American Adventure

July 28, 1955 to February 9, 1956
26 episodes known to exist
American Adventure was a drama radio show which ran from July 28, 1955 to February 9, 1956.
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July 28, 1955 - February 9, 1956
American Adventure
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American Adventure
July 28, 1955 - February 9, 1956
26 episodes known to exist
Thursdays 8: 30 - 9
Director: John Clayton WRITER
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July 28, 1955 
King with a Crown 
Dignity and self-sacrifice. A slave boy on a slave ship and the man who helps him 
29:00 

 
August 4, 1955 
Hearthfire 
Of home and family. A Tennessee family must leave its homestead when the TVA constructs Norris Dam. 
29:30 

 
August 11, 1955 
Builders On the River 
The artisan in our society. A carpenter in the Depression builds himself a house. 
29:30 

 
August 18, 1955 
The Eccentric 
The eccentric in our society. The story of an outspoken philosphy professor. 
29:30 

 
August 25, 1955 
Story of a Poet 
The artist in our society. Edgar Allen Poe. 
29:30 

 
September 1, 1955 
Grandfather Jefferson 
Jefferson's love for his grandchildren. 
29:30 

 
September 8, 1955 
Grenade 
An aspect of basic patriotism. A Negro soldier in World War I has no stock reasons for fighting. 
29:30 

 
September 15, 1955 
The Judas Tree 
Loyality to one's country. The crucial decision of Robert E. Lee. 
29:30 

 
September 22, 1955 
The Rat On Lincoln Avenue 
Attitudes toward authority. The death of an outlaw. 
29:30 

 
10 
September 29, 1955 
Appointment At Fords 
Man's attitude toward his destiny. The latter days of Lincoln 
29:30 

 
11 
October 6, 1955 
Dial Emergency 
Jean Shenken Neighborliness. A young lady must find her brother "somewhere in Maryland." The people who help her [Became the short story "Emergency Call" addapted for television's Heinz 57 Workshop."] 
29:30 

 
12 
October 13, 1955 
Leader of a Dream 
The visionary planner. A man who failed but whose plans lived after him. 
29:30 

 
13 
October 20, 1955 
Jonny Appleseed 
The individualist. Pioneer Johnny Chapman 
29:30 

 
14 
October 27, 1955 
The Battle 
Les Casey War! A family and the Battle of New Orleans 
29:30 

 
15 
November 3, 1955 
The Yankee Loves a Lady 
Love and Duty. A Northern general falls in love with a southern girl just after the Civil War. 
29:30 

 
16 
November 17, 1955 
The Federal Lion 
Popular attitudes toward politics. A male lion, Memorn Bashaw, a gift from the Emperor of Morocco to President Andrew Jackson, and the resulting tempest in a teapot. 
25:30 

 
17 
November 24, 1955 
The Orchid 
The early life of George Washington Carver. No Close 
24:00 

 
18 
December 1, 1955 
The Zenger Trail 
Faith in the Common Man. An historic incident in the struggle between authority and freedom of the press. 
24:00 

 
19 
December 8, 1955 
An Unfound Door 
The dedicated spirit. Novelist Thomas Wolfe as a young man offered security at the price of his dream 
24:00 

 
20 
December 15, 1955 
The Resolute 
Cyrus Field, on his fifth attempt, lays the Atlantic Cable. 
24:30 

 
21 
December 29, 1955 
Paint the Big Canvas 
Visionary planning. Pierre L'Enfant, the designer and founder of Washington DC. 
24:30 

 
22 
January 5, 1956 
The Free Man 
The citizen who stands against social pressures. Joseph Palmer insists on his right to wear a beard. 
24:30 

 
23 
January 12, 1956 
Runaway Justice 
Loyalty to State and justice. John Williams, a southern plantation owner aids two runaway slaves. 
24:30 

 
24 
January 26, 1956 
The Demagogue 
A warped policical campaign. The man who has to win at any cost. 
24:00 

 
25 
February 2, 1956 
Pioneer Call 
The challenge of new frontiers. Eli Lige, the son who can never be satisfied. 
24:00 

 
26 
February 9, 1956 
Man of Iron 
Courage. Ezra Lee and the first submarine mission. 
24:00 

 
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