Learning about the lives of great Americans can be hugely entertaining as well as educational. The NBC anthology program American Portraits made the most of this during the programs lengthy run (1938-1951). Naturally, some liberties had to be taken to bring these heroic stories to the airwaves, but like so many products of the NBC Educational wing, the show is well done and informative.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 8 old time radio episodes:
|07.10.1951||american portraits 1951 (1) the incomparable doctor||
+ "The Incomparable Doctor". The first show of a series of eight programs; a summer replacement fo...
|07.17.1951||american portraits 1951 (2) a storm at montecello||
+ "A Storm At Monticello". Sustaining.
|07.24.1951||american portraits 1951 (3) john yankee||
+ "John Yankee". The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on August 29, 1950 (...
|07.31.1951||american portraits 1951 (4) there stands jackson||
+ "There Stands Jackson". The story of the military genius of Stonewall Jackson, and how he met hi...
|08.07.1951||american portraits 1951 (5) the stepping stones||
+ "The Stepping Stones". The story of the brave band of Pilgrams who signed the first charter of c...
|08.14.1951||american portraits 1951 (6) the sword of kentucky||
+ Program #6. "The Sword Of Kentucky". The story of George Rogers Clark and his battle against the...
|08.21.1951||american portraits 1951 (7) reveille||
+ "Reveille". A dramatization of some of the darkest day of the American revolution at Valley Forg...
|08.28.1951||american portraits 1951 (8) keepsake||
+ "Keepsakes". A well-done story about some of the lesser-known facts about Abraham Lincoln, as to...