"The Big Story. . . here is America . . . its sound and its fury . . . its joy and its sorrow . . . as faithfully reported by the men and women of the great American newspapers."
+ The Big Story was a radio and television crime show which dramatized the true stories of real-life newspaper reporters. The only continuing character was the narrator, Bob Sloane. Produced by Barnard J. Prockter, the shows were scripted by Gail Ingram, Arnold Pearl and Max Ehrlich. Tom Victor and Harry Ingram directed the series. The theme was taken from Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life"), a tone poem by Richard Strauss. Sponsored by Pall Mall Cigarettes, the program began on NBC Radio April 2, 1947. With Lucky Strike Cigarettes sponsoring the last two years, it was broadcast until March 23, 1955. The radio series was top rated, rivaling Bing Crosby's Philco Radio Time.- WikiPedia Click here to read more about Big Story, The
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Please enjoy these 38 old time radio episodes:
|06.04.1947||the thirteenth key|
|10.01.1947||the big story (027) the case of the counterfeit coins [jack adams]||
+ "The Case Of The Counterfeit Coins. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Jack Adams of The...
|10.15.1947||the big story (029) the bobby sox kid from bayonne [dorothy kilgallen]||
+ Program #29. "The Bobby-Sox Kid From Bayonne". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Dorothy Kilgallen of the ...
|11.26.1947||the big story (035) tcot unfinished love song [howard beaufait]||
+ Program #35. "The Case Of The Unfinished Love Song". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Howard Beaufait, a ...
|12.10.1947||the big story (037) the case of the final curtain [aubrey maddock]||
+ Program #37. "The Case Of The Final Curtain". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Aubrey ...
+ Program #38. "The Case Of The Ambitious Hobo". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Russell Wilson of the Des...
|01.07.1948||manhunt in manhattan||
+ "Manhunt In Manhattan". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Ted Prager of The New York Da...
|05.05.1948||the big story (058) pillars of society [william miller]||
+ Program #58. "Pillars Of Society". Sponsored by: Pall Mall. William Miller of the Cleveland Press...
|05.12.1948||lucky long shot 2nd part only|
|05.19.1948||the big story (060) the deadline murder [rolf k mills]||
+ Program #60. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Rolf K. Mills of the Minneapolis Morning...
|06.30.1948||hate between brother and sister 1st part only|
|07.07.1948||woman was a witch part 2 only|
|07.21.1948||the big story (069) the lottery racket [keeler mccartney]||
+ Program #69. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Keeler McCartney of the Atlanta Constitu...
|01.05.1949||the big story (093) murderous kid [al aaronson]||
+ Program #93. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. The "big story" of Al Aronston of the Louisville Courier Jo...
|01.26.1949||the big story (096) jig saw [joseph wirges]|
|03.09.1949||the big story (102) respected chemist dead [ike mcanally]||
+ Program #102. Sponsored by: Pall Mall. Ike McAnally of the Cleveland News looks into the story ab...
|06.08.1949||the big story (115) the bitterest man on the earth [julian c houseman, richmond news leader]||
+ 10:00 P. M. The big story of Julien C. Houseman of the Richmond (Virginia) News-Leader. Jamie Go...
|10.12.1949||the loneliest man on earth|
|12.14.1949||the big story (142) three coins spell death (nolan bullock)||
+ Program #142. , AFRS rebroadcast. "Three Golden Coins That Spelled Death". The "big story" of Nol...
|01.04.1950||the big story (145) murder and a frustrated father|
|01.11.1950||the big story (146) gambling, divorce and murder||
+ Program #146. , AFRS rebroadcast. The "big story" of Frank McCulloch of The Reno (Nevada) Gazette...
|03.01.1950||new facts about a 26 year frameup|
|06.21.1950||death in the family|
|07.12.1950||the big story (172) hunch that paid off|
|10.18.1950||puritan morality and violent death|