The Kate Hopkins 15-minute radio drama Angel of Mercy was heard for the first
time on CBS radio. It was written by Chester McCraken and Gertrude Berg, writer
and Emmy Award-winning actress of The Goldbergs. The title character was
played by Margaret MacDonald, Tom Hopkins, Kate’s husband, was played
by eventual Beat the Clock host Clayton ‘Bud’ Collyer. Ralph Edwards of future
This is Your Life fame was the announcer for the shows four year run. Maxwell
House coffee was the sponsor.