The Grapes Wrath (Aired January 9, 1949)
The World's Great Novels was a radio series, directed by Homer Heck, which presented adaptations of classic novels. Broadcast on WMAQ, Chicago, and NBC from 1944 to 1948, it was initially heard Saturdays at 7pm during the first 1944-45 season and then moved to Fridays at 11:30pm. Music for the series was composed by Emil Soderstrom and conducted by Bernard Berquist. The Chicago-based programs were a production of The NBC University of the Air. Through agreements with the University of Louisville, the University of Tulsa and Washington State College, listeners could receive college credit through accredited, radio-assisted literature correspondence courses.
January 9, 1949. NBC network. "The Grapes Of Wrath"
. Sustaining. The classic drama of the Depression, the Okies and their search for the promised land in California Albert Harris (composer, conductor), Andrew C. Love (director), Clarke Gordon, Don Diamond (producer, host), Don Stanley (announcer), Earl Lee, Gwen Delano, Howard McNear, J. Donald Adams (intermission commentator), Jane Darwell, Jerry Farber, John Dehner, John Steinbeck (author), June Martell, Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Parley Baer, Richard E. Davis (adaptor), Steven Chase, Theodore Von Eltz, Tom Charlesworth, Tony Barrett, Wally Maher. 59:27. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.