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NBC University Theater Of The Air Literature Radio Series MP3 DVD USB

NBC University Theater Of The Air Literature Radio Series MP3 DVD USB
NBC University Theater Of The Air Literature Radio Series MP3 DVD USB
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The Acclaimed Peabody Award Winning 1948-51 Literary Radio Drama Series Broadcast From The NBC Theater In Hollywood That Reenacted Great Novels As A College Course Supplement For Washington State College, University Of Louisville, University Of Tulsa And More! Over 97 Hours Packed Into 103 MP3s, Presented As An Archival Quality MP3 DVD, MP3 Audio Download Or USB Flash Drive! #NBCUniversityTheaterOfTheAir #NBCUniversityTheater #NBCUniversityTheatre #Literature #GreatNovels #CollegeCourses #Radio #OldTimeRadio #OTR #PeadbodyAward #MP3 #DVD #AudioDownload #USBFlashDrive


Contents:

NBC UTotA 48-08-06 Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)

NBC UTotA 48-08-13 Number One (John Dos Passos)

NBC UTotA 48-08-20 Noon Wine (Katherine Anne Porter)

NBC UTotA 48-08-27 Romantic Comedians (Ellen Glasgow)

NBC UTotA 48-09-03 Candide (Voltaire)

NBC UTotA 48-09-10 Peter Ibbetson (George du Maurier)

NBC UTotA 48-09-17 The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe)

NBC UTotA 48-09-24 Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)

NBC UTotA 48-10-03 Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad)

NBC UTotA 48-10-10 An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)

NBC UTotA 48-10-17 The History of Mr Polly (H. G. Wells)

NBC UTotA 48-10-24 They Stooped to Folly (Ellen Glasgow)

NBC UTotA 48-10-31 Justice (John Galsworthy)

NBC UTotA 48-11-07 Arrowsmith (Sinclair Lewis)

NBC UTotA 48-11-14 Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham)

NBC UTotA 48-11-21 Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber (Ernest Hemingway)

NBC UTotA 48-11-28 A Passage to India (E. M. Forster)

NBC UTotA 48-12-05 Three Soldiers (John Dos Passos)

NBC UTotA 48-12-12 After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (Aldous Huxley)

NBC UTotA 48-12-26 Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson])

NBC UTotA 49-01-02 Main Street (Sinclair Lewis)

NBC UTotA 49-01-09 The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

NBC UTotA 49-01-16 All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)

NBC UTotA 49-02-06 Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)

NBC UTotA 49-02-13 Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)

NBC UTotA 49-02-20 Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

NBC UTotA 49-02-27 Heart of Mid-Lotheian (Sir Walter Scott)

NBC UTotA 49-03-06 Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

NBC UTotA 49-03-13 The Pickwick Papers (Charles Dickens)

NBC UTotA 49-03-20 The Marble Faun (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

NBC UTotA 49-03-27 The History of Henry Esmond (William Makepeace)

NBC UTotA 49-04-03 Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

NBC UTotA 49-04-10 Moby Dick (Herman Melville)

NBC UTotA 49-04-17 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)

NBC UTotA 49-04-24 The Way of All Flesh (Samuel Butler)

NBC UTotA 49-05-01 The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)

NBC UTotA 49-05-08 The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)

NBC UTotA 49-05-15 Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)

NBC UTotA 49-05-22 The Age of Consent (Norman Lindsay)

NBC UTotA 49-05-29 The Ambassadors (Henry James)

NBC UTotA 49-06-05 Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber (Ernest Hemingway)

NBC UTotA 49-06-12 A Passage to India (E. M. Forster)

NBC UTotA 49-07-02 The Ides of March (Thornton Wilder)

NBC UTotA 49-07-09 Goodby, Mr Chips (James Hilton)

NBC UTotA 49-07-16 Point of No Return (John P. Marquand)

NBC UTotA 49-07-23 How Green Was My Valley (Richard Llewellyn)

NBC UTotA 49-07-30 This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

NBC UTotA 49-08-06 The Death of a Heart (Elizabeth Bowen)

NBC UTotA 49-08-20 The Crusaders (Stefan Heym)

NBC UTotA 49-08-27 1984

NBC UTotA 49-09-03 Precious Bane (Mary Webb)

NBC UTotA 49-09-25 Penrod (Booth Tarkington)

NBC UTotA 49-10-02 Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)

NBC UTotA 49-10-09 The House of Mirth (Edith Wharton)

NBC UTotA 49-10-16 Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)

NBC UTotA 49-10-30 Dark Laughter (Sherwood Anderson)

NBC UTotA 49-11-06 Dodsworth (Sinclair Lewis)

NBC UTotA 49-11-13 Babalon Revisited (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

NBC UTotA 49-11-20 For Whom the Bells Toll s (Ernest Hemingway)

NBC UTotA 49-11-27 Point of No Return (John P. Marquand)

NBC UTotA 49-12-04 The Wild Palms (William Faulkner)

NBC UTotA 49-12-18 You Can't Go Home Again (Thomas Wolfe)

NBC UTotA 50-01-01 Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)

NBC UTotA 50-01-08 Manhattan Transfer (John Dos Passos)

NBC UTotA 50-01-15 The Ides of March (Thornton Wilder)

NBC UTotA 50-01-22 At Heaven's Gate (Robert Penn Warren)

NBC UTotA 50-01-29 Pale Horse, Pale Rider / Flowering Judas (Katherine Anne Porter)

NBC UTotA 50-02-05 Track of the Cat (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)

NBC UTotA 50-02-12 The Light That Failed (Rudyard Kipling)

NBC UTotA 50-02-19 Victory (Joseph Conrad)

NBC UTotA 50-02-26 The Patrician (John Galsworthy)

NBC UTotA 50-03-12 There is No Conversation (Rebecca West)

NBC UTotA 50-03-19 Angel Pavement (J. B. Priestley)

NBC UTotA 50-03-26 Howard's End (E. M. Forster)

NBC UTotA 50-04-02 Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)

NBC UTotA 50-04-09 The Nazarene (Sholem Asch)

NBC UTotA 50-04-16 After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (Aldous Huxley)

NBC UTotA 50-04-23 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)

NBC UTotA 50-04-30 Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence)

NBC UTotA 50-05-07 England Made Me (Graham Greene)

NBC UTotA 50-05-14 Prater Violet (Christopher Isherwood)

NBC UTotA 50-05-21 The House in Paris (Elizabeth Bowen)

NBC UTotA 50-05-28 Imperial Palace (Arnold Bennett)

NBC UTotA 50-06-04 Gallions Reach (H. M. Tomlinson)

NBC UTotA 50-06-11 Monsieur Vincent (Maurice Cloche)

NBC UTotA 50-06-18 The Wild Palms (William Faulkner)

NBC UTotA 50-06-25 The Doctor in Spite of Himself (Moliere)

NBC UTotA 50-07-02 The Chips Are Down (Jean-Paul Sartre)

NBC UTotA 50-07-09 The Time of Man (Elizabeth Madox Roberts) (Breaking Korean War News At Beginning)

NBC UTotA 50-07-16 The Treasure of Franchard (Robert Louis Stevenson)

NBC UTotA 50-07-30 Trent's Last Case (E. C. Bentley)

NBC UTotA 50-08-06 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Mark Twain)

NBC UTotA 50-08-20 A High Wind in (Jamaica Richard Hughes)

NBC UTotA 50-08-27 Hedda Gabbler (Henrik Ibsen)

NBC UTotA 50-09-03 The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (Anatole France)

NBC UTotA 50-09-10 Lost Horizon (James Hilton)

NBC UTotA 50-09-17 Portrait in the Mirror (Charles Langbridge Morgan)

NBC UTotA 50-09-24 Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)

NBC UTotA 50-10-01 (The Life and Death of) Jonathan Wild(, the Great) (Henry Fielding)

NBC UTotA 50-10-08 Candide (Voltaire)

NBC UTotA 50-10-22 Pere Goriot (Honore de Balzac)

NBC UTotA 50-12-27 The Gambler (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

NBC UTotA 51-01-17 Daisy Miller (Henry James)


NBC University Theater, also known as NBC University Theater of the Air, NBC Theater of the Air or NBC Theater, was a brand the National Broadcasting Co. applied to a category of radio programming. Although not actually a university, some colleges and universities collaborated in some of the programming, either contributing to its content or including the programming in their curriculum. NBC University Theater's most well-known radio series was The World's Great Novels. NBC used the name "University Theater" or similar from about 19231947. Most NBC University Theater programming aired on NBC's Red Network, but the Blue Network (later to become ABC) also participated. The Armed Forces Radio Network also distributed some of the programs. About 1948, NBC replaced this category with NBC Presents. The World's Great Novels was one of the radio series included in NBC University Theater. The series was produced by Margaret Cuthbert and directed by Homer Heck. It presented adaptations of classic novels, often described as "Anglo-American literature." The show was born The World's Great Novels on WMAQ, Chicago, and NBC from 1944 to 1948, and adopted its better known name when it relocated to Hollywood in July 1948.It initially aired Saturdays at 7:00 pm CST during the first 1944-45 season and then moved to Fridays at 11:30 pm. Music for the series was composed by Emil Soderstrom (ne Emil Otto Edvard Soderstrom; 1901-1972) and conducted by Bernard "Whitey" Berquist (ne Bernard H. Berquist; 1903-1962). The Chicago-based programs were a production of The NBC University of the Air. Through agreements with the University of Louisville, the University of Tulsa, Kansas State Teachers College, and Washington State College, listeners could receive college credit through accredited, radio-assisted literature correspondence courses. A study guide, The Handbook of the World's Great Novels, was available for 25 cents. The series began October 28, 1944, with Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, followed by Voltaire's Candide and Jane Austen's Emma. Over the next four years, it aired adaptations of such novels as Kidnapped, The Last of the Mohicans, Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge, Moby-Dick, A Tale of Two Cities and War and Peace. Since this was a half-hour program, many of the novels were serialized in multi-part adaptations of two to six 30-minute episodes. The group of Chicago actors heard on the series included Larry Alexander, Ernie Andrews, Everett Clarke, Johnny Coons, Maurice Copeland, Harry Elders, Sidney Ellstrom, Charles Flynn, Donald Gallagher, Hilda Graham, Ken Griffin, Jonathan Hole, Geraldine Kay, Eloise Kummer, Jack Lester, Ken Nordine, Hope Summers and Lee Young. Some episodes were narrated by Nordine. The announcers were Charles Chan, John Conrad and Dave Garroway. Some shows in the series had guest speakers. Amy Loveman, an editor with The Saturday Review of Literature, was the guest commentator with the 1944 adaptation of Emma. The novelist Ida Alexa Ross Wylie was the guest commenting on Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers. The adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's Free (July 9, 1948) featured a brief talk by the Dean of the University of Chicago. On July 23, 1948, the final program featured readings from different works by Thomas Wolfe. The series was retooled by Cuthbert and renamed NBC University Theater (aka NBC University Theater of the Air, NBC Theater of the Air and NBC Theater) and moved from Chicago to Hollywood. That series was heard from July 30, 1948, to February 14, 1951. In the new format, the program also included adaptations of short stories and plays in addition to novels and occasionally featured commentary on the original work by distinguished writers and critics. The new series won a Peabody Award in 1948 and was considered one of the most distinguished radio programs of its day; all the episodes from this period still survive. The NBC University of the Air also produced a summer replacement series, American Novels, which was broadcast when The World's Great Novels was off during the summers of 1947 and 1948. Some sources give the title of the 1944-48 series as The World's Greatest Novels, but there is no evidence this title was ever used.