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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Jan 21, 2013

Arch Oboler was radio's Rod Serling, best known for writing and hosting the horror show Lights Out.  Remember Bill Cosby's "Chicken Heart that Consumed the World"?  That was Arch Oboler. 

So was the infamous Adam and Eve skit that got Mae West banned from radio for 30 years. 

But another side of Oboler, perhaps the most important part of his character, was his patriotism.  He created an anti-Nazi radio series in 1942 called Plays for Americans, and some of the biggest names in Hollywood lined up to take part in the show.

This episode, Letter at Midnight, stars Jimmy Stewart.  It first aired on March 15, 1942.