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Family Theater

Premiere Episode: 1947-02-13
Final Episode: 1956-07-04

Number of Episodes: 538

Genre(s):
Anthology Drama

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Broadcast History:

Dates: 2/13/1947 - 11/4/1948
Network: Mutual
Days: Thursday
Sponsor: sustaining
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 11/10/1948 - 7/4/1956
Network: Mutual
Days: Wednesday
Sponsor: sustaining
Length of show: 30 minutes

Series Synopsis: Family Theater was created by Father Patrick Peyton of the Holy Cross Fathers in an effort to promote family unity and prayer. Initially it was seen as a forum to broadcast the Rosary: when the networks refused to allow such a narrow one-denominational appeal, Peyton broadened the scope, made it a weekly drama, added the glamor of Hollywood, and saved the “message” for the slots normally reserved for commercials. On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning
Creator: ***  
Cast: Fred Allen(Guest Star)
Don Ameche(Guest Star)
John Bagni
Tony Barrett
Shelley Berman
   
Director: Jaime Del Valle
 John Kelly
 Fred MacKaye
 Joseph Mansfield
 Robert O'Sullivan
 Richard Sanville
 Mel Williamson
 Dave Young
Announcer: Tony La Farra
 Tony La Franco