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Listen to “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 910 AM The Superstation WFDF in Detroit, Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST. We focus on Educating, Empowering and Inspiring people of African Descent throughout the Diaspora and around the World because Right Knowledge corrects wrong behavior. Listen LIVE on 910 AM WFDF in Detroit or around the world online at www.910AMSuperstation.com or by downloading the iHeart Radio App to your smartphone or a ...
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Well, that brings our look at Bob Hope’s career in February of 1944 to a close. We’ll be staying in 1944 the remainder of the year and next month we’ll spend March 1944 with a program considered to be the first spin-off in sitcom history.Next time on Breaking Walls we spotlight Hal Peary and The Great Gildersleeve, which between February and March …
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During the Baltic campaign of the Crimean War, in August 1854, Lieutenant John Bythesea together with Stoker William Johnstone of Her Majesty's ship HMS Arrogant performed an audacious act of bravery. This would lead to both men being awarded the Victoria Cross, among the first gazetted and earliest actions so awarded. Despite this, tragedy would s…
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On February 29th, 1944 Bob Hope was supposed to be in Mobile, Alabama for the first leg of a tour. He was unfortunately grounded by a cold. Instead, he broadcast his portion of the show from Hollywood, while the cast broadcast from Mobile. Once able to travel, Hope met his crew in transit, but not before being given a special award for his many ser…
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On Friday February 25th, 1944 "Big Week," the allies six-day strategic bombing campaign against the Third Reich ended with a successful bombing of German cities Rostock and Augsburg, as well as several Dutch cities near the German border. Unfortunately, many civilians were killed or left homeless. The Germans also lost more than three-hundred-fifty…
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On Tuesday February 22nd, 1944 The Bob Hope Show took to the air with a special broadcast for the Coast Guard. The guest was Carole Landis.Hope’s radio cast from this era is his most famous. Along with Jerry Colona and songstress Frances Langford, the squeaky, man-crazed Vera Vague, voiced by Barbara Jo Allen was tremendous. Blanche Stewart and Elv…
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On February 15th, 1944 Bob Hope broadcast his program from Santa Ana’s Classification Center. His guest of honor was none other than good friend Bing Crosby.In February of 1944 Frances Langford was twenty-eight years old. She grew up in Florida, and originally trained as an opera singer. A tonsillectomy changed her range and she instead shifted her…
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The week of February 13th, 1944 began with the Allies raiding Hong Kong and giving supplies to French resistance fighters. The next day a British submarine sank a German u-boat in a rare Pacific theater battle involving Germans. On Tuesday the 15th, the Soviets began their first offensive in the Battle of Narva while a Japanese cruiser was torpedoe…
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On Saturday February 12th, 1944, Ken Carpenter was announcer for a Command Performance guest-starring Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland. Hope had just co-hosted, with Bing Crosby, a pro-amateur golf charity event.Bob Hope did his first remote broadcast from March Field on May 6th, 1941. Initially reluctant to leave the studio, the roar of l…
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After Bob Hope’s program signed off at 10:30PM eastern war time, The Red Skelton Show signed on. It debuted on Tuesday October 7th, 1941. By February of 1944 it was pulling a rating of 29.9. Ozzie and Harriet Nelson were heavily featured.Skelton was so supercharged that he couldn’t do a pre-show warm up. It left his audience exhausted and practical…
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On Tuesday February 8th, 1944 at 10 PM eastern time over WEAF, and at 7PM pacific time over KFI, Bob Hope’s Pepsodent Program signed on live, coast-to-coast from Oceanside, California. The guest was Ginger Rogers, the program features a salute to her new film, Lady In The Dark. It was radio’s top show, pulling a rating that month of 36.2. Nearly tw…
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If you’d have tuned your radio to NBC’s New York flagship, WEAF, at 7:30 PM on Tuesday February 8th, 1944 you’d have heard Ronald Coleman host the Autolite Sponsored, Everything For the Boys. The guest star was Greer Garson.NBC owned the ratings on Tuesdays with six of the top seven shows. Opposite of Everything For The Boys, CBS ran a concert, WOR…
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As February 1944 got underway the Soviet Leningrad Front was fighting a heavy ground war against the German eighteenth army in Estonia. The battle would last the entire month with the Soviet’s eventually winning. French Resistance unified under the French Forces of the Interior.The Germans won the Battle of Cisterna in Italy against the Allied army…
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He was born Leslie Townes Hope on May 29th, 1903 in Eltham, England. The fifth of seven sons, his parents were William Henry Hope, a stonemason from Somerset, and Welsh mother Avis, a light opera singer who later worked as a cleaner. The family eventually moved to Bristol for a time before emigrating to the U.S. aboard the SS Philadelphia, passing …
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In Breaking Walls episode 147 we go into the studio with Himan Brown for the CBS radio drama relaunch in 1974.——————————Highlights:• First a January 1974 World News Roundup• Himan Brown’s Big Idea to Relaunch Radio Drama on CBS in 1974• Tuning Into January 8, 1974’s Episode of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater• Mason Adams in I Warn You Three Times• Ja…
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During the Baltic campaign of the Crimean War, in August 1854, Lieutenant John Bythesea together with Stoker William Johnstone of Her Majesty's ship HMS Arrogant performed an audacious act of bravery. This would lead to both men being awarded the Victoria Cross, among the first gazetted and earliest actions so awarded. Despite this, tragedy would s…
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Nikole Hannah-Jones Gives '1619 Project' Critics The MLK Tribute They Deserve by quoting Dr. King's attacks on Systemic Racism in America - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 1-18-22 On Monday, Jan. 17th, 2022, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the author of the bestseller “The 1619 Project,” posted a Twitter thread explaining that she was invited to give a speech…
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This is the fifth episode of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater. Entitled "No Hiding Place," it was written by longtime writer of The Shadow, Sidney Slon. It stars Larry Haines, Jackson Beck, Anne Meacham, Sidney Walker and Tom Keena.The Plot: Charles Powel, executive vice president of a large company and engaged to the boss’ daughter, seems to have eve…
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Well, that brings our look at the launch of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater to a close. We’ve spent the past five months making our way forward in time from 1957, to 1963, to 1973, and finally 1974.But, next month on Breaking Walls we’ll head back to the middle of radio’s golden age and focus on one of the most successful comedians of all-time.Next t…
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Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 28th, 1974 — CBS 'Theater's' Brown Burns about Serling "I'm proud of every minute we're on the air...and I'll stand up for every single show I do." Speaking of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater was Himan Brown, executive producer of the nationwide show that premiered January 6th and has garnered good ratings.His comments we…
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On Monday January 21st, 1974 the just-heard Joe Julian co-starred with Paul Hecht, Joan Banks, Mary Jane Higby, Tony Roberts, and George Petrie in Murray Burnett’s story “Dead for a Dollar” on The CBS Radio Mystery Theater.Radio legend Joan Banks played secretary Kay Woodhouse. George Petrie played Jason Grant. He’d been appearing on radio since th…
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Nikki Haley now admits The Civil War was about 'Slavery'; says she 'had Black friends growing up' Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network & Roland Martin - 1-5-24 Former Governor of South Carolina and Republican Presidential Candidate, Nikki Haley, continues to do damage control for her omission of slavery in response to a question a…
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By the time The CBS Radio Mystery Theater debuted, the men and women associated with the show had been involved with each other for nearly forty years.Mary Jane Higby grew up in Los Angeles and remembered Hollywood before it was a radio hub. She was once called Queen of the soaps. Joan Banks, who later married Frank Lovejoy, remembered the New York…
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On Thursday, January 10th, 1974 the crew of Skylab 4, which had been orbiting the earth for more than fifty days, was granted a day off. The week prior, during a televised news conference Mission commander Gerald Carr said he missed cold beer and football.That same day the U.S. carried out three simultaneous nuclear explosions as part of Operation …
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On Saturday, January 12th, 1974, the just heard Mason Adams starred alongside Joan Loring, Tom Keena, Sam Gray, and Alan Manson in the seventh episode of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater.This aircheck comes from WOR and it's a mystery in the truest sense of the word. Joan Lorring, who voiced Hedy, was at the time of this broadcast forty-seven years ol…
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The New York Daily News was unenthusiastic in its review of the first two episodes, however the third episode caught their attention. On the evening of Tuesday, January 8th, 1974 The CBS Radio Mystery Theater took to the air with their third installment, called “The Bullet,” guest-starring the just-heard radio, TV, and stage legend Larry Haines. La…
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Tuesday, January 8th, 1974.It’s a cold night in Brooklyn, New York. There’s snow in the forecast. We’re driving north on Shore Road, towards the Belt Parkway in a 1973 Ford Maverick. Thanks to the oil crisis, smaller cars like the Maverick are becoming increasingly popular.On January 2nd, President Nixon signed a law lowering the maximum speed limi…
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Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia (Self Determination) to Repair the Damage from a Legacy of Slavery & Racism'; A Brief Look at The California Reparations Task force 1,000 Page Final Report - Historian, Michael Imhotep @ King Solomon Church in Detroit, MI 12-27-23 A task force examining reparations for Black residents in California released its final report Ju…
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76% OFF!!! Kwanzaa Bundle Pack Sale! Get our Bundle Pack of 2 Online History Courses ON DEMAND & 15 Downloadable Lectures from Historian, Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network for Only $100 (76% OFF)! Sale Ends Sunday, 1-1-24 ORDER HERE: https://TheAfricanHistoryNetwork.com/ or https://theahn.learnworlds.com/bundles?bundle_id=black…
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Christmas Origins, The Winter Solstice (Dec. 21st), Ancient Kemet (Egypt), Pagan Traditions & Astronomy. What are the Pre-Christian Origins of Christmas? – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 12-25-23 76% OFF!!! Kwanzaa Bundle Pack Sale! Get our Bundle Pack of 2 Online History Courses ON DEMAND & 15 Downloadable Lectures from Historian, Michael Imhotep…
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In Breaking Walls episode 146 we spotlight the Jay Kholos, Elliott Lewis, and Rod Serling series The Zero Hour in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of its debut on the Mutual Broadcasting System in December of 1973.——————————Highlights:• Radio Drama Coming Back in 1973• Jay Kholos Conceives The Zero Hour — Rod Serling Will Host• The Zero Hour Is On…
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Black Empowerment Friday Weekend Sale! Get our Bundle Pack of 2 Online History Courses ON DEMAND & 15 Downloadable Lectures from Historian, Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network for Only $100 (76% OFF)! Sale Ends Sunday, 12-31-23 ORDER HERE: http://www.TheAfricanHistoryNetwork.com Course 1: "Ancient Kemet (Egypt), The Moors & The M…
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Hundreds of Black Florida Churches are teaching courses on Black History in response to the Florida Dept. of Education & Gov. Ron DeSantis - Michael Imhotep - TheAHNSHow 12-17-23 76% OFF!!! Kwanzaa Bundle Pack Sale! Get our Bundle Pack of 2 Online History Courses ON DEMAND & 15 Downloadable Lectures from Historian, Michael Imhotep founder of The Af…
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The legions of Magnentius and Decentius in Amida had been raised by the former usurper Magnentius (a general who usurped against Constantius in Gaul between 350 and 353) in his name and that of his brother. They were therefore a remnant of those disloyal troops, hence their stationing (a banishment) in the east. Their conduct at Amida would restore…
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Georgia Woman found 'Guilty' of Chasing & Killing a Black Man! Hit-and-Run driver Sentenced to Life in Prison! - Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network hosts 'Roland Martin Unfiltered' 12-15-23 On Friday, 12-15-23, a judge sentenced Hannah Payne to life in prison with the possibility of parole on the malice murder charge plus 13 yea…
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Mississippi Grand Jury clears Police Officer who Shot an Unarmed 11-year-old boy. Attorney Carlos Moore explains. - Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network hosts 'Roland Martin Unfiltered' 12-15-23 Nearly seven months after an Indianola, Mississippi police officer shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest during a domestic call, a Sunflow…
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Rudy Giuliani ordered to pay $148 Million in VERDICT for Defaming 2 Black Georgia Election Workers, Ruby Freeman & Shaye Moss - Michael Imhotep founder of 'The African History Network' guest hosts 'Roland Martin Unfiltered' - 12-15-23 A Federal Jury on Friday, 12-15-23, ordered Rudolph W. Giuliani to pay $148 million to two former Georgia election …
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Although The Zero Hour went off the air in the spring of 1974, the people involved didn’t stop working. Rod Serling always kept a full schedule. His final radio performance was part of Fantasy Park. A fantasy rock concert aired by nearly two-hundred stations in 1974 and 1975. Always a heavy smoker, on May 3rd, 1975, Serling had a heart attack. A se…
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Once Mutual finished running the last of the Lewis-directed Jay Kholos episodes of The Zero Hour on March 14th, 1974, they went dark for six weeks. They were busy completely changing the format.Now, one star would be featured in five different anthologies during a week. The show returned on April 29th. The first week’s star was Mel Torme. “Bye Bye …
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George Floyd Justice In Policing Act was blocked in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Tim Scott after passing in the House! A Nationwide Shortage of Police Officers is an opportunity to Seize Power! Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 'Roland Martin Unfiltered' 12-8-23 On the 12-8-23 Edition of 'Roland Martin Unfiltered', panelist Micha…
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Associated Press, December 21st, 1973, New York City.“The script appears strange at first. Its directions are for the ear, not the eye, and say things like: "DOORBELL ON. FOOTSTEPS. DOOR OPENED. TRAFFIC IN BG.""That traffic noise is 25 years old," laughs Jimmy Dwan, a veteran CBS sound effects man. "You can hear a doorman shouting on it somewhere. …
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One of the radio veterans featured in this episode was Byron Kane. Another was Paula Winslowe.By October 1973, it was obvious that Jay Kholos couldn’t afford to keep funding new episodes of The Zero Hour thanks to AFTRA’s changing terms. He looked to make a deal with a network. The Mutual Broadcasting System and C. Edward Little were interested. A …
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Disturbing Text Messages Released in Jonathan Majors Case of Alleged Assault on Ex-Girlfriend Grace Jabbari - Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 'Roland Martin Unfiltered' - 12-8-23 In text messages between Jonathan Majors and accuser Grace Jabbari, the Marvel actor appears to admit to physical violence against his now-ex — s…
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Janet Waldo, famous for her portrayal of Corliss Archer as well as Judy Jetson, Penelope Pitstop, and Emmy Lou on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, was featured in this episode of The Zero Hour. With AFTRA’s moving goal posts meaning that producing more episodes of The Zero Hour would cost significantly more money, in the fall of 1973, Jay Kholo…
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A year after his re-election, President Nixon was knee-deep in the Watergate scandal. On October 10th, 1973, VP Spiro Agnew resigned, pleading no contest to charges of tax evasion and money laundering, part of a negotiated resolution to a scheme in which he accepted nearly thirty-thousand dollars in bribes while governor of Maryland. According to T…
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Once Jay Kholos sold the show to various radio stations, it was generally up to those stations to sell the show to sponsors. In New York, The Zero Hour was running on WRVR 106.7-FM.WRVR-FM was initially a public radio station owned and operated by The Riverside Church in New York. It began broadcasting on January 1st, 1961. The Riverside Church, lo…
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In the summer of AD 359, the armies of the Sasanian Persian Shahanshah ("King of Kings"), Shapur II (r. 309-379), invaded the Roman east. This invasion was the long-cherished revenge for a humiliating peace imposed on the Persians by the Romans sixty years earlier. The Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus was an eyewitness to the most dramatic even…
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