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
Running time 30 minutes
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release 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]


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.

See also[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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