good. It's time I had a talk with you."
End of Show: The DuPont commercial discusses research chemistry's role in pest control in the preservation of wood. Next week's show will contrast old versus modern methods of transcontinental travel. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/11/11
Episode Number: 056
Available: YES
Title: Transcontinental Journeys
Description: An 88 year old woman is asked to recall her trip across the country by covered wagon in 1859, as she travels in an airplane.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "Just as the stories in tonight's program are about two journeys across the nation, so the whole series of programs in the Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, takes our listeners through the pageant of American progress".
End of Show: In the DuPont commercial, Frank Singiser addresses the audience regarding the advances DuPont has made regarding transportation. The story of Charles Goodyear and his discovery of the process for vulcanizing rubber will be heard next week at this same time when DuPont presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/11/18
Episode Number: 057
Available: NO
Title: Lost Episode #04 The Story of Rubber
Description:
Cast:
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Notes:
  1. http://www.audio-classics.com/mgarticle010.html
  2. Script available.

Date Aired: 36/11/25
Episode Number: 058
Available: YES
Title: Songs of Sentiment
Description: The tales behind some of the "good old tunes that have marched down through the years" are told through drama and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "As the Cavalcade of America opens this evening, we want to remind our listeners that tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, the 1936 Annual Red Cross Roll Call ends."
End of Show: In the DuPont commercial, Frank Singiser discusses the optimism of America. The Seeing Eye, a dramatic story of the training of German Shepherd dogs as guides for the blind, will be the subject of our next broadcast when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/12/02
Episode Number: 059
Available: YES
Title: The Seeing Eye
Description: The story of how the Seeing Eye dog program came to Morristown, NJ.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "You should be feeling very grateful this morning, Mrs. Dean. The young man's life is no longer in danger".
End of Show: Sarah Eustace of the Seeing Eye program addresses the audience. DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be The Story of Christmas Seals. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: This show is repeated November 17, 1937.

Date Aired: 36/12/09
Episode Number: 060
Available: YES
Title: The Story of Christmas Seals
Description: A devoted Red Cross worker, Emily Bissell, and her idea to raise funds to keep a children's camp open in the fight against tuberculosis.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: [Announcer] "The story that will be dramatized this evening on the Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, is the story of the Christmas Seals." Emily Bissell is in the audience and will speak at the end of the show.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Good morning Mrs. Lang" [Voice 2] "Oh, Miss Bissell. Come right in. I was hoping you'd get here."
End of Show: Emily Bissell discusses the importance and success of Christmas Seals. DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be The Man Who Had Two Careers, the story of Samuel F. B. Morse. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 36/12/16
Episode Number: 061
Available: NO
Title: The Man Who Had Two Careers
Description: The varied life of artist-inventor Samuel F B Morse
Cast:
Beginning of Show:
First Line:
End of Show:
Notes: Script available.

Date Aired: 36/12/23
Episode Number: 062
Available: YES
Title: Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Description: A tribute to Ernestine Schumann-Heink who died November 17, 1936. This is a dramatization of her life story, from poverty and initial rejection to stardom in Europe, and adoption of America as her home and continued stardom.
Cast: Jeanette Nolan, Helen Oldheim (prima donna contralto of the Metropolitan Opera), Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: [Announcer] "Here it is, almost Christmas, and what a holiday season it is... happier than we've had for some time, because this year more people are able to enjoy more of the good things of life". A Merry Christmas to everyone from DuPont.
First Line: "I have shivers running up and down my back, Herr Labatt"
End of Show: Next week at this same time, DuPont will again present The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: This show was repeated on 37/12/29.

Date Aired: 36/12/30
Episode Number: 063
Available: YES
Title: Yankee Independence
Description: Story of Connecticut's Charter Oak. Dramatization of the English Crown's efforts in 1686 and 1687 to consolidate all of the New England colonies under one Royal Governor with supreme power. Connecticut resisted turning over its Charter (constitution) to the new governor.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Gentlemen, I have called you here to consider a matter of grave importance to the life of this colony".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Winning Prestige for the American Stage, the story of Joseph Jefferson, will be the subject of our broadcast next This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/01/06
Episode Number: 064
Available: YES
Title: Winning Prestige for the American Stage
Description: Joseph Jefferson, first great American comedian. He became famous for his role as Rip Van Winkle, based on Washington Irving's short story.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "Prior to the American Revolution, English players held a monopoly on theatrical entertainment in this country."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. John W Hyatt, the father of plastics, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcast System.
Notes: Jefferson's birth date should be 1829 not 1929.

Date Aired: 37/01/13
Episode Number: 065
Available: YES
Title: John Hyatt, Father of Plastics
Description: Account of John Hyatt who was a type setter by trade, but his curiosity and a $10,000 reward for an ivory substitute were the keys that lead to his discovery of the first plastic.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Well Jim, it's almost time for us to get back to work".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Songs of the Sea, amusing stories of the men who go down to the sea in ships, will be the subject of the broadcast, when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcast System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/01/20
Episode Number: 066
Available: YES
Title: Songs of the Sea
Description: Story of John Lawson, who signs on as a sailor, and undergoes initiation with King Neptune. Also, included are several old sea songs.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "In bringing you the sweeping, ever changing panorama of the Cavalcade of America, we have presented tales of heroism and daring in many walks of life and many periods of American History."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Elizabeth Blackwell, pioneer woman physician and her struggles for recognition of a woman's place in a medical profession will be the subject of our broadcast when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting system.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/01/27
Episode Number: 067
Available: YES
Title: Pioneer Woman Physician
Description: Don Voorhees & the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra open the program with "Time on My Hands". English born, but Kentuckian, Elizabeth Blackwell, overcomes obstacles to gain entrance to a medical school and graduate. Later she founded the New York Infirmary and College for Women & Children.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening the Cavalcade of America brings you a story about a valiant young woman who braved all opposition to gain a place in the world of science."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Minute Men of The Air, the story of amateur radio operators and their contribution in time of national disaster, will be the subject of the broadcast, when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting system.
Notes: AKA: Elizabeth Blackwell: Pioneer Woman Physician

Date Aired: 37/02/03
Episode Number: 068
Available: YES
Title: Minute Men of the Air
Description: Don Voorhees & the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra open the program with Irving Berlin's Soft Lights and Sweet Music. The important role played by amateur radio operators (hams) and the founding of the American Radio Relay League in May 1914 are dramatized.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening the Cavalcade of America brings you the story of the Minutemen of the Air, the 60,000 licensed amateur radio operators who have given so freely of their time and effort in local and national emergencies."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The Cavalcade has question for listeners, "Do you want us to continue with these Cavalcade of America programs as we have for 68 weeks, or would you prefer to have us sponsor another type of radio entertainment?" And we hope you will tune in again next Wednesday, when we present the story of an interesting American, Peter Cooper, The Man who Refused to Grow Old. This is the Columbia Broadcasting system.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/02/10
Episode Number: 069
Available: YES
Title: The Man Who Couldn't Grow Old
Description: Don Voorhees & the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra open the program with Jerome Kern's Babes in the Woods. Peter Cooper refuses to allow the lack of a primary education to hinder him. He had an inventive mind and a desire to help others. He developed the first good American glue iron, designed and built the first useful steam engine, worked on laying the Atlantic cable and more, allowing him to found a school for the teaching the sciences and engineering skills.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening the Cavalcade of America brings you the story of Peter Cooper, industrialist, philanthropist and educator."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. An ounce of prevention, the story of inoculation as first practiced in America as a small pox preventive, will be the subject of the broadcast when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting system.
Notes: AKA: The Man Who Refused Grow Old

Date Aired: 37/02/17
Episode Number: 070
Available: YES
Title: The Ounce of Prevention
Description: Don Voorhees & the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra open the program with Jerome Kern's You are Loved, from Showboat. Story about the early fight against small pox. A slave, given to Cotton Mather, was from an African tribe that practiced inoculation to prevent this plague and the scarring that followed. Cotton Mather learns of this and inoculates himself, and battles for acceptance of this in Boston and New England.
Cast: Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening the Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, brings you a story telling how a courageous clergyman and a physician fought and won a battle that has meant much to the health and happiness of our country."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The story of Lillian Nordica, episodes in the life of the great American prima donna, will be the subject of the broadcast, when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/02/24
Episode Number: 071
Available: YES
Title: Winning Recognition for American Singers
Description: Story of Lillian Nordica's efforts to become an American born, world class opera singer and her efforts to help train American singers.
Cast: Agnes Davis (soprano), Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening we present high spots from the career of one of the first American operatic stars to gain prestige for native-born American singers, Madame Lillian Nordica."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. National Park Pioneers, episodes from the men that discovered and helped develop our great system of national playgrounds, thereby conserving natural wonders of our country for posterity, will be the subject of the broadcast when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: The Story of Lillian Nordica

Date Aired: 37/03/02
Episode Number: 072
Available: YES
Title: National Parks Pioneers
Description: Story of how the wonders of Yellowstone were found and preserved.
Cast: Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "Each year, increasing thousands of eager Americans travel by rail, automobile and airplane to the numerous national parks of the United States to stand in awe before natural wonders thousands of years old."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The Life of Stephen Girard, little known episodes from the life of one of America's philanthropists and merchants, will be the subject of the broadcast when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/03/10
Episode Number: 073
Available: YES
Title: Stephen Girard
Description: Life story of Stephen Girard from cabin boy to banker to philanthropist and patriot.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "In the long line of noble and distinguished men and women in the Cavalcade of America, there's one who has been called a perfect citizen."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The life of James Fenimore Cooper, pioneer among American novelists, with dramatic scenes from one of his most famous stories, will be the subject of the broadcast when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/03/17
Episode Number: 074
Available: YES
Title: James Fenimore Cooper, First American Novelist
Description: Story of James Fenimore Cooper and the challenge from his wife that lead to his development as a novelist that wrote American based stories.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening, DuPont presents episodes from the life of America's first great novelist, James Fenimore Cooper."
End of Show: On Sunday, March 21st, winter is officially over. DuPont commercial. Next week, "The House of Glass." Incidents in the romantic and colorful life of Henry William Stiegel, first American manufacture of glass, will be the subject of the broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: The Life of James Fenimore Cooper, and James Fenimore Cooper.

Date Aired: 37/03/24
Episode Number: 075
Available: YES
Title: The House of Glass
Description: Story of Henry William Stiegel who improved Franklin's stove, expanded steel production, started the American glass industry and builds the first large-scale glassworks factories in Colonial America..
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "In the onward march of events, there is a place of honor in the Cavalcade of America for the men whose vision and courage give America new industries."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next Wednesday evening we will present The Story of the Famous McGuffey Readers, among the first official school books of the nation. Our story will picture forcefully the difficulties of obtaining an education in the old days, and it offers interesting contrast with the varied educational facilities available to everyone today. This particular comparison has a pertinent relationship of another feature of next week's program in announcing an educational chemical exhibit with demonstrations which will open in New York at Museum of Science and Industry in Rockefeller Center; we will have three guests on our program. Dr F. B. Jewitt, president of the trustees for the museum, Lamont DuPont, president of DuPont company, and Dr C. M. A. Stein, vice president responsible for DuPont broad research program. We hope you will join us to hear the story and meet these distinguished guests when next week, at this same time DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/03/31
Episode Number: 076
Available: YES
Title: The McGuffey Readers
Description: Story of William Holmes McGuffey and how he came to write the McGuffey readers used in schools from about 1836 into the 1900s.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor); Edward Smith and Tom Robins (tell story); Dr F. B. Jewitt, President of the Bell Telephone Laboratories and President of the trustees for the museum; Lamont DuPont, President of DuPont Company; and Dr C. M. A. Stein, vice president responsible for DuPont broad research program
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening marks the opening of a DuPont exhibit in the New York Museum of Science and Industry in Rockefeller Center, New York City."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The discovery of the North Pole by Commander Robert E Peary will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/04/07
Episode Number: 077
Available: YES
Title: Admiral Peary Discovers the Pole
Description: Story of Robert E Peary's persistent determination over 23 years to reach the North Pole.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor). Captain Bob Bartlet (accompanied Perry in the last dash to the pole up to the 88th meridian)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening, the DuPont Cavalcade pays tribute to another gallant American pioneer, a man whose stubborn tenacity of purpose triumphed over years of heartbreaking failures, carrying him to the fulfillment of a dream."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:
  1. AKA: "The Discovery of the North Pole by Robert E Peary"
  2. The trumpeter blows a sour note just before the first line is spoken...

Date Aired: 37/04/14
Episode Number: 078
Available: YES
Title: Songs of the Gay Nineties
Description: Songs of the colorful period of the Gay 90's (1890s).
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Gladys Rith (singer), Mary Hopple (singer), Alden Edkins (singer), Charles Harrison (singer) Wallace McGill (Singer), Everett Clark (singer)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "In our chronicle of the passing scene which we call the Cavalcade of America, you have heard stories of pioneers in government, in industry, in art and in science."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The Golden Touch, a story of John A Sutter and the discovery of gold in California, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/04/21
Episode Number: 079
Available: YES
Title: The Golden Touch
Description: Story of John A Sutter's emigration to the United States, settlement in California and the discovery of gold on his land in 1848.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "Among America's well-known men are many who came from Europe to try their fortunes and make their homes in this land of opportunity."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. George Washington - Scientific Farmer, will be the subject of next week's broadcast. This coming Sunday, April 25th, many communities will change to daylight saving time. If your city or town does not adopt daylight saving time, remember that The Cavalcade of America, presented by DuPont, will come to you one hour earlier. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: DuPont announces the development a new rayon yarn called Cordura (http://www2.dupont.com/Heritage/en_US/related_topics/condura.html)

Date Aired: 37/04/28
Episode Number: 080
Available: YES
Title: George Washington
Description: This story isn't about his life in general, but focuses on his desire to improve farming production, consistency and continual use of the land. Story of George Washington's scientific approach to farming for soil care and crop rotation.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "One hundred and forty-eight years ago this week, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Songs of the South, the development of folk music, and stories of how some of the old melodies came into being, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at the same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: George Washington - Scientific Farmer

Date Aired: 37/05/05
Episode Number: 081
Available: YES
Title: Songs of the South
Description: Influence of African slaves on the development of music in the American South is explored from work songs of the slaves, Negro spirituals, and minstrel shows, through the songs of Stephen Foster and Jerome Kern's Showboat. W.C. Handy personally appears in the studio to perform a blues trumpet solo.
Cast: Maria Sivera (soprano), Abby Mitchell (contralto) and The Southern Airs, Don Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra, Professor W. C. Handy (Negro composer of Memphis Blues) Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening the DuPont Cavalcade of America presents a tribute to National Music Week."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The Story of Dynamite, incidents in the life of its inventor, Alfred Nobel, and its development in America, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Next week in Memphis Tennessee, the Annual Cotton Carnival will be celebrated.

Date Aired: 37/05/12
Episode Number: 082
Available: YES
Title: The Story of Dynamite
Description: Story of Alfred Nobel and his interest in using nitroglycerin as an explosive; efforts to make use of nitroglycerin safer; the development of dynamite; immigration to America from Sweden and efforts to gain acceptance of dynamite as a safe and stable explosive. Also discussed are some large-scale civil engineering projects in progress at the time of the broadcast, which rely on the use of dynamite.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "History is studded with the names of men and women who turned to America in their hour of need and won recognition."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Thomas A Edison - The Man. Little known human incidents in the life of America's foremost inventor, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents, The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/05/19
Episode Number: 083
Available: YES
Title: Thomas A Edison, the Man
Description: Story covering Thomas A Edison's inventive spirit when his efforts are surpassed and his use of this inventive spirit to help those he loved. Vignettes reveal the human side of Edison, including his improvised inventions to aid the sickroom recovery of his assistant's daughter Charlotte Mallory.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "Every American knows something of the life and works of Thomas Alva Edison."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Songs of the American Indian, the music and customs of primitive America, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/05/26
Episode Number: 084
Available: YES
Title: Songs of the American Indian
Description: Lone Bear, Pawnee chieftain and Juilliard-trained musicologist, performs traditional and modern adaptations of tribal songs and stories.
Cast: Lone Bear (Indian vocalist), Helen Denton (contralto), Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) with the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening, the DuPont Cavalcade brings you a program which salutes in song and story the Indian, the original American."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The story of dyes, the development of a great new American industry and its daily benefit to modern living, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/06/02
Episode Number: 085
Available: YES
Title: The Story of American Dyes
Description: The story is told of the development of the American chemical dye industry and its influence, from textiles to medicine, from the viewpoint of a typical American family.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "In the past century, the chemical industry in the United States has helped raise the standard of living to a higher level than ever before."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The Eighth Wonder of the World, the story of the building of the Grand Coulee Dam, will be the subject of the broadcast, when next week at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/06/09
Episode Number: 086
Available: YES
Title: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Description: The story of the building of the Grand Coulee dam, which was half-completed at the time of the broadcast.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "History is studded with the names of those who have dreamed fine dreams and helped transform them into great realities."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Stars of Destiny, the story of David Rittenhouse and his contribution to many sciences, including astronomy, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/06/16
Episode Number: 087
Available: YES
Title: Stars of Destiny
Description: A biography of David Rittenhouse, colonial American astronomer, clockmaker, scientific instrument maker, surveyor, and the first director of the United States Mint.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "Among the practical men of vision in our country's history is one who left the career of science for his duty to his country, and became great in both."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The Pine Tree Shilling, the story of the coining of the first money in the American Colonies, will be the subject of our broadcast, when next week, at this same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/06/23
Episode Number: 088
Available: YES
Title: The Pine Tree Shilling
Description: The story of John Hull and the first coinage in the American Colonies. (Actually, the Pine Tree design was not Hull's first coin. It was preceded by Willow and Oak shillings, as well as three and six pence coins.)
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and his DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "This evening the DuPont Cavalcade brings you the story of the Pine Tree Shilling, the first coin to be minted in America."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Luther Burbank, the story of the plant wizard and his contributions to horticulture, will be the subject of the broadcast, when next week, at the same time, DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/06/30
Episode Number: 089
Available: YES
Title: Luther Burbank
Description: A dramatization of some of the most impressive highlights of Luther Burbank's career.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] "Luther Burbank is known as the Plant Wizard, although he himself never liked the phrase."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The story of Luther Burbank, heard this evening, brings to a close the series of dramatic type broadcasts DuPont has been presenting on its Cavalcade of America program. For the summer months, we have prepared a series of musical broadcasts. Each Wednesday, Don Voorhees and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra will present songs of such outstanding contributors to our light music as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Vincent Youmans and Jerome Kern, with anecdotes describing how some of their songs came to be written. For the first four broadcasts, we will have as our guest, Conrad Tebow, distinguished radio baritone. All of us, who take part in these programs and those who write and produce them, appreciate the many letters we've had from you. For it is only when you take the trouble to write, that we get the stimulation and lift which comes from direct applause in the theater. Such encouragement inclines us to feel that you'd like more Cavalcade of America dramatizations in the fall. Tune in at the same time next Wednesday evening for a program of Irving Berlin's melodies. Don Voorhees conducting the Cavalcade Orchestra, Conrad Tebow the guest soloist, the first broadcast in DuPont's summer Cavalcade of Music Series. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/07/07
Episode Number: 090
Available: YES
Title: Music of Irving Berlin
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Irving Berlin's written words and music.
Cast: Conrad Thibault (Baritone), Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra
Beginning of Show: "This evening, DuPont begins a new series of programs that takes the place of the Cavalcade of America's dramatizations during the summer months."
First Line: The first tune is Alexander's Ragtime Band.
End of Show: Next Wednesday evening, Don Voorhees and his Cavalcade DuPont Orchestra, with Conrad Tebow again our guest, will present a program of songs by Richard Rogers and his lyric writing partner Lorenz Hart. For instance, (music sample played). That melody and many others, next Wednesday evening, at the same time, when DuPont again presents Conrad Thibault, Don Voorhees and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra in the Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/07/14
Episode Number: 091
Available: YES
Title: Music of George Gershwin
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of George Gershwin's written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Conrad Thibault.
Beginning of Show: "This evening, the DuPont Cavalcade of Music had scheduled a program of the songs of Richard Rodgers."
First Line: The first tune is Swanee.
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, at this same time, The DuPont Cavalcade of Music will present the program originally scheduled for this evening, the music of Richard Rodgers, Conrad Thibault, guest soloist, with Don Voorhees and the DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes:
  1. Episode was broadcast 2 days after Gershwin had died unexpectedly, and was probably the first tribute to him. Thus the last minute rescheduling of the program order.
  2. Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/07/21
Episode Number: 092
Available: YES
Title: Music of Richard Rodgers
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Richard Rogers' written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Conrad Thibault (baritone).
Beginning of Show: "This summertime series, DuPont's Cavalcade of Music, presents songs written by composers who have made, and are making, America sing and dance."
First Line: The first tune is Mountain Greenery.
End of Show: Next Wednesday evening, Don Voorhees and his DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra, with Conrad Thibault here to sing, will have a program of Vincent Youmans' music for us. For instance, (musical sample). Yes, a full program of Youmans' numbers including the one you've just heard, 'Without a Song,' next Wednesday evening, at the same time, when DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/07/28
Episode Number: 093
Available: YES
Title: Music of Vincent Youmans
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Vincent Youmans' written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Conrad Thibault (baritone).
Beginning of Show: "Each Wednesday, the DuPont Cavalcade of Music presents a program of songs written by a composer whose contributions to the lighter music of our country have been important."
First Line: The first tune is I Want To Be Happy.
End of Show: Next week, Cavalcade will present operetta star Francia White from California. Yes, a full program of music by Rudolf Friml, next Wednesday at the same time, when DuPont again presents The Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:
  1. Conrad Thibault's last appearance.
  2. Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/08/04
Episode Number: 094
Available: YES
Title: Music of Rudolf Friml
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Rudolph Friml's written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Francia White (soprano).
Beginning of Show: "Each Wednesday, during the summer months, the DuPont Company presents this Cavalcade of Music, embracing the compositions of some once outstanding contributor to lighter American melody. This evening we will hear a program of music by Rudolf Friml."
First Line: The first tune is Song of the Vagabonds.
End of Show: Next Wednesday evening, a whole program of Jerome Kern music, played by Don Voorhees and the orchestra and sung by Francia White. Same time, same station, when The DuPont Company again presents The Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System."
Notes: Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/08/11
Episode Number: 095
Available: NO
Title: Lost Episode #05 Jerome Kern's Music
Description:
Cast:
Beginning of Show:
First Line:
End of Show:
Notes:
  1. http://www.audio-classics.com/mgarticle010.html
  2. Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/08/18
Episode Number: 096
Available: YES
Title: Music of Sigmund Romberg
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Sigmund Romberg's written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Francia White (soprano).
Beginning of Show: "Each Wednesday, the DuPont Cavalcade of Music presents compositions of one well-known contributor to America's lighter music."
First Line: The first tune is When I Grow Too Old To Dream.
End of Show: Next week we will hear music by Arthur Schwartz. So we hope you'll join Don Voorhees and the DuPont Cavalcade orchestra, with Franchot White, next Wednesday at this same time, when The DuPont Company of Wilmington, Delaware, again presents The Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/08/25
Episode Number: 097
Available: YES
Title: Music of Arthur Schwartz
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Arthur Schwartz's written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Francia White (soprano), Arthur Schwartz (composer).
Beginning of Show: "Next Tuesday evening at the Center Theater in Rockefeller Center, New York, an audience of some 3000 people will see the opening performance of a new American musical romance called 'Virginia'."
First Line: The first tune is I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans.
End of Show: You'll hear Miss Francia White sing many of the lovely Herbert melodies next Wednesday at this same time with Don Voorhees and The DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra, when The DuPont Company of Wilmington, Delaware, again presents The Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/09/01
Episode Number: 098
Available: YES
Title: Music of Victor Herbert
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Victor Herbert's written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Francia White (soprano).
Beginning of Show: "The great steelmaker and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been quoted as saying, 'My idea of heaven is to be able to sit and listen to all the Victor Herbert music I want to'".
First Line: The first tune is The Waltz, from Sweetheart.
End of Show: That's 'The Pagan Love Song' by Nacio Herb Brown, and we'll hear a full program of his tunes next Wednesday, same time and station, when The DuPont Company of Wilmington, Delaware, again presents The Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:
  1. Francia White's last appearance.
  2. Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/09/08
Episode Number: 099
Available: YES
Title: Music of Nacio Herb Brown
Description: (Music only, no dramatized story.) A program of Nacio Herb Brown's written words and music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: "Twenty years ago, few people dreamed that someday the movies would talk and sing, that music would be specially written for the film, and that Hollywood would have a Tin Pan Alley all its own."
First Line: The first tune is Singin' In The Rain.
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will feature music of Cole Porter. Here's news. We've had so many nice letters about radio's ace baritone Conrad Thibault, when he appeared on this series earlier in the summer, that we've asked him to return. So tune in next Wednesday, same time and station, for Conrad Thibault with Don Voorhees and The DuPont Cavalcade Orchestra, when The DuPont Company of Wilmington, Delaware, will again present The Cavalcade of Music. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:
  1. Announcement that Nacio means 'first born'.
  2. Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/09/15
Episode Number: 100
Available: YES
Title: Music of Cole Porter
Description: The life story of Cole Porter and a tribute to his music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) and, by special listener request, singer Conrad Thibault.
Beginning of Show: The DuPont Company received so many letters complimenting the singing of Conrad Thibault, when he was our guest artist on previous programs in this summer series, that we invited him to join us again.' Cable from Cole Porter is read out.
First Line: The first tune is An Old Fashioned Garden.
End of Show: Next week will be a special program, in which Don Voorhees will be given a free hand to do as he wishes. It will complete the summer series of broadcasts. Two weeks from tonight the fall series will start. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.


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Cavalcade of America: Introduction

Cavalcade of America: Episodes Listed by Date
Cavalcade of America: Episodes Listed by Title

Cavalcade of America: Episodes 001 - 100 (October 9, 1935 - September 15, 1937) (current page)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 101 - 200 (September 22, 1937 - November 13, 1940)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 201 - 300 (November 20, 1940 - October 12, 1942)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 301 - 400 (October 19, 1942 - September 11, 1944)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 401 - 500 (September 18, 1944 - December 2, 1946)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 501 - 600 (December 9, 1946 - February 21, 1949)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 601 - 700 (February 28, 1949 - May 15, 1951)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 701 - 781 (May 22, 1951 - March 31, 1953)

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