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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Jun 24, 2014

College credits by radio!  Sounds great for those enrolled in the class, but who else would want to listen to "educational programs" on the radio, when all the fun stuff was on the other stations?

That was the dilemma the NBC University Theater faced.  People were afraid they might be educated if they listened to...


Jun 20, 2014

The rare 1903-O (for New Orleans) silver dollar was worth a lot of money in the early 1960s. 

Then several thousand of them were found, stored uncirculated in bags of a thousand each, in a vault at the Philadelphia mint.  Suddenly, their value dropped by two-thirds.

This show explains why the mint made more silver...


Jun 17, 2014

The Lineup was probably inspired by the success of Dragnet on the radio. 

The Lineup ran on CBS from 1950 to 1953, and it had an impressive cast presenting well-written stories.

Bill Johnstone, who had played the Shadow for five years (between Orson Welles and Bret Morrison) starred as Police Lieutenant Ben Guthrie in...


Jun 10, 2014

Poor Gregory Hood.  He got no respect from Mutual or ABC, the two networks that carried him. 

Six different actors in five years played Hood, and his time slot changed (both day AND time) seven times during its run.

Gregory Hood was an importer and amateur detective who lived in San Francisco.  The scripts were...


Jun 6, 2014

Do you use Google to research for metal detecting honeyholes and treasure leads? 

Do you know how to winnow over three million poor leads into a few dozen good ones?  (Look at the two different Google searches in the graphic).

Herewith, with bigtime thanks to Dick Stout, are some tips on keywords you should be using...