Family Theater was a radio show which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System
from February 13, 1947 to September 11, 1957. The show was produced by Family Theater Productions, a film and radio studio extension of the Family Rosary Crusade founded by the Holy Cross Priest, Father Patrick Peyton as a way to promote family prayer.
Even though the show had no commercial sponsor, arrangements for many of
Hollywood’s stars in film and radio at the time to appear were made. During the
programs ten-year run, stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jane
Wyatt, Charlton Heston, Bing Crosby, and Jack Benny were heard on the show.