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THE AUTHOR MEETS THE CRITIC

 Author Meets Critic

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ABOUT THIS OLD TIME RADIO SHOW:
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Eleanor RooseveltBeginning in 1942, the Mutual Broadcasting System introduced The Author Meets the Critic radio show. During the show two literary critics discuss and dissect a recently published book. One of the critics is an advocate of the book and the other critic takes the opposing view. At some point, the author comes out to discuss the book with the critics.

MutualTo put it mildly, the discussions could be quite lively with the author giving as good as he or she was getting. The "discussions" were so contentious, one author compared the show to bear baiting. The show was moderated by John K. M. McCaffery. Some critics of the show didn't think that McCaffery as the moderator unbiased and sometimes chimed in for one side or the other. Some authors you might recognize include Al Capp, Arthur Miller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Herman Wouk and many, many more.

The show ran for 12 years beginning on Mutual then moved to a radio statio owned by the New York Times. It moved again to NBC then to ABC, finally going back to Mutual where it ended. In addition to the radio show, there was also a television show which ran from 1948 to 1954. 

For other literature-based see also: American Novels, Authors Collection, The Author Meets the Critics, Author's Playhouse, Best Plays, Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, New Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Greatest Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 25 shows - total playtime 12 hours 9 minutes

Author Meets Critics 450129 Troubled Midnight
Author Meets Critics 450205 Secret History Of War
Author Meets Critics 450212 Anything Can Happen
Author Meets Critics 450219 Youngin
Author Meets Critics 450228 Brainstorm
Author Meets Critics 470803 Belvedere
Author Meets Critics 470810 Richer By Asea
Author Meets Critics 470817 Vespers In Vienna
Author Meets Critics 470824 Harder They Fall
Author Meets Critics 470831 Star Spangled Mikado
Author Meets Critics 470907 Youre Boss
Author Meets Critics 470928 Adversary In House
Author Meets Critics 471005 Or Forfeit Freedom
Author Meets Critics 471012 Grenedine Etching
Author Meets Critics 480704 Miracle Of Bells
Author Meets Critics 480711 A Guide To Confident Living
Author Meets Critics 480718 Baseball
Author Meets Critics 480725 Time Of Your Life
Author Meets Critics 480808 Comics Very Funny
Author Meets Critics 480822 Tomorrow Everything Will Be Better
Author Meets Critics 480829 So This Is New York
Author Meets Critics 480905 Gertrude Stein
Author Meets Critics 480912 Family Circle
Author Meets Critics 480919 Crusaders
Author Meets Critics 480926 I Didnt Know It Was Loaded

Volume 2: 24 shows - total playtime 11 hours 57 minutes

Author Meets Critics 481003 An Affair Of State
Author Meets Critics 481010 Schmo
Author Meets Critics 481017 Wild Country
Author Meets Critics 481024 Sealed Verdict
Author Meets Critics 481107 Wayfaring Stranger
Author Meets Critics 481114 Our New National Labor Policy
Author Meets Critics 481121 Autobiography Of Saul Bloom
Author Meets Critics 481121 Autobiography Of Sol Bloom
Author Meets Critics 481128 Whole Of Their Lives
Author Meets Critics 481205 Were All In It
Author Meets Critics 481212 Warlords Of Washington
Author Meets Critics 481219 So Far So Good
Author Meets Critics 481226 A Man Called White
Author Meets Critics 490102 Larks In Popcorn
Author Meets Critics 490109 An Act Of Love
Author Meets Critics 490116 Flesh Of Mary Duncan
Author Meets Critics 490123 Embers Still Burn
Author Meets Critics 490130 China Land And People
Author Meets Critics 490206 American Argument
Author Meets Critics 490213 Shalom Means Peace
Author Meets Critics 490220 Mad Woman Of Chaillot
Author Meets Critics 490227 No Place To Hide
Author Meets Critics 490320 Fires Of Spring
Author Meets Critics 490327 A Treasury Of Spoken Word

 


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