A Matter Of Conscience (Aired July 14, 1977)
The late E.G. Marshall hosted the program every year but the final one, when actress Tammy Grimes took over. Each episode began with the ominous sound of a creaking door, slowly opening to invite listeners in for the evening's adventure. At the end of each show, the door would swing shut, with Marshall signing off, "Until next time, pleasant...dreams?" Despite the show's title, Brown expanded its scope beyond mysteries to include horror, science fiction, historical drama, and even comedy. In addition to original stories, there were adaptations of classic tales by such writers as Edgar Allan Poe (no fewer than seven Poe stories were adapted in 1975 alone), O. Henry, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Charles Dickens and others.
July 14, 1977. Program #681. CBS network. "A Matter Of Conscience"
. Sponsored by: True Value Hardware, Buick, A.R.M., Dramamine, Wet Ones, Minute Maid. Adapted from the Ambrose Bierce story "Parker Addison, Philosopher." E. G. Marshall (host), Arnold Moss (adaptor, performer), Kristoffer Tabori, Evie Juster, Earl Hammond, Robert Dryden. 43:05. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.