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Mr. President, Volume 1 - 10 hours [Download] #RA002D
Mr. President, Volume 1
 
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Mr. President
Volume 1
 
 
"These are little-known stories of the men who have lived in The White House...dramatic, exciting events that you and I so rarely hear..."
 
"Mr. President" , a dramatic series that premiered over ABC Radio on June 26, 1947 and was heard until September 23, 1953, established its novel premise pretty much from the first broadcast: it dramatized weekly events in the lives of the various men who at one time held the highest office in the land, the Presidency of the United States of America. Created by Robert G. Jennings, "Mr. President's" 'hook' was that during each episode, the name of the President was withheld until a brief epilogue at the program's end.
 
Edward Arnold was the star of "Mr. President"Essaying the role of the Commander-in-Chief was character actor Edward Arnold (right), a popular performer with audiences -- even if subtlety wasn't necessarily his stock-in-trade. Keeping Edward Arnold's excesses in check were a vibrant group of supporting actors including such Radio Row stalwarts as Betty Lou Gerson, Lurene Tuttle, Bea Benaderet, Hans Conried, Parley Baer and Joseph Kearns. It is the unusually fine writing, however, that separates the program from its contemporaries: scribes Jean Holloway, Bernard Dougall and Ira Marion crafted first-rate scripts. (On occasion, though, the program would deviate from its normal regimen and either present repeat performances or, as a change of pace, a dramatization of Edward Everett Hale's classic short story, "The Man Without a Country," which is featured in this collection.)

He Went to Paris
Sunday, January 23, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

The Tall Target
Sunday, March 6, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

To the Victor Go the Spoils
Sunday, March 27, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

A Door That He Can't Open
Sunday, April 3, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Splitting Wood and Splitting Hairs
Sunday, May 8, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Ladies They Talk About
Sunday, May 15, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

He Went to Paris
Sunday, June 26, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

The Man Without a Country
Sunday, July 3, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Have a Little Faith
Sunday, July 31, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

The Beast of Buffalo
Sunday, August 7, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Strategy, My Boy, Strategy!
Sunday, August 21, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Boys Will Be Boys
Sunday, September 11, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

The Man of the Hour
Sunday, September 25, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Leadership in Crisis
Sunday, October 23, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Stormy Weather
Sunday, December 11, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Give and Take
Sunday, December 18, 1949 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Weighty Affairs of State
Sunday, January 1, 1950 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Sound as a Dollar
Sunday, January 8, 1950 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

A Gift Horse in the Mouth
Sunday, January 15, 1950 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Homeland Security
Sunday, January 22, 1950 - 30:00 - ABC, sustaining

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review

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5 of 5 How heartwarming! April 10, 2014
Reviewer: Andrew Wood from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom  
What a wonderful, heart-warming serial! It is in the same warm, endearing style of Doctor Christian. Ed Arnold plays a very nice role as President and it's fun guessing which particular President he is playing in each episode. Very interesting vignettes on the lives of these leaders too. A1 sound throughout!

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