The Big Story

April 2, 1947 to March 16, 1955
381 episodes known to exist
The Big Story was a drama radio show which ran from April 2, 1947 to March 16, 1955.
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# Episodes (Known)
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April 2, 1947 - January 2, 1952
The Big Story
247
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January 9, 1952 - June 2, 1954
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September 8, 1954 - March 16, 1955
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The Big Story
April 2, 1947 - January 2, 1952
247 episodes known to exist
Narrator: Bob Sloan
Announcer: Ernest Chappell
Directors: Tom Victor and Harry Ingram
Producer: Barnard J. Prockter SOUND EFFECTS
Writers: Gail Ingram, Arnold Pearl, Max Ehrlich
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
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April 2, 1947 
The Kid and the Box 
Cincinnati Inquirer (Joseph Gerretsen) 
30:00 

 
April 9, 1947 
The Black Thirty Niner 
New Orleans Times Picayune (Melga Frost) 
30:00 

 
April 16, 1947 
The Stain On the Sidewalk 
Dallas News (Gene Cooper) 
30:00 

 
April 23, 1947 
The Case of the Cop Killers 
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Ray Springle) 
30:00 

 
April 30, 1947 
The Man Without a Name 
Chicago Times (Jimmy McCaine) 
30:00 

 
May 7, 1947 
The Widow of Havre De Grace 
Baltimore News Post (Ed Freeman) 
30:00 

 
May 14, 1947 
The Black Legion Murders 
Detroit News (Ruth Montgomery) 
30:00 

 
May 21, 1947 
The Tactless Texan 
Amarillo Globe (Gene Howe) 
30:00 

 
May 28, 1947 
Double Trouble 
Boston Post (Lawrence Goldberg & Joseph Dineen) 
30:00 

 
10 
June 4, 1947 
The Thirteenth Key 
Columbus Citizen (James E.Fusco). Introduction by the the 'Real' James Fusco. 
24:42 

 
11 
June 11, 1947 
The Case of the Tattooed Corpse 
Richmond Times Dispatch (Red McCalley) 
30:00 

 
12 
June 18, 1947 
The Forger in Floral Park 
New York World Telegram (Ed Mowery) 
30:00 

 
13 
June 25, 1947 
Little Big Shot 
Cleveland Plain Dealer (J. C. Daschbach) 
30:00 

 
14 
July 2, 1947 
Mutiny in the Big House 
Atlanta Journal (Morgan Blake) 
30:00 

 
15 
July 9, 1947 
The Reporter and the Blood Hound 
La Crosse Wisconsin Tribune (Robert C.Dunn) 
30:00 

 
16 
July 16, 1947 
A Thousand Dollars For One 
St Paul Dispatch And Pioneer Press (Johnny Johnson) 
30:00 

 
17 
July 23, 1947 
The Case of the Iron Boss 
Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph (Frank Shenkel) 
30:00 

 
18 
July 30, 1947 
The Lovelorn Extortioner 
Long Island Daily Star (Andrew Vigietta) 
30:00 

 
19 
August 6, 1947 
The Little Man Who Changed His Name 
New York Daily News (David Charney) 
30:00 

 
20 
August 13, 1947 
The Clubber and the Lady 
Toledo Blade (Margaret Daney) 
30:00 

 
21 
August 20, 1947 
The Clean Sweep 
Waterbury Republican American (William J. Pape) 
30:00 

 
22 
August 27, 1947 
The Man Who Liked the Kangaroo 
Omaha World Herald (Alien Dowling) 
30:00 

 
23 
September 3, 1947 
The Lethal Ladies of Munhail 
Pittsburgh Press (Edward J. Kason) 
30:00 

 
24 
September 10, 1947 
Christmas in April 
Denver Post (Robert W. Fenwick) 
30:00 

 
25 
September 17, 1947 
The Case of the Common Cat 
New York Mirror (Walter Winchell) 
30:00 

 
26 
September 24, 1947 
The Case of the Lonely Heart 
Chicago Daily News (Guy Housely) 
30:00 

 
27 
October 1, 1947 
The Case of the Counterfeit Coins 
Los Angeles Examiner (Jack Adams) 
30:00 

 
28 
October 8, 1947 
The Case of the Leery Librarians 
Nashville Tennessian (Jack Setters) 
30:00 

 
29 
October 15, 1947 
The Bobby Sox Kid From Bayonne 
New York Evening Journal (Dorothy Kilgallen) 
30:00 

 
30 
October 22, 1947 
The Eager Beaver From Buffalo 
Buffalo Evening News (Eddie de Castro) 
30:00 

 
31 
October 29, 1947 
The Case of the Baffling Beautician 
Albany Knickerbocker News (Charles Mooney & Mary Fuller) 
30:00 

 
32 
November 5, 1947 
The Case of the Peculiar Paperhanger 
Houston Post (Paul Huchuli) 
30:00 

 
33 
November 12, 1947 
The Case of the Sinister Stranger 
Chicago Herald American (Harry Romanoff) 
30:00 

 
34 
November 19, 1947 
The Case of the Literary Lodger 
Chattanooga News (Nellie Kenyon) 
30:00 

 
35 
November 26, 1947 
The Case of the Unfinished Love Song 
Cleveland News (Howard Beaufait) 
30:30 

 
36 
December 3, 1947 
The Case of the Cardboard Killer 
Washington Evening Star (Jack Alien) 
30:00 

 
37 
December 10, 1947 
The Case of the Final Curtain 
Hartford Daily Currant (Aubrey Maddock) 
30:30 

 
38 
December 17, 1947 
The Case of the Ambitious Hobo 
Des Moines Tribune (Russell Wilson). Ralph Bell 
30:00 

 
39 
December 24, 1947 
Merry Christmas From the Magi 
Nashville Banner (Marshall Morgan) 
30:00 

 
40 
December 31, 1947 
Murder On Seventy Seven 
Chicago Daily Times (Frank Winge) 
30:00 

 
41 
January 7, 1948 
Manhunt in Manhattan 
New York Daily News (Ted Prager) 
29:20 

 
42 
January 14, 1948 
The Case of the Solid Citizen 
Pittsburgh Press (William A. White) 
30:00 

 
43 
January 21, 1948 
Lady Luck and the Lady Reporter 
Washington Daily News (Martha Strayer) 
30:00 

 
44 
January 28, 1948 
The Case of the Impatient Partner 
Columbia South Carolina State (George A. Buchanan) 
30:00 

 
45 
February 4, 1948 
The Kid Named Mickey 
Boston Traveler (Virginia Bohvan) 
30:00 

 
46 
February 11, 1948 
The Crime That Had to Happen 
Memphis Tennessee Commercial Appeal (Eugene Travis) 
30:00 

 
47 
February 18, 1948 
The Hurricane 
Miami Daily News (Cecil Warren) 
30:00 

 
48 
February 25, 1948 
Paid in Full 
Cincinnati Times Star (W. F Carmichael) 
30:00 

 
49 
March 3, 1948 
The Story Behind the Story 
Tulsa Oklahoma World (Peter Dixon) 
30:00 

 
50 
March 10, 1948 
Concrete Evidence 
Springfield Massachusetts Union (Roy W. Dykstra & James Ga 
30:00 

 
51 
March 17, 1948 
Hush Hush Operation 
Kansas City Star (Paul W. Fisher) 
30:00 

 
52 
March 24, 1948 
In Line of Duty 
South Los Angeles Bulletin (Aaron Dudley) 
30:00 

 
53 
March 31, 1948 
The Other Guys Shoes 
Washington D. C. Evening Star (William W. Chance Jr.) 
30:00 

 
54 
April 7, 1948 
A Case For Edgar Allan Poe 
Chicago Herald American (Harry Reutlinger) 
30:00 

 
55 
April 14, 1948 
Murder Makes a Pretty Picture 
Syracuse Herald Journal (Edward Griffin) 
30:00 

 
56 
April 21, 1948 
For Better, For Worse 
Erie PA, Daily Time (Charles Wells) 
30:00 

 
57 
April 28, 1948 
Guilty with an Explanation 
Norfolk Ledger Dispatch (Kathryn Steffan) 
30:00 

 
58 
May 5, 1948 
Pillars of Society 
Cleveland Press (William Miller) 
30:10 

 
59 
May 12, 1948 
The Case of the Lucky Long Shot 
Indianapolis Star (Robert Early) 
30:00 

 
60 
May 19, 1948 
Murder Victim Buried Alive 
Minneapolis Morning Tribune (Rolf K. Mills) 
30:10 

 
61 
May 26, 1948 
Bank Robbery, Murder, Escape, Manhunt, Arrest 
Mobile Press Register (George Cox) 
30:00 

 
62 
June 2, 1948 
Murder Is a Big Mistake 
Washington Times Herald (Ray Holgeson) 
30:00 

 
63 
June 9, 1948 
The Boy Who Was Lost to Society 
Denver Post (Jack Frank) 
30:00 

 
64 
June 16, 1948 
A Kid Who Met a Killer 
New York World (Jack Horns) 
30:00 

 
65 
June 30, 1948 
Brother and Sister Hatred 
St. Louis Globe Democrat (Albert B. Hendry) Program of 6-23 Pre-empted for Republician National Convention 
30:00 

 
66 
July 7, 1948 
The Woman Was a Witch 
Tulsa Tribune (George Cleveland Bullette) 
30:00 

 
67 
July 21, 1948 
Reporter Gambles His Life to Clean Up Lottery 
Atlanta Constitution (Keeler McCartney) Program of 7-14 Pre-empted for Demotric National Convention 
30:30 

 
68 
July 28, 1948 
Reporter Who Put Two and Two Together and Got Death 
Los Angeles Herald Express (Pat Foley) 
30:00 

 
69 
August 4, 1948 
Fifty Years of Life Bet On 13th Juror 
Houston Post (Bill Gardner) 
30:00 

 
70 
August 11, 1948 
Beautiful Girl, Bottle of Death and a Heel Worth $5,000.000 
San Diego Journal (Paul McCarthy) 
30:00 

 
71 
August 18, 1948 
Speeding Trains, Buried Treasure, Reporter with One Track Mind 
Pensacola News & Journal (William Pinkney) 
30:00 

 
72 
August 25, 1948 
Passenger Leaves Train and Disappears with a Million Dollars 
Omaha World-Herald (Ella Fleishman) 
30:00 

 
73 
September 1, 1948 
Jack the Giant and Little Friend, the Brain 
Waterbury Republican American (Dan Parker) 
30:00 

 
74 
September 8, 1948 
Lonely Man Befriends a Stranger Named Death 
Boston Traveler (Harry Friedenberg) 
30:00 

 
75 
September 15, 1948 
Mad Mob Surrounds Murderer Hiding in Swamp 
Charlotte NC News (C. A. Paul) (Pgm. 68) 
30:00 

 
76 
September 22, 1948 
A Blind Date with Murder 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Harry Kodinsky) 
30:00 

 
77 
September 29, 1948 
Jesse James: Dead Or Alive? 
Lawton Oklahoma Mail (Frank Hall & Lindsey Wbitten) 
30:00 

 
78 
October 6, 1948 
Blue Dahlia 
International News Service (Jack Lotto) 
30:00 

 
79 
October 13, 1948 
Apartment House Robbery and Murder 
New York Herald Tribune (Roy Battersby) 
30:00 

 
80 
October 20, 1948 
Little Black Bag with Moonlight, Music and Murder 
Los Angeles Times (A. M. Rochlen) 
30:00 

 
81 
October 27, 1948 
Explosion At Szabo Farm 
Milwaukee Journal (Arville Schalenben) 
30:00 

 
82 
November 3, 1948 
House Ownership Can Be Murder 
Champaign Illinois News Gazette (Billy Hout) 
30:00 

 
83 
November 10, 1948 
Hitchhiking Into the Headlines 
Dubuque Iowa Telegraph Herald (Helen Guertin) 
30:00 

 
84 
November 17, 1948 
Looking For a Killer, Looking For a Reporter 
Houston Chronicle (Conrad H. Collier) 
30:00 

 
85 
November 24, 1948 
Hard Luck Guy Who Wanted a Break and Got It 
Evansville Indiana Press (John EHert) 
30:00 

 
86 
December 1, 1948 
Honeymoon Leads to Death 
Chicago Herald American (Al Benziger) 
30:00 

 
87 
December 8, 1948 
Air Force Captain Bids Wife Goodbye and Disappears 
Ashville, North Carolina Citizen (Hobart Holloway) 
30:00 

 
88 
December 15, 1948 
Never to Young Or Old For Murder 
Minneapolis Star Tribune (Max Schwartz) 
30:00 

 
89 
December 22, 1948 
The Night After Christmas 
Detroit Free Press (John Wagner) 
30:00 

 
90 
December 29, 1948 
Getting Your Picture in the Newspaper Can Be Murder 
Pensacola News Journal (Wesley Chalk) 
30:00 

 
91 
January 5, 1949 
16 Year Old Misfit Kills Out of Fear 
Louisville Courier Journal (Al Aronston) 
29:40 

 
92 
January 12, 1949 
An Abandoned School, a Weird Old Man and a Witch Who Walked At Night 
Jacksonville Journal (Leigh Culley) 
30:00 

 
93 
January 19, 1949 
Watching and Waning For Death and Congratulations 
Oneonta NY Daily Star (Gerald Gunthrup) 
30:00 

 
94 
January 26, 1949 
Liquidating Partnership by Liquidating Partner 
Little Rock Gazette (Joseph B. Wages) 
30:00 

 
95 
February 2, 1949 
A Living Death House in State Prison 
Joliet IL Herald News (William M. Hart) 
30:00 

 
96 
February 9, 1949 
Dying Man Gets Reason to Live 
Atlanta Constitution (Celestine Sibley) 
30:00 

 
97 
February 16, 1949 
A Crazy Killer and a Crooked Clue 
Memphis Commercial (Morgan Brassell) 
30:00 

 
98 
February 23, 1949 
Reporter Goes to Jail to Gain Her Freedom 
Los Angeles Daily News (Joseph Saldena) 
30:00 

 
99 
March 2, 1949 
Two Killers and Two Cowards 
Denver Post (Robert M Cour) 
30:00 

 
100 
March 9, 1949 
Suicide by a Man Who Wanted to Live 
Cleveland News (Dee McAnally) 
30:00 

 
101 
March 16, 1949 
Three Time Loser Becomes a Winner 
Seattle Times (Don Magrtuson) 
30:00 

 
102 
March 23, 1949 
Pretty Legs Lead to Body and Killer 
Boston Post (Lester Alien) 
30:00 

 
103 
March 30, 1949 
Groom Is Dead Man, Reporter Is Best Man 
New York Daily News (Phil Clifford) 
30:00 

 
104 
April 6, 1949 
Fantastic Jail Break 
Houston Press (Harry McCormick) 
30:00 

 
105 
April 13, 1949 
The Silent Killer 
Omaha World Herald (B. F. Sylvester) 
30:00 

 
106 
April 20, 1949 
The Killer At the End of a Blind Alley 
New Orleans Item (Herbert B. Mayer) 
30:00 

 
107 
April 27, 1949 
Legal Lynching, of Old Man Who Gives In 
Jackson Mississippi Daily News (James Ewing) 
30:00 

 
108 
May 4, 1949 
An Incredible Family and an Unbelievable Murder 
Philadelphia Inquirer (Joseph Clarke) 
30:00 

 
109 
May 11, 1949 
Society Pays It's Debt to an Ex Convict 
Portland Oregon Journal (Dudley McLure) 
30:00 

 
110 
May 18, 1949 
Hate Ends in Death & Love Between Silent Couple 
St. Louis Globe Democrat (Charles Clayton) 
30:00 

 
111 
May 25, 1949 
Bootblack Polishes Off a Killer & Avenges Dead Man 
New Yolk Daily News (Ted Prager) 
30:00 

 
112 
June 1, 1949 
Merciless Ego and Girl Who Vanished 
Washington Times Herald (Elizabeth Oldfield) 
30:00 

 
113 
June 8, 1949 
The Bitterest Man On Earth 
Richmond News Leader (Julien C. Houseman). Canada Lee 
29:22 

 
114 
June 15, 1949 
Reporter Took a Long Shot and Hit a Phantom 
Columbus Dispatch (Bill Foley) 
30:00 

 
115 
June 22, 1949 
Reporter Tries to Stop Murder Is Almost Killed 
Des Monies Register & Tribune (Ray Maxwell) 
30:00 

 
116 
June 29, 1949 
A Reporter Who Never Forgot a Face 
Corsicana Texas Daily Sun (Paul Moore) 
30:00 

 
117 
July 6, 1949 
Every Body Is Somebody (dug Up Corpse) 
Laurel Mississippi (Danny Dean) 
30:00 

 
118 
July 13, 1949 
Fateful Phone Calk Meaning Death and Life 
Detroit Tones (Ray Girard in) 
30:00 

 
119 
July 20, 1949 
Death and Hate Can Be Partners (man Murdered by Mistake) 
Cincinnati Inquirer (Tom Mercer) 
25:30 

 
120 
July 27, 1949 
Murder Is a Dead Man's Dream 
Chicago Sun Times (Peg Kennedy & Frank Winged) 
30:00 

 
121 
August 3, 1949 
Blind Justice On Trial (dead Man Acquitted) 
Atlanta Journal (George Goodwin) 
30:00 

 
122 
August 10, 1949 
Canyon City Prison Break 
Rocky Mountain Denver News (Jack Foster) 
30:00 

 
123 
August 17, 1949 
Two Bandits Terrorize City 
Boise Idaho Daily Statesman (C)ayton Darrah) 
30:00 

 
124 
August 24, 1949 
A Red Sedan, a Woman in Black and Shot in the Dark 
Memphis Commercial Appeal (Marie Wathon) 
30:00 

 
125 
August 31, 1949 
The Ace That Beat Three of a Kind 
Baltimore News Post (Edward Freeman) 
30:00 

 
126 
September 7, 1949 
A Kilter's Conscience 
Cleveland Press (William Miller) 
30:00 

 
127 
September 14, 1949 
The Dog Lived While the Factory Died 
Duluth News Tribune (Provost Coulter) 
30:00 

 
128 
September 21, 1949 
A Bungalow, a Party and a House Full of People 
Seattle Post Intelligence (Jack Heise) 
30:00 

 
129 
September 28, 1949 
A Reporter with Intelligence and a Conscience 
Waterbury Republican (Harry Gaskett) 
30:00 

 
130 
October 5, 1949 
The Story Written in Blood 
South Bend Tribune (Ralph Hennings) 
30:00 

 
131 
October 12, 1949 
The Loneliest Man On Earth (two Places At Once?) 
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Ray Springle) 
30:00 

 
132 
October 19, 1949 
Murder and the Man in the Moon 
Los Angeles Examiner (Dan Green) 
30:00 

 
133 
October 26, 1949 
The Corn Cob Killer 
Huntington West Virginia Advertiser (Harold Falter) 
30:00 

 
134 
November 2, 1949 
Two Bodies Are Better Than One 
Clovis New Mexico News Journal (Jack Hull) 
30:00 

 
135 
November 9, 1949 
Little Things Lead Ta Murder (want Ad Clue) 
San Antonio Light (Walthail Littlepage) 
30:00 

 
136 
November 16, 1949 
The Farmer's Daughter (victims Returned to Life) 
Bismark Tribune (Frank Sturken) 
30:00 

 
137 
November 23, 1949 
Criminal Vs. Society (turkey Drumstick) 
New York Journal American (Elizabeth Beecher) 
30:00 

 
138 
November 30, 1949 
Too Much Soup (new Recipe For Murder) 
Sioux City Journal (Norman Agathon) 
30:00 

 
139 
December 7, 1949 
Bullets, Blood and Terrorism 
Trenton, NJ Trenonian (Joseph Henry) 
30:00 

 
140 
December 14, 1949 
Three Gold Coins Spell 
Death Tulsa Tribune (Nolen BuIIoch) 
30:00 

 
141 
December 21, 1949 
The Man Who Missed Three Christmases 
Boston Traveler (James A. Kelley) 
30:00 

 
142 
December 28, 1949 
Dead Man in Post Office (two Stories At Once) 
Memphis Press Scimitar (Paul Fairleigh) 
30:00 

 
143 
January 4, 1950 
Murder and a Frustrated Father 
United Press, Kansas City KS (Sam Melnick) 
30:00 

 
144 
January 11, 1950 
Gambling and Divorce Can Mean Murder 
Reno Gazette (Frank McCuiloch) 
25:50 

 
145 
January 18, 1950 
Swamp Trap For a Killer (story to Save a Life) 
Richmond Times Dispatch (Maurice S. Dean) 
30:00 

 
146 
January 25, 1950 
Love, Trust, Friendship and Murder 
Wichita Ks Beacon (Ernest A. Warden) 
30:00 

 
147 
February 1, 1950 
A Kilter's Deadly Prescription 
Butte Standard (Clayton Maxwell) 
30:00 

 
148 
February 8, 1950 
A Sucker to Catch a Slicker (reporter Arrested) 
Binghamton Press (Sidney M. Cavanaugh) 
30:00 

 
149 
February 15, 1950 
Madman Threatens Murder Caught by Reporter 
Ogden Utah Standard Examiner (Dorothy Porter Pope) 
30:00 

 
150 
February 22, 1950 
A Warm Sun, a Hot Rod and a Cold Stiff 
St. Petersburg Times (Jerry Blizin) 
30:00 

 
151 
March 1, 1950 
New Facts About a 26 Year Old Frame-Up 
Detroit Free Press (Ralph Goll) 
30:00 

 
152 
March 8, 1950 
A Hitchhiker Named Death 
Portland Oregonian (Edward M. Miller) 
30:00 

 
153 
March 15, 1950 
Little Boy's Nightmare 
Niagara Falls Gazette (Justin Riordea) 
30:00 

 
154 
March 22, 1950 
Looked For, Questioned and Bagged a Killer 
Omaha World Herald (Alien Kohan) 
30:00 

 
155 
March 29, 1950 
A Reporter Whose Biggest Story He Couldn't Write 
Duluth News Tribune (Louis H. Gollop) 
30:00 

 
156 
April 5, 1950 
A Small Boy, a Fierce Dog and a Murder 
Lumberton North Carolina Robesonian (Ray Pittman) 
30:00 

 
157 
April 12, 1950 
A Senseless Minder 
Waco News Tribune (Woody Ban-on) 
30:00 

 
158 
April 19, 1950 
Two Birds with One Stone (innocent Picture Leads to Murder) 
Hartford Times (Skip Henderson) 
30:00 

 
159 
April 26, 1950 
An Out of Tune Piano Leads to Murder 
Columbus Georgia Ledger (Ken Hogg) 
30:00 

 
160 
May 3, 1950 
Death and the Dentist (murder Can't Be Washed Away) 
Philadelphia Inquirer (Joseph Schoen) 
30:00 

 
161 
May 10, 1950 
The Truth Can Be a Shot in the Arm (wedding Ceremony & Murder) 
Seattle Post Intelligencer (Charles Russell) 
30:00 

 
162 
May 17, 1950 
A Triple Murder with Dynamite 
Bristol Virginia Herald Courier (Robert Loving) 
30:00 

 
163 
May 24, 1950 
An Innocent Letter, a Death Certificate and Murder 
Birmingham Age Herald (Virgil E. Pierson) 
30:00 

 
164 
May 31, 1950 
Nine Dollars and Two Pieces of Cardboard Equal Murder 
Michigan City Indiana News Dispatch (Albert Spiers) 
30:00 

 
165 
June 7, 1950 
The Corpse in the Shallow Grave (kids in the Swimming Pool) 
Columbus Ohio Dispatch (Carl de Bloom) 
30:00 

 
166 
June 14, 1950 
Insurance Can Lead to Murder (murder For Profit) 
Philadelphia Daily News (Frank Toughill) 
30:00 

 
167 
June 21, 1950 
Jealousy, Hatred and Murder 
Lapeer Michigan Press (Walter T. Nobel) 
30:00 

 
168 
June 28, 1950 
Honest Conviction Can Defeat Corruption and Evil 
Alameda California Times Star (Ernest Hood) 
30:00 

 
169 
July 5, 1950 
The Pool Room Murder Clue (petty Crook with Big Ideas) 
Peoria Journal (O. F. Brinkman) 
30:00 

 
170 
July 12, 1950 
A Shot Gun and a Fatal Accident (a Hunch Pays Off) 
Youngstown Ohio Vindicator (Bill Griffith) 
30:00 

 
171 
July 19, 1950 
A Truck Driver, a Beautiful Girl and Death 
Memphis Press Scimitar (Hal Wilson) 
30:00 

 
172 
July 26, 1950 
The Boy Who Was Too Good to Be True 
Boston herald American (Ruth Mugglebee) 
30:00 

 
173 
August 2, 1950 
Death and Double Indemnity (monkey Wrench Hits Killer) 
Springfield Missouri Leader & Press (William A. Graves) 
30:00 

 
174 
August 9, 1950 
Murder in the Garbage 
Detroit Free Press (Ralph Nelson) 
30:00 

 
175 
August 16, 1950 
Cornered Rats Always Squeal (the Code of the Underworld) 
Pittsburgh Press (Chester Potter) 
30:00 

 
176 
August 23, 1950 
A Dead Man Solves a Murder 
Tucson Daily Star (Jim Hart) 
30:00 

 
177 
August 30, 1950 
Enough Rope For the Killer 
Atlanta Constitution (Lee Fuhrman) 
30:00 

 
178 
September 6, 1950 
Obstinacy Is a Virtue (accident Becomes Murder) 
St. Petersburg Evening Independent (Harold F. Ballew) 
30:00 

 
179 
September 13, 1950 
The Tattooed Blonde 
Ogden Utah Standard Examiner (Alfred Gladweli) 
30:00 

 
180 
September 20, 1950 
All the Evidence of Murder Except a Body 
Butte Daily Post (John Kamps) 
30:00 

 
181 
September 27, 1950 
The Killer Everyone Saw but Nobody Knew 
Birmingham Post Herald (Gene Wortsman) 
30:00 

 
182 
October 4, 1950 
The Nearly Perfect Crime (phony Check Cashing) 
New York Times (Joseph Haff) 
30:00 

 
183 
October 11, 1950 
Eel Fishing and Murder 
Wildwood NJ Leader (Henry Lapidus) 
30:00 

 
184 
October 18, 1950 
Puritan Morality and Violent Death 
Hartford Tunes (Albert I Prince) 
30:00 

 
185 
October 25, 1950 
A Battered Hat and Death 
San Francisco Chronicle (Kenneth C. Adams) 
30:00 

 
186 
November 1, 1950 
Trial Witness For the Prosecution 
Associated Press, Boise, Idaho (Walter Beesley) 
30:00 

 
187 
November 8, 1950 
Bobby Sox Hustling, Girl Gangs and Vice 
New York Journal American (Paul Schoenstein) 
30:00 

 
188 
November 15, 1950 
The Highland Park Murder (dropped Pencil Clue) 
Detroit Free Press (Kenneth McCormick) 
25:40 

 
189 
November 22, 1950 
One and One Sometimes Makes Four (robbery & Emily Post) 
Portsmouth NH Herald (Richard J. Connolly) 
30:00 

 
190 
November 29, 1950 
A Killer with the Mind of a Little Boy 
Salt Lake City Tribune (T, R. Johnson) 
30:00 

 
191 
December 6, 1950 
A Dictionary and a Telephone Line Leads to a Killer 
Denver Post (Bernard Beckwith) 
30:00 

 
192 
December 13, 1950 
A Too Perfect Alibi Is a Set Up For Murder (open a Closed Case) 
Harrington TX Morning Star (W. E. Bailey) 
30:00 

 
193 
December 20, 1950 
A Holiday with Murder 
Los Angeles Daily News (Joseph Saldana) 
30:00 

 
194 
December 27, 1950 
Tracking a Killer in the Snow 
Duluth News Tribune (Fred Weinberg) 
30:00 

 
195 
January 3, 1951 
A Wise Father Knows His Own Daughter 
Cincinnati Times Star (Patricia Carmichael) 
30:00 

 
196 
January 10, 1951 
A Killer Needs a Character Reference (ugly Sound of Murder) 
Shreveport Journal (Dolph Frantz) 
30:00 

 
197 
January 17, 1951 
The Most Dangerous Killer Is the Most Obvious 
Portland Maine Press Herald (Lawrence Dame) 
30:00 

 
198 
January 24, 1951 
Rediscovery of an Old Friend and Hanging Him 
New Haven Journal Courier (Emile Gavreau) 
30:00 

 
199 
January 31, 1951 
Murder Has Five Components (student's Favorite Subject Is Murde 
Phoenix Republic (Gene McClain) 
30:00 

 
200 
February 7, 1951 
Death At Lover's Lane (youth Terrorized by Chain of Murder) 
Memphis Commercial Appeal (David Bloom) 
30:00 

 
201 
February 14, 1951 
Incident On the Fourth of July 
Jackson MS Daily News (Paul Tiblier) Independence Day Program 
30:00 

 
202 
February 21, 1951 
Going to Sleep an Hour Before Midnight (montana's Most Brutal M 
Butte Standard (George MeVey) 
30:00 

 
203 
February 28, 1951 
Bicycling to the Scene of the Crime 
Long Island Daily Press (Ed Gotlieb) 
30:00 

 
204 
March 7, 1951 
Two Missing Persons and Death (late Arrival Home) 
Columbus Georgia Ledger Enquirer (Charles Ewing) 
30:00 

 
205 
March 14, 1951 
Challenge to a Cub Reporter Who Was Liked by a Murderer) 
Humboldt Times, Eureka CA (Ed Neumeir) 
30:00 

 
206 
March 21, 1951 
A Weather Report Leads to the Digging Up of a Clue 
Tulsa Tribune (John H. Booker) 
30:00 

 
207 
March 28, 1951 
The Murder with Too Many Suspects 
Boston Traveler (Eugene Moriarity) 
30:00 

 
208 
April 4, 1951 
The Poker Hand That Ended in Death 
Chicago Sun Tunes (William Doherty) 
30:00 

 
209 
April 11, 1951 
A Drive in the Country Leads to Death 
Hoboken Observer (John G. Connolly) 
30:00 

 
210 
April 18, 1951 
The Case of the Upside down Corpse 
Miami Herald (Henry Reno) 
30:00 

 
211 
April 25, 1951 
There Are Things More Tragic Than Murder 
Hiawatha Kansas Daily World (Virgil. Hill) 
30:00 

 
212 
May 2, 1951 
A Flashlight and a Small Black Hat Lead to a Killer 
San Antonio Light (Peter Panfield) 
30:00 

 
213 
May 9, 1951 
A Day of Horror (seventeen Year Old Reporter) Sapulpa 
Oklahoma Herald (Margaret Eakin) 
30:00 

 
214 
May 16, 1951 
Thirteen Is a Killer's Unlucky Number 
Birmingham News (Hugh Sparrow) 
30:00 

 
215 
May 23, 1951 
A Love to Last Forever Ended in Death 
Cincinnati Times Star (Samuel Wilson) 
30:00 

 
216 
May 30, 1951 
A Half Forgotten Memory Becomes a Long Remembered Manhunt 
Minneapolis Star And Tribune (Paul Presbery) 
30:00 

 
217 
June 6, 1951 
An Ad in the Personals Leads to Death 
Philadelphia Inquirer (Theodore McFarland) 
30:00 

 
218 
June 13, 1951 
The Town Where Children Lived in Terror 
Boston Record American (Bob Court) 
30:00 

 
219 
June 20, 1951 
A Quote From Shakespeare Traps a Killer 
Port Dodge Iowa Messenger (Granger P. Mitchell) 
30:00 

 
220 
June 27, 1951 
Hard Luck Ends in Violence and Death 
Ogden Utah Standard Examiner (Glenn Perrins) 
30:00 

 
221 
July 4, 1951 
The Stupid Criminal Who Became Dangerously Smart 
Fayetteville Arkansas Times (Floyd Carl Jr.) 
30:00 

 
222 
July 11, 1951 
The Devil Gets His Due Or the Story Turns to Ashes 
Lancaster PA New Era (Herb Krone) 
30:00 

 
223 
July 18, 1951 
A Fire That Singed Many Lives 
Fargo Forum (Sidney W. Hooper) 
30:00 

 
224 
July 25, 1951 
Forty Minutes to Meet a Deadline 
Cleveland Press (Bus Bergen) 
30:00 

 
225 
August 1, 1951 
A Troubled Woman's Search For Excitement 
Long Island NY Daily Press (Jack C. Sutphin) 
30:00 

 
226 
August 8, 1951 
The Killer in a Convertible Who Was Driven to the End of His Ro 
Helena Independent (Al Gaskell) 
30:00 

 
227 
August 15, 1951 
Reconstruction of a Family's Life Leads to Death 
Jackson MS Daily News (Edward L. Blake) 
30:00 

 
228 
August 22, 1951 
A Criminal Trapped in Mid Air Vanishes 
Boston Post (William C. Brennan) 
30:00 

 
229 
August 29, 1951 
A Reporter, a Beautiful Young Girl and a Murder 
Bridgeport CT Herald (Harry Neigher) 
30:00 

 
230 
September 5, 1951 
The Killer Who Talked His Way to Doom 
Houston Chronicle (Jack Weeks) 
30:00 

 
231 
September 12, 1951 
Death in a Lonely Lava Desert Country 
Blackfoot Idaho Daily Bulletin (Mike Forbes) 
30:00 

 
232 
September 19, 1951 
Murder in a Killer's Right Hand (answer to Puzzle in a Dream) 
Woonsocket RI Call (Henry S. Pointon) 
30:00 

 
233 
September 26, 1951 
Murderer Trapped by Old Trick 
Chicago Sun Times (Edgar E. Frady) 
30:00 

 
234 
October 3, 1951 
Two Brutal Murders and Two Contradictory Theories Lead to Kille 
Cincinnati Inquirer (Albert J. Shottelknotte) 
30:00 

 
235 
October 10, 1951 
Mystery and Mother Love Add Up to Murder 
Macon Georgia News (Paul M. Conaway) 
30:00 

 
236 
October 17, 1951 
The Killer Who Was No Good At Anything 
Salem Mass. News (James Fuller) 
30:00 

 
237 
October 24, 1951 
The Old Man On the Houseboat At Dead Man's Bend 
Natchez MS Democrat (Ned Smith) 
30:00 

 
238 
October 31, 1951 
Turning Tune Back to Murder 
Davenport Iowa Daily Times (Norman Bergsma) 
30:00 

 
239 
November 7, 1951 
Two Killers Regret Wiping the Smile Off Another Man's Face 
Kansas City Missouri Star (Bill Moorhead) 
30:00 

 
240 
November 14, 1951 
The Killer Who Wanted What He Couldn't Have 
Salt Lake City Tribune (Cluster M. Nillson) 
30:00 

 
241 
November 21, 1951 
Justice For a Man Imprisoned For Murder 
Akron Beacon Journal (Clyde Mann) 
30:00 

 
242 
November 28, 1951 
The Murderer Who Had Clay Feet 
Atlanta Journal Constitution (Rolfe Edmondson) 
30:00 

 
243 
December 5, 1951 
The Killer Who Paid a High Price For Being a Connoisseur of Bea 
New Castle PA News (Bart Richards) 
30:00 

 
244 
December 12, 1951 
A Search For Human Interest Leads to Tragedy 
Nampa Idaho Free Press (Marguerite Brown) 
30:00 

 
245 
December 19, 1951 
A Bank Robbery and a Christmas Gift to an Unlucky Man 
Lowell MASS Sun (Thomas C. Gallagher) 
30:00 

 
246 
December 26, 1951 
The Reporter Who Believed a Convict Was Innocent 
Pottstown PA Mercury (Sandy Hill) 
30:00 

 
247 
January 2, 1952 
The Big Story That Almost Cost a Reporter's Life 
Salt Lake City Tribune (Clark Cobb) 
30:00 

 
The Big Story
January 9, 1952 - June 2, 1954
106 episodes known to exist
Narrator: Bob Sloan
Announcer: Ernest Chappell
Directors: Tom Victor and Harry Ingram
Producer: Barnard J. Prockter SOUND EFFECTS
Writers: Gail Ingram, Arnold Pearl, Max Ehrlich
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
248 
January 9, 1952 
Shopping For a Clue Leads to Apprehension of a Murderer 
Seattle Herald (Stuart Whitehouse) 
30:00 

 
249 
January 16, 1952 
The Mystery of a Family's Disappearance 
Albuquerque Tribune (Wallace McCollum) 
30:00 

 
250 
January 23, 1952 
The Teen Gang War That Brought Terror to the City 
Houston Chronicle (Orrie Collins) 
30:00 

 
251 
January 30, 1952 
Chasing a Phantom to a Dead End with Wife As Passenger 
Pontiac MI Daily Press (Albert O. James) 
30:00 

 
252 
February 6, 1952 
An Almost Perfect Murder 
San Francisco Examiner (Rudy Haas Jr.) 
30:00 

 
253 
February 13, 1952 
The Tangled Path of Chance Violence and Death 
Orlando Reporter Star (Wilson McGee) 
30:00 

 
254 
February 20, 1952 
Reporter Hoped He Was Wrong About His Suspicions 
Tulsa Tribune (Roy Hanna) 
30:00 

 
255 
February 27, 1952 
A Story Written by Shakespeare 
Caldwell Idaho News Tribune (Maury Russell) 
30:00