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American Family Robinson - Pgm 256

April 8th, 2017

Now, back to “American Family Robinson”, the controversial propaganda 1930s serial sponsored by the National Industrial Council.  Read more about this series on my original post about the program from a few years ago.

This week, we start hearing a few later programs in the series that are previously lost, skipping ahead in the storyline quite a bit.

As we join them in program 256, Luke and Myra’s airplane has crashed near Bleeckerstown because Windy Bill stowed away on the aircraft and broke the gas line.  The town is hostile to strangers and Luke and the pilot find themselves held captive in the home of the town’s leader, Cy Bleecker.  Somehow, this leads to a diatribe by Luke against high taxes.

Think about it - Luke is being held captive in a strange town by a bunch of mysterious hostile people, and all he can think about is being mad about indirect taxes.  The writers must have really been running out of ways to work all that anti-FDR propaganda into the show by that point.

Our mp3 was transferred from an original sixteen inch World Broadcasting System, Inc. red acetate transcription, matrix number BB5552A.

 

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