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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Oct 30, 2012

Everybody remembers Jack Benny and Fibber McGee and Molly.  But there was another radio program that was in the Hooper Radio Ratings Top Ten for many years, and it is not so well remembered. 

It was called Mr. District Attorney, and it was the most popular crime show on radio throughout the 1940s. 

It was gritty, true to life, and written by an attorney who spent most of his time at bars and dives, talking with the people he was writing about. 

His scripts were so realistic that he was once visited by the FBI, who thought he was somehow getting information they couldn't get.

Jay Jostyn starred as the nameless District Attorney, and Len Doyle was Harrington, his chief investigator.

This episode, The Case of the Hijacked Worker, aired on August 19, 1942.