Monthly Archives: November 2011

Life with Luigi: Old Time Radio Show Comedy

America has always been the land of promise. Life is rarely easy for immigrants, as they do all they can to fit into the hustle and bustle of American life and culture. Luigi Basco came to America from Italy, and … Continue reading

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21st Precinct and Dragnet, East and West Coast Cop Shows

The phenomenal success of Dragnet, premiering in 1949, was bound to have imitators. One of the Columbia network’s answers was 21st Precinct. Comparisons between the two police procedural dramas are interesting. Both shows emphasize the human reality of police work. … Continue reading

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The Voice of Firestone brings Classical Music to the Airwaves, 1928

Sponsored by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, the Firestone Hour debuted December 3, 1928 on the NBC radio-broadcasting network. The program featured classical and operatic music in an old time radio shows format, in which selections were performed by the … Continue reading

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