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Information Please

Narrated by: Frank Settipani
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, Documentaries

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Information Please, the popular radio quiz program that played experts for fall guys, was capital, dependable, adult radio fun for more than a decade (1938-1952).

The fast-cracking experts John Kieran, omniscient sports columnist for the New York Times; Franklin Pierce Adams, New York Post columnist; Oscar Levant, composer, pianist, gag-stacked Broadway farer were acknowledged by listeners as the most knowing of know-it-alls. Master of Ceremonies Clifton Fadiman was famous for beating the experts to the pun while he picked the questions submitted each week by listeners.

Information Please spawned a short-lived series of film shorts (1940-1943), a summer-run television program (1952), at least two card games, and the long-running Information Please Almanac. This audiobook includes:

  • Documentary on the making of the broadcasts, and background production
  • Sponsor and cast contracts are reprinted
  • Day-by-day information about the 1945 Information Please European tour.
  • Chapter documenting the history of the 18 RKO Information Please shorts (1939-1942).
  • Chapter documenting the short-lived 1952 television series.
  • Chapter documenting the radio program's involvement with the Information Please Almanac
  • A complete episode guide listing each and every radio broadcast, television broadcast and movie short.

©2003 Martin Grams, Jr. (P)2014 BearManor Media

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