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American Family Robinson - Pgm 84

April 12th, 2010 · Comments

We're up to our last two episodes of "American Family Robinson", a dramatic serial distributed in the 1930s by the National Industrial Council (really the National Association of Manufacturers) to combat Roosevelt's liberal New Deal policies.

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In program 84, we skip ahead a bit in the storyline about the inheritance.  It appears that Dick Collins is in jail and isn't the heir after all - it's Gus Olson instead!  The show was digitized from an original World Broadcasters Inc acetate transcription, matrix number BB11486A2.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 71

April 3rd, 2010 · Comments

There's only three more episodes left in our run of "American Family Robinson", syndicated in the 1930s by the National Association of Manufacturers.

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The storyline around Dick's possible inheritance continues with Dick running off to claim the fortune without telling his wife.  Betty, surprised at her husband's behavior, frets about Dick's absence with her mother.

Our mp3 was digitized from an original World Broadcasting Inc acetate transcription, matrix number SS 9758-3.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 70

March 27th, 2010 · Comments

Only a few episodes left in our run of episodes of "American Family Robinson", a series syndicated in the 1930s by the National Association of Manufacturers to combat FDR's "socialist" New Deal policies.  As we mentioned earlier, the series created quite a bit of controversy ,since the program was distributed under a pseudonym, and was topic of conversation at a Congressional inquiry about misleading political broadcasts by American business.

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In program 70, the storyline around Dick's possible inheritance of a large estate continues.  Dick is so distracted that he messes up a piece on Dave Markham's proposal for a new pension plan.

Our show originated on a World Broadcasting System Inc acetate transcription, matrix number SS 9757-3.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 69

March 21st, 2010 · Comments

We continue our weekly visit with the "American Family Robinson", a syndicated program from the Depression era brought to us courtesy of the National Association of Manufacturers (credited in the show as the "National Industrial Council").

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Program 69 picks up the story with Windy Bill, hoping to get money for his political campaign, convincing Dick Collins to answer an ad looking for an heir to a Collins fortune.

The show was transferred from an original World Broadcasters acetate transcription, matrix number 9700-3.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 68

March 12th, 2010 · Comments

We continue our weekly look at "American Family Robinson", syndicated in the 1930s by the National Industrial Council (aka the National Association of Manufacturers) to combat liberal government policies that they saw harming businesses.

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Program 68 in the series has Windy Bill trying to convince Dick to support him as he runs for mayor in the "Sociological Economical Reform and Golden Reincarnatist Party".  The show was transferred from an original World Broadcasting Inc acetate transcription, matrix number 9701-3.

I have about five shows left in the "American Family Robinson" series that will be going up on the blog in the next few weeks, then we'll hear a new War-themed "Family Robinson" series that dates from 1941.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 63

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments

We continue our run of the early 1930s serial "American Family Robinson", syndicated to about 300 stations by the National Industrial Council (aka the National Association of Manufacturers) as a propaganda effort against liberal New Deal policies.

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Program 63, focuses on Betty, Dick and Windy Bill as they arrive home after their meeting with Mr. Markham.  Windy takes the credit for convincing Mr. Markham to support the paper, of course, as they tell Mrs. Robinson the good news.

The show was transferred from an original World Broadcasting Inc acetate transcription, matrix number 9434-4.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 62

February 19th, 2010 · Comments

We continue with our weekly look at "American Family Robinson", a serial syndicated by the National Association of Manufacturers as a propaganda effort against FDR's New Deal policies in the mid-1930s.

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In program 62, Betty and Dick are leaving to meet Mr. Markham to see if he'll give their father a loan to save the paper when Windy Bill shows up and tags along with them.  Will Mr. Markham help save the newspaper?

The show was transferred from an original acetate World Broadcasting Inc transcription, matrix number 9356-3.

We've got seven shows left in my collection from this series we'll be hearing in the next few weeks; then we'll start a run of an updated "Family Robinson" serial that NAM produced just before our entry into World War II that critiques policies towards business as the country prepared for the conflict.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 61

February 14th, 2010 · Comments

Let's get back to Centerville and catch up on "The American Family Robinson", syndicated in the early 1930s as a propaganda effort against FDR's New Deal policies by the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Program 61 finds Mr. Robinson returning home from the office, thinking about the last column he'll write for the paper while the family tries to have a meeting about their plan to save the paper without Luke finding out about it.

The show was transferred from an original World Broadcasting System, Inc acetate transcription, matrix number 9356-3.

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 60

February 5th, 2010 · Comments

We return once again to Centerville and "American Family Robinson", syndicated in the mid-1930s by the National Industrial Council (actually the National Association of Manufacturers) to promote conservative government economic polices.

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For those of you that are new to the show, it's a particularly interesting little piece of history - the series was heard on over 300 stations and was the subject of a Congressional inquiry since stations weren't revealing what entity actually paid for the program.  When NAM first scripted the show, they tried to buy time to get it on both CBS and NBC and the networks turned them down, deeming the material too political and propagandistic.

Program 60 finds the Robinson clan fighting to save the family newspaper.  Bob Robinson, practicing his sales pitch as he goes out to sell subscriptions, intends to prove to Betty that "scientific methods" can be used for selling.

The show comes to us from an original World Broadcasting Inc. acetate transcription, matrix number 9355-3

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American Family Robinson - Pgm 59

January 31st, 2010 · Comments

We continue our weekly look at "American Family Robinson", a quarter-hour dramatic serial syndicated in the mid-1930s by the National Industrial Council (aka the National Association of Manufacturers) as a propaganda piece against FDR's liberal, anti-business New Deal policies.

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As our story continues in program 59, the Robinson kids gather with Mrs. Robinson to strategize a big subscription and advertising drive to bring in enough money to save the newspaper.

The show was transferred from a acetate World Broadcasting Inc transcription, matrix number 9248-2.

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