+ Meet the Press began on radio in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, a program to promote The American Mercury, a magazine that Lawrence E. Spivak had purchased in 1939. Before the program aired, Spivak asked the journalist Martha Rountree, who had worked in radio and had worked for Spivak as a roving editor for the magazine, to critique the plans for the new radio show. Based on her advice, Rountree created a new radio program that she called The American Mercury, on October 5, 1945. On November 6, 1947, while still on the Mutual Broadcasting System, the show was subsequently reincarnated on the NBC Television Network and the title shortened to Meet the Press. The radio version also adopted the new name. Although some sources credit Spivak with the program's creation, Rountree developed the idea on her own, and Spivak joined as co-producer and business partner in the enterprise after the show had already debuted.-WikiPedia
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 125 old time radio episodes:
|12.21.1958||meet the press henry cabot lodge (senator, massachusetts)||
+ Henry Cabot Lodge (Senator, Massachusetts), Ned Brooks (moderator).
|12.28.1958||meet the press kwame nkrumah (prime minister, ghana)||
+ Kwame Nkrumah (Prime Minister, Ghana), Ned Brooks (moderator).
|01.04.1959||meet the press lt. general james m. gavin, retired u.s. army||
+ The broadcast date may be January 4, 1959 (or some other date).
|01.11.1959||meet the press senator paul douglas, (d) illinois and senator jacob k. javits, (r) new york||
+ Paul Douglas (Senator, Illinois), Jacob Javits (Senator, New York),
|01.18.1959||meet the press anastas mikoyan, first deputy premier of the soviet union||
+ A big news-making broadcast which drew one of the largest number of viewers of the program. The q...
|01.25.1959||meet the press arturo frondizi (president, argentina)||
+ Arturo Frondizi (President, Argentina),
|02.15.1959||meet the press stuart symington (senator, missouri)||
+ Stuart Symington (Senator, Missouri),
|02.22.1959||meet the press sumner slichter (economist, harvard)||
+ Sumner Slichter (Economist, Harvard),
|03.01.1959||william proxmire senator wisc||
+ William Proxmire (Senator, Wisconsin),
|03.08.1959||meet the press neil mcelroy (secretary of defense)||
+ Neil McElroy (Secretary Of Defense),
|03.15.1959||meet the press raymond saulnier (economist)||
+ Raymond Saulnier (economist),
|03.22.1959||meet the press robert frost||
+ Robert Frost, Ned Brooks (moderator).
|04.05.1959||meet the press paul henri spaak (secretary general of nato)||
+ Paul-Henri Spaak (Secretary General of NATO),
|04.12.1959||meet the press tom mboya (kenya political leader)||
+ Tom Mboya ("Kenya political leader"),
|04.19.1959||meet the press fidel castro (prime minister, cuba)||
+ Mr. Castro appears three-and-a-half months after his overthrow of government of Cuba. Mr. Castro ...
|05.03.1959||meet the press barbara ward (economist, political scientist)||
+ Barbara Ward (economist, political scientist),
|05.17.1959||meet the press abba eban (foreign minister, israel)||
+ Abba Eban (Foreign Minister, Israel), Ned Brooks (moderator).
|05.24.1959||meet the press vannevar bush (advocate of foreign aid)||
+ Vannevar Bush ("advocate of foreign aid"), Ned Brooks (moderator).
|05.31.1959||meet the press john l. lewis (president, united mine workers)||
+ John L. Lewis (President, United Mine Workers), Ned Brooks (moderator).
|06.07.1959||meet the press william fulbright (senator, arkansas)||
+ William Fulbright (Senator, Arkansas), Ned Brooks (moderator).
|06.21.1959||meet the press three european community leaders||
+ Walter Hallstein (President, European Common Market Committee), Paul Finet ("European Community L...
|06.28.1959||meet the press thomas patton (steel company executive)||
+ Thomas Patton (steel company executive), Ned Brooks (moderator).
|07.05.1959||meet the press thomas murray (consultant, atomic energy commission)||
+ Thomas Murray (Consultant, Atomic Energy Commission),
|07.12.1959||meet the press maxwell taylor (army general, u. s. ambassador to south vietnam)||
+ Maxwell Taylor (Army General, U. S. Ambassador to South Vietnam),
|07.19.1959||meet the press nelson rockefeller (governor, new york)||
+ Nelson Rockefeller, (governor, new york)