Cecil Brown News

March 7, 1932 to September 6, 1950
269 episodes known to exist
Cecil Brown News was a radio show which ran from March 7, 1932 to September 6, 1950. It starred Gayne Whiteman, Margaret MacDonald, Bob Bixby, Betty Webb, Tom Collins, Irene Tedrow, Lee Miller, Joy Terry, Vieola Vonn, Tom Collins, Irene Tedrow, Jack Kruschen, and Joy Terry.
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# Episodes (Known)
Network
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March 7, 1932 - August 21, 1933
Chandu, the Magician
83
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2
June 28, 1948 - January 28, 1949
Chandu, the Magician
154
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3
February 3, 1949 - May 6, 1949
Chandu, the Magician
13
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4
November 19, 1949 - December 24, 1949
Chandu, the Magician
6
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5
June 14, 1950 - September 6, 1950
Chandu, the Magician
13
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Chandu, the Magician
March 7, 1932 - August 21, 1933
83 episodes known to exist
Music: Felix Mills, Raymond Page.
Stars: Gayne Whiteman, Margaret MacDonald, Bob Bixby, Betty Webb
Writer: Vera Oldham
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
March 7, 1932 
Frank Returns to America and Meets Betty and Bob 
Introduction of Characters 
15:00 
March 8, 1932 
Threatened by Unknown Enemy 
 
15:00 
March 17, 1932 
Transferred to Europe 
 
15:00 

 
13 
March 23, 1932 
The Slave Auction 
 
15:00 

 
27 
April 12, 1932 
Important Papers Missing 
 
15:00 

 
28 
April 13, 1932 
Betty and Bob Disappear 
 
15:00 
33 
April 20, 1932 
Betty and Bob Disappear 
 
15:00 

 
34 
April 21, 1932 
Held At Gunpoint 
 
15:00 

 
61 
May 30, 1932 
Finds Hidden Passageway 
 
15:00 

 
62 
May 31, 1932 
Capture by Roxor 
 
15:00 

 
136 
September 12, 1932 
Chandu Warns Nicky 
 
15:00 

 
137 
September 13, 1932 
Betty Reminisces 
 
15:00 

 
138 
September 14, 1932 
Gunfire Heard 
 
15:00 

 
150 
September 30, 1932 
Learns Estaben's Identity 
 
15:00 

 
151 
October 3, 1932 
Nagi Disappears 
 
15:00 

 
152 
October 4, 1932 
Dimitri Defeated 
 
15:00 

 
153 
October 5, 1932 
Exposes Count to Nicholas 
 
15:00 

 
154 
October 6, 1932 
Saves Nagi From Fire 
 
15:00 

 
155 
October 7, 1932 
Leaving After the Fire 
 
15:00 

 
157 
October 11, 1932 
Warns Murderer 
 
15:00 

 
158 
October 12, 1932 
Yogi Warns Chandu 
 
15:00 

 
159 
October 13, 1932 
The Clock Strikes Five 
 
15:00 

 
177 
November 8, 1932 
News of Robert's Whereabouts 
 
15:00 

 
183 
November 16, 1932 
Will Chandu Save Dorothy 
 
15:00 

 
184 
November 17, 1932 
Magic Fails 
 
15:00 
185 
November 18, 1932 
Chandu & Betty Visit Dorothy 
 
15:00 

 
186 
November 21, 1932 
Cobra Decides Fate 
 
15:00 

 
187 
November 22, 1932 
Bob Plans a Swap 
 
15:00 
188 
November 23, 1932 
To the Temple 
 
15:00 

 
189 
November 24, 1932 
Robert Returns 
 
15:00 
190 
November 25, 1932 
Finds Betty & Bob 
 
15:00 

 
191 
November 28, 1932 
Dr. Shaw & Black Magic 
 
15:00 

 
192 
November 29, 1932 
Nagi Arrives 
 
15:00 
193 
November 30, 1932 
Magic Successful 
 
15:00 

 
235 
January 27, 1933 
In Algiers 
 
15:00 

 
236 
January 30, 1933 
Buying Perfume 
 
15:00 

 
237 
January 31, 1933 
Sees Nicholas 
 
15:00 
238 
February 1, 1933 
Warning From Chandu 
 
15:00 

 
240 
February 3, 1933 
Motor Trouble 
 
15:00 

 
241 
February 6, 1933 
Family Reunited 
 
15:00 

 
242 
February 7, 1933 
Betty and Bob Sneak Out 
 
15:00 
243 
February 8, 1933 
Tells Story 
 
15:00 

 
244 
February 9, 1933 
Note From Dimitri 
 
15:00 
245 
February 10, 1933 
Blank Letter 
 
15:00 

 
246 
February 13, 1933 
At Dimitri's Villa 
 
15:00 

 
247 
February 14, 1933 
Driver Flees 
 
15:00 
248 
February 15, 1933 
Nicky's Information 
 
15:00 

 
249 
February 16, 1933 
Crystal Smashed 
 
15:00 
250 
February 17, 1933 
Snake Charmer 
 
15:00 

 
251 
February 20, 1933 
Discuss Situation 
 
15:00 

 
252 
February 21, 1933 
Locked in Inner Room 
 
15:00 
253 
February 22, 1933 
Chandu Recognized 
 
15:00 

 
254 
February 23, 1933 
Note Found 
 
15:00 
291 
April 17, 1933 
Water Supply Low 
 
15:00 
292 
April 18, 1933 
Crystal Vision Fulfilled 
 
15:00 
293 
April 19, 1933 
Nagi Is Murder Suspect 
 
15:00 
294 
April 20, 1933 
Cigarette Poison Discovered 
 
15:00 
295 
April 21, 1933 
Vinyon Spotted 
 
15:00 

 
296 
April 24, 1933 
 
 
15:00 

 
297 
April 25, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
298 
April 26, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
299 
April 27, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
301 
May 1, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
302 
May 2, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
303 
May 3, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
304 
May 4, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
305 
May 5, 1933 
 
 
15:00 

 
306 
May 8, 1933 
 
 
15:00 

 
307 
May 9, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
308 
May 10, 1933 
 
 
15:00 

 
309 
May 11, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
313 
May 17, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
317 
May 23, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
318 
May 24, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
319 
May 25, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
319 
May 26, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
320 
May 26, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
321 
May 29, 1933 
 
 
15:00 

 
322 
May 30, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
323 
May 31, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
324 
June 1, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
350 
July 7, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
381 
August 21, 1933 
 
 
15:00 
Chandu, the Magician
June 28, 1948 - January 28, 1949
154 episodes known to exist
Music: Juan Rolando (Korla Pandit) at the Organ
Stars: Tom Collins, Irene Tedrow, Lee Miller, Joy Terry, Vieola Vonn,
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
June 28, 1948 
Chandler Returns 
 
14:58 

 
June 29, 1948 
Secret Papers Missing 
 
14:55 

 
June 30, 1948 
Is Regent Alive? 
 
14:59 

 
July 1, 1948 
In Alexandria 
 
14:56 

 
July 2, 1948 
Dorothy Disappears 
 
15:00 

 
July 5, 1948 
Search For Dorothy 
 
15:00 

 
July 6, 1948 
Slave Auction Rescue 
 
15:00 

 
July 7, 1948 
To Cairo 
 
15:00 

 
July 8, 1948 
Blue Flame 
 
15:00 

 
10 
July 9, 1948 
Secret Place 
 
15:00 

 
11 
July 12, 1948 
Note From Nagi 
 
15:00 

 
12 
July 13, 1948 
Betty Meets Abdullah 
 
15:00 

 
13 
July 14, 1948 
Chandu Meets Nagi 
 
15:00 

 
14 
July 15, 1948 
Betty Is Kidnapped 
 
15:00 

 
15 
July 16, 1948 
Betty Is Found 
 
15:00 

 
16 
July 19, 1948 
Roxor Meets Nagi 
 
15:00 

 
17 
July 20, 1948 
Secret Entrance 
 
15:00 

 
18 
July 21, 1948 
Spell On Dorothy 
 
15:00 

 
19 
July 22, 1948 
Crystal Ball 
 
15:00 

 
20 
July 23, 1948 
Breaking the Spell 
 
15:00 

 
21 
July 26, 1948 
Betty & Bob Disappear 
 
15:00 

 
22 
July 27, 1948 
Secret Door 
 
15:00 

 
23 
July 28, 1948 
Roxor Threatens Death 
 
15:00 

 
24 
July 29, 1948 
Bob Rescued 
 
15:00 

 
25 
August 2, 1948 
Abdullah Disappears 
 
15:00 

 
26 
August 3, 1948 
Emerald Casket 
 
15:00 

 
27 
August 4, 1948 
Disappearing Ink 
 
15:00 

 
28 
August 5, 1948 
Looking For Casket 
 
15:00 

 
29 
August 6, 1948 
Sick Camel 
 
15:00 

 
30 
August 9, 1948 
Trouble with Guides 
 
15:00 

 
31 
August 10, 1948 
Low Water Supply 
 
14:58 

 
32 
August 11, 1948 
Abdullah's Affections 
 
14:58 

 
33 
August 12, 1948 
Gordon Douglas 
 
14:59 

 
34 
August 13, 1948 
Douglas' Dinner 
 
14:59 

 
35 
August 16, 1948 
Douglas Is an Imposter 
 
14:57 

 
36 
August 17, 1948 
Finding a Letter 
 
14:59 

 
37 
August 18, 1948 
Nile Cruise 
 
14:56 

 
38 
August 19, 1948 
Chandu's Disguise 
 
14:57 

 
39 
August 20, 1948 
Manuscript Found 
 
14:55 

 
40 
August 23, 1948 
Douglas Tells Roxor 
 
14:54 

 
41 
August 24, 1948 
Letter Arrives 
 
14:58 

 
42 
August 25, 1948 
Roxor's Plans 
 
14:58 

 
43 
August 26, 1948 
Fraud's Identity 
 
14:51 

 
44 
August 27, 1948 
Abdullah Stabbed 
 
14:51 

 
45 
August 30, 1948 
Inquest Planned 
 
14:56 

 
46 
August 31, 1948 
Douglas Disappears 
 
14:59 

 
47 
September 1, 1948 
Lost in the Catacombs 
 
14:55 

 
48 
September 2, 1948 
Chandu's Rescue 
 
14:56 

 
49 
September 3, 1948 
Roxor Is Alive 
 
14:58 

 
50 
September 6, 1948 
Chandu Escapes 
 
14:47 

 
51 
September 7, 1948 
Reaching the Ruins 
 
14:59 

 
52 
September 8, 1948 
Judy Allen 
 
14:56 

 
53 
September 9, 1948 
Torture Chamber 
 
14:57 

 
54 
September 10, 1948 
Story Teller 
 
14:55 

 
55 
September 13, 1948 
Cairo Restaurant 
 
14:53 

 
56 
September 14, 1948 
Robert's Ring 
 
14:52 

 
57 
September 15, 1948 
Arenia the Spider 
 
14:46 

 
58 
September 16, 1948 
Curse On Betty 
 
14:56 

 
59 
September 17, 1948 
Ben Ali's House 
 
14:58 

 
60 
September 20, 1948 
Opening the Letter 
 
14:58 

 
61 
September 21, 1948 
Sonya Shoots Nagi 
 
14:44 

 
62 
September 22, 1948 
Betty & Bob Run 
 
14:45 

 
63 
September 23, 1948 
Arenia Is Shot 
 
14:44 

 
64 
September 24, 1948 
Message For Nagi 
 
14:55 

 
65 
September 27, 1948 
Mirror of Life 
 
14:56 

 
66 
September 28, 1948 
Roxor Is Killed 
 
14:02 

 
67 
September 29, 1948 
Exploring the Garden 
 
14:57 

 
68 
September 30, 1948 
Family Is Reunited 
 
14:56 

 
69 
October 1, 1948 
Explosion 
 
14:46 

 
70 
October 4, 1948 
Contacts Dorothy 
 
14:38 

 
71 
October 5, 1948 
Gardener Recognized 
 
14:47 

 
72 
October 6, 1948 
Bribery Attempt 
 
14:46 

 
73 
October 7, 1948 
Secret Meeting 
 
14:52 

 
74 
October 8, 1948 
Landmark Spotted 
 
14:45 

 
75 
October 11, 1948 
Map Found 
 
14:41 

 
76 
October 12, 1948 
Fortune Told 
 
14:42 

 
77 
October 13, 1948 
Dancing Partner Recognized 
 
14:52 

 
78 
October 14, 1948 
Meets Dimitri 
 
14:52 

 
79 
October 15, 1948 
Spell Cast On Bob 
 
14:47 

 
80 
October 18, 1948 
Gypsy Coming After Betty & Bob 
 
14:49 

 
81 
October 19, 1948 
Dimitri Asked to Leave 
 
14:39 

 
82 
October 20, 1948 
Castle Plans Found 
 
14:41 

 
83 
October 21, 1948 
Warning From Nagi 
 
14:39 

 
84 
October 22, 1948 
Advice For Nicholas 
 
14:43 

 
85 
October 25, 1948 
Tells About Plans 
 
14:50 

 
86 
October 26, 1948 
Spell Cast 
 
14:45 

 
87 
October 27, 1948 
Nagi Told of Curse 
 
14:40 

 
88 
October 28, 1948 
Looking For Dorothy 
 
14:41 

 
89 
October 29, 1948 
Finding Dorothy's Hat 
 
14:43 

 
90 
November 1, 1948 
Nicholas Has Disappeared 
 
14:43 

 
91 
November 2, 1948 
Trying to Escape 
 
14:40 

 
92 
November 3, 1948 
Thinks Nicholas Is in the Castle 
 
14:43 

 
93 
November 4, 1948 
Nicholas Found 
 
14:45 

 
94 
November 5, 1948 
Dwarf Spotted 
 
14:39 

 
95 
November 8, 1948 
Chandler Admits Real Mission 
 
14:39 

 
96 
November 9, 1948 
To Go to Schmitar Mountain 
 
14:50 

 
97 
November 10, 1948 
Call From Paris 
 
14:37 

 
98 
November 11, 1948 
Threat From Dimitri 
 
14:42 

 
99 
November 12, 1948 
Stranger Spotted 
 
14:39 

 
100 
November 15, 1948 
Fortune Told 
 
14:41 

 
101 
November 16, 1948 
Chandler Trapped 
 
14:43 

 
102 
November 17, 1948 
Enters Cave 
 
14:44 

 
103 
November 18, 1948 
Learns Estaben's Identity 
 
14:43 

 
104 
November 19, 1948 
Influences Dimitri 
 
14:45 

 
105 
November 22, 1948 
Metso's Killed 
 
14:38 

 
106 
November 23, 1948 
Spell Broken 
 
15:00 

 
107 
November 24, 1948 
Threat From Dwarf 
 
15:00 

 
108 
November 25, 1948 
Nagi Arrives 
 
15:00 

 
109 
November 26, 1948 
Fire 
 
15:00 

 
110 
November 29, 1948 
Chandler Escapes Fire 
 
15:00 

 
111 
November 30, 1948 
Forged Letter 
 
15:00 

 
112 
December 1, 1948 
Nagi Leaves 
 
15:00 

 
113 
December 2, 1948 
Lupu Arrives 
 
15:00 

 
114 
December 3, 1948 
Chandler Discovered 
 
15:00 

 
115 
December 6, 1948 
Reveals Himself As Chandu (dropout) 
 
15:00 

 
116 
December 7, 1948 
Kingdom Regained 
 
15:00 

 
117 
December 8, 1948 
Phone Call From Robert 
 
15:00 

 
118 
December 9, 1948 
Lab Emptied 
 
15:00 

 
119 
December 10, 1948 
Gomez Spotted 
 
15:00 

 
120 
December 13, 1948 
Robert Seen in Crystal 
 
15:00 

 
121 
December 14, 1948 
Learns Roxor's Location 
 
15:00 

 
122 
December 15, 1948 
Wants to Enter Village of the Lost 
 
15:00 

 
123 
December 16, 1948 
Jeff Worried 
 
15:00 

 
124 
December 17, 1948 
Warned About Jeff 
 
15:00 

 
125 
December 20, 1948 
Jeff's New Mission 
 
15:00 

 
126 
December 21, 1948 
House in the Desert 
 
15:00 

 
127 
December 22, 1948 
Saved From Spider 
 
15:00 

 
128 
December 23, 1948 
Jeff Found 
 
15:00 

 
129 
December 24, 1948 
Tries to Contact Robert 
 
15:00 

 
130 
December 27, 1948 
Imposter Found Out 
 
15:00 

 
131 
December 28, 1948 
Robert Found 
 
15:00 

 
132 
December 29, 1948 
Story Told 
 
15:00 

 
133 
December 30, 1948 
Looking For Betty 
 
15:00 

 
134 
December 31, 1948 
Dorothy in Temple 
 
15:00 

 
135 
January 3, 1949 
Talks to Chief 
 
15:00 

 
136 
January 4, 1949 
Fate to Be Decided Soon 
 
15:00 

 
137 
January 5, 1949 
Fails Cobra Test 
 
15:00 

 
138 
January 6, 1949 
Refuses Escape Plan 
 
15:00 

 
139 
January 7, 1949 
Robert Returns 
 
15:00 

 
140 
January 10, 1949 
Truth About Dr. Shaw 
 
15:00 

 
141 
January 11, 1949 
Help From Yogi 
 
15:00 

 
142 
January 12, 1949 
Murderer Revealed 
 
15:00 

 
143 
January 13, 1949 
Dorothy Safe 
 
15:00 

 
144 
January 14, 1949 
Planning Tiger Hunt 
 
15:00 

 
145 
January 17, 1949 
Tiger Killed 
 
15:00 

 
146 
January 18, 1949 
Saves Lao Sing 
 
15:00 

 
147 
January 19, 1949 
In Calcutta 
 
15:00 

 
148 
January 20, 1949 
Dinner Invitation 
 
15:00 

 
149 
January 21, 1949 
Dr. Shaw in Calcutta 
 
15:00 

 
150 
January 24, 1949 
Under Dr. Shaw's Influence 
 
15:00 

 
151 
January 25, 1949 
Impersonates Chandler 
 
15:00 

 
152 
January 26, 1949 
Bob Missing 
 
15:00 

 
153 
January 27, 1949 
Strange Markings 
 
15:00 

 
154 
January 28, 1949 
Frank Returns to India 
 
15:00 

 
Chandu, the Magician
February 3, 1949 - May 6, 1949
13 episodes known to exist
Stars: Tom Collins, Irene Tedrow, Jack Kruschen, Joy Terry,
Organ Music: Korla Pandit
Announcer: Howard Culver
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
February 3, 1949 
The Black Steps 
 
29:40 

 
February 10, 1949 
Village of Thieves 
 
29:40 

 
February 17, 1949 
Photographic Memory 
 
29:40 

 
February 24, 1949 
Black Oath Brotherhood 
 
29:40 

 
March 3, 1949 
Hypnotized by Prince Dimitri 
 
29:40 

 
March 10, 1949 
Framed For Smuggling 
 
29:40 

 
March 17, 1949 
Temple of Karnak 
 
29:40 

 
March 24, 1949 
Temple Under the Sea 
 
29:40 

 
March 31, 1949 
House of Fear 
 
29:40 

 
10 
April 14, 1949 
Voice of Darkness 
 
29:40 

 
11 
April 21, 1949 
Ominous Deadly Sahara 
 
29:40 

 
12 
April 28, 1949 
Valley of the Forgotten Fog 
 
29:40 

 
13 
May 6, 1949 
The Deadly Sahara 
 
29:40 

 
Chandu, the Magician
November 19, 1949 - December 24, 1949
6 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 19, 1949 
The Drug Runner 
 
29:40 

 
November 26, 1949 
Island of Disappearing Men 
 
29:40 

 
December 3, 1949 
Death On the Golden Horn 
 
29:40 

 
December 10, 1949 
The Wizard of Kalahari 
 
29:40 

 
December 17, 1949 
Terror On the Negev Desert 
 
29:30 

 
December 24, 1949 
When the Mummy Walked 
 
30:00 

 
Chandu, the Magician
June 14, 1950 - September 6, 1950
13 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
June 14, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
June 21, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
June 28, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 5, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 12, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 19, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
July 26, 1950 
Rocket Sabotage 
 
30:00 

 
August 2, 1950 
The Clever Jeff Adams 
 
29:30 

 
August 9, 1950 
Henri, the Dress Designer 
 
29:40 

 
10 
August 16, 1950 
Black Market Hijackers 
 
29:40 

 
11 
August 23, 1950 
Dr. Coleman Alias Dr. Bower 
 
29:40 

 
12 
August 30, 1950 
Naval Drug Fraud 
 
29:40 

 
13 
September 6, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
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