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Mr President

Date Aired : 47/05/15
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Audition Show
Description :Mr. President has his hands full with the coal strike while he tries to keep one move ahead of his unwanted bodyguards. Of course trying to outsmart these bodyguards puts him in danger from one disgruntled coal worker.
Notes :Show begins its broadcast 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday. During the program you can hear Mr. President counting, this is for the timing of the next line. In most of the episodes to come there is an ad for an MGM movie, generally in which Edward Arnold was appearing. It is invaluable in dating disputable episodes. Although the format changes part way through the series' run, there is always a line where either the announcer of Edward Arnold invites the audience to guess which President the episode is based upon. The first lines below will therefore be the first line after that invitation.
First Line :It started the evening I came back to the White House after taking a long, brisk walk.

Captain : Mr. President?
MP : Evening Captain.
Captain : Are you alright Mr. President?
MP : Well' don't I look alright?
Captain : Yes Sir, but where are McGraff and Cooper?
MP : Well I want to relieve your mind Captain, They are the most pleasant body guards you've ever assigned to me.

Date Aired : 47/06/26
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teddy Roosevelt
Description : Mr. President has his hands full with the coal strike while he tries to keep one step ahead of his unwanted bodyguards. Of course trying to outsmart these bodyguards puts him in danger with one disgruntled coal worker.
Notes : Ad for "The Hucksters". The Hucksters opened on July 17, 1947. There are very subtle differences in this and the Audition. There is also an annoucement that says it was transcribed from its earlier network release.
First Line : It started the evening I came back to the White House after taking a long, brisk walk.

Captain: Mr. President?
MP : Hello Captain Drew.
Captain: Are you alright?
MP: Well, don't I look alright?
Captain: Yes Sir, only where are McGraff and Cooper?
MP: Why Captain they're fine young fellows. They are the most pleasant body guards you've ever assigned to me.

Date Aired : 47/07/03
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grover Cleveland
Description :Mr. President has to deal with people in his cabinet who are threatening to send the country into a worsening depression. In the meantime he battles for his life. He must have surgery to remove a malignate cancer from the roof of his mouth.
Notes : Ad for "The Hucksters". The Hucksters opened on July 17, 1947.
First Line : One morning I walked into my study and as usual she was already there. My secretary I mean, Miss Sara.

MP : Good morning Miss Sara.
MS : Good morning Mr. President.
MP : Why so glum?
MS : I enjoyed romantic poetry when I was a high school
girl Mr. President. But I'm afraid I don't anymore.
MP : That's the trouble with a lot of people, Miss Sara.
They don't take time to enjoy life. Don't let it
happen to you.

Date Aired : 47/07/10
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Q Adams
Description :Mr. President must deal with a cabinet member that doesn't like the carry-over from the previous term. He chooses to ruffle the feathers of the President's son. The President tries to protect his mother and father and proves to be a son to be proud of.
Notes : Ad for "The Hucksters". The Hucksters opened on July 17, 1947.
First Line : It was late one afternoon when my secretary, Miss Sara, came into my study with a familiar look in her eye.

MS : Mr. President, I'm sorry I haven't been able to
finish the days mail. Your son...
MP : Oh isn't John back yet?
MS : I don't know why you sent him out to look at
houses. You haven't changed your mind about staying
in Washington indefinitely have you?
MP : Yes, and then again, No.

Date Aired : 47/07/17
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Woodrow Wilson
Description :Knowing that it will be impossible to keep the country out of the coming war, Mr. President decides to resign and avoid sending million of men to their deaths in his term. He never gets the chance as the entire country rallys around in the pending danger.
Notes : Ad for "The Hucksters". The Hucksters opened on July 17, 1947.
First Line :My story begins with one of the lighter moments.

MP : Come in.
Ralph : Evening Mr. President. Ready for some refreshments?
MP : Good for you Ralph.
Ralph : Yes Sir. The usual ginger ale and orange juice.
MP : Did you make it with California oranges?
Ralph : No Sir. I made it with Florida oranges. They're the
best

Date Aired : 47/07/24
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ulysses S Grant
Description :Head of the War department, a dear friend of the president, takes the blame of is wife for corruption in the department.
Notes: MGM Ad for Cynthia which opened on July 10, 1947.
First Line : It began one early afternoon when I returned to the White House from a drive. I met my secretary, Miss Sara, in the corridor.

MS : Mr. President!
MP : Oh Miss Sara.
MS : Mr. President, haven't I asked you enough times?
MP : Hmm.. What, What?
MS : You've been.. You've been driving too fast again. Speeding in fact.
MP : I'm ashamed to say I like speeding, Miss Sara. It's exciting.

Date Aired : 47/07/31
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: James Monroe
Description :Mr. President has to deal with "The AB Letters" and cabinet members bickering like kids.
Notes : Ad for "A Date With Judy", IMDB dated to 1947. A Date with Judy opened on August 5, 1948
First Line :It was about five months before the end of my final term in office. An early spring day with warm sunshine flooding the White House lawn. I turned for a moment to glance out my office window at the fresh green of the trees, when my secretary entered.

MS : Mr. President, Mr. President!
MP : Hmm What? Oh yes Miss Sara.
MS : Oh I'm sorry if I disturbed you Sir.
MP : No. No, you didn't at all.
MS : You seem many miles away Sir.
MP : Many years away is more like it. I was thinking
that if I was still a gangling Virginia boy, wild
horses couldn't keep me from going fishing on a day
like this. Miss Sara, you had better give me a dose
of my mothers favorite remedy for spring fever,
molasses and turpentine.

Date Aired : 47/08/07
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teddy Roosevelt
Description :Mr. President is seriously hurt while sparing with a friend and keeps it a secret until he writes his autobiography so as not to get his friend in trouble.
Notes : MGM Ad for Cynthia which opened on July 10, 1947.
First Line : One morning my secretary came into my study and the moment she opened the door, I knew something was up.

MS : Mr. President, Lieutenant Bill Randolph is here.
MP : Oh Miss Sara, don't take it out on poor Bill.
MS : I have to let off steam at somebody Mr. President.
Especially if you're gonna box with him again.
MP : Well, I am, but only for a few minutes.
MS : Boxing is dangerous and undignified whether you do
it for one minute or one hour.
MP : One hour! You overestimate me, Miss Sara.

Date Aired : 47/08/14
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Benjamin Harrison
Description :A New Orleans cop is killed by the mafia and are lynched. It almost plunges the country into war with Italy..
Notes : Ad for "The Romance Of Rosie Ridge". The Romance of Rosy Ridge opened on August 7, 1949
First Line :One day my secretary, Miss Sara, and I were finishing a hurried but excellent lunch. It was the first White House meal prepared by a new French cook Miss Sara had insisted upon employing.

MP : Ah, wonderful Miss Sara.
MS : I'm very glad Mr. President.
MP : That was the finest grade of ham and eggs I have
had in months.
MS : Jambon des oeufs au plat de Rochambeau.
MP : I beg your pardon?
MS : Jambon des oeufs au plat de Rochambeau. It's what the
new cook calls Ham & Eggs.

Date Aired : 47/08/21
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rutherford B Hayes
Description :Corruption in the Customs Department.
Notes : Ad for "The Romance Of Rosie Ridge". The Romance of Rosy Ridge opened on August 7, 1949.
First Line :I came back to the White House one evening from a brisk walk. And in my study I found my secretary waiting.

MP : Hello Miss Sara, you needn't have waited up for me.
MS : I was afraid Mr. Jay would arrive before you got back
Mr. President.
MP : Ohh..
MS : Besides, I thought I might talk to you a moment.
MP : Two moments if you like Miss Sara.
MS : You know, you have been working very hard without a
rest.

Date Aired : 47/08/28
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Martin Van Buren
Description : Episode focuses on the President's son and the "Presidential Goldfish Bowl" effect
Notes : Ad for "The Romance Of Rosie Ridge". The Romance of Rosy Ridge opened on August 7, 1949.
First Line :This story does not however begin in the White House but in a corner table for two at one of the more famous New Yorks resterants.

Patty : My dear, young, handsome friend. Will you tell me
something?
John : Anything Patty.
Patty : Do you or do you not love me?
John : Well that's a leading question.
Patty : You always make fun of me.
John : Well, then, don't be so serious. I'd rather see you
smile.

Date Aired : 47/09/04
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Tyler
Description :
Notes :(This ep is under investigation)
First Line :

Date Aired : 47/09/11
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: William Howard Taft
Description :Canada strives for independence.The President's son gets unruly.
Notes : Ad for "Unfinished Dance". Unfinished Dance opened on September 25, 1947.
First Line :One day I was coming in from a walk with my new Secretary of the Interior.

MP : Jim, we have a lot of things to talk over. You'd
better stay for lunch.
Jim : Alright, I'd be happy to Mr. President.
MP : That's fine. I only have to tell Miss Sara.
Jim : Huh oh.. Maybe I hadn't better stay for lunch.
MP : Oh, come now Jim. Miss Sara isn't as bad as all
that. Well here we are. Oh Miss Sara.
MS : Yes Mr. President? Oh how do you do Mr. Martin.
Welcome back to Washington.
Jim : Nice to see you again Miss Sara.

Date Aired : 47/09/18
Episode Number : 13
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 47/09/25
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 47/10/02
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : Episode describes the treachery of John C. Calhoun who believed that the states should have the right to nullify any Federal law they disagreed with.
Notes : Ad for "Song Of Love". Song of Love opened on October 9, 1947
First Line :Late one afternoon at the end of a busy White House day, I was in my study with my secretary, Miss Sara.

MP : I tell you Miss Sara, anybody who wants to be
President of the United States is crazy.
MS : You wanted to be President, Mr. President.
MP : Well, I didn't know then what I know now. Look at
me. All I do all day is bend over this desk and
sign papers. I've signed my name so many times I
can't spell it anymore.
MS : Good Heavens! I better look those papers over. If
you have spelled your name wrong it might not be
legal.

Date Aired : 47/10/09
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: James Buchanan
Description : The President's niece complicates the "Freedom of the Seas" issue with Britain.
Notes : Ad for "Song Of Love". Song of Love opened on October 9, 1947.
First Line :One evening about six-thirty, I was in my room standing before a mirror and getting ready to attend a large banquet that was being given for me at a hotel.

MP : Yes?
Harriet: May I come in Uncle?
MP : Oh, certainly Harriet. You can help me tie this tie.
Harriet: Why can't men ever tie dress ties. I always have to
tie Edward's. Turn around please.
MP : Well, if we could tie dress ties, beautiful young
ladies wouldn't do it for us.

Date Aired : 47/10/16
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Warren G Harding
Description : Episode focuses on Corruption in the Veteran's Bureau.
Notes : Ad for "Green Dolphin Street". Green Dolphin Street opened on October 15, 1947.
First Line :Very early one Saturday morning, I was playing golf with a man I had recently appointed Head of the Veterans Bureau, his name was Charlie Holt.

Charlie: Well, three down, two to go, Mr. President.
MP: The par on this hole is five Charlie.
Charlie: It's been done in four, with a good putt.
MP: Well then, you watch me.
Charlie: Hey, that's a new putter you got there.

Date Aired : 47/10/23
Episode Number : 18
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 47/10/30
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: James A Garfield
Description : Episode focuses on Civil Service legislation and the President's assassination.
Notes : Ad for "Green Dolphin Street". Ad for "Green Dolphin Street". Green Dolphin Street opened on October 15, 1947.
First Line :One night in a shabby boarding house on a Washington side street, a young man was hunched over a table. He had just finished writing a letter.

I have made up my mind. What I am asking for is no
more than what I deserve, the Paris Councilship. I
want this and must have it. For not only myself is
concerned, the future of the country depends upon
it. This is the great test, the decisive moment. No
on, no one must stand in my way. Long live
The Stallwards.

Date Aired : 47/11/06
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Woodrow Wilson
Description :
Notes : Ad for "Cass Timberlane". Cass Timberlane opened on November 06, 1947.
First Line :This story begins on the day I stood before the assembled House of Congress finishing the most unwelcomed, hateful task any president can have.

MP:...and with a profound sense of the solemn but
tragic character of the step I am taking, I advise
that the Congress declare there exists a state of
war.
(mumbling)
Pressman: Excuse me Colonel, care to make a statement to the
press?
MP:Why? I haven't made any news yet.

Date Aired : 47/11/13
Episode Number : 21 (Close Missing)
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thomas Jefferson
Description :
Notes : Close Missing, No Ad.
First Line :At the time, my Vice President was a brillant, young, New Yorker I'll call Tom Bar. I admired him tremendously but suddenly I realized he was presenting me with a problem. So, I invited him to come and see me.

            TB : Is there any trouble Mr. President?
            MP : Well, I won't call it trouble yet. Sit down Tom and
                 don't look so worried.
            TB : Well, what is it Sir?
            MP : Tom, we've served almost four years together, the
                 term is almost up and I've got to deside something.
                 You don't want to run for Vice President again do
                 you? 

Date Aired : 47/11/20
Episode Number : 22
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 47/11/27
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: George Washington
Description : The President must mediate between the pro-French Jefferson and the pro-British Hamilton to keep us out of entangling alliances with either.
Notes : Ad for "Cass Timberlane. Cass Timberlane opened on November 06, 1947.
First Line :The personal controversy between Ed Taylor and Tom Faraday had been going on for some time. One morning it came right out in the open at a meeting of my cabinet.

MP:Alright, Gentlemen, Gentlemen. We are ready for the
report of the Secretary of State. Mr. Faraday
please.
TF:Mr. President, the newly appointed minister,
Charles Monroe, will soon be arriving in this
country. I don't know him personally but I've heard
something of his reputation. He'll be very much in
sympathy with the ideals of your administration
Mr. President and with the ideals of our country.

Date Aired : 47/12/04
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Calvin Coolidge
Description : Mr. President must "restructure" after a scandal and the death of his predecessor, Warren Harding.
Notes :Ad for "Cass Timberlane". Cass Timberlane opened on November 06, 1947.
First Line :For three years I'd been Vice President, then the President died and I found myself having to work with the men who had been in his cabinet, his friends, the men he trusted.

MP:Gentlemen, gentlemen. I suppose you've been
wondering about the one empty chair at our table
this morning. Well, it belongs of course to the
Secretary of the Interior.
General person: He's usually late anyway Mr. President.
MP: Well he's not late this morning. He isn't coming.
The fact is gentlemen, he has resigned.

Date Aired : 47/12/11
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : Episode focuses on threats of war and assassination.
Notes : Ad for "Cass Timberlane". Cass Timberlane opened on November 06, 1947.
First Line :At the time of this story, my Secretary of State was a man I'll call Martin Burrows, who never let himself get excited. But one morning even though he appeared calm as ever, I knew he was worried.

MB:Mr. President, I just received this dispatch from
our minister in France.
MP:Even without reading it, Martin, I can tell from
your face there's trouble.
MB:You'd better read it just the same, Sir. Here you
are. It's short enough.
MP:Uh-huh, The government of France has failed to pay
the first installment on the twenty-five million
francs due the United States and the Secretary
(inaudible) the treaty of the last year.
MB:And our minister in Paris wants instructions.

Date Aired : 47/12/18
Episode Number : 26
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 47/12/25
Episode Number : 27
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/01/01
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/01/11
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : Mr. President must remove his Secretary of War, Simon Cameron
Notes :Show moves to Sundays, 2:30 p.m. till 3:00 p.m.. Ad for "Cass Timberlane. Cass Timberlane opened on November 06, 1947.
First Line :For some months our country, unprepared as usual, had been at war. A bitter, bloody struggle. One morning after a stormy cabinet meeting, I walked back to my own study.

MS: No progress, Mr. President.
MP:Did you ever drive a pair of horses, Miss Sara?
MS:No.
MP:They have to move at the same rate or you haven't
got a team. And if you've got a lot of horses...
MS:The cabinet wouldn't appreciate being called a
disjointed team of horses.\\

Date Aired : 48/01/18
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ulysses S Grant
Description : Mr. President must deal with "The Gold Panic" and his brother-in-law.
Notes : Ad for "Cass Timberlane". Cass Timberlane opened on November 06, 1947.
First Line :It was a little after twelve o' clock the day my secretary, Miss Sara, came into my study without me even hearing her.

MS:Mr. President? Mr. President!
MP:Hmm? Oh, Oh, Yes Miss Sara? I'm sorry.
MS:I'm sorry. You were thinking about something?
MP:Yes. gold and my brother-in-law.
MS:I beg your pardon?
MP:I was thinking about gold and I was thinking about
my brother-in-law. And both of them keep getting
tangled up together.

Date Aired : 48/01/25
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Zachary Taylor
Description : The President finds he must quash non-official adventuring by U.S. citizens which was threatening war with Spain
Notes : Ad for "Cass Timberlane". Cass Timberlane opened on November 06, 1947.
First Line : It was a morning I shall never forget. It was shortly after my innauguration. I was sitting at my desk in the White House when my secretary, Miss Sara, came in.

Date Aired : 48/02/01
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Johnson
Description : The show centers on the threat of and escape from impeachment by Mr. President
Notes : Show moves from 11:00 to 11:30. Ad for "High Wall". High Wall opened on December 25, 1947.
First Line : It happened at a time when I was under vicious attack by members of Congress of my own party. Their real aim was to destroy the powers of the Presidency.

Date Aired : 48/02/08
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Woodrow Wilson
Description : This episode deals with the "Sunrise Conference" and Wilson's peace-brokering before he was able to admit the impossibility of peace.
Notes : Ad for "High Wall". High Wall opened on December 25, 1947.
First Line : Few struggles that face a President are as hard as keeping our country out of war when almost everybody else is in it.

Date Aired : 48/02/15
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : Mr. President finds he must veto the Bank Charter Bill in order to check the power of the Bank of the United States.
Notes : Ad for "High Wall". High Wall opened on December 25, 1947.
First Line : One day a President came to see me, a very big President, oh, not the President of the United States, that was my job. But he was the President of the Bank of the United States. His name was Anthony Nichols and my secretary, Miss Sara, came in to announce him.

Date Aired : 48/02/22
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Tyler
Description : This episode is about the Mutiny on the U.S.S. Somers and the execution of the son of Secretary of War, John Spencer and the annexation of Texas.
Notes : Ad for "High Wall". High Wall opened on December 25, 1947.
First Line : One of the most ticklish and dangerous jobs a President has is reorganizing his cabinet, he has to get rid of the men he doesn't want. One morning after a cabinet meeting I came back to my study in a fine anger.

Date Aired : 48/02/29
Episode Number : 36
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/03/07
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Warren G Harding
Description : Mr. President finds he must make unpopular decisions about Eugene V. Debs and a bonus for Veterans.
Notes : Ad for "Three Daring Daughters". Three Daring Daughters opened on February 12, 1948.
First Line : It's often happened that while one President led our country to a war another President had to solve the problems created by the war.

Date Aired : 48/03/14
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teddy Roosevelt
Description : Mr. President brokers a peace between Japan and Russia.
Notes : Ad for "Three Daring Daughters". Three Daring Daughters opened on February 12, 1948.
First Line : Japan and Russia were at war. The Japanese had just won an important victory at (sounds like muckton/probably should be Tsushima Strait). The whole world was uneasy.

Date Aired : 48/03/21
Episode Number : 39
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/03/28
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: George Washington
Description : Show centers on the ruin of the Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph, Washington's closest friend for political necessity connected to the Jay Treaty with England.
Notes : Ad for "State Of the Union". State of the Union opened April 22, 1948.
First Line : Outdoors that morning the weather was fine but inside it was a black day. To avoid a war I sent a special emissary to the seat of a foreign government to negotiate a settlement of several dangerous disputes.

Date Aired : 48/04/04
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grover Cleveland
Description : Episode centers on the controversy with Austro-Hungary over the appointment of the U.S. Ambassador.
Notes : Ad for "State Of the Union". State of the Union opened April 22, 1948.
First Line : The evening promised to be a pleasant one at the White House especially in the dining room. My guests were Secretary of State Baird, Alex Kylie of Virginia and his charming wife, Julia

Date Aired : 48/04/11
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: James K Polk
Description : Mr. President acquires Oregon Territory from the British.
Notes : Ad for "State Of the Union". State of the Union opened April 22, 1948.
First Line : Perhaps I wouldn't have realized the importance of the Great Oregon Territory myself if it hadn't been for the advice of the General, one of my oldest and dearest friends, a man of vision, a great statesman, an ex-President.

Date Aired : 48/04/18
Episode Number : 43
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/04/25
Episode Number : 44
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/05/02
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Teddy Roosevelt
Description : This episode gives the origin of the words "Gunboat Diplomacy"
Notes : Ad for "Homecoming" with Clark Gable. Homecoming opened on April 29, 1948.
First Line : It was a Monday morning in March. I was back in Washington after a very pleasant week-end in New York where I had attended a wedding.

Date Aired : 48/05/09
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Adams
Description : This episode deals with the pardon of John Fries and the "Hotwater Rebellion".
Notes : Ad for "Homecoming" with Clark Gable. Homecoming opened on April 29, 1948.
First Line : It was during a period of mounting diplomatic tension when we were on the verge of war. At the moment one of the most pressing problems was the budget.

Date Aired : 48/05/16
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Tyler
Description : This episode deals with politics, internal affairs and the eventual annexation of Texas.
Notes :Ad for "Homecoming" with Clark Gable. Homecoming opened on April 29, 1948.
First Line :It was spring morning of a year that promised plenty of trouble before the snow came. I was in my office working on a message I knew Congress wouldn't like. It was a veto message.

Date Aired : 48/05/23
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grover Cleveland
Description : Mr. President finds that he must deal with Jay P. Morgan in order to save the treasury.
Notes : Ad for "Easter Parade" with Clark Gable. Easter Parade opened on June 30, 1948.
First Line : It was during a time when the financial integrity of our nation was in grave peril. I had already taken certain measures with limited success.

Date Aired : 48/05/30
Episode Number : 49
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/06/06
Episode Number : 50
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Quincy Adams
Description : This episode centers on the appointment of Henry Clay as Secretary of State.
Notes : Ad for "Homecoming" with Clark Gable. Homecoming opened on April 29, 1948.
First Line : I had just been elected President after a hotly contested campaign. My immediate problem was the appointment of a strong cabinet.

Date Aired : 48/06/13
Episode Number : 51
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/06/20
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : This episode deals with the Annexation of Texas and the Mexican-American War.
Notes : Ad for "Homecoming" with Clark Gable. Homecoming opened on April 29, 1948.
First Line :

(Five or six knocks)
MP:Come In! Come In!
MS:Excuse me Mr. President. He, uh, He's here, Sir.
MP:Who's here. Oh. My successor. Good, good, I'm
ready for him to take over. Arthur, Arthur, come in.

Date Aired : 48/06/27
Episode Number : 53
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/07/04
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : This episode centers on false friendship and politics.
Notes : Arnold says; "Many of you know that today is the first anniversary of "Mr. President". This is President Truman's favorite episode. Ad for "Easter Parade". Easter Parade opened on June 30, 1948.
First Line : The morning it all began the government was having money troubles as usual. I was more grumpy than usual which is pretty grumpy, I assure you.

Date Aired : 48/07/11
Episode Number : 55
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/07/18
Episode Number : 56
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/07/25
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : Mr. President deals with personal danger at Fort Stevens
Notes : Ad for "A Date With Judy". A Date with Judy opened on August 5, 1948.
First Line : It was war time and Washington in war time, well, you have heard a thousand times what Washington is like during a war, swarming with government workers in uniform and out and buzzing with rumors and jealousies both real and imagined.

Date Aired : 48/08/01
Episode Number : 58
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/08/08
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Adams
Description : This episode is about the "XYZ Affair" and keeping the peace with France.
Notes : Ad for "The Three Musketeers" IMDB dated to 1948. (date problematic, cf Woodrow Wilson, 480208). The Three Musketeers opened October 20, 1948.
First Line : One country on the continent of Europe threatened the peace of the world. It was a country which had undergone a great upheaval.

Date Aired : 48/08/15
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Zachary Taylor
Description : Private citizens adventuring in Cuba threaten war with Spain.
Notes : Ad for "Julia Misbehaves". Julia Misbehaves opened on October 7, 1948.
First Line : I had trouble on my hands and there was trouble going on in Congress as usual and the center of the trouble in the Senate lay with a group of hot-headed young southerners led by Tom Lee, my own son-in-law, so I sent for Tom and one of the leaders in the House of Representatives, Joe Stevens.

Date Aired : 48/08/22
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thomas Jefferson
Description : Episodes cente on a failed effort at embargo as an alternative to war.
Notes : Ad for "Julia Misbehaves". Julia Misbehaves opened on October 7, 1948.
First Line : It was during my second term in office. Once again war was blazing in Europe and once again it threatened the peace of our country. Increasing violations to our shipping and outrages against American citizens had forced us into a an extremely grave position and now American lives had been lost in the Atlantic.

Date Aired : 48/08/29
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grover Cleveland
Description : There is a marriage in the White House.
Notes : Ad for "Julia Misbehaves". Julia Misbehaves opened on October 7, 1948.
First Line : It was April in Washington, a beautiful month in a beautiful city. but I didn't see very much of the weather or anything outside the walls of the White House.

Date Aired : 48/09/05
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ulysses S Grant
Description : Mr. President faces the necessity of removing Ebenezer Hoar from the position of Attorney General.
Notes : Ad for "Julia Misbehaves". Julia Misbehaves opened on October 7, 1948.
First Line : Well right from the beginning the problems of my administration began. There was my cabinet, all sorts of pressures were exerted in favor of many men. I had my own ideas and I proceeded to put them into effect. Among the men I courted was Judge Eben Hoar of Massachussetts, an honest truthful man if ever I met one and a fine judge and lawyer in addition.

Date Aired : 48/09/12
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grover Cleveland
Description : Mr. President wages a clean campaign though faced with mud-slinging from the other side.
Notes : Ad for "Julia Misbehaves". Julia Misbehaves opened on October 7, 1948.
First Line : I was Governor of my state when all this began. My party was the "outs" at the time and our opposition was in the White House but it was a presidential year and hopes were running high. Even Miss Sara seemed somewhat affected by the situation the morning in August when she came into the Governor's office.

Date Aired : 48/09/19
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : Mr. President is called upon to pardon a young soldier who fell asleep at his post.
Notes : Ad for "Julia Misbehaves". Julia Misbehaves opened on October 7, 1948.
First Line : It was war time, the first year of the war. Our citizen army had been called to
the colors in a grave national emergency and almost at once boys from every sort of home found themselves in a life in which they were completely unfamiliar.

Date Aired : 48/09/26
Episode Number : 66
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/10/03
Episode Number : 67
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/10/10
Episode Number : 68
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/10/17
Episode Number : 69
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/10/24
Episode Number : 70
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Tyler
Description : Mr. President must deal with the death of his first wife, remarriage, and the explosion aboard the U.S.S. Princeton.
Notes : Ad for "The Three Musketeers". The Three Musketeers opened October 20, 1948. Ad mentions an election year more likely to be mentioned in October.
First Line : I must confess that during my third winter in the White House I had troubles aplenty. The newspapers had nicknamed me "The Veto President" and they weren't far from wrong. On the personal side there was great sorrow.

Date Aired : 48/10/31
Episode Number : 71
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : Mr. President haunts the telegraph dispatch room waiting for casualty reports from the war.
Notes : Ad for "The Three Musketeers". The Three Musketeers opened October 20, 1948.
First Line : It was my third year in the White House and I had become a war time President little more than a month after my innauguration. The troubles of a war President were complicated by personal clashes with my commanders in the field.

Date Aired : 48/11/07
Episode Number : 72
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Theodore Roosevelt
Description : At 50 years of age Mr. President leads a 1 day 100 mile horseback ride to demonstrate reasonability of his demand for fitness requirements for the armed services.
Notes : Date of show corroborated by internal statement that the Marines were "173 years old this week" and the fact that the "Marines were formed by a resolution of the Continental Congress ll/10/1775
First Line : It was my practice to take long rambling hikes through the Virginia countryside accompanied by such hardy souls as cared for that kind of exercise. There was quite a bit of climbing involved especially when we scrambled down to the chain bridge on our way to Washington.

Date Aired : 48/11/14
Episode Number : 73
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Woodrow Wilson
Description : The episode focuses on Mr. President's second wife, Edith Bolling Galt Wilson.
Notes : Ad for "The Three Musketeers". The Three Musketeers opened October 20, 1948. Ad for new "ABC's Carnegie
Hall"
First Line : It was just before Christmas when the new First Lady and I came to the White House afer a brief, a too brief honeymoon. I had every wish to pick her up and carry her across the threshhold but there, there was the household staff in the traditional line with Mrs. Sloane, the housekeeper, at the head.

Date Aired : 48/11/21
Episode Number : 74
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: James K Polk
Description : Mr. President finds he must be dealing with the vanity of Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War.
Notes : Ad for "The Three Musketeers". The Three Musketeers opened October 20, 1948.
First Line : When I moved into the White House, war wasn't completely strange to me but I soon found out that sometimes even war can be overshadowed by problems arising from strange quirks of human behavior.

Date Aired : 48/11/28
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : Mr. President wakens to "his day".
Notes : Ad for "The Three Musketeers". The Three Musketeers opened October 20, 1948. Arnold refers to "the next Mr. President calling a cabinet meeting to defend a woman's honor". This is Andrew Jackson and the Peggy Eaton scandal. Haendiges states this is the first episode under a new format.
First Line : He woke early. He awoke to a unaccustomed,wonderful feeling of great happiness and for a moment he lay there wondering why and then the warm reassuring knowledge started pulsing through him again. The long war was over. He got up.

Date Aired : 48/12/05
Episode Number : 76
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : This episode is about "The Peggy Eaton Scandal".
Notes : Ad for "The Three Musketeers". The Three Musketeers opened October 20, 1948. (Repeated script. cf. #99 John Eaton played by Jeff Chandler, #76 John Eaton played by Paul Frees)
First Line : He sat by her bedside. His anxious eyes never leaving her face. He knew, oh yes he knew.

FL:Darling, I am so proud of you, so very proud, Mr. President.
MP:Oh, Rachel, Rachel.
FL:(Inaudible word) it's better this way. I'd never fit in in the White House, my dear. It's a long way from the Hermitage to the White House, they're right about that.
MP: Who's they?
Fl:They say I'd attend your innauguration smoking a corncob pipe.

Date Aired : 48/12/12
Episode Number : 77
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 48/12/19
Episode Number : 78
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Johnson
Description : This episode centers on the threat of impeachment and the Tenure of Office Act.
Notes : New format. Ad for "The Three Musketeers", IMDB-dated to 1948.
First Line : He walked about his wife's room restless, unhappy, angry, and in torment.
FL: My dear, it isn't going to help any to keep charging up and down like a caged lion.
MP: They had no right to pass the Tenure of Office Act. It's unconstitutional, the idea of daring to pass an act that a President (Inaudible) the Senate.

Date Aired : 48/12/26
Episode Number : 79
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: George Washington
Description : Mr. President must deal with both a tax revolt and an obstreperous niece.
Notes : New format however opening states that show is a repeat. Ad for "Command
Decision". Command Decision opened on December 25, 1948 on the West Coast. January 19,
1949 on the East Coast.
First Line : One afternoon I had a visitor, a hard-headed man from Pennsylvania who wasn't afraid to speak his mind even though my wife was sitting with me.

Date Aired : 49/01/02
Episode Number : 80
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thomas Jefferson
Description : Mr. President's hopes for Aaron Burr are continually trampled by Burr himself.
Notes : Ad for "Command Decision". Command Decision opened on December 25, 1948 on the West Coast. January 19,
1949 on the East Coast.
First Line : One of his closest friends said to him;

Friend:It's a wonderful party, Mr. President. I don't think I have ever seen people enjoy themselves more.
MP:Well I don't often give a party but when I do, I like to give a good one.

Date Aired : 49/01/09
Episode Number : 81
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/01/16
Episode Number : 82
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/01/23
Episode Number : 83
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Woodrow Wilson
Description : The episode's topic is the fair settlement of WWI and creation of League of Nations
Notes : New Format. As received. (ad for Command Decision) Command Decision opened on December 25, 1948 on the West Coast. January 19,1949 on the East Coast.(Same Script as #105, different reading. In 83 newsboy yells "Extra, Extra", in 105 "Extree, Extree"
First Line : The long war had ended and the nation was jubilant.

Date Aired : 49/01/30
Episode Number : 84
Available : NO
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Description :
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Date Aired : 49/02/06
Episode Number : 85
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/02/13
Episode Number : 86
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/02/20
Episode Number : 87
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/02/27
Episode Number : 88
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/03/06
Episode Number : 89
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : Mr. President faces an assassination attempt early in his first term.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Command Decision". Command Decision opened on December 25, 1948 on the West Coast. January 19,1949 on the East Coast.
First Line : The President was newly elected and he and his family were on their way to Washington for his innauguration. It was a perilous time with the threat of war in the headlines.

Date Aired : 49/03/13
Episode Number : 90
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/03/20
Episode Number : 91
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/03/27
Episode Number : 92
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grover Cleveland
Description : Mr. President has difficulties disestablishing the "spoils system".
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Little Women". Little Women opened on March 10, 1949.
First Line : It was late in the afternoon and the president had had a hard day and it seemed as though it would never end.

Date Aired : 49/04/03
Episode Number : 93
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : On top of all the other sorrows of his term, Mr. President must deal with the death of one of his young sons.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Little Women". Little Women opened on March 10, 1949.
First Line : The President was in his study and so were two of the President's sons.

Date Aired : 49/04/10
Episode Number : 94
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/04/17
Episode Number : 95
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/04/24
Episode Number : 96
Available : NO
Description :
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Date Aired : 49/05/01
Episode Number : 97
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/05/08
Episode Number : 98
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Adams
Description : Mr. President found that he must resolve the difficulties resulting from acceptinf a cabinet appointed by his predecessor.
Notes : New format, as received. Ad for "Take Me Out To the Ballgame". Take Me Out to the Ball Game opened on March 9, 1949.
First Line : It was almost time for the President to leave for his cabinet meeting but he
sat slumped in a chair without moving. His wife watched him anxiously.

Date Aired : 49/05/15
Episode Number : 99
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : Mr. Presiden finds he must fight the distaff side of Washington to make his cabinet appointments.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Take Me Out To the Ballgame". Take Me Out to the Ball Game opened on March 9, 1949. (Repeated script. cf. #99 John Eaton played by Jeff Chandler, #76 John Eaton played by Paul Frees)
First Line : The President sat by her bedside, his anxious eyes never leaving her face; he knew, ah yes, he knew.

Date Aired : 49/05/22
Episode Number : 100
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/05/29
Episode Number : 101
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/06/05
Episode Number : 102
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/06/12
Episode Number : 103
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/06/19
Episode Number : 104
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/06/26
Episode Number : 105
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Woodrow Wilson
Description :
Notes : New Format. As received. Ad for "Edward, My Son". Edward, My Son opened on June 2, 1949. (Same Script as #83, different reading. In 83 newsboy yells
"Extra, Extra" in 105 "Extree, Extree"
First Line : The long war had ended and the nation was jubilant.

Date Aired : 49/07/03
Episode Number : 106
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Man Without A Country
Description : Famous Short Story by Edward Everett Hale dramatized.
Notes : Complete Break from Format. Arnold acts as narrator.
First Line : Very first line, by Arnold: Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Edward Arnold. Today we are changing from our regular Mr. President program for one week only to bring you a great American classic which seems particularly appropriate to the 4th of July Week, a special dramatization of Edward Everett Hale's immortal story, "The Man Without A Country".

Date Aired : 49/07/10
Episode Number : 107
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/07/17
Episode Number : 108
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/07/24
Episode Number : 109
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/07/31
Episode Number : 110
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: George Washington
Description : Mr. President seems to be dragged into public service against his wishes by circumstances and a loving populace.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Any Number Can Play". Any Number Can Play opened on June 30, 1949.
First Line : The war was over and the general was going home, he was tired and he was looking forward to a long rest on his own quiet, beautiful acre.

Date Aired : 49/08/07
Episode Number : 111
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grover Cleveland
Description : Although not politically expediant, Mr. President fights tariffs which he believes to be damaging to the country.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Any Number Can Play". Any Number Can Play opened on June 30, 1949.
First Line : You are going to meet him first in his hotel room in St. Paul. He is with his wife and he is just about to make a speech.

Date Aired : 49/08/14
Episode Number : 112
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/08/21
Episode Number : 113
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : Mr. President is fighting to increase the Presidential options for his choice for successor.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Madam Bovary". Madame Bovary opened August 25, 1949
First Line : The day was just beginning and the presidenet was having breakfast with his daughter-in-law.

Date Aired : 49/08/28
Episode Number : 114
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/09/04
Episode Number : 115
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/09/11
Episode Number : 116
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Theodore Roosevelt
Description : President's sons are mischievious while he is busting the Sugar Trusts.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "That Midnight Kiss". That Midnight Kiss opened on September 22, 1949
First Line : The day was early in Washington but the President was already at his desk. He was facing a terrible situation and he was determined to get to the bottom of it.

Date Aired : 49/09/18
Episode Number : 117
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/09/25
Episode Number : 118
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: John Quincy Adams
Description : Mr. President was forced to much maneuvering in his Presidential campaign when electoral vote is deadlocked and thrown to the House of Representatives.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "The Red Danube". The Red Danube opened on November 1, 1949 in Washington and on December 8,1949 in New York.
First Line : The popular election was over and no one was quite sure who was the man of the
hour. Four men had run for the office of President and had deadlocked the electoral college.

Date Aired : 49/10/02
Episode Number : 119 (2nd Half only available)
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Theodore Roosevelt
Description : Mr. President works to create the Panama Canal.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "The Red Danube". The Red Danube opened on November 1, 1949 in Washington and on December 8,1949 in New York.
First Line : The Vice President went to the bedside of the President and then when it looked
as though the President were going to recover he went to an island in Lake Champlain for a well-earned rest.

Date Aired : 49/10/23
Episode Number : 120
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Chester Allen Arthur
Description :
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Date Aired : 49/10/16
Episode Number : 121
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/10/23
Episode Number : 122
Title/Plot/Host: Chester Allen Arthur
Available : YES
Description : Mr. President's succession to the Presidency upon the assassination of his predecessor turns him from a politician to a statesman.
Notes :Date verified by photo of Transcription disc at Radio Archives. Ad for "That Forsyth Woman". That Forsyte Woman opened on November 10, 1949.
First Line : The Vice President was angrily pacing his office talking to one of his political advisors.

Date Aired : 49/10/30
Episode Number : 123
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/11/06
Episode Number : 124
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/11/13
Episode Number : 125
Available : NO
Description :
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Date Aired : 49/11/20
Episode Number : 126
Available : NO
Description :
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Date Aired : 49/11/27
Episode Number : 127
Available : NO
Description :
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Date Aired : 49/12/04
Episode Number : 128
Available : NO
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Date Aired : 49/12/11
Episode Number : 129
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Benjamin Harrison
Description : This episode is a collection of small items, controversy over installing typewriters in White House, the First Lady's duties and responsibilities and quashing rubber stamp party appointments.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Battle Ground". Battle Ground opened on November 11, 1949.
First Line : It was March 4th, Innauguration Day, and the the small quiet man who was about to become the number one citizen of the country stared out the window at a driving rain.

Date Aired : 49/12/18
Episode Number : 130
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Martin Van Buren
Description : Mr. President must find a way to keep a Canadian expatriate from involving the United States with a war of revolution between Canada and England.
Notes : New Format, as received. Ad for "Battle Ground". Battle Ground opened on November 11, 1949.
First Line : Some years ago there lived in the White House a President who was confronted with many problems but he never forgot to be a good host and the great lady he was escorting through the rooms on this occasion had been a famous hostess in her own day in Washington.

Date Aired : 49/12/25
Episode Number : 131
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Man at the Gate of the World
Description : This special Christmas show features Arnold as narrator and Caspar, the Persian one of the three wise men.
Notes : Pre-airdated. Ad For "On The Town". On the Town opened on December 8, 1949.
First Line : Gather close and listen for once more it is the anniversary of his birth, the one thousand, nine hundred and forty-ninth anniversary of the life dedicated to peace on earth good will to men.

Date Aired : 50/01/01
Episode Number : 132
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: William Taft
Description : This episode deals with Alaskan coal leases and allegations of impropriety in the Dept. of the Interior.
Notes : Pre-airdated. No MGM ad in this copy
First Line : It was a cold day in Washington, a day filled with ice and sleet but it was
innauguration day and there was warm joy in the hearts of the new President and his First
Lady as they rode from the official coach and four after the ceremony.

Date Aired : 50/01/08
Episode Number : 133
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Martin Van Buren
Description : This episode deals with runaway inflation and the separation of the banks and the treasury.
Notes : New Format, as received. No MGM Ad, believed to be clipped, copy only 27 min.
First Line : It was a pleasant afternoon in Washington some years ago. The President after
a day filled with conferences had slipped away to visit a little shop where he enjoyed
marketing and talking to the proprietor.

Date Aired : 50/01/15
Episode Number : 134
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thomas Jefferson
Description : This episode concerns relations with Tunisia and ideas of Life and Death.
Notes : New Format, as received. Clipped, No MGM Ad.
First Line : The hour was late and the two men had been sitting deep in thought for many long
hours in the study. Finally the President yawned wearily (fade)

Date Aired : 50/01/22
Episode Number : 135
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Abraham Lincoln
Description : This episode is a very abbreviated history of the Civil War.
Notes : New format. As received. Squares with Haendiges'log. Ad for upcoming soon "The Yellow Cab Man". The Yellow Cab Man opened on March 25, 1950. Poll of listeners for their favorite President and their four favorite episodes of Mr. President.
First Line : The President-Elect was alone in his hotel room talking to General (fade).

General: Sir, I want you to know that we have taken every possible precaution for your innauguration.
MP: General,I feel very sad that precautions are necessary. I don't like the feeling that I am being escorted into the office with armed men on all sides of me.

Date Aired : 50/01/29
Episode Number : 136
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/02/05
Episode Number : 137
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/02/12
Episode Number : 138
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Battle Fatigue (Abraham Lincoln)
Description : This episode details the events leading up to and including the Gettysburg Address.
Notes : Dated as received. Ad for "Dear Wife". Dear Wife opened on February 1, 1950.
First Line : We have received hundreds and hundreds of letters from listener friends of Mr. President all over the country suggesting their favorite President and their entry for the four greatest stories of Mr. President... So now for today's story. The days were dark, pain-shadowed, full of heart-ache, the President was tired with a weariness of spirit and body and mind that was all-consuming...

Date Aired : 50/02/19
Episode Number : 139
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Advise And Consent (Grover Cleveland)
Description : This episode concerns the struggle for executive power by Mr. President against the jealous checks of Congress.
Notes : New format. Dated As Received Ad for "Dear Wife". Dear Wife opened on February 1, 1950.
First Line : It was the beginning of the President's term.

Date Aired : 50/02/26
Episode Number : 140
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Loophole (George Washington)
Description : Mr. President must cope with his belief in his own loss of popularity while staying out of "entangling alliances" with either France or England.
Notes : New format. As received. Ad for "Dear Wife". Dear Wife opened on February 1, 1950.
First Line : England and France were at war and there was an anxious meeting with the President's cabinet.

Date Aired : 50/03/05
Episode Number : 141
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Quid Pro Quo? (John Quincy Adams)
Description : Mr. President strikes the first blows for the abolition of slavery.
Notes : New format. As received. Ad for "Dear Wife". Dear Wife opened on February 1, 1950.
First Line : The President was new in office and the time was difficult for him.

Date Aired : 50/03/12
Episode Number : 142
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/03/19
Episode Number : 143
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/03/26
Episode Number : 144
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/04/02
Episode Number : 145
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: There's Hay In The Barn (William Howard Taft)
Description : Mr. President takes much convincing by his predecessor to run for the post but finally does so and is successful.
Notes : New format. As Received. Ad for "The Yellow Cab Man". Dear Wife opened on February 1, 1950.
First Line : The President of the United States was having a small informal dinner with his Secretary of War.

Date Aired : 50/04/09
Episode Number : 146
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Good Friday (Abraham Lincoln)
Description : This episode shows events and premonitions leading up to the assassination.
Notes : New format. As Received. Ad for "The Yellow Cab Man". Dear Wife opened on February 1, 1950.
First Line : He woke early, he woke to an unaccustomed feeling of great happiness.

Date Aired : 50/04/16
Episode Number : 147
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/04/23
Episode Number : 148
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/04/30
Episode Number : 149
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/05/07
Episode Number : 150
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/05/14
Episode Number : 151
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dark Horse (William McKinley)
Description : This episode outlines the political campaign from before Mr. President became Governor of Ohio.
Notes : New format. As Received. Clipped, no MGM ad.
First Line : The Republican National Convention met in Chicago. The gentleman whose
story you are about to hear had come to support the candidacy of John Sherman but...

Date Aired : 50/05/21
Episode Number : 152
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Capitol Plans (George Washington)
Description : This episode shows the events leading up to the creation of Washington, D.C.
Notes : New format. As Received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : It was his first term and he was showing his wife through the Senate Chamber.

Date Aired : 50/05/28
Episode Number : 153
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/05/xx
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: William Howard Taft (2)
Description : After his term of office, Mr. President pursues his life-long dream of becoming the chief justice.
Notes :
First Line : Beyond the presidency, what ambition is there for a hale, robust man? The answer of course is that it depends entirely upon the man.

Date Aired : 50/06/04
Episode Number : 154
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/06/11
Episode Number : 155
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/06/18
Episode Number : 156
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/06/25
Episode Number : 157
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: I'll Take Manila (William McKinley)
Description : Episode explores the acquisition of the Philipines and proceeds through the death of Mr. President.
Notes : New format. As Received. No MGM ad.
First Line : The President was a man of peace, a man of gentleness and nobility of spirit, desiring only that he should help secure the doctrines of our fathers for the generations to follow. The thought of war was abhorrent to him but now he had been forced to declare war...

Date Aired : 50/07/02
Episode Number : 158
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/07/09
Episode Number : 159
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Yellow Peril (William Howard Taft)
Description : Mr. President must convince California to stop its anti-Japanese legislation in order to smooth relations with Japan.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : It was a beautiful day and the President had decided to take a motor trip with one of his aides. He thought that his aide should have a restful ride in the country.

Date Aired : 50/07/16
Episode Number : 160
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Fairly In, Fairly Out (John Adams)
Description : The difficulties of getting a system of taxation that will sit right with the people is a problem for Mr. President.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : The times brought many problems to the worried man in the executive mansion and many were the times that he was to recall the words written to him by his wife at the time of his innauguration.

Date Aired : 50/07/23
Episode Number : 161
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Kissing Cousins (James Monroe)
Description : The First Daughter falls in love at her first ball.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line :

FD: Father, How do you feel?
MP:Mmph, mumble. Oh, It's you Maria. I feel a little better, thank you.
FD:Father, I've been for a ride and the countryside is beautiful this afternoon.
MP:Uh-huh. Isn't that a new dress?
FD:You are feeling better. Do you like it?
MP:Uh. Turn around. (Relatively indescribable sound) Yes, very much indeed. Isn't it a little advanced for someone your age.

Date Aired : 50/07/30
Episode Number : 162
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr President Builds His Dream House (Theodore Roosevelt)
Description : Mr. President faces the need to repair and remodel the White House.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line :

Employee:Mr President, there has been a lot of conversation lately about the executive mansion. I'm sure you'll find it inadequate for a family of your size and, uh, as you undoubtedly know, the newspapers have been saying that you plan to live elsewhere.
MP:That's not true. You can tell the newspapers that my wife and I are of the opinion that the President should live nowhere but in the Executive Mansion.
First Lady:I must say it is in bad condition, dear. The plumbing is absolutely beyond description and this morning the boys found several rats in the dining room.

Date Aired : 50/08/06
Episode Number : 163
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hold The Lion (Andrew Jackson)
Description : Mr. President must demand payment and respect from France and dispose of a Lion which is a gift from Morrocco
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : It was early in the morning but already the President was having his troubles.

SOS:Well, Mr. President, as your Secretary of State, naturally I will do whatever you wish in these matters but Monsieur Se begs that you consider France's position.
MP:No. I've given France all the consideration I intend to give. They've owed us money for years and for years the only payment we have been getting is evasion, evasion, evasion.

Date Aired : 50/08/13
Episode Number : 164
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: There's No Use Crying Before You're Hit (Zachary Taylor)
Description : Mr. President regrets standing in the way of his daughter's wish to marry Jefferson Davis.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line :

FL: Mr. President, Mr. President, are you asleep in your chair?
MP:No, my dear, no, I was just sitting here thinking.
FL:What's troubling you?
MP:Oh, I don't know, I don't know. Time plays such tricks on us, doesn't it?
FL:What do you mean?
MP:'''Well a woman was here a little while ago. I don't suppose she was here over 15 minutes but when she left, when she closed that door behind her it was as though she had unlocked a host of memories and I have sat here shuffling and reshuffling hours that are long since over, listening to voices that are long since still.

Date Aired : 50/08/20
Episode Number : 165
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama (Rutherford B. Hayes)
Description : This episode centers on Mr. President's reactions to members of his cabinet being in the employ of French company attempting to build a Panama Canal
Notes : New Format, dated as received. No MGM ad.
First Line : It was lunchtime and the President was wandering rather disconsolately around
the White House and and rather plaintively, calling; "Lucy, Lucy, Lucy?"

Date Aired : 50/08/27
Episode Number : 166
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: War And Peace (Ulysses S. Grant)
Description : Mr. President must deal with the problem of getting war reparations from England after the Civil War.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : Mr. President must deal with the problem of getting war reparations from England after the Civil War.

Date Aired : 50/09/03
Episode Number : 167
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: A Different Kind Of Loneliness (Martin Van Buren)
Description : Mr. President learns that it is lonely at the top and that sometimes the best action is no action.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : It was innauguration day and the President Elect, dressed and ready for the great occasion sat in the bedroom of the retiring President who was making himself ready.

Date Aired : 50/09/10
Episode Number : 168
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: I Beg Your Pardon (Abraham Lincoln)
Description : Mr. President intercedes in the execution of the eighth son of a woman who had lost seven sons to the war.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : It was a war time summer and anxious hearts turned towards Washington for reassurance. The President spent a good deal of his time in the telegraph office. It kept him in closer touch with the pulse of the nation.

Date Aired : 50/09/17
Episode Number : 169
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Do Or Diet (William Howard Taft)
Description : Mr. President is forced to remove an over-efficient secretary.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun", IMDB dated to 1950.
First Line : The President was new in office and there was a lot to do.

First Lady:Some more coffee, Mr. President?
MP:No, no thank you my dear, I could use another slice of ham though.

Date Aired : 50/09/24
Episode Number : 170
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Null And Void (Andrew Jackson)
Description : Mr. President must deal with both the Nullification movement and a fickle son.
Notes : New Format, dated as received. Ad for "Annie Get Your Gun". Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 17, 1950.
First Line : It was a busy day in Washington and everyone wanted to see the President.

Date Aired : 50/10/01
Episode Number : 171
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/10/08
Episode Number : 172
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/10/15
Episode Number : 173
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/10/22
Episode Number : 174
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/10/29
Episode Number : 175
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/11/05
Episode Number : 176
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/11/12
Episode Number : 177
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/11/19
Episode Number : 178
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/11/22
Episode Number : 179
Available : NO
Description :
Notes : Show moves to Wednesday 7:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

Date Aired : 50/11/29
Episode Number : 180
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/12/06
Episode Number : 181
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/12/13
Episode Number : 182
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/12/20
Episode Number : 183
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 50/12/27
Episode Number : 184
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/01/03
Episode Number : 185
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/01/10
Episode Number : 186
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/01/17
Episode Number : 187
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/01/24
Episode Number : 188
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/01/31
Episode Number : 189
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/02/07
Episode Number : 190
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/02/14
Episode Number : 191
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Zachary Taylor
Description : Mr. President must deal with the Arizona-Texas boundary dispute while maintaining the slave/free ratio of states.
Notes : Badly cropped, no introduction so that the first line below is the first line of the entire clip. The new format places it late in the show's run. No MGM ad.
First Line : It was a January day in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in a rose-covered cottage
the newly-elected President and his wife were getting ready to leave for their new
residence in Washington.

Date Aired : 51/02/21
Episode Number : 192
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/02/28
Episode Number : 193
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/03/07
Episode Number : 194
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/03/14
Episode Number : 195
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/03/21
Episode Number : 196
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/03/28
Episode Number : 197
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/04/04
Episode Number : 198
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: James K Polk
Description : Mr. President must deal with a long parade of job applicants and beggars as well as engineering the annexation of Texas, the Southwest and California.
Notes : No MGM ad.
First Line : It was Saturday noon in the White House. The President had been busy all morning with important documents and interviews. His wife had also been busy with her customary Saturday morning reception.

Date Aired : 51/04/11
Episode Number : 199
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/04/18
Episode Number : 200
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/04/25
Episode Number : 201
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/05/02
Episode Number : 202
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Franklin Pierce
Description : Mr. President is asked for camels by the War Dept. and must settle a dispute over fishing rights with Canada.
Notes : Dated as received. Squares with Haendiges' log.
First Line : It was late evening in Washington. All day long Cabinet Officers had been bringing reports to the White House, reports which the President needed in preparing his annual review to Congress.

Date Aired : 51/05/09
Episode Number : 203
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/05/16
Episode Number : 204
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 51/05/23
Episode Number : 205
Available : NO
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 53/08/04
Episode Number : 206
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: U S Grant (2)
Description : Mr. President must deal with "The Gold Panic" and "Black Friday".
Notes : Show moves to Tuesdays from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
First Line : After what had been the most severe military upheaval in our history, the
nation looked forward to an era of peace and plenty. The man in office had just been swept in
on a wave of military popularity.

Date Aired : 53/08/11
Episode Number : 207
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Theodore Roosevelt
Description : This episode has the same general topic and much of the script as in #72,physical conditioning for the Military.
Notes : New Format. As received
First Line : In all my experience both as a soldier and as President I became convinced
of two things which I think are of grave importance.

Date Aired : 53/08/18
Episode Number : 208
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Johnson
Description : Mr. President must deal with the twin problems of blackmail over his son's drinking problems and separate problem of the threat of impeachment.
Notes : Dated as received. No MGM ad.
First Line : The worst military and economic upheaval in our history had at long last spent its fury. Our country had come face to face with tragedy of the severest order and the end was not yet.

Date Aired : 53/08/25
Episode Number : 209
Available : NO/?
Title/Plot/Host: Abe Lincoln
Description :
Notes : A copy labeled as this is a duplicate of #71.
First Line :

Date Aired : 53/09/01
Episode Number : 210
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: James Monroe
Description : British Sponsored Seminole raids into Georgia are the impetus for the Monroe Doctrine while the outfitting of the White House is the ammunition in partisan politics.
Notes : Dated as received. New format places it in 1953 in the only previously logged 1953 date. No MGM ad.
First Line : After more than 2 years of war, the nation looked forward to a period of
peace and good will. The new President had made a successful three and a half month tour
of the country and his popularity had reached a very high level.

Date Aired : 53/09/08
Episode Number : 211
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Andrew Jackson
Description : This is a reformatting of show of 480704. The deceit of George Poindexter and the President's ethical treatment of him are described.
Notes : New Format. As received. Squares with Haendiges' log. No MGM ad.
First Line : Remember the old saying "he that is without sin among you, let him
cast the first stone"? Well that saying occurred to me many times while I was President although there were some that thought I had a pretty quick temper.

Date Aired : 53/09/15
Episode Number : 212
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Zachary Taylor
Description : Mr. President attempts stopping civilian U.S. nationals from invading Cuba.
Notes : New Format with reading from subject at first places item in 1953. No MGM ad.
First Line : New States have been added to the union and new territories acquired, but as the incoming president it seemed to me our national expansion had gone far enough for the time being.

Date Aired : 53/09/22
Episode Number : 213
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Theodore Roosevelt
Description : Mr. Vice President's plan to go to law school thwarted by death of the President and his succession to the presidency.
Notes : New Format. No MGM ad.
First Line : It hardly needs repeating but Robert Burns' familiar line "the plans of mice and men gang oft aglea" applies to Presidents and Vice Presidents just as well as plain everyday people.

Date Aired : xx/xx/xx
Episode Number : ?
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: U S Grant
Description : Mr. President must handle an innocent Secretary of War whose wife was heavily involved in a bribery scandal.
Notes : New Format. No known date but post-481128. No MGM ad.
First Line : When a man who never sought office has been elected to the Presidency not once but twice and yet has been subjected to some of the most notorious vilification in history, he finds himself looking for signposts indications by which he may gauge his own approach to the situation in which he finds himself.

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