The Salvation Army sponsored The Heartbeat Theatre old time radio show which gives dramatic accounts of regular people helping others through illness, tragedy, heartbreak, and more. Each episode illustrates that with faith, optimism, and the help of good Samaritans (sometimes too good to believe), we can work through any problem together.
The show was sponsored by The Salvation Army to raise funds. Many of the characters in the show either volunteer as Salvation Army Officers or live in a Salvation Army sponsored Home. There are numerous examples of how the organization aids others in need in every facet of life. The show quotes Bible verses and proclaims the power of prayer, but is neither pushy nor preachy.
The Heartbeat Theatre is a serious but uplifting old time radio shows which includes such various topics like bigotry, alcoholism, murder, tornados, suicide, train wrecks, small town gossip, public cynicism, loneliness, deadbeat husbands, cheating wives, and old women dying on toboggans.
For other uplifting dramas, see also: Family Doctor,
Adventures of Uncle Jimmy, One Man's Family, Doctor Christian, Freedom USA , and Green Valley Line.