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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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Original air dates on NBC/CBS: October 14, 1934 to June 7, 1955.

Lux Radio Theatre was a long-run classic radio anthology series, broadcast
on the NBC Blue Network (1934–35); CBS Radio (1935-54), and NBC Radio
(1954–55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays during its first two
seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long programs were 
performed live before a studio audiences. The series became the most
popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20
years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most
of the 1950s. The primary sponsor of the show was Unilever through its
Lux Soap brand.

Lux Radio Theatre
strove to feature as many of the original stars of the
original stage and film productions as possible. Cecil B. DeMille took over
as the host on June 1, 1936, continuing until January 22, 1945.


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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Original run on CBS-TV: October 2, 1959 – June 19, 1964.

In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Twilight Zone as the third
best-written TV series ever and TV Guide ranked it as the fifth greatest show
of all time.

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Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975)

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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1947


"The Lassie Show" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute weekly 
program that aired until 1950. The series was an anthology and had
no recurring human characters. Lassie actually barked and whined
on cue for the series, but animal imitator Earl Keen did growls and
other sounds, as well as the sounds of other animals. The series
was sponsored by Red Heart dog food.

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RADIO SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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Air dates: October 14, 1934 to June 7, 1955


Lux Radio Theatre was
a long-run classic radio anthology series, broadcast on the
NBC Blue Network (1934-35);CBS Radio (1935-54), and NBC Radio (1954-55). The
series Initially adapted Broadway plays during its first two seasons before it began adapting films.

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         Crowds outside the Lux Radio Theatre in Hollywood

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RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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Original radio air dates on CBS: October 9, 1935 to March 31, 1953

Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series sponsored by the
DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such
as an adaptation of Show Boat.

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