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Assassination in Old Time Radio

Whether or not Assassination is a legitimate tool of statecraft, it is still murder.

Assassination

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"Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln"



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Deliberately taking the life of another is among the most heinous crimes imaginable. As ugly as murder can be, it pales when the homicide takes the life of an important or prominent person. In a usual killing, the deceased and their family are the victims of the crime. With the murder of a prominent public figure, the pool of victims includes all whom he served.

Assassination has been seen as a tool of statecraft. Perhaps, it might be argued, that the death of a single leader might prevent a nation from going to war which will bring untold suffering and death to the people. However, the opposite result often occurs when the assassinated victim is held up as a martyr for their cause.

Assassination of Julius Caesar

The term "assassin" comes from the name of a secretive, nearly mythical sect of Persian Shiite Muslims that developed in the eighth century. The Hashshashin were believed to have used arcane ceremonies and massive amounts of the drug hashish to secretly whip themselves into a state of religious ecstasy that would allow them to make a perfect kill against their target. Not expecting to survive their mission, the Hashshashin were indoctrinated with visions of an incredible heavenly reward for their service.

The practice of assassination as a tool of statecraft predates the Hashshashin. There were several examples cited in the Old Testament. In modern times, assassination has become an instrument of terrorism as well as a political tool. Often, an assassin might work without the support or authorization of a government. If they can reach their target, they have proven not only their own dedication and power but will have shown the security of the victimized state to be an illusion, thereby sowing terror in the citizenry.

You Are There, April 24, 1949, "The Assassination of Julius Caesar". The News team reports from the Senate in ancient Rome on the famous Ides of March. Julius Caesar, the popular military figure who has taken leadership of the Republic had not planned to attend the session as he was preparing for another military expedition. Caesar is killed by a group of Senators, many of whom were close to the General, to keep him from becoming a tyrant.

Rocky Jordan, September 10, 1950, "Trail of the Assassin". A frightened and desperate American is hiding in the Café Tambourine. When Jordan tries to convince him that there is nothing to be frightened of, he breaks away into the alley where an orange-handled dagger winds up in his back.

AssassinationCrime Classics, June 8, 1954, "The Assassination of Leon Trotsky". Follow the rise of Comrade Trotsky, his espousal of world terror in service of revolution, and his falling out with Stalin. The show also follows the path of a man with an ice ax who will fatally encounter Trotsky in Mexico City.

Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator, November 21, 1954, "The Sneak Assassin". Jarvis, a partner in a Florida hotel cashed out of his business after marrying a showgirl and then went missing. Craig, sure that Jarvis is dead, hits up several of the 'usual suspects', and eventually discovers a hobo wearing Jarvis's clothes. Now Craig has the bait for a subtle trap.

See also: JFK Assassination Coverage.

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    48 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 22 hours, 50 min
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    1. 48 shows - total playtime 22 hours 50 minutes
    2. Barrie Craig Confidential Investigator 541121 Sneak Assassin.mp3
    3. Blackstone 490306 23 Riddle Of Red Goose.mp3
    4. Casey Crime Photographer 480325 Blind Justice.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 481108 Garden Key.mp3
    6. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 750926 Assassination In Time.mp3
    7. Cbsrmt 760420 0471 Assassination.mp3
    8. Chandu 481130.mp3
    9. Chase 521207 Dangerous Journey.mp3
    10. Crime Classics 531209 Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    11. Crime Classics 540609 Assassination Of Leon Trotsky.mp3
    12. Escape 501119 Journey Into Fear.mp3
    13. Escape 510114 141 Bullet For Mr Smith 1.mp3
    14. Father Coughlin 390514 X Mothers Challenge To Warmongers.mp3
    15. Ford Theater 480208 19 Abe Lincoln In Illinois.mp3
    16. Green Hornet 19430718 613 Traitors Reward.mp3
    17. Green Hornet 521024 Unknown Assassin.mp3
    18. Horatio Hornblower 530213 30 Reception With Czar.mp3
    19. Hour Of Mystery 460609 Journey Into Fear.mp3
    20. I Love Adventure 480718 13 Ambassador Ricardo Santos Affair.mp3
    21. I Love Mystery 430330 Girl In Gilded Cage Ep07of15.mp3
    22. Iwcf 521015 26 Party Got Rough.mp3
    23. Jungle Jim 401109 263.mp3
    24. Jungle Jim 401116 264.mp3
    25. Lux Radio Theater 411027 323 Her First Beau.mp3
    26. Mysterious Traveler 500207 241 Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln.mp3
    27. Origin Of Superstition 1935 11 Two Walkers Separated.mp3
    28. Pacific Story 431128 Japans Dynasty Terror Black Dragon Soc.mp3
    29. Ports Of Call 360000 Yugoslavia.mp3
    30. Prudential Family Hour Of Stars 490306 Impact Knx Aircheck.mp3
    31. Rocky Jordan 490529 Desert Betrayal.mp3
    32. Rocky Jordan 500910 Trail Of Assassin.mp3
    33. Scarlet Pimpernel 521102 E007 Sir Percy Imperson Leclair.mp3
    34. Sears Radio Theater 790509 Assassin.mp3
    35. Secret Agent K 7 39 07 Blood And Steal Society.mp3
    36. Secret Agent K7 39 e49 Firing Squad.mp3
    37. Shorty Bell Cub Reporter 471218 Mickey Rooney 1o4.mp3
    38. Sound Of War D Day Beginning Of End.mp3
    39. Speed Gibson 400406 171 Octopus Gang Member Is Questioned.mp3
    40. Superman 421015 034 Black Narcissus.mp3
    41. Superman 470210 e1161 DroughtInFreeville15.mp3
    42. Suspense 511210 Black Jack To Kill.mp3
    43. Suspense 570707 Alibi.mp3
    44. Suspense 620211 Man Who Went Back To Save Lincoln.mp3
    45. Taos 420130 0309 Nita Leopard Woman Pt 09.mp3
    46. Treasury Salute 440619 084 Edwin Booth.mp3
    47. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    48. You Are There 490424 73 Caesar Is Assassinated.mp3
    49. You Are There 490605 79 Capture Of John Wilkes Booth.mp3
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    48 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 22 hours, 50 min
    48 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 50 min
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    1. 48 shows - total playtime 22 hours 50 minutes
    2. Barrie Craig Confidential Investigator 541121 Sneak Assassin.mp3
    3. Blackstone 490306 23 Riddle Of Red Goose.mp3
    4. Casey Crime Photographer 480325 Blind Justice.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 481108 Garden Key.mp3
    6. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 750926 Assassination In Time.mp3
    7. Cbsrmt 760420 0471 Assassination.mp3
    8. Chandu 481130.mp3
    9. Chase 521207 Dangerous Journey.mp3
    10. Crime Classics 531209 Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    11. Crime Classics 540609 Assassination Of Leon Trotsky.mp3
    12. Escape 501119 Journey Into Fear.mp3
    13. Escape 510114 141 Bullet For Mr Smith 1.mp3
    14. Father Coughlin 390514 X Mothers Challenge To Warmongers.mp3
    15. Ford Theater 480208 19 Abe Lincoln In Illinois.mp3
    16. Green Hornet 19430718 613 Traitors Reward.mp3
    17. Green Hornet 521024 Unknown Assassin.mp3
    18. Horatio Hornblower 530213 30 Reception With Czar.mp3
    19. Hour Of Mystery 460609 Journey Into Fear.mp3
    20. I Love Adventure 480718 13 Ambassador Ricardo Santos Affair.mp3
    21. I Love Mystery 430330 Girl In Gilded Cage Ep07of15.mp3
    22. Iwcf 521015 26 Party Got Rough.mp3
    23. Jungle Jim 401109 263.mp3
    24. Jungle Jim 401116 264.mp3
    25. Lux Radio Theater 411027 323 Her First Beau.mp3
    26. Mysterious Traveler 500207 241 Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln.mp3
    27. Origin Of Superstition 1935 11 Two Walkers Separated.mp3
    28. Pacific Story 431128 Japans Dynasty Terror Black Dragon Soc.mp3
    29. Ports Of Call 360000 Yugoslavia.mp3
    30. Prudential Family Hour Of Stars 490306 Impact Knx Aircheck.mp3
    31. Rocky Jordan 490529 Desert Betrayal.mp3
    32. Rocky Jordan 500910 Trail Of Assassin.mp3
    33. Scarlet Pimpernel 521102 E007 Sir Percy Imperson Leclair.mp3
    34. Sears Radio Theater 790509 Assassin.mp3
    35. Secret Agent K 7 39 07 Blood And Steal Society.mp3
    36. Secret Agent K7 39 e49 Firing Squad.mp3
    37. Shorty Bell Cub Reporter 471218 Mickey Rooney 1o4.mp3
    38. Sound Of War D Day Beginning Of End.mp3
    39. Speed Gibson 400406 171 Octopus Gang Member Is Questioned.mp3
    40. Superman 421015 034 Black Narcissus.mp3
    41. Superman 470210 e1161 DroughtInFreeville15.mp3
    42. Suspense 511210 Black Jack To Kill.mp3
    43. Suspense 570707 Alibi.mp3
    44. Suspense 620211 Man Who Went Back To Save Lincoln.mp3
    45. Taos 420130 0309 Nita Leopard Woman Pt 09.mp3
    46. Treasury Salute 440619 084 Edwin Booth.mp3
    47. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    48. You Are There 490424 73 Caesar Is Assassinated.mp3
    49. You Are There 490605 79 Capture Of John Wilkes Booth.mp3
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    48 recordings on 25 Audio CDs. Total playtime 22 hours, 50 min
    48 recordings on 25 Audio CDs
    total playtime 22 hours, 50 min

    Assassination Disc A001

    1. Green Hornet 19430718 613 Traitors Reward
    2. Origin Of Superstition 1935 11 Two Walkers Separated
    3. Secret Agent K 7 39 07 Blood And Steal Society

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    Assassination Disc A002

    1. Secret Agent K7 39 e49 Firing Squad
    2. Sound Of War D Day Beginning Of End
    3. Ports Of Call 360000 Yugoslavia

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    Assassination Disc A003

    1. Father Coughlin 390514 X Mothers Challenge To Warmongers

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    Assassination Disc A004

    1. Speed Gibson 400406 171 Octopus Gang Member Is Questioned
    2. Jungle Jim 401109 263
    3. Jungle Jim 401116 264

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    Assassination Disc A005

    1. Lux Radio Theater 411027 323 Her First Beau

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    Assassination Disc A006

    1. Taos 420130 0309 Nita Leopard Woman Pt 09
    2. Superman 421015 034 Black Narcissus
    3. I Love Mystery 430330 Girl In Gilded Cage Ep07of15

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    Assassination Disc A007

    1. Pacific Story 431128 Japans Dynasty Terror Black Dragon Soc
    2. Treasury Salute 440619 084 Edwin Booth

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    Assassination Disc A008

    1. Hour Of Mystery 460609 Journey Into Fear

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    Assassination Disc A009

    1. Superman 470210 e1161 DroughtInFreeville15
    2. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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    Assassination Disc A010

    1. Shorty Bell Cub Reporter 471218 Mickey Rooney 1o4

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    Assassination Disc A011

    1. Ford Theater 480208 19 Abe Lincoln In Illinois

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    Assassination Disc A012

    1. Casey Crime Photographer 480325 Blind Justice
    2. I Love Adventure 480718 13 Ambassador Ricardo Santos Affair

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    Assassination Disc A013

    1. Cavalcade Of America 481108 Garden Key
    2. Chandu 481130
    3. Blackstone 490306 23 Riddle Of Red Goose

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    Assassination Disc A014

    1. Prudential Family Hour Of Stars 490306 Impact Knx Aircheck
    2. You Are There 490424 73 Caesar Is Assassinated

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    Assassination Disc A015

    1. Rocky Jordan 490529 Desert Betrayal
    2. You Are There 490605 79 Capture Of John Wilkes Booth

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    Assassination Disc A016

    1. Mysterious Traveler 500207 241 Man Who Tried To Save Lincoln
    2. Rocky Jordan 500910 Trail Of Assassin

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    Assassination Disc A017

    1. Escape 501119 Journey Into Fear
    2. Escape 510114 141 Bullet For Mr Smith 1

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    Assassination Disc A018

    1. Suspense 511210 Black Jack To Kill
    2. Iwcf 521015 26 Party Got Rough

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    Assassination Disc A019

    1. Green Hornet 521024 Unknown Assassin
    2. Scarlet Pimpernel 521102 E007 Sir Percy Imperson Leclair

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    Assassination Disc A020

    1. Chase 521207 Dangerous Journey
    2. Horatio Hornblower 530213 30 Reception With Czar

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    Assassination Disc A021

    1. Crime Classics 531209 Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln
    2. Crime Classics 540609 Assassination Of Leon Trotsky

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    Assassination Disc A022

    1. Barrie Craig Confidential Investigator 541121 Sneak Assassin
    2. Suspense 570707 Alibi

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    Assassination Disc A023

    1. Suspense 620211 Man Who Went Back To Save Lincoln
    2. Cbs Radio Mystery Theater 750926 Assassination In Time

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    Assassination Disc A024

    1. Cbsrmt 760420 0471 Assassination

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    Assassination Disc A025

    1. Sears Radio Theater 790509 Assassin

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