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The Teacher's Convention (Aired November 12, 1950)
CBS chairman Bill Paley, who was friendly with Arden, persuaded her to audition for the part. With a slightly rewritten audition script---Osgood Conklin, for example, was originally written as a school board president but was now written as the incoming new Madison principal---Arden agreed to give the newly-revamped show a try. Produced by Larry Berns and written by director Al Lewis, Our Miss Brooks premiered on CBS July 19, 1948. According to radio critic John Crosby, her lines were very "feline" in dialogue scenes with principal Conklin and would-be boyfriend Boynton, with sharp, witty comebacks. The interplay between the cast---blustery Conklin, nebbishy Denton, accommodating Harriet, absentminded Mrs. Davis, clueless Boynton, scheming Miss Enright---also received positive reviews. THIS EPISODE: November 12, 1950. CBS network. "The Teacher's Convention". Sponsored by: Colgate Toothpaste, Lustre-Creme Shampoo, Palmolive Soap. Miss Brooks is going to the teacher's covention with Mr. Boynton...or is she? The script was possibly reused on the program of August 21, 1955. Eve Arden, Larry Berns (producer), Al Lewis (writer), Verne Smith (commewrcial spokesman), Bob Lemond (announcer), Wilbur Hatch (music), Jane Morgan, Richard Crenna, Gloria McMillan, Jeff Chandler, Gale Gordon, Mary Jane Croft. 29:23. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.