Bible drama was nothing new for radio -- NBC had tried the concept as far back as 1927. But it wasn't until The Greatest Story Ever Told came along in 1946 that Bible stories became a major success on the air. A dramatization of the life of Jesus (based on the book by Fulton Oursler, a former tabloid-newspaper editor who found greater success dealing with other topics), the program offered a straightforward and thoroughly ecumenical dramatization of scenes from the New Testament. It was narrated with supreme dignity by Norman Rose, and played out by a cast featuring such talents as Gale Gordon and Mercedes McCambridge. Goodyear Tire and Rubber sponsored the program for much of its run, but abstained from direct sales pitches, confining its credit to a simple mention at the start and finish of each broadcast.
OLD TIME RADIO PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM RADIO SPIRITS ON AUDIO CD:
1. Family Theater: Every Home Item #: 47252 Media: CD Description: The family that gathers 'round the radio together, enjoys Family Theater together!
Some of... Was: $31.95 Now: $15.98 you save 50% ADD TO CART
2. The Story of Doctor Kildare Item #: 47592 Media: CD Description: Doctors and nurses exchanging tense, meaningful dialogue! A gurney rumbles down a... Was: $39.98 Now: $31.98 you save 20% ADD TO CART
4. Big Story: As It Happened Item #: 46252 Media: CD Description: "The Big Story. . . here is America . . . its sound and its fury . . . its joy and its sorrow... Was: $24.95 Now: $12.48 you save 50% ADD TO CART
5. Babe Ruth Story Item #: 94129 Media: DVD Description: George Herman Ruth (also known as "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat") was born on the waterfront... Price: $19.98 ADD TO CART
6. Secret Stories of Hitler Item #: 94165 Media: DVD Description: From Academy Award Winning Producer David Puttnam comes the most controversial documentary about... Price: $19.98 ADD TO CART
7. Great Radio Christmas Item #: 48242 Media: CD Description: You better not shout…you better not cry…you better not pout…we're telling you why! A Great Radio... Price: $39.98 ADD TO CART
8. Great Radio Comedy Item #: 46792 Media: CD Description: Who's laughing now? It's you! Why? Because you're settling back with a rib-tickling collection of... Was: $39.98 Now: $31.98 you save 20% ADD TO CART
9. Great Radio Detectives Item #: 46432 Media: CD Description: Gunshots, fist fights, and footsteps in the dark! Come hear crime and mystery, action and suspense... Was: $39.98 Now: $35.98 you save 10% ADD TO CART
10. Great Radio Horror Item #: 46332 Media: CD Description: The screams…the grisly sound effects…the rumbling organ music. Sounds in the dark come... Was: $39.98 Now: $27.99 you save 30% ADD TO CART