The CBS Radio Workshop - The Big Event (12-16-56)


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The Big Event (Aired December 16, 1956)
The CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956 through September 22, 1957 and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. Creator William Froug launched the series with this powerhouse two-part adaptation of "Brave New World" and booked author Aldous Huxley to narrate his famous novel. "We’ll never get a sponsor anyway," CBS vice president Howard Barnes explained to Time, "so we might as well try anything." The CBS Workshop regularly featured the works of the world’s greatest writers. including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany and Ambrose Bierce. THIS EPISODE: December 16, 1956. CBS network origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Big Event". A fantasy about the world crisis created when the "Law of Averages" is repealed for twenty-four hours. William Redfield, Ralph Bell, Roger De Koven, Gloria Dapper (writer), Draper Lewis (writer), Ben Ludlow (composer), Alfredo Antonini (conductor), Paul Roberts (producer, director), Ethel Owen, Elaine Rost, Ivor Francis, Herm Dinken, Ruby Dee, Warren Sweeney (announcer). 24:40. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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