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Cavalcade Of America

Premiere Episode: 1935-10-09
Final Episode: 1949-06-27

Number of Episodes: 780

Genre(s):
Anthology Drama
Anthology

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Broadcast History:

Dates: 10/9/1935 - 6/29/1938
Network: CBS
Days: Wednesday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. (Institutional) (1938)

Dates: 12/5/1938 - 5/29/1939
Network: CBS
Days: Monday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 1/2/1940 - 6/25/1940
Network: NBC Blue
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 10/2/1940 - 3/26/1941
Network: NBC Red
Days: Wednesday
Starting time: 7:30PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 3/31/1941 - 6/25/1945
Network: NBC
Days: Monday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 8/27/1945 - 6/24/1946
Network: NBC
Days: Monday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 8/26/1946 - 6/16/1947
Network: NBC
Days: Monday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 8/18/1947 - 7/12/1948
Network: NBC
Days: Monday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 9/13/1948 - 6/27/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Monday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Dupont

Dates: 1950 -
Network: NBC
Sponsor: DuPont

Series Synopsis: Cavalcade was a show with a dual purpose. On the surface its job was to sell America by dramatizing the positive aspects of the nation’s history. But its real purpose was to stem the tide of criticism directed at its longtime sponsor, the Du Pont Company, in the years after World War I. The du Ponts had been branded “merchants of death” because of the huge profits the company had made with gunpowders in the war. The company had a long tradition in America; its first plant was established near Wilmington, Del. in 1802. It was still family-controlled, and its directors were sensitive to charges of profiteering in wartime. On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning
Series Theme: "March Theme" by H. Levey and "Glory of America" by A. Laszlo
Creator: ***  
Cast: James Truslow Adams(consultant)
William P. Adams(Abraham Lincoln)
Wesley Addy
Robert Armbruster(West Coast)
Fay Bainter
   
Director: Homer Fickett
 Roger Pryor
 Paul Stewart
 Bill Sweets
 Jack Zoller
Announcer: Frank Bingman
 Clayton "Bud" Collyer
 Bill Hamilton
 Cy Harrice
 Gabriel Heatter
 Bob Latting
 Ross Martin
 Ted Pearson
 Basil Ruysdael
 Frank Singiser
 Gayne Whitman