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The Big Story: As It Happened

by Paul Hedrick


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"The Big Story. . . here is America . . . its sound and its fury . . . its joy and its sorrow . . . as faithfully reported by the men and women of the great American newspapers." With this summation, announcer Ernest Chappell introduced one of radio's most stirring dramatic anthologies, with each episode highlighting an individual newspaper reporter's greatest achievement for his or her paper. Narrator Bob Sloan leads you through investigative exploits from some of the nation's largest dailies and smallest town publications — covering everything from rackets and corruption, to human interest stories, to murders. Episodes Include: The Bobby-Sox Kid From Bayonne 10-15-47; The Case of the Unfinished Love Song 11-26-47; The Case of the Final Curtain 12-10-47; Pillars of Society 05-05-48; The Deadline Murder 05-19-48; The Lottery Racket 07-21-48; Murderous Kid 01-05-49; The Bitterest Man On the Earth 06-08-49; Murder and a Frustrated Father 01-04-50; Gambling, Divorce and Murder 01-11-50; Death In the Family 06-21-50; Hunch That Paid Off 07-12-50

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