Mr. President (radio series)
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Created by||Robert G. Jennings|
|Written by||Jean Holloway
|Directed by||Robert G. Jennings|
|Produced by||Dick Woollen|
|Original release||June 26, 1947 – September 23, 1953|
Each half-hour episode was based on an incident in the life of one of the people who have held the office of President of the United States, but the dialogs were written in such a way as not to reveal the name of the President until the last line of dialog at the end of the program, when the President would be addressed by name. An advertisement for the program noted, "Each week the suspense mounts from his first question, 'Which one of our 32 Presidents am I?'" The audience was thus encouraged to guess, from the plot of the episode, which President it was.
The series was created by Robert G. Jennings and written by a team that included Jean Holloway, Bernard Dougall and Ira Marion. A research staff made certain that the stories were accurate. It was produced and directed by Dick Woolen.
- "Edward Arnold Is Often Called 'Mr. President' In Private Life". Denton Record-Chronicle. February 3, 1952. p. 14. Retrieved August 18, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "(advertisement)". Variety. February 25, 1948. p. 31. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition, Volume 1. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 454.
- "'Mr. President' Honored" (PDF). Broadcasting. May 4, 1953. p. 11. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
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