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â€œWNYC, New York Cityâ€™s own station, will revive the dramas presented and written by the â€˜Free Companyâ€™ last year. The programs will be broadcast on Friday afternoons, beginning January 23rd at 5 to 5:30 P.M. Written by some of the outstanding names in American literature, the program was devoted to dramatizing the benefits of democracy. Shortly after its inception over the Columbia Broadcasting System, the program came under fire from the American Legion. The protests were withdrawn, however, when it was learned that the broadcasts were produced with the sanction of the United States Government.
"Among the works to be presented in the series are The States Talking by Archibald MacLeish, The Mole on Lincolnâ€™s Cheek by Marc Connelly, Freedomâ€™s A Bought Thing by Stephen Vincent Benet and People With Light Coming Out of Them by William Saroyan. Actors for the show will come from leading Broadway plays and the programs will be directed and produced by Mitchell Grayson.â€
Source: "WNYC Revives Dramas of Democracy," by Jean Walker, Daily Worker, January 22, 1942, p. 7.
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