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Cavalcade of America: Episodes 101 - 200

From September 22, 1937 through November 13, 1940:

Date Aired: 37/09/22
Episode Number: 101
Available: YES
Title: Don Voorhees Own Program
Description: Don was given free rein to write the script, make the announcements and select the music.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show: American Legion Auxiliary award is made to DuPont, the Cavalcade sponsor, by Mrs. William H. Corwith.
First Line: The first tune is Introduction by Don Voorhees, followed by 'Whispering'.
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Thanks to Don Voorhees and his orchestra for the music, and Conrad Thibault and Francia White for their singing throughout the summer series. Next week's show will be about Edwin Booth. Daylight Saving Time will end next Sunday. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Known as "Cavalcade of Music" during the summer of 1937.

Date Aired: 37/09/29
Episode Number: 102
Available: YES
Title: Edwin Booth, Pioneer American Actor
Description: This program tells the story of Edwin Booth, called by many the greatest of American actors. Through his continued efforts and his intentional reputation, the stage in this country was elevated to its rightful prominence in the English speaking world. In all walks of life, Americans have been recognized for their perseverance and their ability to succeed against odds. As with Edwin Booth, the artist, so it is with the practical man and the scientist.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Dwight Weist (commercial announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), John Driscoll (writer).
Beginning of Show: Announces the resumption of the fall and winter schedule of broadcasts of Cavalcade of America.
First Line: [Man's voice] "Well Ted, have you got the answer?" [Boy's voice] "Here it is Mr. Dugard, 98%".
End of Show: DuPont commercial announces the opening of a new plant in Iowa. Mary Lyon will be the subject of next week's program. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: Edwin Booth

Date Aired: 37/10/06
Episode Number: 103
Available: YES
Title: Mary Lyon, Pioneer Woman Educator
Description: The program presents highlights in the career of Mary Lyon, whose pioneering work paved the way for our American women's colleges of today.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Dwight Weist is the commercial announcer. Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor) Written by Katherine Seymour.
Beginning of Show: 1937 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of Mount Holyoke Seminary, the first endowed, permanent institution for the education of women in the United States.
First Line: "You and your father have been so kind to me this year, Amanda. It's hard to say goodbye."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania and the Holy Experiment. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

A dramatization of Cotton Mather and Zabdiel Boylston, two doctors who believed that they found an inoculate against small pox and wanted to test their serum, was originally scheduled for this date, 10/06/1937. Plot: Stubbornness and obstinacy could not prevail against the objections of New Englanders, and one by one, they overcame the objections of the people. Finally one of the selected men stood forth and offered himself as a test case. He was successfully treated, and the public won him over, on the strength of the experiment. This script was never broadcast.

Date Aired: 37/10/13
Episode Number: 104
Available: YES
Title: William Penn and the Holy Experiment
Description: How William Penn came to America in the 17th century and founded Pennsylvania, the colony that contributed much towards the achievement of our independence.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [King Charles II]. "Master Penn". [Penn] "Yes, your majesty?"[KCII] "My brother James has given me your petition regarding the debts we owed our friend the Admiral, your late father".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, we will present the dramatization of the story of Elmer Ambrose Sperry, last of the old time inventors. Same time, same station. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:
  1. For the West Coast production, however, these men did not give any speeches, so Voorhees and his Orchestra played "Here in Your Arms," from the motion picture Dearest Enemy. This filled in the time frame that would have been used for the speeches heard on the East Coast production
  2. There are two versions of this broadcast; the presentations vary from East Coast and the West Coast. Attending the opening ceremonies for the East Coast broadcast was Mr. Henry Butler Allen, Director of the Franklin Institute, Mr. Lamont du Pont, President of the DuPont Company and Dr. C.M.A. Stine, Vice President of the DuPont Company. All three spoke from Philadelphia, heard after the dramatization. In order to make up the time for the speeches, Donald Voorhees and his orchestra did not play any opening song.

There is no information to explain why the story of Elmer Ambrose Sperry was rescheduled for 10/27/1937 and not broadcast on 10/20/1937 as advertised on the previous week's show.

Date Aired: 37/10/20
Episode Number: 105
Available: YES
Title: John Jacob Astor
Description: This program tells the story of John Jacob Astor, a man typical of so many foreign born pioneers, whose loyalty to his adopted homeland helped its growth to greatness. John Jacob Astor, in the early days of the young republic, saw the vision of American commerce taking an equal place with that of the other nations of the world.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Flute plays in background). [1st man]. "Are you John Jacob Astor?" [2nd man]. "I am". [1st man]. "Astor, the passengers are complaining to me about your flute playing."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Clara Louise Kellogg will be the subject of our broadcast next week. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: Pioneer in American Commerce. Script actually contained both legitimate titles.

Date Aired: 37/10/27
Episode Number: 106
Available: YES
Title: Clara Louise Kellogg
Description: The story of the first American born, totally American trained, opera Prima Donna, who blazed the trail for other American singers, pioneering in presenting grand opera in English.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [voice 1] "Come in Colonel. I'm glad to see you."[voice 2] "Welcome to New York, Kellogg."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about Elmer Ambrose Sperry. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: First American Prima Donna. Script actually contained both legitimate titles.

Date Aired: 37/11/03
Episode Number: 107
Available: YES
Title: Elmer Ambrose Sperry
Description: A tribute to Sperry, prolific inventor and entrepreneur, who founded the Sperry Electric Company in Chicago. Gaining fame at the age of 21, as the inventor of the electric street car, electric car, gyroscope, gyrocompass and gyro (auto) pilot.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: "We are pleased to welcome among the studio audience, Mr. Elmer Ambrose Sperry Jr., son of the inventor".
First Line: "Hey sonny, get that thing off the track. There's a train coming".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about Bartram's Garden. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: The Last of the Old-Time Inventors. Script actually contained both legitimate titles.

Date Aired: 37/11/10
Episode Number: 108
Available: YES
Title: John Bartram's Garden
Description: The story of John Bartram, America's first natural botanist, and the establishment of America's oldest living botanical garden at the Bartram Homestead in Philadelphia during the mid 18th century.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Public Service Announcement reminding listeners about the 1937 annual Red Cross Roll Call.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Go on there. Go on." [Voice 2] "John. John!" [Voice 1] "Whoa boy, whoa! Well Mary, what does thee out here in the field?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. An announcement that due to listener requests, next week's show will be a repeat of 'The Seeing Eye'. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/11/17
Episode Number: 109
Available: NO
Title: The Seeing Eye
Description:
Cast:
Beginning of Show:
First Line:
End of Show:
Notes: (Script Repeat of 36-12-02) Confirmed in newspaper files. Also confirmed in End of Show announcement in show 108.

Date Aired: 37/11/24
Episode Number: 110
Available: YES
Title: Sara Josepha Hale
Description: A tribute to Sara Josepha Hale, famous editor of Godey's Ladies Book and ardent advocate of female education in early 19th century America.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "And they say you're studying Geology, Sara. And mineralogy, whatever that is".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Tune in next week for the story of Otthar Mergenthaler, the inventor of linotype. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/12/01
Episode Number: 111
Available: YES
Title: Ottmar Mergenthaler
Description: The invention of the linotype, by Ottmar Mergenthaler, made practical such things as inexpensive books, modern newspapers and other printed material that we use today.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Oh Mr. Halle". [Voice 2] "Yea Joe". [Voice 1] "There's a young man outside asking for you. He doesn't speak very good English".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Dec 7th will be the 150th anniversary of the first state to ratify the constitution of the United States. Delaware was that state and in honor of this event, the story of the Constitution of the United States and its inception will be the subject of the broadcast when next week, December 8th, at the same time, DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: The Invention of the Linotype. Script actually contained both legitimate titles.

Date Aired: 37/12/08
Episode Number: 112
Available: YES
Title: The Constitution of the United States
Description: It's the 1780s and some of the individual states are treating one another as if each is a separate country. For example, a few are charging import duties on products from neighboring states, and each State had a separate system of money. The Articles of Confederation only loosely aligned the states to a central government. To strengthen the ties, a constitutional convention was convened and a true United States, with George Washington at the helm, is born.
Cast: Parker Fennelly, Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Well, I guess we've out-distanced them son". [Voice 2] "Looks like it father. Ha! Did you notice old Grimes' face when we passed him?"
End of Show: Not available. The recording ends while the DuPont end of show commercial is still running.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/12/15
Episode Number: 113
Available: YES
Title: The Glory of the Vanquished
Description: This is the story of Dr. Edward Livingstone Trudeau, research pioneer in the fight against tuberculosis and founder of the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium in Saranac Lake, New York.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Well Dr. Janeway? [Voice 2] "I....I find it hard to tell you". [Voice 1] "Then...there is something the matter".
End of Show: Short talk by Dr. Francis B. Trudeau, son of the researcher and current director of the sanitarium. Short promo for Christmas Seals. Next week's show will be The Master Navigator, the life story of Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician and practical navigator and what was called his Christmas Miracle, 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:

Date Aired: 37/12/22
Episode Number: 114
Available: YES
Title: The Master Navigator
Description: This program tells the story of dramatic incidents in the life of one of New England's most illustrious men, the famous mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch. Bowditch exercised careful precision in developing accurate navigational processes and is credited by many as being the founder of modern maritime navigation.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [voice 1] (Boy crying) "Mother, mother". [Voice 2] "Nathaniel. Nathaniel. Come here dear. Tell mother what's happened".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The commercial announcer then tells of the opening of the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New Jersey with New York. The tube takes traffic under the Hudson River and takes 4 minutes to make the underwater crossing. One tube is open, but another is planned to open in 1940, at which time each tube will accommodate one way traffic. A third tunnel is also planned. Even though its a few days early, all of us connected with the Cavalcade of America wish our radio audience a Merry, Merry Christmas. Because of many requests, we will celebrate the holiday season next Wednesday by repeating the story of the beloved singer, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, with the same cast as last year, including Miss Helen Oldheim, famous contralto of the Metropolitan Opera House, singing the role. Be listening when next week, at the same time, DuPont again presents the Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 37/12/29
Episode Number: 115
Available: NO
Title: Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Description: The life story of Opera Prima Donna Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Cast:
Beginning of Show:
First Line:
End of Show:
Notes: (Repeat of #62, Broadcast on12/23/1936)

Date Aired: 38/01/05
Episode Number: 116
Available: YES
Title: James Buchanan Eads
Description: The story of James Buchanan Eads, a bridge engineer. Eads won acclaim throughout the civilized work for his work on river currents and water control, which were accepted everywhere as masterpieces of their kind. Eads was also one of the first American engineers to be consulted by European engineers.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Hiya Jim, Hi". [Voice 2] "Hello Sammy". [Voice 1] "I thought you'd be here at the pond today".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Recording ends.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/01/12
Episode Number: 117
Available: YES
Title: Blazing Trails for Science
Description: The story this week covers the life highlights of the industrious pioneer research chemist and scientific philosopher, Robert Hare, who was the inventor of the gas blowpipe.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Oh Robert". [Voice 2] "Yes?...Why Professor Woodhouse. Well, I'm glad to see you".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about 'The Big Brothers', the story of the great humanitarian movement. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/01/19
Episode Number: 118
Available: YES
Title: The Big Brothers
Description: Tonight's story tells of the Big Brothers, an organization that has brought new life and happiness to their little brothers, allowing for a productive, service based life instead of a wasted existence and a life of crime.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Mr. Martin Lewis, Assistant Editor of Radio Guide Magazine, presents the RGM medal to honor to the Cavalcade of America program.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Oh, it's you Joe". [Voice 2] "What have we got for supper Mom? I'm hungry".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be 'The Pathfinder', episodes in the life of John C. Freemont, scientific explorer. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/01/26
Episode Number: 119
Available: NO
Title: Lost Episode #06 The Pathfinder
Description:
Cast:
Beginning of Show:
First Line:
End of Show:
Notes: http://www.audio-classics.com/mgarticle010.html

Date Aired: 38/02/02
Episode Number: 120
Available: YES
Title: Francis Scott Key
Description: A biography of the lawyer who wrote our national anthem, and how the composition came to be written.
Cast: House Jameson, Bill Adams, John Driscoll (writer), John Driscoll (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Frank Singiser (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Sounds of children laughing] "What's you chillin'doin' out here? Didn't your pappy done told you not to play on this here verandah today?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The story of Oliver Wendell Holmes will be the subject of next week's broadcast. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: AKA: Francis Scott Key and The Story of the Star Spangled Banner

Date Aired: 38/02/09
Episode Number: 121
Available: YES
Title: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Description: A biography of the many-talented American, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Cast: John Driscoll (writer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Frank Singiser (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "We've been talking about pleas and abatements, actions and trover, assumpsit and tort for the last hour or so..."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about the Louisiana Purchase. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/02/16
Episode Number: 122
Available: YES
Title: The Louisiana Purchase
Description: This story tells about the annexation of one of the largest areas of American territory, including the city of New Orleans. The Louisiana Purchase provided for the assimilation of old French culture into the American way of life.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Trumpet sounds) "Envoy from Napoleon's first council of the Republic of France".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Noah Webster, the nation's schoolmaster, will be the subject of next week's broadcast. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/02/23
Episode Number: 123
Available: YES
Title: Noah Webster
Description: Tells the story of a man whose name has become a symbol of authority in every home, office and classroom in America - the schoolmaster to a nation and America's first lexicographer, Noah Webster.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Let the boy alone I tell you. He knows what he wants to do and it's not our right to disturb him".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. A 32 page booklet, 'Chemistry and You', is available by writing in. Next week's show will be about Anne Sullivan Macy and how she taught Helen Keller a method of communication with the outside world. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/03/02
Episode Number: 124
Available: YES
Title: Anne Sullivan Macy
Description: The story of Anne Sullivan Macy, who though blind and abandoned as a young girl, went on to become one of the foremost of educators and to teach Helen Keller, herself blind and deaf, to communicate.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "See then, I've told you all I know Annie. Now leave off asking and let me get something done".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. William F. Cody, AKA Buffalo Bill, will be the subject of next week's story. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/03/09
Episode Number: 125
Available: YES
Title: The Last of the Scouts
Description: The life story of William F. Cody, AKA Buffalo Bill, Indian Fighter, Pony Express Rider, Buffalo Hunter and Army Scout.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: Announcement regarding National Used Car Exchange Week.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Well, Lou darlin', afraid?" [Voice 2] "Afraid, what's there to be afraid of?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about Robert Gray, American navigator. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/03/16
Episode Number: 126
Available: YES
Title: Captain Robert Gray
Description: Captain Robert Gray of the Boston Marine Company, while otherwise engaged in trading sea otter furs, undertakes two historic expeditions. In 1789-90, after hauling pelts from the Pacific Northwest to China, he elects for purely practical reasons to return to Massachusetts via the Cape of Good Hope, unintentionally becoming the first American to circumnavigate the globe. Then, in an adventure that will have important ramifications for the negotiations for U.S. control of the Northwest Territory a half century later, he braves rough coastal breakers that have intimidated prior explorers and in 1792 discovers the mouth of the Columbia River, claiming it and all the land it drains for America.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Come in Captain Kendrick. Come in Captain Gray. I want you to meet these gentlemen".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. In honor of the coming celebration of National Wildlife Week, the next Cavalcade of America broadcast will feature the story of John James Audubon. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 38/03/23
Episode Number: 127
Available: YES
Title: John James Audubon
Description: French ?migr? John James Audubon experiences years of adversity while trying simultaneously to provide for his young family and to follow his natural talents and inclinations as a naturalist and painter in the eastern North American woodlands. A failure as a storekeeper and a commercial artist in the Kentucky of the early 19th century, his wife ultimately persuades him to follow his dreams wholeheartedly while she carves out a barebones existence for the children as a Cincinnati schoolteacher. Audubon prowls the Southeast in search of subjects and eventually finds himself in New Orleans, where a sympathetic Army officer suggests that he would find his audience in Europe. Financed by his wife's savings, Audubon travels to England in 1820 and his paintings are at last exhibited to tremendous acclaim and his fortune secured.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Miss Bakewell. Who do you think is ridin' up the road fast as ever you please?"
End of Show: In the commercial, we hear about DuPont's development of synthetic camphor, derived from turpentine using American wood. Next week, the story of Charlotte Cushman, early star of American theater and opera, will be the subject of our broadcast. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/03/30
Episode Number: 128
Available: YES
Title: Charlotte Cushman
Description: The story of America's first great actress, Charlotte Cushman. Born to a poor Massachusetts home, in 1835, in an effort to earn money for her family she invites the manager of an opera company to hear her sing in church, and shortly thereafter debuts in The Marriage of Figaro in Boston. A burgeoning singing career is suddenly destroyed when her voice becomes damaged from overwork while touring. A drama coach persuades her that with study she could become a fine actress instead, and for many years thereafter she dominates the New York stage and takes London by storm with a daring presentation of Romeo and Juliet, in which she and her sister assume the two leading roles.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Susan, is he here yet?" [Voice 2] "I don't know, Charlotte. I've looked for Mr. Mater everywhere".
End of Show: The commercial discusses how DuPont enhances perfumes and the odors of many other products through the production of synthetic aromatic essences. Next week, the history of the search for iron in Minnesota, will be the subject of our broadcast. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/04/06
Episode Number: 129
Available: YES
Title: The Search for Iron
Description: The Merritt family moves to the wildernesses surrounding northern Lake Superior in 1857 to operate a sawmill, but one day a decade later the father informs the family that he believes that in his travels in the Mesabi district he has detected signs of large iron deposits to be found there. The search encompasses many years, and when the patriarch's health fails, his numerous sons persevere. Their eventual success fuels a need for rail transportation to the area, and the subsequent shipment of massive quantities of ore from the Mesabi Range ushers in the "Age of Steel".
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Well, Charlie, it looks as though it might be goin' to blow up a little trouble".
End of Show: The DuPont commercial discusses how the largest open pit mine in the Mesabi Range by 1938 had required an amount of excavation equivalent to the Panama Canal and produced twice as much iron as the rest of America put together¨thanks to a significant contribution from the dynamite products developed by DuPont. Next week's show will feature Thomas Jefferson, his influence on American education, and his friendship with a DuPont ancestor. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/04/13
Episode Number: 130
Available: YES
Title: Thomas Jefferson and American Education
Description: The story of the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. As a young student from the rural plantations of western Virginia taking instruction at the College of William and Mary, Jefferson is already forming a lifelong commitment to the notions that education and self-improvement are a right rather than a privilege and that free speech and religious tolerance are key elements of democratic liberty. Over the course of his career, he applies these principles through the codification and publication of Virginia law, the fight for passage of a law supporting religious freedom in the colony and then state, and a continuing interest in furnishing schools to all parts of Virginia. Central to the development of his thoughts on education is a treatise he commissions from his friend, the Frenchman Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, on the development of the perfect university. His last great accomplishment in this field is the founding of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Cast: Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Edward Longstreth, Kenneth Webb (writer, director), Arthur Pryor (producer), Frank Singiser (announcer)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Your Excellency, Chancellor Wythe". [Voice 2] "Welcome Chancellor". [Voice 3]. "Thank you, sir. Did I hear you playing as I came along the passageway?"
End of Show: Current DuPont chairman of the board Pierre F. du Pont speaks of his interest in raising the educational standards in the state of Delaware through school building projects, and posits that education is the key to the American standard of living. Next week, the story of the 4-H clubs will be the subject of our broadcast. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/04/20
Episode Number: 131
Available: YES
Title: The 4-H Club Movement
Description: This story is about 4H Clubs, which were founded in the latter part of the 19th century to give boys and girls in rural areas a deep realization of the opportunities afforded as the farmers of tomorrow in American agriculture. In addition, 4H Clubs have the objective of restoring and conserving America's wildlife.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Whoa! Whoa boy! Whoa, whoa! Hello Pa, what are you and Sis doing out here at the gate?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Announcement about the availability of a folder entitled 'DuPont partnership with the farmer'. Announcement about DST beginning next Sunday. Next week's show will be The Stargazer, a story about America's first woman astronomer. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/04/27
Episode Number: 132
Available: YES
Title: Maria Mitchell
Description: The story of Maria Mitchell, the American Quaker girl that shocked the world with her ability to stargaze and gained fame as America's first woman astronomer.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Do you see her, Abigail? She's at that desk in the corner".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Songs of the Mississippi, the story of Old Man River, will be the topic of next week's show. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/05/04
Episode Number: 133
Available: YES
Title: Songs of the Mississippi
Description: In 1541, the lower waters of the Mississippi were discovered by a team of Spanish explorers near what we now call Memphis, TN. In 1673, the upper waters of the river were found by French explorers Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette. This program traces these discoveries along with stories, legends, folksongs and music associated with Old Man River.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Everett Clark, Charles Harrison, Phil Dewey, Olga Nedkins (singers).
Beginning of Show: Announcement that the Cotton Carnival will be celebrated next week in Memphis, TN.
First Line: "At last the river, Commander Desoto. Is it not a wonderful sight?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The colonization of California, the history of the California Missions and the story of Fra Junipero Serra will be the subject of next week's program. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/05/11
Episode Number: 134
Available: YES
Title: Fra Junipero Serra
Description: This story traces the life of Franciscan friar Junipero Serra. Born Miguel Jose Serra in Mallorca, Spain in 1713, he was educated by, and eventually became a Franciscan Friar, taking the name Junipero in honor of one of St. Francis' disciples. Traveling to New Spain in 1749, through the use of reason and logic he convinced the Viceroy to conduct a civilian takeover of California by establishing mission settlements rather than conquering it militarily. Once in California, he worked with the military and the native Indians to live together peacefully and not resort to fighting. He was responsible for the establishment of missions throughout California and is regarded as one of the great pioneers.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Angelus bells tolling) "Ad ressurectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eumdem Christum dominum nostrum. Amen".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Benjamin Franklin, first American citizen, will be the subject of next week's show. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/05/18
Episode Number: 135
Available: YES
Title: Benjamin Franklin
Description: The program traces the life story of Benjamin Franklin from his early days in Boston and Philadelphia, where he became the publisher of the Gazette as well as Poor Richard's Almanac. He immersed himself in research of electricity using lightening rods and kites. Becoming involved with the Taxation issue, he went to England in 1764 to argue the case. While there, he was feted by royalty and other society and became a member of the Royal Academy. Returning to his home in 1775, finding his wife had died, he became involved in the independence movement. He was elected as a representative to the Continental Congress and became Postmaster General. Following the declaration of independence, he was made special commissioner to France and served there until 1785. Upon his return from France, he was declared America's first citizen and was elected three times as President of the Pennsylvania Executive before his death in 1790.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: This week marks the dedication in Philadelphia of a statue honoring Benjamin Franklin.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Look here Ben, another letter from Mistress Silas Dogoode". [Voice 2] "Leave it on the ground for my brother to find".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Child Welfare will be the subject of next week's show. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/05/25
Episode Number: 136
Available: YES
Title: Child Welfare in the United States
Description: This episode follows the evolution of child care and child welfare in the United States between 1729 and 1938. From nuns in a convent caring for orphans to the formation of the Child Welfare League of America in 1921 and beyond.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "It is so dark, even my good mare cannot see the way." "It is only a little farther. And these little ones must be given shelter before the morning breaks."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about Samuel Slater, Father of American Manufacturers. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/06/01
Episode Number: 137
Available: YES
Title: Samuel Slater
Description: This episode follows the life and career of Samuel Slater from his apprenticeship in the 1780's, where he memorized the machines of the cotton industry in England, to his leaving England for America with the plans for the machines in his head in 1789. He then begins to build machines and helping to promote the textile industry in America from hand powered machines to steam powered plants in 1827.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Eh! Samuel."[Voice 2] "Oh! Why, Mr. Strutter. Hey, you startled me."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. King Coal will be the subject of next week's show. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: This show aired during National Cotton Week in the US.

Date Aired: 38/06/08
Episode Number: 138
Available: YES
Title: King Coal
Description: The story of coal in America from 1679 along the Illinois River to 1938. Shows the development of anthracite or hard coal, how it was first found and came into broad use to further industry and transportation the world over.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "There. The fire is out my Father." [Voice 2] "Then we'll get the canoe and paddle further down the river."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Doctor John Gorrie and the first mechanical ice refrigerating machine is up next week. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System
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Date Aired: 38/06/15
Episode Number: 139
Available: YES
Title: Doctor John Gorrie
Description: The story of Dr. John Gorrie, whose quest for a way to manufacture ice on demand follows his career in medicine, as he treated tropical fever victims in Florida in the early 1800's, until he perfects his ice making machine in 1850, giving the world a way to produce ice anywhere, anytime.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "How is she this afternoon, Miss Williams?" [Voice 2] "About the same Dr. Gorrie. I've just taken her temperature".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. The landing of the Swedes in Delaware will be the subject of next week's show. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/06/22
Episode Number: 140
Available: YES
Title: The Landing of the Swedes in Delaware
Description: The story of the coming of the Swedish settlers to America. The Swedish traders arrive in America in 1609 to settle and trade and the Dutch East India Company traders object. In 1638 a new expedition was sent to America which included some colonists from Finland. Later, the Swedes were forced to surrender to the Dutch, but were allowed to live in peace. Sweden was the first country to recognize the newly formed United States.
Cast: Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "And the governor ends his letter this way, 'it is your responsibility to strengthen our positions along the river.'"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Announcement that due to popular requests, the Cavalcade of America will present the story of the founder of DuPont in next week's program. Also announces it will be the last show of the series. This is Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: This evening's broadcast is being broadcast by shortwave to the steamer, Kung Pung at sea, where the Crown Prince of Sweden and his party are en route to attend the Swedish tercentenary celebrations in America.

Date Aired: 38/06/29
Episode Number: 141
Available: YES
Title: Eleuth?re Ir?n?e du Pont
Description: The story of Eleuth?re Ir?n?e du Pont de Nemours, founder of the DuPont Company.
Cast: Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Frank Singiser (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "My father, I bring my brother Ir?n?e, to receive from your hand the first investiture of knighthood"..
End of Show: DuPont commercial. A general thanks to all former cast and crew. A promise is made to listeners who write to support the show that they will receive information about any series revival. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Last show of the season. Announced as the 141st and final show of the series unless... Script was reused for another "final" show, 167 on May 29, 1939.

Date Aired: 38/12/05
Episode Number: 142
Available: YES
Title: Knute Rockne
Description: This is the story of famous Notre Dame Football coach Knute Rockne.
Cast: Kingsley Colton, Frank Readick, Thomas Chalmers (narrator), Gabriel Heatter (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show: The DuPont Company brings back to the air the Cavalcade of America. Cavalcade is welcomed back to the air with Newscaster Gabriel Heatter speaking for the DuPont Company.
First Line: (Boys playing football) "Signals 8, 38, 12. Hey get out of the way cotton top".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, at the same time, DuPont will present The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Show is brought back to life in response to listener requests.

Date Aired: 38/12/12
Episode Number: 143
Available: YES
Title: Peter Stuyvesant
Description: The story of New Amsterdam governor Peter Stuyvesant.
Cast: Dwight Weist, Agnes Moorehead, Thomas Chalmers (narrator), Gabriel Heatter (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "We are men in a free colony, and Peter Stuyvesant will come to know it. He is no one to order me around".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about Will Rogers. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 38/12/19
Episode Number: 144
Available: YES
Title: Will Rogers
Description: The story of great American Humorist Will Rogers
Cast: Frank Readick, Agnes Moorehead, Thomas Chalmers (narrator), Gabriel Heatter (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Hello Folks, All I know is just what I read in the papers".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, DuPont will again present The Cavalcade of America. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, from Ziegfeld Follies of 1919. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: There is no explanation why next weeks program was changed to Paul Bunyan.

Date Aired: 38/12/26
Episode Number: 145
Available: YES
Title: Paul Bunyan
Description: The story of the legendary Paul Bunyan.
Cast: Bill Pringle, Sara Fussell, Thomas Chalmers (narrator), Gabriel Heatter (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Tom Chalmers] Now Janet, You'd like to hear a regular American Legend would you?" [Janet] "Yes, Mr. Chalmers, I would".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week the Cavalcade will feature the story of John Honeyman. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/01/02
Episode Number: 146
Available: YES
Title: John Honeyman
Description: The story of a butcher from New Jersey who acted as a Tory, and his role in the American Revolution.
Cast: Bill Adams, Frank Readick, Thomas Chalmers (narrator), Gabriel Heatter (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [General Washington:] "Honeyman, the people of New Jersey do not realize that we are fighting for complete freedom".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's story will be about the immigrant, Edward Bok. News Year's greeting from DuPont. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/01/09
Episode Number: 147
Available: YES
Title: Edward Bok
Description: The impact that the compassionate immigrant editor Edward Bok has on America, through his magazines.
Cast: Gabriel Heatter (announcer), Arthur Pryor (producer), Kenneth Webb (director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [William:] "I don't know what the word is in English Edward, but that is bread and those are rolls".
End of Show: Gabriel Heatter does a long Public Service Announcement/commercial for the Delaware Aqueduct. Next week, at the same time, DuPont will again present The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/01/16
Episode Number: 148
Available: YES
Title: Stephen Foster
Description: The biography of America's beloved song writer.
Cast: Ted Jewett, Agnes Moorehead, Kenny Delmar, Edwin Jerome, Elliott Reid, Frank Readick, Dwight Weist, Ted de Corsia, Abby Lewis, William Pringle, John Driscoll (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Louis Mason (producer), Homer Fickett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [William Foster:] "Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you a toast to Lafayette, distinguished friend of America, and of universal liberty".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week, Cavalcade will present the story of Alexander Graham Bell. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/01/23
Episode Number: 149
Available: YES
Title: Alexander Graham Bell
Description: The program starts with Bell as a boy in Edinbrough Scotland. His first experiment was to teach his dog to speak. The Bell's moved to Boston for health reasons when he was in his 20's. Bell's obsession with voice and speech grew out of his fathers' interest. The telephone concept came forward near the completion on the telegraph.
Cast: Junior O'Day, Kinsley Colton, William Johnstone, Agnes Moorehead, Kenny Delmar, Ted de Corsia, Kenny Delmar, Frank Readick, Ima Phillips, Homer Fickett, and Ruth Adams Knight (writers), John Driscoll, Louis Mason (producer), Homer Fickett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composed and conducted)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Alexander:] "Now, if we're going to be a scientific society, we've got to be professors, so Willie, you be professor of botany".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about Mark Twain. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/01/30
Episode Number: 150
Available: YES
Title: Mark Twain
Description: The life of the American humorist, Samuel Clemens, or as he is better known, Mark Twain. Early in life, Twain came in contact with the lusty amusing folk who lived along the Mississippi River. He never forgot them, and even in writing done many years later, the quaint humor of the river characters enlivened his stories. From Huckleberry Finn to Innocents Abroad, Twain took the broad, rich and zestful humor of the New World and forged it into immortal literature.
Cast: Junior O'Day, Ted de Corsia, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Adams, Elliott Reid, Joan Tetzel, Ted Jewett, Ann Barley (writer), Homer Fiekett (produced and directed), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Donald Voorhees (music composed and conducted)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Man:] "Steam Boat a'comin, Steam Boat a'comin, Steam Boat roundin the point".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Thanks to Harold Sherman, who has the exclusive rights to dramatize the life of Mark Twain. Next week's show will be the story of Nathan Hale. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/02/06
Episode Number: 151
Available: YES
Title: Nathan Hale
Description: Nathan Hale and his immortal words, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country," have become an American legend, but in American history he was no legendary figure. Hale was a man, devoted to the mission entrusted him during the days of the American Revolution, when he offered up his life to the service of our country He was a schoolmaster who was called from his quiet path to assume the role of a spy for the American Army and to complete a mission which, while it failed, nevertheless has enshrined Nathan Hale as one of America's great patriots.
Cast: Elliott Reid, Junior O'Day, Kingsley Colton, Gene O'Donnell, Ted de Corsia, Alfred Shirley, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Readick, Kenny Delmar, Ray Collins, Kenny Delmar, Ted Jewett, Henry Fisk Carlton (writer), John Driscoll (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "All right, young masters. Suppose we have today's memory lesson. Book 10 of Pope's Iliad".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's story will be about Allan Pinkerton. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/02/13
Episode Number: 152
Available: YES
Title: Allan Pinkerton
Description: The maintenance of constitutional liberty in America has always implied the preservation of law and order among free men. In principle, the struggle for American freedom did not strictly end with Lord Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown. Many have been the patriots who devoted their lives - and are doing so today - to enforcing the guarantee of justice to our citizens. Allan Pinkerton was one of these. He founded the Pinkerton Detective Agency and his organization played an important part in assisting President Lincoln during the days of the Civil War.
Cast: Kingsley Colton, Bill Pringle, Ed Jerome, Bill Adams, Agnes Moorehead, Ted de Corsia, Ted Jewett, Kenny Delmar, Frank Readick, William Johnstone, Bierstad (writer),Larry Harding (producer), Homer Fickett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Come hurry". [Voice 2] "Aye, what do you want?" [Knocking on door] [Voice 1] "Aye, laddie, tell your mam we're on our way to the square".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's program will be the story of Kit Carson. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/02/20
Episode Number: 153
Available: YES
Title: Kit Carson
Description: Kit Carson was a man whose whole life was devoted to opening trails between the East and the Western frontier of our country which led to the development of California and other great states west of the Mississippi The explorations of this man helped commerce and civilization to grow as our country expanded westward like many other pioneers in the middle of the nineteenth century, Carson was born with a wanderlust arid a yearning to explore the vast regions stretching to the shores of the Pacific. To this end he left home, and spent the rest of his life, often in association with some of the greatest explorers of the day, blazing new trails throughout our western territory.
Cast: Bill Adams, Ted de Corsia, Elliott Reid, Kenny Delmar, Ted Jewett, Frank Readick, William Johnstone, Tom Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Philo Higley (writer), Emily Neff (writer), Larry Harding (producer), Homer Fickett (director),.Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show: This week, the San Francisco 1939 World's Fair opened in California and as a salute to that state, Cavalcade presents a drama based on a man who spent his life opening trails to the west.
First Line: [Voice 1] "Kit, Kit lad". [Voice 2] "Yes Pa? I thought you was..." [Voice 1] "I've just come to tell you something Sonny".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's program will be the story of George Gershwin. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/02/27
Episode Number: 154
Available: YES
Title: George Gershwin
Description: Born and brought up in Manhattan's lower East Side, Gershwin felt the pulsing heart-beat of humanity which he came to reflect so admirably in his music. He composed music and America sang it, whistled it, and loved it. To him, American music was more than popular songs of the day. He fashioned it into symphonic masterpieces like the Rhapsody in Blue, and into operatic triumphs like Porgy and Bess. For his contributions to the musical literature of our nation the name of George Gershwin belongs to the ages
Cast: Kenny Delmar, Ed Jerome, Kingsley Colton, Bill Pringle, Agnes Moorehead, Ted de Corsia, Tom Collins, Ted Jewett, Frank Readick, John Driscoll (writer), Robert Tallman (writer). Larry Harding (producer) Homer Fickett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (player piano) [male voice] "Hey kid! What'ya do there?" [Kid] "I'm not hurting anything". [male voice] "Well you might. Keep away from the piano".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week at this time, DuPont will again present The Cavalcade of America. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/03/06
Episode Number: 155
Available: YES
Title: The Texas Rangers
Description: One of the most adventurous and romantic traditions of the Southwest is the organization of law and order in the Lone Star State - the Texas Rangers. This is the story of Tom Dawson, one man who symbolizes all Texas Rangers. The story is developed in the days when our Southwestern frontier was being threatened by lawlessness and terror. The Texas Rangers, like the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police, formed a vital chapter in the development of our Southwest along the lines of order, peace and prosperity.
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, Ted de Corsia, Bill Adams, Kenny Delmar, Ted Jewett, written by John Driscoll and Mann Page, Frank Readick, Bill Pringle, Tom Collins, Gene O'Donnell, Tom Collins, Produced by Larry Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Supper. Supper. Supper's ready". [Voice 2] "Pa and Ned are coming right up Ma".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's program will be the story of Marie Dressler. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Date Aired: 39/03/13
Episode Number: 156
Available: YES
Title: Marie Dressler
Description: Born without beauty or obvious talent hut with a fierce determination to succeed in her adopted profession, Marie Dressler struggled long and desperately and finally succeeded. She became a star on Broadway in Tilly's Punctured Romance. But after a time she was reduced to poverty and oblivion. A world that forgot Marie Dressler rose in universal acclaim when, well past middle age, she again, through a talent and genius that she had developed for characterization, made a sensational comeback in the motion picture "Anna Christie." The name of Marie Dressler rightly belongs to the great tradition of the American theatre.
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, Frank Readick, Ted de Corsia, Bill Adams, Joan Tetzel, Sarah Fussell, Abby Lewis, Ed Jerome, Frank Readick, Barley and John Driscoll (writers), Larry Harding (producer), Homer Fiekett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Dear Mother, here it is almost a whole year since I left home. I still miss you but I'm glad I can help out".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's show will be about the American Clipper Ships. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System
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Date Aired: 39/03/20
Episode Number: 157
Available: YES
Title: The American Clipper
Description: The speed of airplanes and the speed of ocean liners; the speed of express trains and the speed of automobiles; the speed of the telegraph, the telephone, the radio - all the flashing, dynamic force in modem communication and transportation, is part of the American heritage of foresight and enterprise. And one of the greatest manifestations of this heritage occurred about the middle of the last century when, captained by young men, the American Clipper Ships carried the American flag, American commerce and ideas to every port in the seven seas.
Cast: Agnes Moorehead. Frank Readick, Tom Collins, Bill Pringle, John Driscoll (writer), Philo Higley (writer), Larry Harding (producer), Homer Fiekett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Nine o'clock Peter. Where do you suppose Josiah is?"
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's program will be the story of the Iroquois Long House. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes: Title taken from Grams' reference.

Date Aired: 39/03/27
Episode Number: 158
Available: YES
Title: The League of the Long House
Description: The story of the rise and fall of an Indian confederacy in North America which was democratic in principle, antedating the patriotic movement in the colonies which led to our Declaration of Independence and the founding of American Democracy.
Cast: Ted Jewett, Bill Pringle, Ted de Corsia and Kenny Delmar, L Bierstadt and John Driscoll (writers), Larry Harding (producer), Homer Fiekett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Through the six nights which darkens the history of our subjugation. Through all the degradation and reproach which has been heaped upon us...."
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's program will be the story of Eliza Ann Brooks. Samuel Goldwyn granted rights for the broadcast tonight. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 39/04/03
Episode Number: 159
Available: YES
Title: The Pioneer Mother Elizabeth Ann Brooks
Description: The characteristic American traits of family devotion and determination to succeed against odds and portrays them in the true story of a pioneer mother - Eliza Ann Brooks. Eliza was an inspiring woman who lived in an inspiring era - the era when America was developing westward beyond the Mississippi. She had an ideal and a motto which formed the basis of her story and which was the keynote of her life. "Where there is no vision, the people perish." The true story of this pioneer mother in a loner prairie schooner with her family of six children, who crossed the American frontier to California alone.
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, ? Keller, Abby Lewis, Kingsley Colton, Karl Swenson, Ted Jewett, Ted de Corsia, Sarah Fussell, Kenny Delmar, Joan Tetzel, Junior O'Day, Abby Lewis, Tom Collins, Ed Jerome, Tammy Grimes, Ann Barley (writer), Larry Harding (producer), Homer Fickett (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Dear Elisa Ann, today marks the second year since I've seen you and the children".
End of Show: DuPont commercial. Next week's program will be the story of John Howard Payne. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 39/04/10
Episode Number: 160
Available: YES
Title: John Howard Payne
Description: The life of the American composer following his career as a child prodigy on the New York stage. His triumphs and failures in London and Paris and his wandering exile abroad inspired him to the nostalgic sentiment he wove into his song of the American song. "Home, Sweet, Home."
Cast: Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Abby Lewis, William Johnstone, Kenny Delmar, Ted de Corsia, Frank Readick, Ed Jerome, Ted Jewett, Elliott Reid, Bill Pringle, Elliott Reid, Ed Jerome, Written by John Driscoll and Philo Higley. Produced by Larry Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "John, read this review of James Fennell's Hamlet". [Voice 2] "Umm. The Thespian Mirror, eh?"
End of Show: Next week will be the story of Patrick Henry. There will be a special guest speaker, James Truslow Adams. This is the CBS.
Notes:

Date Aired: 39/04/17
Episode Number: 161
Available: YES
Title: Patrick Henry
Description: Events in the life of the great American patriot climaxed by his utterance in the Virginia House of Burgesses of the clarion keynote of American freedom "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death."
Cast: William Johnstone, Ted Jewett, Agnes Moorehead, Kingsley Colton, Ed Jerome, Kenny Delmar, Dwight Weist, Tom Collins, Ted de Corsia, Bill Pringle, Abby Lewis, Written by John Driscoll, Garrett Porter, and Katherine Seymour. Produced by Larry Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Is there no other commandment but to obey and to suffer? It were never so ordered."
End of Show: Next week is the Centenary tribute to Baseball. The story of Baseball. This is CBS.
Notes: Dr. James Truslow Adams, historical advisor, gives a small speech during broadcast.

Date Aired: 39/04/24
Episode Number: 162
Available: YES
Title: The Baseball Centenary
Description: In a glass-enclosed case of the British Museum is an ordinary object, small and round. Thirty centuries ago an Egyptian youth squeezed some papyrus and grass into a hard mass, wrapped two strips of leather around it and sewed the whole together to make the first ball, And down in the mud flats of the sluggish Nile River the Egyptian boy unwittingly laid the foundation for an American game which would bring enjoyment and the ideals of sportsmanship to generations of men, women and children - a game whose anniversary was celebrated this spring - the one hundredth birthday of our national game - baseball.
Cast: Elliott Reid, Kenny Delmar, Dwight Weist, Tom Collins, Ed Jerome, Frank Readick, Bill Adams, Ted de Corsia, Bill Pringle, Abby Lewis, Kingsley Colton, Written for by John Driscoll and Peter Lyon. Produced by Larry Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] "Ah! This feels about the right size". [Voice 2] it's big enough for town ball
End of Show: Suggests next week will be a little know story about Washington refusing the crown. Public Service Announcement for Daylight Savings Time. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 39/05/01
Episode Number: 163
Available: YES
Title: George Washington Refuses a Crown
Description: How George Washington refused to become King George of America by defeating a plot among his officers which would have altered the course of American democracy.
Cast: Bill Adams, Ted de Corsia, Kenny Delmar, Dwight Weist, Ted Jewett, Frank Readick, Ed Jerome, Bill Pringle, Agnes Moorehead, Tom Collins, Written by John Driscoll and Garrett Porter. Produced by Larry Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "There can be no radical cure until Congress is vested by the several States with full and ample powers to enact laws for general purposes".
End of Show: Next week is the story of Juliette Low.
Notes: In conjunction with the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as our first President, and as a salute to the opening of the New York World's Fair, Cavalcade presented a little-known drama about George Washington. This same script was later dramatized again, as the premiere episode of another radio series entitled Inheritance, under the title "George Washington Refuses the Crown."

Date Aired: 39/05/08
Episode Number: 164
Available: YES
Title: Juliette Low
Description: Over a tired world today thoughtful men and women who have tried and failed are looking to youth to save the future. In some lands, short-sighted leaders are regimenting youth - exploiting them with deliberate and selfish purpose - heedless that history inevitably repeats itself; it was in America that one of the most selfless and idealistic youth movements the world has ever known was founded. This is the story of Juliet Low who envisioned and organized the Girl Scouts of America.
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, Charita Baud, Joan Tetzel, Sandra Gould, Frances Heflin, Frances Cardin, Abby Lewis, Alfred Shirley, Written by Ann Barley and John Driscoll. Produced by Ann Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] Marty, Marty! [Voice 2] What Daisy? Dare you to turn off at 26th street.
End of Show: Next week's show is about the late Oliver Wendell Holmes. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 39/05/15
Episode Number: 165
Available: YES
Title: Mr Justice Holmes
Description: There were two great Americans who bore the name. Oliver Wendell Holmes. One was the famous New England poet - the physician called by men of his generation "The autocrat of the breakfast (able." His son was perhaps even greater. And the story of the second Oliver Wendell Holmes is not so much the record of a man's life as the development of a man's mind. And it is this story of one of America's paramount legal philosophers and scholars that is told. The life and thought of America's great scholar and philosopher, Mr. Justice Holmes of the United States Supreme Court, showing how his Back Bay Boston and literary youth, his days in the Civil War and his brilliant career in the law developed his mind and character so that in the zenith of his maturity Oliver Wendell Holmes became the greatest single force in the liberal development of American jurisprudence.
Cast: William Adams, Ted de Corsia, Frank Readick, Dwight Weist, Charles Webster, Ed Jerome, Alfred Shirley, Kenny Delmar, Ted Jewett, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Written by John Driscoll and Robert Tallman. Produced by Larry Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: I've tried to find a meaning to the Universe, to become a philosopher, but I decided that the Universe is too great a swell to have a meaning."
End of Show: Next weeks show will be Dolly Madison. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 39/05/22
Episode Number: 166
Available: YES
Title: Dolly Madison
Description: Dolly Todd lost her husband as well as her only son in an epidemic of fever plague that swept Philadelphia in 1793. After a few years she married one of America's brilliant statesmen, James Madison, destined to become President of the United States. It was as his wife. Dolly Madison by her charm and incisive mind aided our nation during the critical days of the War of 1812. The famous story of how she saved Washington's portrait from the British who were about to burn the White House is dramatized. For many years afterwards she represented the spontaneity, the fashion and the authority of an era of youthful exuberant America.
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, Arlene Francis, Bill Adams, Frank Readick, Ray Collins, Ed Jerome, Kenny Delmar, Ted de Corsia. Written by Ann Barley and John Driscoll. Produced by Larry Harding and directed by Homer Fickett. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: I'm not a gossiping woman, Dolly, yet 'tis natural that I hear much titter tatter
End of Show: Next week will present a repeat broadcast of Eleuth?re Ir?n?e du Pont, the founder of the DuPont Company. This is the Columbia Broadcasting System.
Notes:

Date Aired: 39/05/29
Episode Number: 167
Available: NO
Title: Eleuthere Irenee du Pont
Description:
Cast:
Beginning of Show:
First Line:
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Notes: One of five Un-Circulated episodes in the DuPont archive

Date Aired: 40/01/02
Episode Number: 168
Available: YES
Title: Amerigo Vespucci
Description: Drama of a great Italian dreamer, friend of the di Medicis, intimate of Paul the Philosopher who first conceived the idea that there were lands beyond the Western Sea of Darkness, business associate of Christopher Columbus - the map scholar for whom this continent was named, Amerigo, Americus, America.
Cast: Burgess Meredith, Ed Jerome, Jackie Kelk, John McIntyre, Kenneth Delmar, Ted de Corsia, Paul Stewart, Elliott Reid, Bill Adams, Stephen Schnabel, Ian McCallister, Karl Swenson, Kingsley Colton, Alfred Shirley, Written by John Driscoll and Milward. Produced by Homer Fickett and directed by Bill Sweet. Ted Jewett was the narrator and commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Church singing in background] "In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amerigo, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost" I swear by the virgin Piearo, the ship was doomed
End of Show: Dr. Monahan presents the closing message for the new series of Cavalcade of America and previews next weeks star, Walter Houston and a story about pilgrims.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/01/09
Episode Number: 169
Available: YES
Title: The Story of Sam Houston
Description: Sam Houston battles Santa Ana after the fall of the Alamo. The somber, dramatic figure of Sam Houston - named "The Raven" by his adopted Cherokee Nation - stalks across the plains and fields of America. As Governor of Tennessee, intimate of President Andrew Jackson, Houston's tragic destiny led him first to renounce his citizenship in the United States and join the Cherokee Indians, then to political ruin in the nation's capitol at the hands of his enemies, and finally to the brink of his greatest adventure - the welding of the United States with the great empire of Texas.
Cast: Walter Huston, Marquis James (author), Donald Voorhees (music director), Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Kenny Delmar, Elliott Reid, Edwin Jerome, Ian MacAllister, Ted Jewett, Paul Stewart, Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, Bill Adams, Alfred Shirley, Ted de Corsia, Helen Lewis, John McIntire, Stefan Schnabel, Homer Fickett (producer), Bill Sweet (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer).
Beginning of Show: Announcement changing the previously scheduled story about pilgrims to the story of Sam Houston.
First Line: (Crying sounds) Eliza stop it I tell you, please stop it how can you behave this way
End of Show: Dr. Monahan previews next weeks show about a woman's famous ride.
Notes:
  1. AKA: "Sam Houston, The Raven" was the original script title.
  2. Title confirmed on air. The story was continued on the program of March 12, 1940.

Date Aired: 40/01/16
Episode Number: 170
Available: YES
Title: Mehitabel Wing
Description: Mehitabel Wing, a Quaker girl from the Hudson Valley, whose love for her fanner husband during an immature, but significant crisis before the Revolutionary War, has been a neglected anecdote in America's progress toward individual liberties The colonies and the young nation had escaped most of the sharp class conflicts and violent resolutions that had shaken Europe, because America had but a few of the burdens that came from feudal institutions. The story dramatized is about one of these - the land-owning families whose feudal fiefs, tenanted by men who were virtually serfs, spread over much of the fertile Hudson River Valley.
Cast: Jeanette Nolan, John McIntire, Ted de Corsia, Bill Pringle, Elliott Reid, Dan Mac Laughlin, Kenny Delmar, Ed Jerome, Bill Adams, Stephen Schnabel, Alfred Shirley, Ian MacAllister, John Driscoll and Milward (writers), Produced by Homer Fickett and directed by Bill Sweet. Thomas Chalmers is the announcer and Basil Ruysdael is the commercial announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: "Oyez, oyez, oyez, our sovereign lord the King strictly charges and commands all manner of persons to keep silence upon pain of imprisonment."
End of Show: Next week's show will star Sam Jaffe in "The Strange Friend of the Pilgrims". This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/01/23
Episode Number: 171
Available: YES
Title: Tisquantum, Strange Friend of the Pilgrims
Description: The story of an Indian who was captured by Spanish slave traders and who eventually came to live in London. He returned to America to teach the Pilgrims how to survive in the new world.
Cast: Sam Jaffe, Frank Monaghan (of Yale University, host, research), John Driscoll (adaptor), Garrett Porter (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer), Bill Sweet (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] Everything ready mate? [Voice 2] Aye Cap'n [Voice 1] Can't risk anything going wrong. We'll have to do this quick. Storm coming up,
End of Show:
Notes: This show was re-titled several times, ultimately becoming as above.

Date Aired: 40/01/30
Episode Number: 172
Available: YES
Title: Thomas Jefferson
Description: "I am the most unimportant member of the Continental Congress," says Thomas Jefferson. "All I do is write memorandums for committees." Jefferson really believed what he said, yet from his pen came the Declaration of Independence, the world's classic statement of Democracy. The tall, red-headed young Virginian, a very human individual who played the violin to help himself concentrate and who moved to the outskirts of 1776 Philadelphia because the city was too noisy for him to think, set forth in the Declaration's great preamble the basic rights of all men everywhere.
Cast: Marquis James (author), John Beal, Bill Adams, Alfred Shirley, Kenny Delmar, Ted de Corsia, Gretchen Davidson, Edwin Jerome, John McIntire, Agnes Moorehead, Jeanette Nolan, William Pringle, Elliott Reid, Ted Jewett, Ian MacAllister, Bill Sweet (director), Thomas Chalmers, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), John Driscoll (adaptor), The Juano Hernandez Chorus, Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Knocking on the door) [Voice 1] Looks like a nice quiet house Jefferson [Voice 2] Yes it does, Mr. Lee
End of Show: Next week's show will be about Jean Lafitte. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/02/06
Episode Number: 173
Available: YES
Title: Jean Lafitte
Description: The notorious French-born pirate is offered a large inducement to join forces with the British to fight against Andrew Jackson at the battle of New Orleans.
Cast: William Johnstone, Karl Swenson, Ted de Corsia, Charita Bauer, Frank Readick, John McIntire, Alfred Shirley, Bill Adams, Ted Jewett, Kingsley Colton, Edwin Jerome, Jeanette Nolan, Marquis James (author), John Driscoll (adaptor), Garrett Porter (adaptor), Kenneth Webb (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer), Bill Sweet (director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Frank Monaghan (professor, Yale University: historical consultant, host).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: By that tarnal Coffey, look at this, ha, this letter here, go on smell it
End of Show: The Cavalcade of America is pleased to announce that next week's show will star Raymond Massey as Abraham Lincoln in 'Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. The broadcast will originate from the Pacific Opera House in Chicago, where Mr. Massey is currently performing. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

On Feb. 13, 1940, the Cavalcade of America program performed a special program adopted from Carl Sandburg's Book "Lincoln, the War Years." It was performed in Chicago with Canadian born Raymond Massey playing Lincoln. Massey and a group of actors were already performing a play version deriving from the book in Chicago. At the end of the broadcast, DuPont announced that any listener that wanted a free copy of the script could write to DuPont.

Date Aired: 40/02/13
Episode Number: 174
Available: YES
Title: Abraham Lincoln: the War Years
Description: A portrait of the president, "I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me." So spoke Abe Lincoln. Born near present-day Hodgenville, Kentucky, the man destined to become our sixteenth President overcame trials and tribulations to keep the country whole.
Cast: Raymond Massey, Robert Sherwood (adaptor), Carl Sandburg (author), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Louis Roen (announcer).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Friends today I leave, I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon General Washington
End of Show: Next week the Cavalcade of America's guest star will be Miss Ethel Barrymore playing the role of a female pioneer in American Journalism. (The name of the pioneer was not given as it was the subject of the week's audience question).
Notes: The script was used subsequently on February 12, 1941 and on February 9, 1942 Raymond Massey's most famous role.

Date Aired: 40/02/20
Episode Number: 175
Available: YES
Title: Anne Royall
Description: The story of the crusading female journalist at the start of the nineteenth century. Anne Newport Royall, a fiery, crusading journalist active during the first half of the 19th century, might have become the most famous woman editor in America had she lived a century later.
Cast: Ethel Barrymore, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Bessie Rowland James (author), John Driscoll (adaptor), Edward Longstreth (adaptor), Kenneth Webb (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: My name is Anne Royall. Are we going to stand by while money changers fill their pockets out of the National Treasury?
End of Show: Next week will be the story of Enoch Crosby - the spy. The role of Enoch will be played by Henry Hull. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/02/27
Episode Number: 176
Available: YES
Title: Enoch Crosby - the Spy
Description: Based on "The Spy," by James Fennimore Cooper. The story of how an itinerant shoemaker helped General Washington defeat to Cornwallis.
Cast: James F. Cooper (author), Henry Hull, Ian MacAllister, Frank Readick, Kenny Delmar, William Pringle, Alfred Shirley, Jeanette Nolan, Edwin Jerome, John McIntire, Ray Collins (triples), Dwight Weist, Ted Jewett (triples), John Driscoll (adaptor), Garrett Porter (adaptor), Frank Monaghan (researcher), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] Mr. Jays did you ever have a plague of critics fighting you? [Voice 2] You mean this novel you've written James?
End of Show: Next week's show will star John Garfield in the Stolen General. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/03/05
Episode Number: 177
Available: YES
Title: The Stolen General
Description: The story of how Colonel William Barton celebrated the first 4th of July by kidnapping the British General Prescott in 1777. The names of several minor characters in the drama are the names of actors in the cast.
Cast: John Garfield, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Ian MacAllister, Ted Jewett, Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, Kenny Delmar, Ray Collins, Edwin Jerome, Frank Readick (triples), Elliott Reid (quadruples), Alfred Shirley, John McIntire, William Pringle, Marquis James (author), Robert Anderson (adaptor), John Driscoll (adaptor), Philo Higley (adaptor), Garrett Porter (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] Colonel, Colonel Stanton? [Voice 2] yes Barton [Voice 1] Private Coffin is outside just escaped the British, [Voice 1] Coffin have him come in
End of Show: Next week's show will star Walter Huston as Sam Houston in 'The Raven Wins Texas'. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/03/12
Episode Number: 178
Available: YES
Title: The Raven Wins Texas
Description: The story of the fall of Santa Ana, taken from the novel, "The Raven."
Cast: Walter Huston, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Ted Jewett, Ray Collins, Ian MacAllister, Kenny Delmar, John McIntire, Kingsley Colton, Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, Elliott Reid (triples), Edwin Jerome, Alfred Shirley, William Pringle, Frank Readick, Marquis James (author), John Driscoll (adaptor), Garrett Porter (adaptor), Milward (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] Sam remember you spoke to me a long time ago about Texas, [Voice 2] Yes I do Mr. President
End of Show: Next week stars Elliot Reed in On Jordan's Banks. This is NBC.
Notes: The story is continued from the broadcast of January 9, 1940

Date Aired: 40/03/19
Episode Number: 179
Available: YES
Title: Jordan's Banks
Description: A young confederate spy named Sam Davis is captured, but refuses to divulge any information, even at the cost of his life.
Cast: Elliott Reid, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Ted Jewett (triples), John McIntire, Kenny Delmar (triples), William Pringle, Frank Readick, Ian MacAllister, Howard Smith, Ray Collins, Edwin Jerome, Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, Marquis James (author), John Driscoll (adaptor), Margaret Lewerth (adaptor), Garrett Porter (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Whistle sounds and hoof beats) [Voice 1] that's him, [Voice 2] It's about time he was coming, [3rd voice] alright men be quiet
End of Show: Next week's show will be 'John Fitch' starring Thomas Mitchell. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/03/26
Episode Number: 180
Available: YES
Title: The Story of John Fitch
Description: The story of the real inventor of the steamboat, his frustrations and his failures.
Cast: Thomas Mitchell, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Elliott Reid, Jeanette Nolan, Frank Readick, Ian MacAllister, William Pringle, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Ted Jewett (triples), Edwin Jerome, Kenny Delmar, John McIntire, John Driscoll (writer), Sharp (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Johnny, Johnny Fitch what have you got in that bundle
End of Show: Next week's show will be 'Benedict Arnold', with Claude Rains in the title role. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: AKA: The script title is John Fitch; the spoken title is The Story of John Fitch.

Date Aired: 40/04/02
Episode Number: 181
Available: YES
Title: The Story of Benedict Arnold
Description: An account of General Arnold's treachery, and the reasons behind it.
Cast: Claude Rains, Juano Hernandez, Jeanette Nolan, Ian MacAllister, John McIntire, Alfred Shirley, Elliott Reid, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Readick, Kenny Delmar, Ray Collins, Edwin Jerome, Ted Jewett, William Pringle, Frank Monaghan (researcher), John Driscoll (writer), Milward (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Many historians now believe that the turning point in America's struggle for independence was the battle of Saratoga... [Punch:] Yes. Sir. That sure is a fine uniform General Arnold, it sure is.
End of Show: Next week will star Channing Pollack in a musical tribute to Stephen Foster. Cavalcade would like to thank the Clemons Library at the Univ. of Michigan for material used in tonight's play. Short piano interlude. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: AKA: "Benedict Arnold"

Date Aired: 40/04/09
Episode Number: 182
Available: YES
Title: Songs of Stephen Foster, An American Legend
Description: The life of the great American composer, told in a story and his music. The first of Mr. Foster's songs heard is, "Beautiful Dreamer."
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, Elliott Reid, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Frank Readick, Edwin Jerome, Ray Collins, Karl Swenson, John Driscoll, Channing Pollack (narrator), Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), (writer), Robert Pollack (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Channing Pollack: Sometimes I think the histories of peoples is written in their music... [Mother:] Close your eyes. That's a good boy. Go to sleep, honey. (singing) Beautiful Dreamer, wake unto me...
End of Show: Next week will be the story of Daniel Boone, in which John McIntire will play the lead role. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: AKA: "America Sings: The Songs of Stephen Foster." Songs of... is the spoken title.

Date Aired: 40/04/16
Episode Number: 183
Available: YES
Title: Daniel Boone
Description: In 1819, a painter named Chester Harding went to Missouri to find and then paint the portrait of Daniel Boone, whose fame by then had spread throughout the world. Using this as the basic storyline, this program retraces the steps of Boone and his fellow settlers pushing west into Kentucky and then on to Missouri. Particular attention is given to the defending of the settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky against attacks by the British and Shawnee Indians. This action prevented the British from stopping the gradual movement west that the new settlers and Boone desired.
Cast: John McIntire, Agnes Moorehead , Elliott Reid , Jeanette Nolan , Frank Readick, Edwin Jerome , Ray Collins, Karl Swenson, John Driscoll, Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), (writer), Robert Pollack (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: In the year 1819, an artist named Chester Harding made his way through the wilderness of middle America to a place some 200 miles up the Missouri River from St. Louis...(Knocking on a door) [Maw:] Well, morning mister. [Harding:] Good morning, ma'am. Could you tell me where I can find Colonel Daniel Boone?
End of Show: Next week's show, on the 75th anniversary of the surrender of the Confederacy, will come from The Mosque Theater in Richmond, VA and will star Philip Merivale as Robert E. Lee. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/04/23
Episode Number: 184
Available: YES
Title: Robert E. Lee
Description: A portrait of the southern general during the Civil War.
Cast: Basil Ruysdael (commercial spokesman), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Phillip Merivale, Douglas Freeman (author), John Driscoll (adaptor), Robert Tallman (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Thomas Chalmers (announcer)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Robert E. Lee. A name that stirs the hearts of men, for it holds in it, the pride the world takes in honor and virtue...[Lee:] I left Arlington as soon as I received your message, Mr. Blair.
End of Show: Next week, the Cavalcade returns to New York, when we present 'Thomas Paine. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: The program originates from "The Mosque," in Richmond, Virginia. Several descendants of General Lee as well as members of the Richmond Theatre Guild appear in the drama.

Date Aired: 40/04/30
Episode Number: 185
Available: YES
Title: The Story of Tom Paine
Description: The life of patriot Thomas Paine, his pamphlets, and dedication to freedom in all lands.
Cast: Frank Readick, Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, John McIntire (quintuples), Ray Collins (triples), Ian MacAllister (quadruples), Elliott Reid (quadruples), Alfred Shirley (quadruples), Edwin Jerome (triples), William Pringle (quintuples), Ted Jewett (quadruples), Kenny Delmar, John Driscoll (writer), Garrett Porter (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (producer, director)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: London, the year, 1774... [Oliver Goldsmith:] You say you were visiting the house of the Parliament this morning, Mr. Paine?
End of Show: In the story of Nancy Hanks next week, the title role will be played by Agnes Moorehead.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/05/07
Episode Number: 186
Available: YES
Title: The Story of Nancy Hanks
Description: The life story of the mother of Abraham Lincoln is dramatized.
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, Basil Ruysdael (announcer), John McIntire, Ted Jewett, Frank Readick, Sarah Fussell (as a baby), Helen Lewis, Jeanette Nolan, Elliott Reid, Kingsley Colton, John Driscoll (writer), Homer Fickett (writer, producer, director), Robert Tallman (writer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), Carl Sandburg (author).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Nancy:] My name was Nancy Hanks; I was born in Virginia and brought up in the wilderness.
End of Show: Ray Collins will star in the title role of Roger Williams in next week's show. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: The DuPont commercial features a fascinating description of the DuPont exhibit at the New York World's Fair. Spoken title differs from the script title of "Nancy Hanks."

Date Aired: 40/05/14
Episode Number: 187
Available: YES
Title: Roger Williams
Description: The guarantee that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," is one of America's proudest heritages. Roger Williams, apostle of soul liberty, whose beliefs ultimately found expression in the Constitution of the United States.
Cast: Ray Collins, Ted Jewett, Alfred Shirley, Jeanette Nolan, Elliott Reid, Bill Pringle, Kenny Delmar, Ian MacAllister, Frank Readick, Juano Hernandez. Written by John Driscoll and Garrett Porter. Produced and directed by Homer Fickett. Basil Ruysdael is the announcer. Music composed and conducted by Donald Voorhees.
Beginning of Show:
First Line: An Indian Summer day in Plymouth more than 300 years ago... [Mary Williams:] Roger, please be careful in your sermon this morning, [Roger:] Careful? [Mary:] You know what I mean.
End of Show: Not available. Circulating recording is cut short.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/05/21
Episode Number: 188
Available: YES
Title: Jane Addams of Hull House
Description: The story of how the great Chicago social worker became involved with the problems of the poor.
Cast: Helen Hayes, Basil Ruysdael (announcer), John Driscoll (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: In the town of Cedarville, Illinois one spring night in the late 1870's, and boy and a girl walk arm in arm down a quiet residential street... [Jane Addams:] Good night Charles and thank you for a delightful evening.
End of Show: Our listeners tonight will be interested to know that a motion picture on the life of Jane Addams of Hull House starring Irene Dunne is soon to be produced by Charles R. Rogers of Columbia Pictures, to whom we are deeply grateful for cooperation and research in preparing our broadcast.
Notes: The program originates from the Civic Auditorium, Milwaukee on the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Jane Addams and the fifth anniversary of the founding of "Hull House."

Date Aired: 40/05/28
Episode Number: 189
Available: YES
Title: Show Boat
Description: A hasty adaptation of the classic Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II Broadway musical, based on the Edna Ferber novel, "Show Boat."
Cast: Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Edna Ferber (author), Jerome Kern (author), Oscar Hammerstein (book and lyrics), The Ken Christie Choir, John Driscoll (adaptor), Sanford (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Opening Chorus of 'Show Boat,' "Cotton Blossom."
End of Show: Next week's show will be about Swiss immigrant John Sutter, and will star Edwin Jerome. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/06/04
Episode Number: 190
Available: YES
Title: John Sutter
Description: The story of the man from Switzerland who owned the entire Sacramento Valley until gold was discovered on the site of his saw mill.
Cast: Edwin Jerome, Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Gretchen Davidson (quadruples), Jeanette Nolan (triples), Alfred Shirley, J. Scott Smart (billed as "Jack Smart" quintuples), Ted Jewett (triples), William Pringle, Ray Collins (quadruples), Elliott Reid (quadruples), Kenny Delmar (quadruples), Frank Readick (quadruples), Ian MacAllister (triples), John McIntire (triples), William Pringle, Agnes Moorehead, John Driscoll (writer), Harris (writer), Garrett Porter (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: California in the year, 1849. California under Mexican sovereignty ... [Si:] Governor, the cattle plague is in the valley again.
End of Show: Next week will be a musical tribute to Victor Herbert. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/06/11
Episode Number: 191
Available: YES
Title: Victor Herbert
Description: The life of the famous composer, told in story and song.
Cast: John McIntire (narrator), Ray Collins, Jeanette Nolan, Elliott Reid, Edwin Jerome, J. Scott Smart (billed as "Jack Smart"), William Pringle, Kenny Delmar, Ted Jewett, Frank Readick, Homer Fickett (producer, director), Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Ken Christy (chorus director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Woman singing "Kiss Me Again" from Mlle. Modiste."
End of Show: Cavalcade of America's Historian, Dr. Frank Monahan of Yale University begins the intro to next weeks topic by introducing the question; Are women evil? Next week, Cornelia Otis Skinner will star in the story of Susan B. Anthony. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/06/18
Episode Number: 192
Available: YES
Title: Susan B Anthony
Description: The story of the early fighter for woman's rights.
Cast: Cornelia Otis Skinner, Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Elliott Reid (triples), Agnes Moorehead, Alfred Shirley, Edwin Jerome, Ian MacAllister, Kenny Delmar, Frank Readick (triples), Gretchen Davidson, Helen Lewis, John McIntire (triples), Jeanette Nolan (triples), Arlene Francis, William Pringle, Ray Collins, Dwight Weist (narrator), John Driscoll (writer), Eshenfelder (writer), Garrett Porter (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: Susan you've had your nose buried in that newspaper for an hour
End of Show: Invitation for listeners to visit the DuPont exhibit at the 1940 World's Fair. Next week's show will star John McIntire as Walter Reed. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: Opening of Show information and commercials fill 3 minutes and 20+ seconds before the beginning of the drama.

Date Aired: 40/06/25
Episode Number: 193
Available: YES
Title: Walter Reed
Description: The story of how Doctor Reed risked his reputation and life to prove the cause of "Yellow jack" was a mosquito.
Cast: John McIntire, Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Ian MacAllister, Edwin Jerome, J. Scott Smart (billed as "Jack Smart" doubles), Jeanette Nolan, William Pringle, Elliott Reid, Frank Readick, Kenny Delmar, Agnes Moorehead, Ted Jewett, Ray Collins, Dwight Weist (narrator), John Driscoll (writer), Garrett Porter (writer), Robert Tallman (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Snoring, "aah", buzzing, slapping sound) [Voice 1] Ugh, what's that? Hey! [Voice 2] Huh what's that? [Voice 1] Ah Mosquitoes have been bothering me all night
End of Show: Invitation for listeners to visit the DuPont exhibit at the 1940 World's Fair. Goodbye and good luck until fall. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Following episode begins the next season. This season has a patriotic message and dedication of the program.

Date Aired: 40/10/02
Episode Number: 194
Available: YES
Title: The Lost Colony
Description: The story of the first colony on Roanoke Island, Virginia, and the birth of the first white child in America.
Cast: Loretta Young, Jeanette Nolan, Karl Swenson, Ray Collins, John McIntire, Basil Ruysdael (announcer), Kenny Delmar (quadruples), Ted Jewett (quadruples), Edwin Jerome, Alfred Shirley, Paul Green (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Clayton Collyer (commercial spokesman), William Spargrove (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] Eleanor, [Voice 2] Oh! Yes father, [Voice 1] day dreaming at the window again, [Voice 2] ah I guess I am
End of Show: John McIntire introduces next week's show - 'Valley Forge', in which he will play the role of George Washington. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/10/09
Episode Number: 195
Available: YES
Title: Valley Forge
Description: The story of the lowest point in the Revolutionary War, and of General Washington's decision to surrender!
Cast: John McIntire, Kenny Delmar, Ray Collins, Karl Swenson, Maxwell Anderson (author), Edwin Jerome, Jeanette Nolan, William Johnstone, Clayton Collyer (commercial spokesman), Ted Jewett, Ian MacAllister, Sam Wanamaker, Alfred Shirley, Elliott Reid, Ian Martin, William Pringle, Brad Barker (as a dog!), Robert Tallman (adaptor), Homer Fickett (producer, director), William Spargrove (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: ahh phew, I'd like to see anybody eat this filthy muck
End of Show: Karl Swenson introduces next week's show about Matthew Fontaine Maury, in which he will play the lead role. This is followed by a message reminding listeners to register to vote. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/10/16
Episode Number: 196
Available: YES
Title: The Pathfinder of the Seas
Description: The story of Matthew Fontaine Maury, who invented a new way to chart ocean currents and winds.
Cast: Karl Swenson, Jeanette Nolan, Kenny Delmar, Ray Collins, John McIntire, Edwin Jerome, Clayton Collyer (commercial spokesman), Sam Wanamaker, William Johnstone, Ted Jewett, Alfred Shirley, Elliott Reid, Ian MacAllister, William Pringle, Homer Fickett (producer, director), William Spargrove (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Voice 1] Oh Mister Lawson, [Voice 2] Yes sir, [Voice 1] have you the schedule of the "Tipper Sea Gull?" [Voice 1] ah yes, yes I have.
End of Show: Next week's star, Jeanette Nolan, introduces next week's show about Ann Rutledge by reading from a poem by Edgar Lee Masters. This is followed by a message reminding American citizens to register to vote in states where there still is time to register. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/10/23
Episode Number: 197
Available: YES
Title: Ann Rutledge and Lincoln
Description: The story of the president's first great love affair.
Cast: Jeanette Nolan, John McIntire, Norman Corwin (writer), Karl Swenson, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Ted Jewett, Kenny Delmar, Kingsley Colton, Edwin Jerome, Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor), William Spargrove (announcer), Clayton Collyer (commercial spokesman), Homer Fickett (producer, director).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Girl singing] [Voice 1] "Mother" [Voice 2] "Yes, Ann?" [Voice 1] "Can I ask you something important, [Voice 2] can it wait until we do the dishes?
End of Show: Next week's star, Edwin Jerome, introduces next week's show - 'Red Death'. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: The script was used subsequently on October 23, 1944

Date Aired: 40/10/30
Episode Number: 198
Available: YES
Title: The Red Death
Description: The story of how Dr. Joseph Goldberger discovered the cause and cure of Pellagra.
Cast: Edwin Jerome, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Jeanette Nolan, Elliott Reid, John McIntire, George Coulouris (narrator), Clayton Collyer (commercial spokesman), William Johnstone, Karl Swenson, Sam Wanamaker, Ted Jewett, Kenny Delmar, Juano Hernandez, Brad Barker (animal voices), Ruth Barth (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), William Spargrove (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Dog howling, sounds of breathing) well granny I guess there is nothing more I can do here now.
End of Show: Next week's star, Kenny Delmar, introduces next week's show about Will Bill Hickok, which will feature a special ballad written and sung by Woody Guthrie. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:

Date Aired: 40/11/06
Episode Number: 199
Available: YES
Title: Wild Bill Hickok
Description: How Jim Hickok came to be called "Wild Bill," his life on the frontier, and how he was killed playing poker.
Cast: Kenneth Delmar, Jeanette Nolan, William Pringle, John McIntire, Edwin Jerome, Agnes Moorehead, Clayton Collyer (commercial spokesman), Woody Guthrie (composer of "The Streets Of Laredo," which was written for this broadcast, and vocalist of the song during the program), Ray Collins, William Johnstone, Karl Swenson, Juano Hernandez, Ted Jewett, Elliott Reid, Howard Smith, Brad Barker (animal voices), Homer Fickett (producer, director), William Spargrove (announcer), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)
Beginning of Show:
First Line: (Sing Hickok Ballad) [sound of a bullet] [Voice 1 whispering] "Hey, come on down. Hey!" [Voice 2] "Lordsy that was a bullet Masta Jim" [Voice 1] Sounded like it. [another bullet]
End of Show: Next week's star, John McIntire, introduces next week's show 'Dr. Franklin Goes to Court'. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes: AKA: Wild Bill Hickok: The Last of Two Gun Justice. Program title is also spoken as Wild Bill Hickok. This shorter title will be used on the file for convenience and to limit characters in filename.

Date Aired: 40/11/13
Episode Number: 200
Available: YES
Title: Doctor Franklin Goes to Court
Description: The adventures of Ben Franklin in the salons of France, and how he brought American diplomacy in through the front door.
Cast: John McIntire, Erik Barnouw (writer), Ray Collins, Karl Swenson, Sarah Fussell, Elliott Reid, George Coulouris, Kenny Delmar, William Spargrove (narrator), Clayton Collyer (commercial spokesman), Alfred Shirley, Ted Jewett, William Johnstone, Edwin Jerome, Agnes Moorehead, Jeanette Nolan, Frank Monaghan (writer), Homer Fickett (producer, director).
Beginning of Show:
First Line: [Announcer] The Cavalcade of America presents the story of the greatest triumph in American diplomacy. Our radio play "Dr Franklin Goes to Court"...
End of Show: Next week, Nancy Kelly, former Cavalcade of America child star from episode 18, will rejoin the Cavalcade of America cast to star in 'The Farmer Takes a Wife'. This is the National Broadcasting Company.
Notes:


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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)
Cavalcade of America: Episodes 101 - 200 (September 22, 1937 - November 13, 1940) (current page)
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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Cavalcade of America: All Episodes Together

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