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NBC Universityof the Air's The World's Great Novels was produced by NBC Red key station WMAQ in Chicago
NBC Universityof the Air's The World's Great Novels was produced by NBC Red key station WMAQ in Chicago


Script read-thru of The Worlds Great Novels from 1947
Script read-thru of The Worlds Great Novels from 1947


Caption reads-- 'Top character actors all; Ken Nordine, Sherman Marks and Everett Clarke appear frequently on the World's Great Novels.'
Caption reads-- 'Top character actors all; Ken Nordine, Sherman Marks and Everett Clarke appear frequently on the World's Great Novels.'


Season One Novels:

  • Don Quixote by Cervantes
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Emma by Jane Austin
  • The Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott
  • Le Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac
  • The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Madame Bovary by Flaubert
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Mill On The Floss by George Eliot
  • Candide by Voltaire

Season Two Novels:

  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoi
  • The Advs. of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The Cloister and The Hearth by Charles Reade
  • The Haunted Man by Charles Dickens
  • Rib Van Winkle by Washington Irving
  • Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo
  • Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky
  • Tristam Shandy by Laurence Stern
  • The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France
  • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Last of The Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Youth by Samuel Ullman
  • The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Season Three Novels:

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoi
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The Adventures of Sinbad from Sir Richard Francis Burton
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Cesar Birroteau by Honore de Balzac
  • The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
  • The Return of The Native by Thomas Hardy

Season Four Novels:

  • Diana of The Crossways by George Meredith
  • Silas Marner by George Eliot
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • A Child is Born by Stephen Vincent Benet
  • The Christmas Chapters from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
  • The Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howell
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Washington Square by Henry James
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howell
  • Free by Theodore Dreiser
  • Pastorale by Sherwood Anderson
  • Giant on A Rock from the writings of Thomas Wolfe

Background

From the November 4, 1944 edition of the Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin:

 RADIO CHART LISTENING POST
      Another quartet of distinguished experts will bring commentary, criticism and analysis to "The World's Great Novels," presentation of the NBC University of the Air (Saturdays, 7 p.m., EWT).  They are James Hilton, Dr. William A. Nielson, Roland Young and Katherine Anne Porter.

     Hilton, new in Hollywood working on films, rocketed to fame as the author of "Lost Horizon" and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."  He was born in England, and also authored "We Are Not Alone," "Random Harvest" and "The Story of Dr. Wassell."

     President of Smith College from 1917 to 1939, Dr. Neilson is one of the nation's leading educators.  A native of Scotland, he has taught at Harvard, Columbia, Bryn Mawr and the University of Paris.  Author of a host of books on English literature, editor of many others, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

     Young, distinguished actor of stage and screen, was born in London and educated at University College and the Academy of Dramatic Art.  He has appeared in scores of plays and motion pictures, is noted for his droll humor.

     Miss Porter, twice winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship, is well known for her short stories latest of which is "The Leaning Tower."  Among others are "Noon Wine", "Flowering Judas", "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" and "The Itching Parrot."   Dates of their radio appearances will be announced later.

  "The World's Great Novels" is the literature series of the NBC University of the Air, of which Sterling Fisher is director.  Margaret Cuthbert supervises the series and Frank Papp directs production.

NBC-Red's NBC University of The Air wasn't just a promotional gimmick. From the outset, NBC set out to underwrite a series of educational, uplifting and historically accurate sustaining productions of the highest production values and integrity. Between 1923 and approximately 1948, the NBC University of The Air, serving as NBC's educational component, introduced all manner of educational programming over its system to both the U.S. and Canada, "as a public service of the National Broadcasting Company":

  • 1923-1926 NBC University of The Air Talk
  • 1925-35 NBC University of The Air
  • 1928 Music Lectures
  • July 6, 1942 The Lands of The Free
    (NBC Inter-American University of The Air)
  • October 10, 1942 Music of The New World
  • 1944-45 The American Story
  • 1944 Pursuit of Learning
  • 1944-48 The Worlds Great Novels
  • 1944-45 We Came This Way
  • 1945 Our Foreign Policy
    (NBC Inter-American University of The Air)
  • 1945 The Story of Music
  • 1944-46 The Land of The Free
  • 1946 Featuring Our Families
  • 1946 Tales of The Foreign Service
  • 1946 Your United Nations
    (NBC Inter-American University of The Air)
  • 1946 Home Around The World
    (NBC Inter-American University of The Air)
  • 1946 Concert of Nations
    (NBC Inter-American University of The Air)
  • 1947 American Novels

NBC's Blue network also participated in NBC University of The Air productions, but the primary impetus for NBC's educational programming over this period came from NBC Red flagship station WEAF and its affiliated NBC-Red key stations, such as WMAQ, Chicago.

NBC University of The Air introduces The World's Great Novels

NBC-Red key station WMAQ, Chicago was responsible for much of the educational programming that NBC broadcast throughout the Midwest, over the entire NBC Red network and throughout much of Canada.

With the reinauguration of NBC University of The Air (and NBC Inter-American University of The Air) on July 6, 1942, NBC directly collaborated with colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada to help create curricula that would grant higher-education credits for some of the University of The Air programming. This collaboration continued through approximately 1948.

NBC University of The Air's The World's Great Novels, while not the most enduring of the NBC University of The Air runs, was certainly one of its most ambitious. Running for some one-hundred and forty-nine episodes, the series aired for four complete seasons between October 14, 1944 and July 23, 1948. During that period, The World's Greatest Novels aired a total of sixty, single-episode and multi-part dramatizations of the world's greatest novels (as cataloged in the sidebar at left).

From the March 25th 1945 edition of the Wisconsin State Journal:

Classics Hold
Readers' Loyalty

 Library Reports on
World's Great Novels
      "It was good reading in 1847, and it's just as good today."  This statement, made of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre," and similar claims for dozens of other classic novels, are backed up by everyday experience at the Madison Free library, according to Margaret Nordholm, head of circulation.
     Books in a table exhibit designed to accompany the radio series, "World's Great Novels," WIBA, 10:30 p. m. Fridays have been borrowed so fast that they must be replaced almost daily with other copies or titles, staff members find.  All five copies of Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" are out, for example, and all four Dostoevski's "Crime and Punishment."  Although the exhibit was intended primarily to include only the single works dramatized in the radio series, it has been necessary to include other works by the same authors in order to represent them.
     This popularity is not a temporary one due to the radio program or to the exhibit alone, Miss Nordholm said.  When the exhibit was put up, it was found that not one of the library's seven copies of Hugo's "Les Miserables," or one of the three of Tolstoi's "Anna Karenina," was on the shelves.  Although there are two copies each of Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," Wharton's "Ethan Frome" and Voltaire's "Candide," none of these titles could be immediately represented in the exhibit, as they were being used by library patrons.
     Current demands may keep five copies of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" in circulation, but the serious reader need draw no conclusion that the best novels of earlier decades and centuries have gone out of fashion.  It is just as hard to find one of the nine copies of "Jane Eyre" on the shelf, and 10 copies of Sinclair Lewis's "Main Street" are none too many to meet the demand.  Even 3-inch thickness and small type do not daunt Madison readers; five copies of Galswoj-thy's "Forsythe Saga" and four of Tolstoi's "War and Peace" are usually in use, and are borrowed more often than many a slender volume.
     Replacements have to be made early every year on some of the more popular titles, Miss Nordholm said.  Fresh copies and new editions of books like "Moby Dick" and "Pickwick Papers" arrive from the booksellers along with such new titles as "Cannery Row" and "The Green Years."
     Foreign novels in English translation do not suffer by comparisons with English and American classics, circulation records show.  Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" goes out as promptly as that sturdy native, "Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain.  Several copies of "The Count of Monte Cristo," by Dumas, have been reserved recently by people whose interest had been kindled or revived by its recent dramatization in the radio series.
     A copy of the handbook for the radio program, "World's Great Novels," is on display at the city library with the books.  Other novels dramatized in the series which are not mentioned above are the following:  "Don Quixote," by Cervantes; "Gulliver's Travels," by Swift; "Tom Jones," by Fielding; "Heart of Midlothian," by Scott; "Pere Goriot," by Balzac; "Scarlet Letter," by Hawthorne; Mayor of Casterbridge," by Hardy; "My Antonia," by Cather; "Emma," by Austin; "Types," by Melville; "U. S. A.," by Dos Passes; "Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard," by France.

And from the January 1948 issue of Radio's Best:

Homer Heck, director-World's Great Novels, briefs Eleanor Engle, Arthur Peterson and Kay Campbell
Homer Heck, director-World's Great Novels, briefs Eleanor Engle, Arthur Peterson and Kay Campbell.

TO MANY people, higher learning means a long, complicated process, including registering for courses, payment of tuition, and dreary attendance at long-winded, esoteric lectures; but to those who have discovered the NBC UNIVERSITY OF THE AIR during the past five years or so, it means no such thing. You need go no further than your favorite armchair, and flick the switch of your radio for much of the instruction generally considered as part of a college education. And not only is it all far from dreary, but millions of people listen just for the sake of interest and entertainment. Of course, this University gives no degrees, not by itself, anyway, but it certain ly imparts knowledge in an organized, progressive fashion.
     The NBC University of the Air was the first attempt in American network radio to provide systematic instruction in a carefully balanced variety of subjects. supplementing present classroom instruction at schools and colleges throughout the land. As a result, many important educational institutions require their students to use these programs as part of their studies in various fields. Independent study and discussion groups are basing their activities upon the series, in addition to schools and colleges which have developed courses around the "University"granting credits toward a degree just as in any accepted course.
     A still more formal aspect of education is carried on by NBC in cooperation with big universities to give instruction by radio. NBC organized the first of its summer radio institutes in conjunction with Northwestern University back in 1942. The following year, two institutes were inaugurated on the west coast in cooperation with Stanford University and the University of California. Then in the fall of 1943, Columbia University and NBC established a School of Radio as a part of Columbia Extension services, which has continued with great success up to the present, and is recognized as one of the biggest factors for the betterment of radio as a whole.
     This does not mean that the University of the Air is suited only for people who want to pursue serious study. On the contrary. All the broadcasts are presented in such a way as to provide fine entertainment in addition to information, and the listener response to many of the programs is a good indication of its surprising popularity. That education has wide appeal as presented by the "university" is best demonstrated by the fact that OUR FOREIGN POLICY, one of the present series, has often hit a 6 or 6.5 Hooper rating, while one broadcast reached as high as 8--all of which compares quite favorably with so-called "entertainment" programs, not only on NBC, but on other networks.
     The University of the Air is not content with broadcasting good educational programs, but follows through on additional services. In the field of home economics, for example. the series HOME IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT offers individual handbooks for background reading in six different classifications: Homemaking General, Housing, Food, Clothing, Children, and The Family, which are sent free to listeners upon request. Most of the other fields covered by the "University" also offer at least one handbook.
     In only a little more than five years, the University of the Air has produced more than twenty-five diffrerent series of broadcasts. An example is the weekly music period which has run through highly diversified cycles such as: MUSIC OF THE WORLD, FOLKWAYS IN MUSIC, MUSIC AT WAR, STORY OF MUSIC, and others including the current CONCERT OF NATIONS. The NBC University of the Air started back in July 1942 with a series of historical programs titled LANDS OF THE FREE.

Ruth Rau, Charles Egelston, Rita Ascot and Jean Mowry were also featured.
Ruth Rau, Charles Egelston, Rita Ascot and Jean Mowry were also featured.

Later in the year, it launched MUSIC OF THE NEW WORLD. The following year, the "University" moved on into political and economic affairs with the series FOR THIS WE FIGHT, written and directed by Arch Oboler. And in 1944, the rounded structure of five weekly broadcasts was completed by adding the fields of literature and home economics. THE AMERICAN STORY by Archibald McLeish, one of America's great poets, was presented in the literature category, to be succeeded by the WORLD'S GREAT NOVELS, which continues today with increasing popularity.

'At present' inset

     OUR FOREIGN POLICY (Sun. 4:30·5:00 PM, EST) a forum program from Washington, D. C. with leading statesmen as debators; moderator is Sterling Fisher, who is also director of the University of the Air.
     YOUR UNITED NATIONS (Wed. 11:30.Midnight, EST) dramatizing problems connected with U.N. with Andrew Cordier and guest speaker.
     CONCERT OF NATIONS (Thurs. 11:30·Midnight, EST) presents music of various nations played by American and Canadian orchestras.
     WORLD'S GREAT NOVELS (Fri. 11:3o..Midnight. EST) offers detailed dramatizations of fine literature, adapted by top writers and actors.
     HOME IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT (Sat. 11.00·lI::JO AM, EST; 4:30·6:00 PM in New York only) concern various aspects of home and the family. dramatized with narration by Ben Grauer, and directed by Jane Tiffany Wagner, NBC Home Economics head.


Although some of World's Great Novels were occasionally repeated, they were never rebroadcasts. Popularly repeated novels were Gulliver's Travels, Vanity Fair, and The Rise of Silas Lapham. Presumably these were either by popular listener request, or repeated at the behest of a college or university employing the radio programs in their curricula. NBC University of The Air made bound pamphlets of the scripts for each season's episodes available for the cost of postage and handling--twenty-five cents for each season's listening guide and bound scripts. NBC employed this practice often throughout the Golden Age of Radio. They made similar listener guides available for their Best Plays and Great Plays canon as well as through other of their prestigious sustaining productions.

The newspapers of the era often cited references to The World's Great Novels as employed in higher education curricula throughout the U.S. and Canada. Apparently the intiative was also popular with high school teachers of the era.

There's no question that NBC's educational programming division held great sway within the corporation. The decisions regarding NBC University of The Air programming were apparently made at the highest levels, with the continuing goal of improving both the breadth and scope of the various productions each year between 1942 and 1948.

Indeed, if anything, NBC University of The Air was a victim of its own success with educators. As the demand for the educational programming increased, NBC focused more on doing the more prestigious works justice, once observing that if the series would continue beyond 1948, the network would demand far more than the "five to seven hours of rehearsal" that most of the productions had been allotting for each program.

In the end, it was determined that the quality of such productions was no longer sustainable in their existing format. NBC University of The Air ended, for all intents, with the last broadcasts of their U.N. themed NBC Inter-American University of The Air programs of 1947 and 1948. From that point forward, the NBC University of The Air became somewhat more commercialized or main-streamed with the introduction of the NBC Presents and NBC University productions from 1948, on.

Series Derivatives:

NBC University Theatre; NBC Presents
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Novel Dramatizations
Network(s): NBC
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): None
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 44-10-14 01 Don Quixote
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 44-10-14 to 48-07-23; NBC Red [WMAQ, Chicago]; One hundred forty-nine, 30-minute programs;
Syndication: NBC Orthacoustic
Sponsors: Sustaining
Director(s): Sidney Breese, Sherman Marks, Frank Papp, Homer Heck

Herbert Gorman [Research Advisor]

Principal Actors: Alma Platts, Boris Aplon, Cliff Norton, Donald Gallager, Fred Sullivan, Geraldine Kaye, Jim Humberland, Ruth Rowe, Sondra Gair, William Everett, Wilms Herbert, Hilda Graham, Hope Summers, Curt Kupfer, Muriel Brenner, Arthur Peterson, Charles Egleston, Dave Garroway, Nannette Sargent, Sherman Marks, Sidney Breese, Virginia Payne, John Barclay, Maurice Copeland, Nathan Davis, Rita Ascot, Thomas Post, Arthur Sedgewick, Arthur Young, Ken Nordine, Lucille Lorell, Patty Wilkes, Wallace Orn, Sidney Ellstrom, Harry Elders, Johnny Coons, Ted Bliss, Leo Curley, Curt Cooper, Wiley Hancock, George Kluge, Burr Lee, Charles Flynn, Jean Mowery, Lary Alexander, Patricia Dunlap, Phillip Lawrence, Sherman Marx, George Kluge, Joyce McCluskey, Philip Lord, Duke Watson, Harlan Emthwaite, Tony Parish, Tommy DeLeon, Doris Grundy, Ruth Shayne, Cliff Soubier, Ken Nordine, Geraldine Kaye, Eloise Kummmer, Larry Alexander, Alma Platts, Elmira Roessler, Ken Nordine

[Guest Speakers]

Frances Hackett, Amy Loverman, Dr. William Allen Neilson, Mme. Andre Marois, I.A.R. Wylie, James Hilton, Katherine Anne Porter, Sir Gerald Campbell, Bennet Cerf, Norman Cousins, J. Donald Adams, Carl Van Doren, Herbert Gorman, Eva LeGallienne, Pavel P. Mikhailov, Sir Bernard Pares, Vincent Sheean, Louis Kronenberger, Nicholas Braden, Ernest J. Simmons,
Recurring Character(s): Within the multi-part arcs of individual presentations only.
Protagonist(s): Within the multi-part arcs of individual presentations only.
Author(s): Samuel Butler, Thomas Hardy, William Makepeace Thackery, Arnold Bennett, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alessandro Monzoni, Cervantes, Henry Fielding, Voltaire, Jane Austin, Sir Walter Scott, Honore de Balzac, Charles Dickens, James Fenimore Cooper, Alexandre Dumas, Charlotte Bronte, Flaubert, Victor Hugo, Carl Van Doran, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Charles Reade, Laurence Stern, Anatole France, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stephen Vincent Benet, Edward Everett Hale, Wilkie Collins, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stephen Crane, William Dean Howell, Theodore Dreiser, Sherwood Anderson, Thomas Wolfe
Writer(s) Adapters: Virginia Wells, Frank Wells, Clarice A. Ross, Ernest Kinoy Writers: Dave Garroway, Frank Wells

Morton Wishengrad [Dramatist]
Music Direction: Morris Mamorsky
William Meador [Organist]
Musical Theme(s): Unknown
Announcer(s): Dave Garroway, Charles Mountain, John Conrad [Announcers]
Bob McKee [Narrator]
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
149
Episodes in Circulation: 79
Total Episodes in Collection: 119
Provenances:

Original Advert for the first edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Original Advert for the first edition of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


From the January 13 1945 edition of the Lima News:

"World's Greatest Novels "To Dramatize "The Spy" 

     James Fenimore Cooper's "The Spy" is dramatized on "The World's Great Novels" Saturday, over WEAF at 6 p.m. Lima time.  Bennett Cerf, author, editor, publisher and radio commentator, will be commentator on the program.

     "The Spy" was published in 1821.  John Jay told Cooper the story of a spy, and he turned it into one of the most successful novels in the history of literature.  It has been said that the book was written with extreme carelessness and that Cooper wrote the last chapter before he had finished the book to see how long it would run, and then he filled in the intermediate chapters.  However, the novel immediately scored a prodigious success

The New York Public Library. And a tip of the hat to Jerry Haendiges for the helping us complete our collection of World's Great Novels.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful resources were newspaper listings and Jerry Haendiges.

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OTRisms:

The Martin Grams' Radio Drama book is off by some eighteen episodes due to citing the Summer replacement American Novels run as part of The World's Great Novels canon.


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The World's Great Novels Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
44-10-14
1
Don Quixote
Y
[Premiere]

44-10-14 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p. m.—World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
Don Quixote;"

44-10-14 Salamanca Republican
Tonight at 7 NBC is opening a
forty-weeks series of dramatizations,
under the listing of "World's Great
Novels." The first is Cervantes' "
Don Quixote."
44-10-21
2
Gulliver's Travels
N
44-10-21 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p. m.—World's Great Novels (WIBA): Jonathan Swift's "
Gulliver's Travels;" speaker, Frances Hackett, literary critic and author
44-10-28
3
Tom Jones Part One
N
44-10-28 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding.
44-11-04
4
Tom Jones Part Two
N
44-11-04 Daily Courier
KDKA 7:00 World's Great Novels.

44-11-04 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--Dane County Progressive Club.
44-11-11
5
Candide
N
44-11-11 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): dramatization of "
Candide" by Voltaire.
44-11-18
6
Emma
Y
44-11-18 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
Emma" by Jane Austin; guest speaker, Amy Loverman, assistant editor of Saturday Review of Literature.

Announces
The Heart of Midlothian as next
44-11-25
7
The Heart of Midlothian
N
44-11-25 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
The Heart of Midlothian" by Sir Walter Scott; Dr. William Allen Neilson, author, as speaker.
44-12-02
--
Pre-Empted
--
[Preempted]

44-12-02 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--
Twenty-five Years of Broadcasting (WIBA): dramatized story of radio's development.
44-12-09
8
Le Pere Goriot
Y
44-12-09 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
Le Pere Goriot," by Balzac; Mme. Andre Maurois, commentator.
44-12-16
9
Pickwick Papers Part I
Y
44-12-16 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): Dickens' "
Pickwick Papers;" guest commentator, I.A.R. Wylie.
44-12-23
10
Pickwick Papers Part II
Y
44-12-23 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): Dickens' "
Pickwick Papers;" James Hilton, author, as guest commentator.
44-12-30
11
Pickwick Papers Part III
Y
44-12-30 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA):
"Pickwick Papers," Part III, by Dickens; guest commentator, Katherine Anne Porter, novelist.
45-01-06
12
Pickwick Papers Part IV
Y
45-01-06 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA):
"Pickwick Papers," Part IV, with Sir Gerald Campbell, minister plenipotentiary and special assistant to the British ambassador as guest commentator.

Announces
The Spy next
45-01-13
13
The Spy Part 1
N
45-01-13 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
The Spy," guest commentator, Bennet Cerf.
45-01-20
14
The Spy Part 2
N
45-01-20 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA):
part 2 of James Fennimore Cooper's "The Spy"; guest commentator, Norman Cousins, editor, Saturday Review of Literature.
45-01-27
15
The Count of Monte Cristo Part I
Y
45-01-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): drama, "
The Count of Monte Christo," by Alexandre Dumas; guest commentator, Andre Maurois, author.

45-01-27 Lima News
 
"Count Of Monte Cristo"
To Be Dramatized On Air
 
     Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" is dramatized on "The World's Great Novels" for four weeks starting Saturday, over WEAF at 6 p.m.  Guest commentator is Andre Maurois, distinguished French Man-of-letters.
     Laid in the year 1815, "The Count of Monte Cristo" stars as a story of romantic and exciting adventure.  The second half is in a different key, sombre and filled with the motive of revenge.  Dumas' splendid imagination, however, transfigures the book and its intensity persuades the reader that the is-possible is the actual.
45-02-03
16
The Count of Monte Cristo Part II
Y
[ 2nd Half only]

45-02-03 Lima News
Chapter Two of Alexandre Dumas' famed "
Count of Monte Cristo" is the dramatization on "The World's Great Novels" Saturday over WEAF at 6 p.m. Guest commentator is Mme. Andre Maurois.
45-02-10
17
The Count of Monte Cristo Part III
Y
45-02-10 Lima News
6:00--The Great Novels, Drama--nbc.
45-02-17
18
The Count of Monte Cristo Part IV
Y
45-02-17 Lima News
6:00--The Great Novels, Drama--nbc.

Announces
Jane Eyre next
45-02-23
19
Jane Eyre Part I
Y
[ Time Change]

45-02-23 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
new time and day; "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.

45-03-02
20
Jane Eyre Part II
Y
45-03-02 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA):
final chapter of "Jane Eyre" (WMAQ at 11:30).

Announces
Vanity Fair next
45-03-09
21
Vanity Fair Part I
N
45-03-09 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
Vanity Fair" by William Thackeray; guest, Carl Van Doren, author.
45-03-16
22
Vanity Fair Part II
Y
45-03-16 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Vanity Fair," Part II, with Carl Van Doren, author, as commentator.
45-03-23
23
Vanity Fair Part III
Y
[ 2nd Half only]

45-03-23 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA):
Part III of "Vanity Fair," with J. Donald Adams, author, as guest commentator.
45-03-30
24
Vanity Fair Part IV
Y
45-03-30 Wisconsin State Journal - 10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): Part IV "Vanity Fair;" commentator, Sir Gerald Campbell, minister plenipotentiary and special assistant to British ambassador.

45-03-30 New York Times
11:30-12--World's Great Novels: "
Vanity Fair"--WEAF.

Announces
Madame Bovary next
45-04-06
25
Madame Bovary Part I
Y
45-04-06 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): "
Madame Bovary" by Flaubert; Eva LeGallienne, guest commentator.

45-04-06 New York Times
11:20-12--World's Great Novels: "
Madame Bovary"--WEAF.

45-04-06 New York Post
11:30--WEAF, World's Great Novels "
Madame Bovary," Eve LeGallienne, commentator.

Announces
"concluding chapter" as next
45-04-13
26
Madame Bovary Part II
Y
45-04-13 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA):
Part II of "Madame Bovary," with Eva LeGallienne as commentator.

45-04-13 New York Times
11:30-12--World's Great Novels: "Madame Bovary"--WEAF

45-04-13 New York Post
11:30--WEAF, World's Great Novels
"Madame Bovary," Part II. Eva Le Gallienne, commentator.

45-04-13 Lockport Union-Sun
Eva LeGallienne, famed actress, continues as commentator for
part 2 of Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary," at 11:30 over WBEN in the series entitled "The World's Great Novels."

Announces "Les Miserables" in six parts as next
45-04-20
26
Madame Bovary Part II
Y
45-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA):
Part 3 of "Madame Bovary," guest speaker, Eva LeGallienne, actress.

45-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p. m. — World's Great Novels (WIBA):
Part- 2 of "Madame Bovary;" guest speaker, Eva LeGallienne, actress.

45-04-20 Zanesville Signal
TONIGHT'S NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS: NBC—11:30
"Madame Bovary" part II

45-04-20 Salamanca Republican
On the Air Tonight
NBC — 11:30
"Madame Bovary" Part II.

45-04-20 New York Times
11:30-12--World's Great Novels: "Madame Bovary"--WEAF
.

Announces "Les Miserables" in six parts as next
45-04-27
27
Les Miserables Part 1
N
45-04-27 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
"Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo; guest commentator, Carl Van Doren, author.
45-05-04
28
Les Miserables Part 2
N
45-05-04 Wisconsin State Journal - 11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Part 2, "Les Miserables," with Carl Van Doren, guest commentator.
45-05-11
29
Les Miserables Part 3
N
45-05-10 Salamanca Republican
Friday Broadcasts
NBC—11:30
Part 3 of "Les Miserables"

45-05-11 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Les Miserables."

45-05-18
30
Les Miserables Part 4
Y
45-05-18 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 4, "Les Miserables," with Carl Van Doren as guest commentator.

45-05-18 Zanesville Signal
TONIGHTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS: NBC—11:30
Les Miserables Part 4

Announces "Les Miserables Part 5" as next
45-05-25
31
Les Miserables Part 5
Y
45-05-25 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 5, "Les Miserables."

45-05-25 Salamanca Republican
Dialing tonight: NBC--11:30,
Les Miserables Part 5

45-05-25 Sandusky Register-Star
Dialing tonight: NBC--11:30,
Les Miserables Part 5

45-05-25 Zanesville Signal
TONIGHTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS: NBC—11:30
Les Miserables Part 5

Announces "concluding chapter of Les Miserables " as next
45-06-01
32
Les Miserables Part 6
Y
45-06-01 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels--WMAQ.

45-05-25 Salamanca Republican
Dialing tonight: NBC--11:30,
Les Miserables Part 6

45-05-25 Zanesville Signal
TONIGHTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS: NBC—11:30
Les Miserables Part 6

45-06-01 New York Times
11:30-12--World's Great Novels:
"Les Miserables" Part VI--WEAF."

Announces "Part 1 of House of Seven Gables" as next
45-06-08
33
House of the Seven Gables Part 1
Y
45-06-08 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The House of the Seven Gables."

Announces "Part 2 of House of Seven Gables" as next
45-06-15
34
House of the Seven Gables Part 2
Y
45-06-15 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
"House of the Seven Gables."

Announces "The Mill on the Floss" as next
45-06-22
35
The Mill On The Floss
Y
45-06-22 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot.

Announces "a repeat performance of Candide" as next
45-06-29
36
Candide
N
[ Repeat performance of 44-11-11's Candide]

45-06-29 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Candide" by Voltaire.

45-07-06
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45-07-06 Salamanca Republican
NBC, 11:30, American Story by Archibald MacLeish, entire historical drama series of ten programs to be rebroadcast starting with Columbus' voyage to America and with MacLeish as narrator; replaces Great Novels. --17





45-09-07
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45-09-07 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--The American Story (WMAQ): "Socorro, When Your Sons Forget," story of Jose Antonio Galan, rebel-patriot of Bogota.
45-09-14
1
War and Peace Part 1
Y
[ Dirty Master]

45-09-14 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): return of series; Tolstoi's "
War and Peace," with Pavel P. Mikhailov, acting counsel general for USSR as guest commentator.

Announces "
Part 2 of Tolstoi's "War and Peace" as next
45-09-21
2
War and Peace Part 2
Y
45-09-21 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2 of Tolstoi's "War and Peace;" Sir Bernard Pares, professor fo Russian at London university, guest commentator.

Announces "
Chapter 3 of Tolstoi's "War and Peace" as next
45-09-28
3
War and Peace Part 3
Y
45-09-28 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 3 of Tolstoi's "War and Peace"; guest, Vincent Sheean, author.

Announces "
4th Chapter of Tolstoi's "War and Peace" as next
45-10-06
4
War and Peace Part 4
Y
[Moves to 8 a.m.]

45-10-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8 a.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
War and Peace" by Tolstoi; guest commentator, Louis Kronenberger of Time magazine.

Announces "
Part 5 of Tolstoi's "War and Peace" as next
45-10-13
5
War and Peace Part 5
Y
45-10-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8 a.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
War and Peace."

Announces "
6th and last chapter of Tolstoi's "War and Peace" as next
45-10-20
6
War and Peace Part 6
Y
45-10-19 Wisconsin State Journal
8 a.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 6, Tolstoi's "War and Peace;" guest commentator, Ernest J. Simmons, head of Russian department, Cornel university.

Announces "first of four radio chapters of
Huckleberry Finn" as next
45-10-27
7
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Pt 1
Y
[ Format change: orchestra replaced by an organist; no literary speakers]

45-10-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8 a.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
first installment of "Huckleberry Finn."

Announces "
Part 2 of Huckleberry Finn" as next
45-11-02
8
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Pt 2
Y
[Moves back to 11:30 p.m.]

45-11-02 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2, "Huckleberry Finn."
45-11-09
9
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Pt 3
Y
[ 1st half only]

45-11-09 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
third part of "Huckleberry Finn."

Announces "
Part 3 of Huckleberry Finn" as next
45-11-16
10
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Pt 4
N
45-11-16 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
final installment of "Huckleberry Finn."
45-11-23
11
The Cloister And The Hearth Part 1
Y
45-11-23 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Charlles Reade's
"The Cloister and the Hearth."
45-11-30
12
The Cloister And The Hearth Part 2
Y
45-11-30 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2, "The Cloister and the Hearth."
45-12-07
13
The Cloister And The Hearth Part 3
Y
45-12-07 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 3, "Cloister and the Hearth."
45-12-14
14
The Cloister And The Hearth Part 4
Y
45-12-14 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 4, "The Cloister and the Hearth."

Announces "The Haunted Man" as next
45-12-21
15
The Haunted Man
Y
[ Christmas program]

45-12-21 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Haunted Man" by Charles Dickens.

Announces "Rip Van Winkle" as next
45-12-28
16
Rip Van Winkle
Y
[ Holiday program]

45-12-28 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Rip Van Winkle."

Announces "Ninety-Three" as next
46-01-04
17
Ninety-Three Part 1
Y
46-01-04 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
"Ninety-Three" ("Quatre-Vingt-Trieze" by Victor Hugo.

Announces "2nd episode of Ninety-Three" as next
46-01-11
18
Ninety-Three Part 2
Y
46-01-11 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
second installment of Victor Hugo's "Ninety-Three."

Announces "3rd episode of Ninety-Three" as next
46-01-18
19
Ninety-Three Part 3
Y
46-01-18 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
part three of "Ninety-Three."

Announces "the last episode of Ninety-Three" as next
46-01-25
20
Ninety-Three Part 4
Y
46-01-25 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.-World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 4 of "Ninety-Three."

Announces "Crime and Punishment" in two parts as next
46-02-01
21
Crime And Punishment Part 1
Y
46-02-01 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 1 of "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevski.

Announces "the last episode of Crime and Punishment" as next
46-02-08
22
Crime And Punishment Part 2
Y
46-02-08 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2, "Crime and Punishment."

Announces "Tristram Shandy" as next
46-02-15
23
Tristram Shandy Part 1
Y
[ Garbled recording]

46-02-15 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Laurence Stern's "
Tristram Shandy."

Announces "2nd episode of Tristram Shandy" as next
46-02-22
24
Tristram Shandy Part 2
Y
[ 1st half only]

46-02-22 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part II of "Tristram Shandy."
46-03-01
25
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
Y
[ Garbled recording]

46-03-01 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Crime of Sylvester Bonnard" by Anatole France.

Announces "Cranford" as next
46-03-08
26
Cranford Part 1
Y
46-03-08 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part I of "Cranford" by Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell.

Announces "2nd episode of Cranford" as next
46-03-15
27
Cranford Part 2
Y
46-03-15 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2 of "Cranford."

Announces "The Last of the Mohicans" as next
46-03-22
28
The Last of the Mohicans Part 1
Y
46-03-22 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Last of the Mohicans."

Announces "2nd episode of The Last of the Mohicans" as next
46-03-29
29
The Last of the Mohicans Part 2
Y
46-03-29 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
second part of "The Last of the Mohicans."

Announces "Youth" as next
46-04-05
30
Youth Part 1
Y
46-04-05 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels--WMAQ.

Announces "last episode of Youth" as next
46-04-12
31
Youth Part 2
Y
46-04-12 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
part 2 of "Youth."

Announces "The Way of All Flesh" as next
46-04-19
32
The Way of All Flesh Part 1
Y
46-04-19 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Way of All Flesh."

Announces "final episode of The Way of All Flesh" as next
46-04-26
33
The Way of All Flesh Part 2
Y
46-04-26 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Way of All Flesh."

Announces "The Mayor of Casterbridge" as next
46-05-03
34
The Mayor of Casterbridge Part 1
Y
[Moves to 10:30 p.m.]

46-05-03 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Mayor of Casterbridge."
46-05-10
35
The Mayor of Casterbridge Part 2
Y
46-05-10 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Mayor of Casterbridge."
46-05-17
36
The Mayor of Casterbridge Part 3
Y
46-05-17 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 3, "The Mayor of Casterbridge."
46-05-24
37
The Mayor of Casterbridge Part 4
Y
46-05-24 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Mayor of Casterbridge."
46-05-31
38
The Mayor of Casterbridge Part 5
Y
46-05-31 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Mayor of Casterbridge."

46-06-07
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46-06-07 Salamanca Republican
NBC — 11:30 "Tales of Foreign Service," new series of dramatizations using material obtained from files of slate department as replacement for "Great Novels." --14





46-10-25
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45-10-25 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 Frank Parker WMAQ
46-11-01
1
Anna Karenina Part 1
N
46-11-01 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
return of series; "Anna Karenina" with Geraldine Kay, Ken Nordine, Everett Clark.
46-11-08
2
Anna Karenina Part 2
N
46-11-08 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part II, "Anna Karenina."
46-11-15
3
Anna Karenina Part 3
N
46-11-15 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): Part 3, "Anna Karenina." (WMAQ) at 11:30).
46-11-22
4
Anna Karenina Part 4
N
46-11-22 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): Part 4, Tolstoi's "anna Karenina."
46-11-29
5
Vanity Fair Part 1
Y
46-11-29 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WIBA): Thackery's "Vanity Fair."
46-12-06
6
Vanity Fair Part 2
Y
46-12-06 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Part 2, "Vanity Fair."
46-12-13
7
Vanity Fair Part 3
Y
46-12-13 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Part 3 of "Vanity Fair."
46-12-20
8
Vanity Fair Part 4
Y
46-12-20 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Part 4 of "Vanity Fair."
46-12-27
9
The Adventures of Sinbad
N
46-12-27 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): John Cannon in "Adventures of Sinbad."
47-01-03
10
Moby Dick Part 1
Y
47-01-03 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Part I of "Moby Dick."
47-01-10
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Pre-Empted
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47-01-10 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--
World Affairs Forum (WMAQ): "The Place of the United States in the American Family of Nations;" Rafael de La Colina, member of Mexican UN delegation; George Gorge Garcia Granados, ambassador from Guatemala.

11:45 p.m.--
Cleveland Forum (WMAQ): Robert Crulkshank, editor, London News-Chronical; Ahmed Emin Talmen, editor of newspaper, Vatan, of Istanbul; John Scott, head of Time magazine Berlin Bureau.

47-01-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
11:30--WMAQ--Forum on World Affairs.
47-01-17
11
Moby Dick Part 2
Y
47-01-17 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2 of "Moby Dick."

47-01-17 Chicago Daily Tribune
11:30--WMAQ--World's Great Novels.
47-01-24
12
Moby Dick Part 3
Y
47-01-24 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 3, "Moby Dick."
47-01-31
13
Moby Dick Part 4
Y
47-01-31 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
final episode, "Moby Dick."
47-02-07
14
The Old Wives' Tale Part 1
N
47-02-07 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 1, "Old Wives Tale."
47-02-14
15
The Old Wives' Tale Part 2
Y
47-02-14 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2, "Old Wives' Tale."
47-02-21
16
The Old Wives' Tale Part 3
Y
47-02-21 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 3 of "Old Wives Tale."
47-02-28
17
The Old Wives' Tale Part 4
Y
47-02-28 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 4 of "Old Wives' Tale."
47-03-07
18
Gulliver's Travels
N
47-03-07 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Gulliver's Travels" with Harry Elders.
47-03-14
19
The Brothers Karamazov Part 1
Y
47-03-14 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 1, "The Brothers Karamazov" by Dostoyevski.
47-03-21
20
The Brothers Karamazov Part 2
Y
47-03-21 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 2 of "The Brothers Karamazov."
47-03-28
21
The Brothers Karamazov Part 3
Y
47-03-28 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 3, "The Brothers Karamazov."
47-04-04
22
The Brothers Karamazov Part 4
N
47-04-04 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 4, "The Brothers Karamazov."
47-04-11
23
Cesar Birroteau Part 1
N
47-04-11 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part 1 of "Cesar Birroteau" by Balzac.
47-04-18
24
Cesar Birroteau Part 2
N
47-04-18 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--Great Novels WMAQ.
47-04-25
25
Cesar Birroteau Part 3
N
47-04-25 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--Great Novels WMAQ.
47-05-02
26
Cesar Birroteau Part 4
N
47-05-02 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--Great Novels WMAQ.
47-05-09
27
The Heart Of Midlothian
N
47-05-09 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Heart of Midlothian."
47-05-16
28
The Betrothed Part 1
Y
47-05-16 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--Great Novels (WMAQ): first part of "
The Betrothed."
47-05-23
29
The Betrothed Part 2
Y
47-05-23 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--Great Novels WMAQ.
47-05-30
30
The Return of the Native Part 1
Y
47-05-30 Nevada State Journal
8:00 KOH--World's great novels.
47-06-06
31
The Return of the Native Part 2
Y
47-06-06 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 Great Novels WMAQ.

47-06-06 Hutchinson News Herald
9:30 World's Great Novels
Return of the Native.
47-06-13
32
The Return of the Native Part 3
Y
47-06-13 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 Great Novels WMAQ.

47-06-13 Hutchinson News Herald - 9:30 World's Great Novels
Return of the Native.
47-06-20
33
The Return of the Native Part 4
N
47-06-20 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 Great Novels WMAQ.

47-06-20 Hutchinson News Herald - 9:30 World's Great Novels
Return of the Native.

47-06-27
34
Père Goriot
Y
[ Final World's Great Novels of the Second Season ; Replaced for the Summer by American Novels; Pere Goriot was a repeat from Season One of World's Great Novels--a last minute substitute owing to delaying American Novels by a week]

47-07-04
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47-07-04 Hutchinson News Herald
7:00 American Novels Moby Dick.

47-07-04 New York Times
9-9:30--American Novels: Drama: "Moby Dick"--WNBC.

47-07-04 Washington Post
Melville's "Moby Dick" opens summer dramatic series based on American novels, WRC--9 p.m





47-10-03
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--
47-10-03 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 American Novels WMAQ
47-10-10
1
Diana of the Crossways Part 1
Y
47-10-10 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Diana of the Crossways." 47-10-10 Hutchinson News Herald - 10:30 American Novels Diana of Crossways.

47-10-10 Morning Herald
The American Novels series of NBC at 11:30 is turning next to "
Diana of the Crossroads," the first part of which will comprise the weekly half-hour.
47-10-17
2
Diana Of the Crossways Part 2
Y
47-10-17 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 American Novels WMAQ.

47-10-17 Hutchinson News Herald
11:30 American Novels
Diana of Crossways.
47-10-24
3
Diana Of the Crossways Part 3
Y
47-10-24 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 American Novels WMAQ.

47-10-17 Evening Independent
11:20 American Novels.
47-10-31
4
Diana Of the Crossways Part 4
Y
47-10-31 Lowell Sun
11:30 WBZ--World's Great Novels.
47-11-07
5
Silas Marner Part 1
Y
47-11-07 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Silas Marner."
47-11-14
6
Silas Marner Part 2
Y
47-11-14 Lowell Sun
GREAT NOVELS: "
Silas Marner," final installment; WBZ, 11:30.
47-11-21
7
A Tale Of Two Cities Part 1
Y
47-11-21 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
A Tale of Two Cities," first installment.
47-11-28
8
A Tale Of Two Cities Part 2
Y
47-11-28 Morning Herald
World's Great Novels of NBC at 11:30 will have part two of "
The Tale of Two Cities."
47-12-05
9
A Tale Of Two Cities Part 3
Y
47-12-05 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Continuation of Dicken's "
A Tale of Two Cities."
47-12-12
10
A Tale Of Two Cities Part 4
Y
47-12-12 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
Part IV of Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities."
47-12-19
11
A Child Is Born
Y
47-12-19 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): Maurice Copeland and Geraldie Kay in "
A Child Is Born," adapted from Stephen Vincent Benet's novel.
47-12-26
12
The Christmas Chapters From The Pickwick Papers
Y
47-12-26 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): The Christmas chapters from Dickens' "
Pickwick Papers."
48-01-02
13
Wuthering Heights Part 1
Y
47-01-02 Hutchinson News Herald
10:15 P.M. KWBW Great Novels (
Wuthering Heights)
48-01-09
14
Wuthering Heights Part 2
Y
48-01-09 Morning Herald
The World's Great Novels of NBC at 11:30 proceeds into Part II of the radio version of "
Wuthering Heights."
48-01-16
15
Wuthering Heights Part 3
Y
48-01-16 Hutchinson News Herald
10:15 P.M. KWBW Great Novels (
Wuthering Heights)
48-01-23
16
Wuthering Heights Part 4
Y
48-01-23 Hutchinson News Herald
10:15 p.m. KWBW Great Novels (
Wuthering Heights)
48-01-30
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Preempted
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48-01-30 Hutchinson News Herald
10:15 p.m.
Pres. Truman, all networks (March of Dimes)
48-02-06
17
Kenilworth Part 1
Y
48-02-06 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): first installment of "
Kenilworth."
48-02-13
18
Kenilworth Part 2
Y
48-02-23 Lowell Sun
GREAT NOVELS: Sir Walter Scott's "
Kenilworth," Part 2; WBZ, 11:30.
48-02-20
19
Kenilworth Part 3
Y
48-02-20 Morning Herald
11:30 Great Novels,
"Kenilworth" Part III.
48-02-27
20
The Man Without A Country
Y
48-02-27 Lowell Sun
GREAT NOVELS: Edward Everett Hale's "
Man Without a Country;" WBZ, 11:30.
48-03-05
21
The Rise Of Silas Lapham Part 1
Y
48-03-05 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
"The Rise of Silas Lapham."
48-03-12
22
The Rise Of Silas Lapham Part 2
Y
48-03-12 Morning Herald
The World's Great Novels of NBC at 11:30 is taking up the story of
"The Rise Of Silas Lapham," being reading for the second part of the broadcast.
48-03-19
23
The Rise Of Silas Lapham Part 3
Y
48-03-19 Morning Herald
Part III of "The Rise of Silas Lapham" comes to the NBC great novels dramatizations at 11:30.
48-03-26
24
The Rise Of Silas Lapham Part 4
Y
48-03-26 Evening Independent
11:30 Great Novels
48-04-02
25
The Moonstone Part 1
Y
48-04-02 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
The Moonstone."
48-04-09
26
The Moonstone Part 2
Y
48-04-09 La Crosse Tribune
GREAT NOVELS program on the WKBH stations at 10:30 tonight will continue a dramatization of one of the great mystery stories of all time. The program is bringing to the air Wilkie Collins' "
The Moonstone," the story of a fabulous diamond that reputedly carries a curse with it.
48-04-16
27
The Moonstone Part 3
Y
48-04-16 Wisconsin State Journal
WMAQ 11:30 Great Novels
48-04-23
28
The Moonstone Part 4
Y
48-04-16 Wisconsin State Journal
WMAQ 11:30 Great Novels
48-04-30
29
Kidnapped Part 1
Y
48-04-30 Wisconsin State Journal
11:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Kidnaped."
48-05-07
30
Kidnapped Part 2
Y
48-05-07 Morning Herald
It will be part II for "
Kidnaped", by Robert Louis Stevenson in the Great Novels series on NBC at 11:30.
48-05-14
31
Kidnapped Part 3
Y
48-05-13 Wisconsin State Journal
Friday WMAQ 10:30 Great Novels
48-05-21
32
Washington Square Part 1
N
48-05-21 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Washington Square."
48-05-28
33
Washington Square Part 2
N
48-05-28 Morning Herald
11:30 Great Novels "
Washington Square."
48-06-05
34
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court Part 1
Y
48-06-04 Wisconsin State Journal
10:30 p.m.--World's Great Novels (WMAQ):
A Connecticut Yankee."
48-06-12
35
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court Part 2
Y
48-06-11 Olean Times-Herald
11:30 Great Novels: '
Connecticut Yankee'
48-06-19
36
A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court Part 3
Y
48-06-18 Wisconsin State Journal
WMAQ 10:30 Great Novels
48-06-25
37
The Red Badge of Courage
Y
48-06-25 New York Times
11:30-12 World's Great Novels: "
The Red Badge of Courage," by Stephen Crane WNBC.
48-07-02
38
The Rise of Silas Lapham
Y
48-07-02 New York Times
11:30-12 World's Great Novels:. "
The Rise of Silas Lapham," by William Dean Howell--WNBC.
48-07-09
39
Free
Y
48-07-09 New York Times
11:30-12 World's Great Novels: "
Free," by Theodore Dreiser--WNBC.
48-07-16
40
Pastorale
N
48-07-16 New York Times
11:30-12 World's Great Novels: "
Pastorale," by Sherwood Anderson-WNBC.
48-07-23
41
Giant On The Rack
Y
48-07-23 New York Times
11:30-12 World's Great Novels: "
Giant on the Rack," by Thomas Wolfe WNBC.

48-07-23 Wisconsin State Journal - 10:30 p.m.--Great Novels (WMAQ): "
Giant on the Rack," study of Thomas Wolfe.
48-07-30
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48-07-30 New York Times
11:311-12 Drama: "Pursued," by P. Dean Raymond--WNBC. -18









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