CTVA US Anthology - "The Big Story" (Prockter/NBC) Season 2 (1950-51)

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    Producer Bernard J. Prockter/ Narrated by Bob Sloane
 Season 2 (NBC) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 
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NBC Fridays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern

alternated with season 3 of  "The Clock"

 

2.01 The Clock: PRESCRIPTION FOR DEATH
08Sep1950 NBC Fri


2.01 [27] The Big Story: RAY GIRARDIN, DETROIT REPORTER
15Sep1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
*NOTE: The Big Story celebrates its first anniversary.

2.02 The Clock: THE MORNING AFTER
22Sep1950 NBC Fri


2.02 [28] The Big Story:
29Sep1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.03 The Clock: THE JOKE
06Oct1950 NBC Fri

 

2.03 [29] The Big Story: JACK ALLEN, REPORTER
13Oct1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Guest cast:
James McCallion
Joseph Boland
John Glendinning
Byron Nash
Joseph Latham

2.04 The Clock: VENGEANCE
20Oct1950 NBC Fri


2.04 [30] The Big Story: JACK FRANK, REPORTER
27Oct1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.05 The Clock: THE BRIEF CASE
03Nov1950 NBC Fri
 

2.05 [31] The Big Story:  (episode title not known)
10Nov1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.06 The Clock: NINTH LIFE
17Nov1950 NBC Fri


2.06 [32] The Big Story: ELIZABETH BEECHER, REPORTER
24Nov1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.07 The Clock: THE OLD WOMAN
01Dec1950 NBC Fri


2.07 [33] The Big Story: CHARLES RUSSELL, REPORTER
08Dec1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.08 The Clock: THE LAST TOMORROW
15Dec1950 NBC Fri


2.08 [34] The Big Story: BILL MILLER, REPORTER
22Dec1950 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.09 The Clock: THE NEW YEAR CAPER
29Dec1950 NBC Fri
 

2.09 [35] The Big Story: AL BAEZIGER, REPORTER
05Jan1951 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.10 The Clock: A DREAM FOR SUSAN
12Jan1951 NBC Fri


2.10 [36] The Big Story: HAROLD FALLER OF THE HUNTINGTON ADVERTISER OF WEST VIRGINIA
19Jan1951 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Directed by Charles E. Skinner
Adapted by Arnold Perl
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
Francis De Sales ...... Harold Faller
Jim Boles
Joseph Graham
Michael Dreyfuss
Charles Alvin Bell
Thomas M. Heaphy
Dallas Boyd
John F. Hamilton
Ida Crystal Goldman
Stuart A. Germain
Ernest Chappell
Synopsis:
Harold Faller ties together the escape of a murderer from prison and the disappearance of a teenage boy who operates a
fishing boat. Faller is sure the boy has unwittingly helped the convict to escape and has been murdered for it. When the
newspaper refuses to believe him, he proves it by finding the murderer and the boy's body.
*NOTE: Syracuse Herald news item. The Big Story celebrates its 200th presentation on the air next month, NBC-TV plans
to present the TV stanza on a weekly basis starting in March and switching The Clock to another time spot and hopes
also to present that whodunit weekly. [RF]

2.11 The Clock: WHENEVER I'M ALONE
26Jan1951 NBC Fri


2.11 [37] The Big Story: Dorothy Pope, Utah Reporter
02Feb51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.12 The Clock: RUNAWAY
09Feb1951 NBC Fri

 

2.12 [38] The Big Story: George A. Buchanan, Reporter
16Feb51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
Reporter George A. Buchanan Jr. of the Columbia S.C. State aids in the capture of a pair of amateur killers and their
confession is told. [RF]
 

2.13 The Clock: AN ACCIDENT ON CANIGOU
23Feb1951 NBC Fri

 

2.13 [39] The Big Story: Paul Fairleigh, Reporter
02Mar51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
*NOTE: New York Times: "The Big Story" will be shown weekly from this point on. [RF]

2.14 [40] The Big Story: William Pinney, Reporter
09Mar51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.15 [41] The Big Story: Celestine Sibley, Reporter
16Mar51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.16 [42] The Big Story: Jerry Blizin, Reporter
23Mar51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
*NOTE: March 23, 1951 news article [Long Beach Independent]
"The Big Story" will be seen every Friday instead of on alternate weeks on KNBH from now on. [RF]

2.17 [43] The Big Story: Skip Henderson, Reporter
30Mar51 NBC Fri
20Apr51 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
Tracking down a criminal and defending an innocent man was accomplished by Skip Henderson reporter of Hartford,
Connecticut. [RF]
*NOTE: The Big Story changes from a bi-weekly series to a weekly series airing on Fridays. [Long Beach Independent]

2.18 [44] The Big Story: Dudley McClure, Reporter
06Apr51 NBC Fri
27Apr51 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
Dudley J. McClure reporter of the Portland, Oregon Journal has the thrilling story of how Dud aided the police in
solving a murder. [RF]

2.19 [45] The Big Story: Edward Kasun, Reporter
13Apr51 NBC Fri
04May51 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
Edward Kasun of Pittsburgh solved a puzzling murder through a unique deck of playing cards. [RF]

2.20 [46] The Big Story: Joseph Garretson, Reporter
20Apr51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
A 17 year old girl reporter solves a murder case.

2.21 [47] The Big Story: Pat Foley, Reporter
27Apr51 NBC Fri
18May51 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
Pat Foley of the Los Angeles Herald and Express picks up the "Big Story" prize tonight for tracking down two
rattlesnakes and two murderers. [RF]

2.22 [48] The Big Story: Ed Freeman, Reporter
04May51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.23 [49] The Big Story: Max Swartz, Reporter
11May51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.24 [50] The Big Story: Paul Hochuli, Reporter
18May51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.25 [51] The Big Story: Aubrey Maddock, Reporter
25May51 NBC Fri
15Jun51 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
The story of Aubrey Maddock of Hartford, Connecticut chasing down a murderer in a home for the aged. [RF]

2.26 [52] The Big Story: Aaron Dudley, Reporter
01Jun51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.27 [53] The Big Story: Cleve Bullette, Reporter
08Jun51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.28 [54] The Big Story: A.B. Hendry
15Jun51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

2.29 [55] The Big Story: Frank Toughell, Reporter
22Jun51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
The story of a reporter who forced himself to turn his best friend in on a murder charge.
The story was written by Aaron Dudley, reporter for the L.A. Daily News. [RF]

2.30 [56] The Big Story: Paul Presbrey, Reporter
29Jun51 NBC Fri
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Synopsis:
Dramatizing the prize winning story of Paul Presbrey of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. [RF]

 

 Summer replacement :  "Door With No Name"  Spy Drama Series  with Melville Ruick


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