Welcome to the MWOTRC!
For our August program, Brian Belanger, Curator of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum will present "The Murrow Boys" - about the outstanding team of reporters Murrow recruited to cover WWII and who moved on, with Murrow, to become an award-winning team in peacetime.
For our September 7 program (note change in date) David Weinstein will discuss his book, "The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics" (Date moved up a week to avoid conflict with Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention).
September 15, (Saturday) Jingles and Jack. Sing old commercials. Watch a club performance of an original "Candy Matson" script written by our own Jack French. Plus an OTR quiz (prizes awarded) and an hilarious Fred Allen-Tallulah Bankhead parody on commercials. Free MANC Admission to Club members this date only.
For our October program - Jane Arden. The Big Broadcast co-producer Jill Ahrold Bailey, her aunt, and author Karl Schadow will discuss the soap opera for which Jill's grandmother wrote and produced a 1940s syndicated series. The role of George Webber, who packaged the series, also will be presented.
For our November program - Sandra Presents Sheldon. Club member Sandra Pitts-Malone will discuss the long career of Sheldon Leonard, described by Thomas Delong in Radio Stars as having a "Runyonesque comic flair." Delong also identifies Leonard as the actor who threatens Jack Benny with the classic dilemma, "Your money or your life!" Separately, club members who are veterans will be recognized.
On December 8 (Saturday) - We will have our Annual holiday party beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Jukebox Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.
Meeting schedule: Regular meetings are held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbia Pike and Wayne Street, Arlington VA.(Please see map below.)
We meet at 7:30 PM on the second Friday evening of every month, except June and December, when we meet Saturday noon at a local restaurant (location TBA). In September, we hold our meeting at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention (MANC) in Hunt Valley, Md. See our Links page for MANC details.
If you live in the Washington DC area or are planning a visit, why not attend one of our meetings? Members, guests, and the general public are invited to all meetings, which include various demonstrations and presentations.
Click the map below for a Google map and directions.