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Join us as we delve into the careers of Canadian actors, writers, and directors who helped to create the Golden Age of radio.

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Join us as we delve into the careers of Canadian actors, writers, and directors who helped to create the Golden Age of radio.

    Screen Guild Theater, and The Alan Young Show.

    Screen Guild Theater, and The Alan Young Show.

    This time, we feature a double dose of Canadians Abroad.



    First
    up to bat, from June 18, 1945,  is a baseball comedy from Screen Guild
    Theater called Alibi Ike , starring Jack Carson who was from Carman,
    Manitoba.



    Next, we hear an episode from The Alan Young Show from November 6 of that same year entitled Alan Wills Five Dollars. Young was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England.  The family moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia when he was six.  He lived there until he moved to the States to pursue his career.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Canadian Quiz Shows.

    Canadian Quiz Shows.

    This time, we devote the whole episode to Canadian quiz shows.  Included are excerpts from The International Quiz, The Goodwill Quiz, Hide and Seek from 1954, Now I Ask You from 1955, and finally, from November of 1976, Yes, You’re Wrong.

    • 44 min
    The King Ganam Show and Stage Struck

    The King Ganam Show and Stage Struck

    Our Made-in-Canada segment features a profile of
    Canada’s King of The Fiddle, King Ganam, as well as the only example
    still in existence, as far as we know, of the King Ganam Show.



    In our Canadians Abroad segment, Mary Pickford, who was born in Toronto is featured in the April 18, 1954 episode of Stage Struck.

    • 59 min
    Small Types Club re-creation, Just Mary, and The Adventures of Superman.

    Small Types Club re-creation, Just Mary, and The Adventures of Superman.

    We hear two shows in our Made-in-Canada segment. 
    First, we listen to a re-creation of Small Types Club, a program from
    the 1950’s.



    Next, we hear an episode of Just Mary from 1945.



    Moving
    to our Canadians Abroad segment, the featured Canadian this time is
    Toronto-born writer Joe Shuster, co-creator of the Superman comic books,
    precursors of both the radio and television series.  In case you’re
    wondering, he was a cousin of Frank Shuster of Wayne and Shuster fame. 
    This episode, from January 23 of 1950 is entitled Dead Men Tell No
    Tales.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    President Roosevelt Salute on His 61st Birthday.

    President Roosevelt Salute on His 61st Birthday.

    This time, we present an hour-long Canadians Abroad segment.  Mary Pickford may well have been called “America’s sweetheart of the silent screen,” but she was actually born in Toronto, Ontario.  She appears, along with Bob Hope, in a salute to President Roosevelt’s 61st birthday on January 30, 1943.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Great Moments in Hockey

    Great Moments in Hockey

    This time, we present an hour-long Made-in-Canada segment. Prior to losing his battle to cancer in 1975 at age 59, longtime Toronto newscaster and sportscaster Jack Dennett narrated this documentary called Great Moments in Hockey.

    • 1 hr

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