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Monday, April 21, 2014

Saved From Oblivion – Lear Guess What (4/21/14)

28:00 – Welcome to another Saved from Oblivion!

Jimbo takes you into his own, hand-picked treasures of old-time radio. He tells you just a bit about the episode and then lets the show do the talking.  For brevitiy, each show will last 40 minutes or less.

Today’s show features two short programs.  The first show features Orson Welles, in a show simply known by the sponsor’s name:  Lear.  He gives us his own news commentary of the day (in post-war July 1946) and my bet is that he will surprise you with his passion and charisma, as he reveals his feelings about an African-American veteran who was unjustly abused by the police.

The second program, called Guess What, is much lighter.  It’s an interactive quiz program.  When you play along and try your own hand at the quiz, you will find it’s not so easy.  This show was directed at the late teen and young adult audience.  Were kids in the early 1950’s that much smarter than us, with our internet?

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Attribution by Jimbo.

Released April 2014 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio collective with a freeform monologue style,  diverse and fascinating hosts who craft thought-provoking, unique transmissions, and having fun doing it!

posted by pqribber at 11:06 am filed in Apr14,Jimbo  

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