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American Adventure 23 Eps

(4,5 Sterne; 2 Bewertungen)

(23 Episodes) "American Adventure" The "American Adventure" series is a wonderful drama series depicting important moments in American History. Actors portray these stories so well, that you can very nearly ...smell the fire burning.. or taste the freshly brewed coffee ... or even hear the birds singing above the lakes.... The American Adventure series (1955-1956) is brought to us by NBC with the cooperation of the University of North Carolina and with Sponsorship Funded by the Ford Foundation. Most importantly, it is brought to us, with the hard work of John Marsden Ehle, Jr., an American writer best known for his fictions set in the Appalachian Mountains of the American South. **John Marsden Ehle, Jr. (born December 13, 1925): In addition to his writing career, Ehle has been active in a number of social, educational, and anti-poverty projects in the state of North Carolina. From 1963-1964, Ehle served as special assistant to North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford, an appointment Sanford often called his "one man think tank." Sanford credits Ehle for the idea behind the state-wide initiative The North Carolina Fund (a non-profit organization funded primarily by grants from the Ford Foundation to fight poverty in North Carolina). As an extension of Governor Sanford's focus on education, Ehle was instrumental in the founding of both the North Carolina School of the Arts and The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, among the first such state-supported high schools for the gifted and talented in the United States. John Ehle's public service also reached beyond North Carolina to the national level. From 1964 to 1966, Ehle served as an advisor on President Lyndon B. Johnson's White House Group for Domestic Affairs. From 1965 to 1968 Ehle was a member of the United States National Committee for UNESCO. He also served on the National Council for Humanities (1966-1970). * SOURCE: Wikipedia ** This is most definately a series to share with family and friends; please download and pass on to others! OTR * def gp ddh


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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AmAdv 1955-07-28 #001 King with Crown (1793)

29:00

AmAdv 1955-08-04 #002 Hearth Fire (TVA - 1935)

29:21

AmAdv 1955-08-11 #003 Builders On The River (1932)

29:28

AmAdv 1955-08-25 #005 Eddie (Story Of A Poet)

29:12

AmAdv 1955-09-01 #006 Grandfather Jefferson

28:56

AmAdv 1955-09-08 #007 Grenade

28:52

AmAdv 1955-09-22 #009 The Rat On Lincoln Avenue

29:21

AmAdv 1955-09-29 #010 Appointment At Fords

28:19

AmAdv 1955-10-06 #011 Dial Emergency

28:37

AmAdv 1955-10-20 #013 Jonny Appleseed

28:29

AmAdv 1955-10-27 #014 The Battle

28:54

AmAdv 1955-11-03 #015 The Yankee Loves A Lady

29:17

AmAdv 1955-11-17 #017 Federal Lion

25:42

AmAdv 1955-11-24 #018 George Washington Carver

24:00

AmAdv 1955-12-01 #019 The Zemper Trail

24:31

AmAdv 1955-12-08 #020 Thomas Wolfe (And Unsound Door)

24:51

AmAdv 1955-12-15 #021 The Story Of Cyrus Fields

23:53

AmAdv 1955-12-29 #022 Pierre L'entant (Paint the Big Canvas)

24:56

AmAdv 1956-01-05 #023 Joe Palmer (The Free Man)

24:16

AmAdv 1956-01-12 #024 John Williams (Runaway Justice)

24:44

AmAdv 1956-01-26 #025 The Demagogue

23:58

AmAdv 1956-02-02 #026 The Pioneer Call (Eli Liger)

24:11

AmAdv 1956-02-09 #027 Ezra Lee (Man Of Iron)

24:38

Bewertungen

These are not factual but dramatic fantasy

(4 Sterne)

I assume these are put out by the drama society of Univ. of NC, as they are totally fantastic in nature and not taken from history. They are "what ifs"- sort of a completely dramatized slices of the lives of the persons depicted. One of the voices grates on my ears: Charles Kuralt? who once did radio, who's voice and the bits he does are I think quite affected. I was looking for actual events, not made up ones, unfortunately, but gave them a listen and the audio in these is extremely good- at least the ones Ive heard so far. For this wishing a history lesson, move on. These are little mini-plays taken from fiction and not history.