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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Mar 5, 2013

Stan Freberg was doing cartoon voices for Walt Disney when he was 18. 

In the early 1950s he had several national hits with satirical songs like Little Blue Riding Hood and St. George and the Dragonet. 

And in 1957, he was chosen to do a radio show as the summer replacement for the Jack Benny Program. 

Freberg's radio shows were full of satire, often swipes at network censors.  The audience loved them, the network executives were worried by them, and the show ran for just that one summer.

In this episode, Freberg fights with a network censor as he tries to sing the song Old Man River.