Our Secret Weapon: The Truth

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Our Secret Weapon: The Truth
Genre Public Affairs
Starring Leo Cherne
Ralph de Toledano
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run October 22, 1950 – April 17, 1951

Our Secret Weapon: The Truth was a public affairs program broadcast on the DuMont Television Network from October 22, 1950 to April 17, 1951 and hosted by conservative commentators Leo Cherne and Ralph de Toledano.[1]

Production[edit]

Our Secret Weapon: The Truth had its origins in the Freedom House radio program Our Secret Weapon (1942–43), a CBS Radio series hosted by Rex Stout, which was created to counter Axis shortwave radio propaganda broadcasts during World War II.[2]:529

The concept was revived during the Korean War as a weekly series that would "answer Communist lies about us" with testimony from special guests. The program featured conservative commentators Leo Cherne and Ralph de Toledano.[3]

Episode status[edit]

As with most DuMont series, no episodes are known to exist.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ Dunning, John, On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1998 ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3 hardcover; revised edition of Tune In Yesterday (1976)
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim, and Earle Marsh, The Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946–Present. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988 (fourth edition), ISBN 0-345-35610-1 p. 571

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