Non-Fiction Radio Programs - Biography in Sound

In 1954 NBC radio broadcast a biography tribute for Sigmund Romburg on Sunday Ocober 24, and the following month a tribute to Winston Churchill on his 80th birthday. The programs were so popular that the network created more biographical tributes that aired on Sunday evenings, moving the next summer to a Tuesday evening slot and becoming even more popular.

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Episodes of Biography in Sound Radio Program

October 24, 1954 - Biography in Sound, A Tribute to Sigmund Romburg >

November 28, 1954 - Biography in Sound, Winston Churchill, His Finest Hour >

December 19, 1954 - Biography in Sound, Meet Ernest Hemingway >

January 16, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Show Biz >

January 23, 1955 - Biography in Sound, I Knew Gertrude Lawrence >

February 20, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Meet Carl Sandburg >

March 6, 1955 - Biography in Sound, The Actor: A Composite Picture >

March 13, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of Stan Kenton >

March 20, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of Ethel Barrymore >

March 27, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of George Bernard Shaw >

April 10, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt >

April 17, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of Leo the Lip Durocher >

June 5, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of F. Scott Fitzgerald >

July 5, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of George Washington, The Man Nobody Knows >

July 12, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of John L. Lewis >

July 26, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Biography in Rhythm >

August 9, 1955 - Biography in Sound, The Atom: Menace and Promise, a Sound Panorama >

August 16, 1955 - Biography in Sound, The Babe Ruth Story >

August 30, 1955 - Biography in Sound, The Serious Gershwin, George Gershwin >

September 13, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Profile of Clarence Darrow >

September 27, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Discussion of Franklin P. Adams >

November 1, 1955 - Biography in Sound, They Knew Thomas Wolfe >

November 29, 1955 - Biography in Sound, Jerome Kern, the Man and His Music >

December 27, 1955 - Biography in Sound, The Life of Albert Schweitzer >

January 24, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Mister John - The Golden Story >

February 14, 1956 - Biography in Sound, The Story of Grantland Rice >

March 20, 1956 - Biography in Sound, The Music of George M. Cohan >

March 27, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Personality Portrait of Thornton Wilder >

April 10, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Portrait of Mr. Baseball, Connie Mack >

April 24, 1956 - Biography in Sound, The Life of Sinclair Lewis >

May 8, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Profile of Robert Benchley >

May 15, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Recollections at Thirty >

May 29, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Portrait of Fred Allen >

June 26, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Fiorella La Guardia - Little Giant of Gotham >

July 10, 1956 - Biography in Sound, H.L. Mencken, The Bitter Byline >

August 7, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright >

August 14, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Biography in Rhythm, The History of Jazz >

September 4, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Grandma Moses, America's Grandma >

September 11, 1956 - Biography in Sound, They Knew Rockne, The Story of Knute Rockne >

September 25, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Personality Portrait of W.C. Fields >

October 2, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Woodrow Wilson, Secretary of State >

October 16, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Meet Mary Martin >

November 13, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Portrait of Alexander Woollcott >

December 4, 1956 - Biography in Sound, Ticket to the Moon >

January 22, 1957 - Biography in Sound, Tribute Toscanini >

February 5, 1957 - Biography in Sound, Thornton Wilder, Keeper of the Time Capsule >

July 9, 1957 - Biography in Sound, The Life and Times of Alben W. Barkley >

September 10, 1957 - Biography in Sound, Portrait of Danny Kaye >

November 14, 1957 - Biography in Sound, Tribute to Theodore Roosevelt >

January 16, 1958 - Biography in Sound, Ernie Pyle, Typewriter in a Foxhole >

April 10, 1958 - Biography in Sound, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, The Iron Eagle >

May 22, 1958 - Biography in Sound, Clarence Darrow for the Defense >

October 23, 1958 - Biography in Sound, Tribute to President Herber Hoover >