+ Captains of Industry was envisioned as an inspirational, uplifting and public relations vehicle as all of North America recovered from The Great Depression. Recorded in the early 1930s by Atlas Radio Corporation of Canada, the transcribed canon comprised fifty-two biographical dramatizations of the more noteworthy industrialists and philanthropists of the late 19th century and early 20th century. Atlas Radio Corporation was founded in 1921 by David Louis Harris, a Jewish immigrant who became one of the pioneering radio, television and electronics manufacturers throughout Canada and The United States. Captains of Industry, recorded in a 15-minute format, emphasized the entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and philanthropic work which characterized each of the fifty-two subjects of the series. Opening with the story of railroad and steel industrialist--and noted philanthropist--Andrew Carnegie, the series went on the spotlight the era's most important movers and shakers of their respective industries: George Westinghouse [Electrical Industry] Joseph Pulitzer [Publishing Industry] Cornelius Vanderbilt [Shipping and Railroad Industries] Leland Stanford [Mercantile and Railroad Industries] John Jacob Astor [Fur Trading, Real Estate and Opium] Cyrus McCormick [Inventor and Agricultural Industry] Charles Lewis Tiffany [Jewelry Trade] 'Diamond Jim' Brady [Railroad Industry] Frank W Woolworth [Mercantile Industry] James Jerome Hill [Canadian-American Railroad Industry] James Eads [Inventor and Salvage Industry] Robert Dollar [Lumber and Shipping Industries] Marshall Field [Mercantile Industry] George Pullman [Inventor and Railroad Industry] Cyrus H. K. Curtis [Publishing Industry] Frederick Weyerhaeuser [Lumber Industry] The Studebaker Brothers [Automotive Industry] George Eastman [Inventor] William Wrigley Jr. [Chewing Gum Industry] Klaus Spreckles [Sugar Industry] J. Pierpont Morgan [Banking and Finance Industries] James Buchanan Duke [Tobacco and Power Industries] Adolph Simon Ochs [Publishing Industry] Milton S. Hershey [Confection Industry] Frank A. Munsey [Publishing Industry] Eleuthère Irénée du Pont [Chemical Industries] Elbert Henry Gary [Lawyer and Steel Industry] James Couzens [U.S. Senator and Banking and Automotive Industries] Edward Henry Harriman [Railroad Industry] Elias 'Lucky' Baldwin [Hospitality and Mining Industries] Mark Hanna [U. S. Senator and Shipping Industry] Philip Armour [Meatpacking Industry] John Hammond [Inventor and Radio Industry] Thomas Alva Edison [Inventor and Telecommunications Industry] John Davison Rockefeller [Petroleum Industry] King Camp Gillette [Inventor and Manufacturing Industry] Henry Clay Frick [Inventor and Manufacturing Industry] Theodore Newton Vail [Telecommunications Industry] Edward L. Doheny [Petroleum Industry] Julius Rosenwald [Mercantile and Manufacturing Industries] Otto Hermann Kahn [Banking and Finance Industries] John Henry Patterson [Manufacturing Industry] Jay Gould [Railroad Industry] Mark Hopkins, Jr. [Railroad Industry] Sidney Wilmot Winslow [Footwear Manufacturing Industry] John North Willys [Automotive Industry] Frank A Vanderlip [Banking Industry] Henry Flagler [Railroad and Real Estate Industries] John Wanamaker [U. S. Postmaster General and Mercantile and Advertising Industries] Phineas T Barnum [Entertainment Industry] William Andrews Clark, Sr. [Mining, Railroad and Banking Industries]
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 52 old time radio episodes:
|N/A||captains of industry (48) the story of frank a vanderlip||
+ Vanderlipp, a poor boy, became a reporter, a government financier and president of the National Ci...
|01.11.1937||captains of industry (02) the story of george westinghouse||
Westinghouse's big invention was air brakes for trains. The program open and close are aded locally.
|01.18.1937||captains of industry (03) the story of joseph pulitzer||
+Pulitzer started as a cub reporter on a German newspaper and eventually bought the New York World. ...
|01.25.1937||captains of industry (04) the story of cornelius vanderbilt||
+Vanderbilt left his father's farm for a career as a boat owner. He swiched to the new steamboats an...
|02.01.1937||captains of industry (05) the story of leland stanford||
+Stanford, who became influential, famous and governor of California. He had faith in the idea of a ...
|02.08.1937||captains of industry (06) the story of john jacob astor||
+Astor, who traveled to Canada and succeded in the fur business, later financed the establishment of...
|02.25.1937||captains of industry (07) the story of cyrus mc cormick||
+ After McCormick's device, "the reaper" was invented, no one wanted to buy one! The program open an...
|03.04.1937||captains of industry (08) the story of charles lewis tiffany||
+ Tiffany, who opened a small store with $1000 in borrowed money and bought European jewels at barga...
|03.11.1937||captains of industry (09) the story of diamond jim brady||
+Brady, who started in a lowly position with the New York Central Railroad, was fired, but then made...
|03.25.1937||captains of industry (11) the story of james jerome hill||
+Hill was known as, "The Empire Builder." He started a small trading company in St. Paul, bought a b...
|04.01.1937||captains of industry (12) the story of james eads||
+ Eads was considererd, "one of the greatest engineers this country ever produced." An early interes...
|04.08.1937||captains of industry (13) the story of robert dollar||
+Dollar, a Scotsman who made a fortune in Canadian lumber, sold it all and went into the shipping bu...
|04.15.1937||captains of industry (14) the story of marshall field||
+Field, was a store clerk who went to Chicago to seek his fortune. Becoming a retail genius, even th...
|04.22.1937||captains of industry (15) the story of george pullman||
+Pullman improved the sleeping car for the railroads, made a fortune and established a town for his ...
|04.29.1937||captains of industry (16) the story of cyrus curtis||
+Curtis founded a weekly newspaper; the building in which it was published burned down. He moved to ...
|N/A||captains of industry (44) the story of jay gould|
|N/A||captains of industry (43) the story of john henry patterson|
|N/A||captains of industry (42) the story of otto herman kahn|
|N/A||captains of industry (41) the story of julius rosenwald|
|N/A||captains of industry (40) the story of edward l. doheny|
|N/A||captains of industry (39) the story of theodore newton vail|
|N/A||captains of industry (38) the story of henry clay frick|
|N/A||captains of industry (37) the story of king camp gillette|
|N/A||captains of industry (36) the story of john davison rockefeller|
|N/A||captains of industry (35) the story of thomas alva edison|
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