+ The Passing Parade, a.k.a. John Nesbitt's Passing Parade, was an American radio series created, written, and narrated by John Nesbitt which was adapted into an Oscar-winning series of MGM short subjects. In both media, the series usually focused on strange-but-true historical events, both little-known and famous, as well as figures such as Catherine de' Medici and Nostradamus. The radio series, developed as an outgrowth of an earlier Nesbitt-produced program (Headlines of the Past), was launched on the NBC network on February 1, 1937, running off and on until 1951 over three different networks and in syndication. Nesbitt's inspiration was a trunk left to him by his father which contained news clippings of odd stories from around the world. Nesbitt, who usually presented his stories without sound effects or music, utilized a research staff of fourteen people in verifying the details of his tales, but wrote the final scripts himself, often within an hour of airtime. Radio producer/announcer John Doremus later acquired the rights to the series and revived it as a late 1950s-early 1960s syndicated feature, billing his version as "from the files of John Nesbitt." Over 1500 three minute episodes were broadcast.-WikiPedia
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Please enjoy these 21 old time radio episodes:
|07.13.1943||landing on sicily||
+ NBC net, WMAQ, Chicago aircheck. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. John Nesbitt and stories about the r...
|N/A||passing parade d day special||
+ A superb, well-written look at a history class in the year 2044 as they study the ancient histor...
|N/A||passing parade empire state crash||
+ Program #303. AFRS. John Nesbitt and stories about the day the bomber crashed into the Empire Stat...
|N/A||passing parade great spenders||
+ Program #271. AFRS. John Nesbitt tells fascinating stories about the biggest spenders of all times...
|N/A||passing parade jekyll & hyde||
+ . "Francois Villon". The true story of a real life Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
|N/A||passing parade johnstown flood||
+ Program #161. AFRS. John Nesbitt tells the story of the Johnstown Flood.
|N/A||passing parade morro castle disaster||
+ Program #162. AFRS. John Nesbitt tells the story of the sinking of the Morro Castle.
|N/A||passing parade prisoner of the night||
+ Syndicated. "The Prisoner Of The Night". A murderer who kills in his sleep is imprisoned only at...
|N/A||passing parade (09) the story of franz anton mesmer||
+ Program #9. MGM syndication. The amazing story of Franz Anton Mesmer.
|N/A||passing parade (10) elizabeth woodcock||
+ Program #10. MGM syndication. The story of Elizabeth Woodcock, who was buried in snow for five d...
|N/A||passing parade (17) the story of typhoid mary par||
+ Program #17. MGM syndication. The story of Typhoid Mary. Part 1 of 2.
|N/A||passing parade (18) the story of typhoid mary par||
+ MGM syndication. The story of Typhoid Mary. Part 2 of 2. A very well-done story, Nesbitt is very...
|N/A||passing parade (19) two alchemists who tried to cre||
+ Program #19. MGM syndication. The stories of Count Domingo Caetano and Bernard Trevison, two fam...
|N/A||passing parade (20) a woman who was in a coma for n||
+ Program #20. MGM syndication. John Nesbitt tells the story of Molly Fancher. She was in a coma f...
|N/A||passing parade (23) wild jack howard||
+ Program #23. MGM syndication. The story of "Wild Jack Howard," known as, "The Man Who Searched ...
|N/A||passing parade (24) the man who discovered troy||
+ Program #24. MGM syndication. The story of Heinrich Schleiman and how he kept his date with Hele...
|N/A||passing parade (47) story of the mount palomar tele||
+ Program #47. MGM syndication. Part 1 of a two-part story about George Hale and the observatory a...
|N/A||passing parade (48) story of the mount palomar tele||
+ Program #48. MGM syndication. Part 2 of a two-part story about George Hale and the observatory a...
|N/A||passing parade special story of christmas seals|
|N/A||passing parade incredible courage of common men|
|N/A||passing parade small incidents|