Sep 30, 2014
The Big Story, which ran from 1947 to 1955 on NBC, told true
crime stories through the eyes of newspaper reporters.
The show's producer, Bernard Prockter, scoured newspapers from around the country for lurid stories, usually of murder, that he could turn into radio shows. And of course, the names were changed to protect the innocent. Or the guilty.
The newspaper reporters who had originally written the stories were paid $500 at the end of his or her episode.
This episode, The Bobbysox Kid, originally aired on October 10, 1947.