Responsibilities Of Eye Witnesses (Aired April 3, 1954)
Case Dismissed was developed as a public service to frame "the story of your legal rights." It was produced in cooperation with The Chicago Bar Association and employed John Fitzgerald, Dean of Loyola University Law School as both host and advisor to the series. A local production of WMAQ AM/FM, NBC's network affiliate in Chicago, the series ran for thirteen weeks during the Spring of 1954. The production employed local talent for the most part. Carlton KaDell, who started his Radio career in Chicago, starred in most of the productions. The remainder of the casts were comprised of WMAQ employees, local Chicago artists, and WMAQ's own production staff. While it's tempting to label this series a Public Service Announcement, it was far more than that. Most of the scripts very cleverly portrayed every right way--or wrong way--to approach a range of legal matters that might concievably affect any American. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
April 3, 1954. "Responsibilities Of Eye Witnesses"
- NBC network, WMAQ, Chicago origination. Sustaining. The program is produced is co-operation with the Chicago Bar Association. Your responsibility as a witness. Beryl Vaughn, Carlton KaDell, Marshall Kent, Jack Lester, Clare Baum, Robert Carmen (writer), Gil Ferguson, John C. Fitzgerald (host, Dean of the Law School, Loyola University), Betty Ross, Herbert Littow (director), Tom Evans (sound), Harold Witteberry (engineer), Lee Bennett (announcer). 27:19. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.