For our August program, Brian Belanger, Curator of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum will present "The Murrow Boys" - about the outstanding team of reporters Murrow recruited to cover WWII and who moved on, with Murrow, to become an award-winning team in peacetime.
For our September 7 program (note change in date) David Weinstein will discuss his book, "The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics" (Date moved up a week to avoid conflict with Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention).
September 15, (Saturday) Jingles and Jack. Sing old commercials. Watch a club performance of an original "Candy Matson" script written by our own Jack French. Plus an OTR quiz (prizes awarded) and an hilarious Fred Allen-Tallulah Bankhead parody on commercials. Free MANC Admission to Club members this date only.
For our October program - Jane Arden. The Big Broadcast co-producer Jill Ahrold Bailey, her aunt, and author Karl Schadow will discuss the soap opera for which Jill's grandmother wrote and produced a 1940s syndicated series. The role of George Webber, who packaged the series, also will be presented.
For our November program - Sandra Presents Sheldon. Club member Sandra Pitts-Malone will discuss the long career of Sheldon Leonard, described by Thomas Delong in Radio Stars as having a "Runyonesque comic flair." Delong also identifies Leonard as the actor who threatens Jack Benny with the classic dilemma, "Your money or your life!" Separately, club members who are veterans will be recognized.
On December 8 (Saturday) - We will have our Annual holiday party beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Jukebox Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.
Club Members Interviewed on Yesterday USA!
Recently two former officers of MWOTRC and our webmaster were interviewed by Walden Hughes and Larry Gassman on the internet program Yesterday U.S.A. (http://www.yesterdayusa.com/index.html).
Michael Hayde, Jack French and John Abbott discussed their years of OTR affiliations, their OTR books, and a host of other related matters. To listen to the interviews, click on INTERVIEWS (this will open in a new page/tab) and then click on the play button for the interview you want to listen to.
MWOTRC Holiday Luncheon
There was no rain, sleet, or snow to stop MWOTRC members from coming to our summer Luncheon on June 9. The photos below are from our luncheon.