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.
Includes 26 Episodes!
Includes 26 Episodes!
MP3 Episodes On This CD-R:
BGSTRY470521 - Keilor McCartney .mp3
BGSTRY471016 - The Bobbysox Kid From Bayonne .mp3
BGSTRY471126 - Howard Bofft .mp3
BGSTRY471217 - Ambitious Hobo - Russ Wilson, Des Moines Tribune .mp3
BGSTRY480107 - Manhunt in Manhatten .mp3
BGSTRY480505 - Justice and A Guy Named Joe - William Miller, Cleveland Press .mp3
BGSTRY480519 - Murder Victim Buried Alive - Ralph K. Mills, Minneapolis Morning Tribune .mp3
BGSTRY480526 - The Lottery - Keilor McCartney, Atlanta Constitution .mp3
BGSTRY490105 - Murderous Kid - Al Aaronson, Louisville Courier Journal .mp3
BGSTRY490129 - Joe Werges - Little Rock Gazette .mp3
BGSTRY501129 - Triple Murder - TR Johnson, Salt Lake City Tribune .mp3
BGSTRY520319 - Alan Copperthwaite - Helena Independent Record .mp3
BGSTRYxxxxxx - Bill Griffith's Youngstown Vindicator .mp3
BSTRY470604 - The Thirteenth Key [James Fusco].mp3
BSTRY471001 - The Case of the Counterfeit Coins [Jack Adams].mp3
BSTRY471210 - The Case of the Final Curtain [Aubrey Maddock].mp3
BSTRY480721 - The Lottery Racket [Keeler McCartney].mp3
BSTRY490309 - Respected Chemist Dead [Ike McAnally].mp3
BSTRY490608 - The Bitterest Man On the Earth [Julian C Houseman, Richmond News Leader].mp3
BSTRY491214 - Three Coins Spell Death [Nolan Bullock].mp3
BSTRY500104 - Murder and a Frustrated Father.mp3
BSTRY500111 - Gambling, Divorce and Murder.mp3
BSTRY500712 - Hunch That Paid Off.mp3
BSTRY501206 - Paul Gray's Missing Wife [Bernard Beckwith].mp3
BSTRY520319 - To Avenge a Murder [Alan Cowperthwaite].mp3
BSTRY540127 - Too Terrible To Be Believed [Arthur Mielke].mp3