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American Family Robinson - New Series - Pgm 76

June 18th, 2010

We skip ahead a few weeks in this week's look at "American Family Robinson-New Series", picking up the story with program 76 in the series for release the week of October 13, 1940.

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The owner of a rival department store has planted a dictaphone in the Robinson household, hoping to catch Luke and Myra arguing to expose their image of "the perfect couple" as a sham.  As the show opens, Luke, in a conversation with Aunt Agatha, is bemoaning the fact that he's having to work so hard on this publicity stunt.  Somehow, this turns into a conversation on how businesses, if they don't get the word out about how they're preparing for the possibility of war, might find themselves working for a dictatorial government.

The show was created and distributed by the National Industrial Council (aka the National Association of Manufacturers) as part of a propaganda effort to influence public opinion on liberal government policies.  The transfer is direct from an original Orthacoustic vinyl transcription pressed by RCA, matrix number MS 055676-1

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