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CAVALCADE OF AMERICA - OLD TIME RADIO - 13 CD - 745 mp3 - Total Time: 353:16:52
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CAVALCADE OF AMERICA - OLD TIME RADIO - 13 CD - 745 mp3 - Total Time: 353:16:52
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA - OLD TIME RADIO - 13 CD - 745 mp3 - Total Time: 353:16:52
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA - OLD TIME RADIO - 13 CD - 745 mp3 - Total Time: 353:16:52
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA - OLD TIME RADIO - 13 CD - 745 mp3 - Total Time: 353:16:52

CAVALCADE OF AMERICA - OLD TIME RADIO - 13 CD - 745 mp3 - Total Time: 353:16:52

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CAVALCADE OF AMERICAOLD TIME RADIO - 13 CD - 745 mp3 - Total Playtime: 353:16:52Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising.Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds. This was consistent with DuPont's overall conservative philosophy and legacy as an American company dating back to 1802. The company's motto, "Maker of better things for better living through chemistry," was read at the beginning of each program, and the dramas emphasized humanitarian progress, particularly improvements in the lives of women, often through technological innovation.The show started as part of a successful campaign to reinvigorate DuPont. In the early 1930s, the Nye Committee investigations concluded that DuPont had made a fortune profiteering in World War I. The company stood accused of encouraging an arms race between WWI enemies, after being heavily subsidized by the Allies to increase black powder production. The negative effects of the investigation left the company demoralized, directionless and with a tarnished corporate image in the middle of the Great Depression.DuPont's products were primarily not for public consumption, so there was no purpose in promoting them through advertising. As a solution to DuPont's troubles, Roy Durstine, then creative director of Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, proposed the creation of Cavalcade of America using the company motto. This was to be an important element in the successful re-branding of DuPont as an American legacy engaged in making products for the well-being of Americans and humanity in general.Ironically, DuPont's image problems lead the company to promote some pacifist and socialist ideals. DuPont stipulated several topics would be taboo on the show such as gunfire of any kind, which attracted writers such as Norman Rosten and Arthur Miller, who had signed the Oxford Pledge while at University of Michigan. For scripts the program was also able to attract such prominent writers as Maxwell Anderson, Stephen Vincent Benét, Carl Sandburg and Robert Sherwood. Although Yale University historian Frank Monaghan signed on as an advisor to ensure historically accuracy of the scripts, listeners were quick to point out that trains did not use air brakes in 1860 and Washington's troops could not have sung "Tannenbaum" while crossing the Delaware since it was written two months after that event.On May 15, 1940 DuPont made nylon women's hosiery available to the public and began an advertising blitz. The day was designated "N-day" by DuPont's marketeers, and an entire episode of Cavalcade of America was markedly different: DuPont selected a "typical" housewife to interview G. P. Hoff, Director of Research of DuPont's Nylon Division. In the rigged interview, Hoff expounded at length on the virtues of nylon. Eager to purchase nylon hose, thousands of women waited in lines for department stores to open the following morning. 750,000 nylons had been manufactured for N-Day, but all were sold on the first day they went on sale.In the 1950s, DuPont switched its advertising strategy from radio to television, and Cavalcade of America became a television series. Over five seasons, 133 episodes were aired between 1952 and 1957. During a six-month period, the TV and radio series overlapped. The show was telecast on both NBC (1952-53) and ABC (1953-57). It was renamed DuPont Cavalcade Theater in August 1955, and it was known as DuPont Theater during its last year. In the 1957 fall season it was replaced by The DuPont Show of the Month, a 90-minute live dramatization of popular novels and short stories or abridged versions of films and plays. That series ran until 1961.Many kinescopes of Cavalcade of America survive at the UCLA Film and Television Archive..EPISODES LISTCavalcade of America 351006 000 No Turning Back - Sponsored by Bell TelephoneCavalcade of America 351009 001 No Turning BackCavalcade of America 351016 002 The Will to Conquer DistanceCavalcade of America 351023 003 The Spirit of CompetitionCavalcade of America 351030 004 The Will to RebuildCavalcade of America 351106 005 Faith in EducationCavalcade of America 351113 006 Womans EmancipationCavalcade of America 351120 007 Willingness to ShareCavalcade of America 351127 008 Community Self RelianceCavalcade of America 351204 009 Heroism in Medical ScienceCavalcade of America 351211 010 The Will to ExploreCavalcade of America 351218 011 Defiance of NatureCavalcade of America 351225 012 The Humanitarian UrgeCavalcade of America 360101 013 Declaration of IndependenceCavalcade of America 360108 014 Women in Public ServiceCavalcade of America 360115 015 Building and ArchitectureCavalcade of America 360122 016 Speed Of WordsCavalcade of America 360129 017 EnterpriseCavalcade of America 360205 018 Loyalty to FamilyCavalcade of America 360212 019 Abraham LincolnCavalcade of America 360219 020 The Bridge BuildersCavalcade of America 360226 021 Heroes of the SeaCavalcade of America 360304 022 Songs That Inspired the NationCavalcade of America 360311 023 PerseveranceCavalcade of America 360318 024 They Also ServeCavalcade of America 360325 025 ConservationCavalcade of America 360401 026 Winning Fame For American LiteratureCavalcade of America 360408 027 OpportunityCavalcade of America 360415 028 Railroad BuildersCavalcade of America 360422 029 Safety FirstCavalcade of America 360429 030 Self RelianceCavalcade of America 360506 031 The Artistic ImpulseCavalcade of America 360513 032 Tillers of the SoilCavalcade of America 360520 033 HardinessCavalcade of America 360527 034 ResourcefulnessCavalcade of America 360603 035 Songs of HomeCavalcade of America 360617 036 Heroes of TexasCavalcade of America 360624 037 Steamboat BuildersCavalcade of America 360701 038 American JournalismCavalcade of America 360708 039 Victor Herbert - Master of MelodyCavalcade of America 360715 040 Development of Band Music in America 1Cavalcade of America 360722 041 Development of Band Music in America 2Cavalcade of America 360729 042 Development of Band Music in America 3Cavalcade of America 360805 043 Development of Band Music in America 4Cavalcade of America 360826 046 The Evolution of Dance Music in AmericaCavalcade of America 360902 047 American Musical Comedy and OperettaCavalcade of America 360916 049 The Orchestra of Today and How It GrewCavalcade of America 360923 050 Music of the MoviesCavalcade of America 360930 051 Showmanship - The Story Of Phineas T BarnumCavalcade of America 361007 052 A Helping HandCavalcade of America 361014 053 Sentinels of the DeepCavalcade of America 361021 054 John Winthrop Pioneer of Chemical ScienceCavalcade of America 361104 055 Edward MacDowell Pioneer in American MusicCavalcade of America 361111 056 Transcontinental JourneysCavalcade of America 361125 058 Songs of SentimentCavalcade of America 361202 059 The Seeing EyeCavalcade of America 361209 060 The Story of Christmas SealsCavalcade of America 361223 062 A Tribute To Ernestine Schumann-HeinkCavalcade of America 361230 063 Yankee IndependenceCavalcade of America 370106 064 Winning Prestige for the American StageCavalcade of America 370113 065 John Hyatt - Father of PlasticsCavalcade of America 370120 066 Songs of the SeaCavalcade of America 370127 067 Pioneer Woman PhysicianCavalcade of America 370203 068 Minute Men of the AirCavalcade of America 370210 069 The Man Who Couldnt Grow OldCavalcade of America 370217 070 The Ounce of PreventionCavalcade of America 370224 071 Winning Recognition for American SingersCavalcade of America 370302 072 National Parks PioneersCavalcade of America 370310 073 Stephen GirardCavalcade of America 370317 074 James Fenimore Cooper First American NovelistCavalcade of America 370324 075 The House of GlassCavalcade of America 370331 076 The McGuffey ReadersCavalcade of America 370407 077 Admiral Peary Discovers the PoleCavalcade of America 370414 078 Songs of the Gay NinetiesCavalcade of America 370421 079 The Golden TouchCavalcade of America 370428 080 George Washington Scientific FarmerCavalcade of America 370505 081 Songs of the SouthCavalcade of America 370512 082 The Story of DynamiteCavalcade of America 370519 083 Thomas A Edison The ManCavalcade of America 370526 084 Songs of the American IndianCavalcade of America 370602 085 The Story of American DyesCavalcade of America 370609 086 The Eighth Wonder of the WorldCavalcade of America 370616 087 Stars of DestinyCavalcade of America 370623 088 The Pine Tree ShillingCavalcade of America 370630 089 Luther BurbankCavalcade of America 370707 090 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Irving BerlinCavalcade of America 370714 091 Cavalcade of Music - Music of George GershwinCavalcade of America 370721 092 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Richard RodgersCavalcade of America 370728 093 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Vincent YoumansCavalcade of America 370804 094 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Rudolf FrimlCavalcade of America 370818 096 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Sigmund RombergCavalcade of America 370825 097 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Arthur SchwartzCavalcade of America 370901 098 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Victor HerbertCavalcade of America 370908 099 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Nacio Herb BrownCavalcade of America 370915 100 Cavalcade of Music - Music of Cole PorterCavalcade of America 370922 101 Cavalcade of Music - Don Voorhees Own ProgramCavalcade of America 370929 102 Edwin Booth Pioneer American ActorCavalcade of America 371006 103 Mary Lyon Pioneer Woman EducatorCavalcade of America 371013 104 William Penn and the Holy ExperimentCavalcade of America 371020 105 John Jacob AstorCavalcade of America 371027 106 Cla
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