Watch outtakes from Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes. Cute Kid Contest On Being Famous Save a Bison Rhubarb Farmer Keillor and Poet Laureate Billy Collins
The late and great Norman Corwin was from the generation after Carl Sandburg’s. Writing for radio in the 1930s and 40s, Corwin’s broadcast titles included, “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” a drama entirely in rhyming verse in which demons and historical figures from Hell tried to destroy Christmas, and “They Fly through the Air with the Greatest of Ease,” a gutty reaction to the Spanish Civil War. Corwin used the airwaves for morality plays–a medium to comment on society through entertainment.
See and hear Corwin on how he tried to echo Sandburg throughout his life.
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For this hour, ‘Meet Carl Sandburg,’ from NBC Radio’s Biography in Sound series. This 1955 broadcast is a documentary in sound about the poet, author, musician, and historian, Carl Sandburg: all told through readings and songs from Sandburg, as well as interviews with the people that knew him–describing him as if he were as big as Paul Bunyan.
The legendary album first released in 1971 and reissued in 2008 on CD has sold 24 million copies and changed the retail and radio world forever.
America’s foremost humorist and social pundit, Garrison Keillor takes his skits and monologues across the country in his popular radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. American Masters trails this yarn-smith and his crew of actors and musicians as they spin stories and song into American gold in Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in […]
The 1920s began a decade of change in the American arts. Jazz, along with such inventions as the phonograph, radio and sound movies, transformed the music industry. With its concentration of theaters and publishing houses, New York became the center of the music world and at the center of New York was a small area […]