CTVA US Anthology - "The Big Story" (Prockter/NBC) Season 4 (1952-53)

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    Producer Bernard J. Prockter/ Narrated by Bob Sloane
 Season 4 (NBC) (1952-53)
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 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (Weekly)

 

4.01 [--] The Big Story: EMILE GAUVREAU OF THE NEW HAVEN JOURNAL COURIER OF CONNECTICUT
29Aug52 NBC (or 2Sep52)(or 3Sep52)
Director, Richard Schneider
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
Leo Penn ........... Emile Gauvreau
Synopsis:
Emile Gauvreau solves the murder of a businessman by a playwright.

4.10 [--] The Big Story: ERNEST A. WARDEN OF THE WICHITA BEACON OF KANSAS
07Nov52 NBC (or 11Nov52)
director, Richard Schneider
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
Edmon Ryan ......... Ernest A. Warden
Synopsis:
Patsy Osborne reports her parents missing, her father on a business trip

and her mother unreturned from a music lesson. She has been left alone on their

 farm with the hired hand. The mother's body is found. After a chase through four

states and having checked a number of assumed names, Ernie Blaine,

the hired hand and murderer, is caught.

4.11 [--] The Big Story: UNKNOWN TITLE (Standby episode)
14Nov52 NBC
Prockter Productions, Inc.
Produced by Everett Rosenthal
Directed by Robert Gordon ; .
Director of Photography, Joseph Brun
Film editor, Werner Schott
Music, Jack Shandlin
Announcer, Ernest Chappell.
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
Whit Bissell ....... Harry Neigher
Lois Wheeler ....... Jennie Logan
Haskell Coffin ..... George Loomis
Frank Stevens ...... Editor
Mary Davenport ..... Mrs. Neigher
*Note:
This episode may never have been broadcast; "standby" appears on
leaders, which may indicate that this was a backup program which
was not telecast; date is possible production date and is taken from
leaders and original film can.

4.16 [--] The Big Story: JOE SALDANA OF THE LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
19Dec52 NBC
Director, Richard Schneider
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
Ralph Stanley ...... Joe Saldana
Synopsis:
A young ex-convict is killed by his wife whom he was beating.
His mother is found to be very much against the wife. Saldana uncovers

the fact that the mother is running a school for juvenile delinquents.

4.18 [--] The Big Story: PATRICIA LEEDS OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
02Jan53
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Synopsis:
Reporter Patricia Leeds solves the mystery of why a dying man

claimed suicide when the facts pointed to murder. [RF]

4.19 [--] The Big Story: JOHN A. CORKERY OF THE AURORA BEACON NEWS OF ILLINOIS
09Jan53 NBC
Director, Richard Schneider
Script by Alvin Boretz
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
Glenn C. Gordon ..... John A. Corkery
Synopsis:
Through the descriptions given by children, Corkery finds the
psychopathic murderer of a family of three in the Aurora area. [RF]

 

4.20 [--] The Big Story: HOUSTON CHRONICLE STORY
16Jan53 NBC
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter

Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Synopsis:
A Houston Chronicle reporter braves the fury of organized teenaged gangs

 to accurately report his paper's fight against juvenile delinquency.

4.14 [--] The Big Story: CHESTER POTTER OF THE PITTSBURGH PRESS
06Mar53 NBC
Director, Richard Schneider
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
Robert McQueeny .... Chester Potter
Larry Haines ....... Charlie Duval
Jack Warden ........ Teddy Merrill
Lewis Charles
Royal Beal
Jack Klugman
Jean Tighe
Donald Keyes
Synopsis:
Charlie Duval, a stoolie, accuses Mickey Noonan of the murder of a jeweler.

Suddenly, Potter begins to get information from other sources, which seems to

involve Duval. Potter gets a message to see Teddy Merrill in Western Penitentiary.

 Duval, fearing other underworld characters, goes to the assistant district attorney
to see a picture, and Teddy Merrill is there. The picture leads up to the crime.

Charlie admits to shooting the jeweler, and Merrill proves he was only a lookout.

4.27 [--] The Big Story: MARGUERITE BROWN OF THE IDAHO FREE PRESS
05Jun53 NBC
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Synopsis:
Reporter Marguerite Brown discovers startling clues regarding

the mystery surrounding the poisoning of a man. [RF]

4.28 [--] The Big Story: JOE DINEEN OF THE BOSTON GLOBE & LAWRENCE GOLDBERG

 OF THE BOSTON POST
12Jun53
Script by Alvin Boretz
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Guest Cast:
James Gregory ...... Joe Dineen
Ralph Stantley ..... Lawrence Goldberg
Joseph DiReda
John Boyd
Truman Smith
Byron Sanders
Nellie Burt
Billy M. Greene
John Sheldon Davis
Synopsis:
Two rivals join forces to save two innocent men from the electric chair. [RF]

4.29 [--] The Big Story: WILLIAM J. MILLER OF THE CLEVELAND OHIO PRESS
19Jun53
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Synopsis:
Reporter William J. Miller of the Cleveland Ohio Press and now editor of Time Magazine,

finds twelve honest people in order to save an innocent man. [RF]

4.30 [--] The Big Story: JACK ADAMS OF THE LOS ANGELES EXAMINER
26Jun53
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Synopsis:
Reporter Jack Adams joins a counterfeiting gang to get evidence about their methods of operation. [RF]

4.31 [--] The Big Story: BILL BAILEY OF THE HARLINGEN TEXAS VALLEY MORNING STAR
03Jul53
Produced by Bernard J. Prockter
Musical Direction, Vladimir Selinsky
Announcer, Ernest Chappell
Narrator, Bob Sloane
Synopsis:
Reporter Bill Bailey solves a slaying aboard a deep-sea fishing boat. [RF]

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4.32 [--] The Big Story: RALPH CROPPER OF THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
10Jul53 NBC Fri
Announcer Ernest Chappell
Narrator Bob Sloane
Synopsis:
Ralph Cropper of the Philadelphia Inquirer helped police solve a murder. Cropper

made use of his extensive contacts in the underworld to get information on the tri-state

mob which had terrorized the northeastern seaboard for four months. After the body of the

mob's last victim was found in the Neshammy Creek, Cropper's clues led to the gang's capture. [RF]

 

 Summer replacement :  "Doorway to Danger" (season 2) Spy Drama Series  with Roland Winters 

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