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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, Mon. - Fri. 11pm - midnight EST, 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 ...
 
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The June 17th, 1947 edition of Billboard Magazine reviewed the first Marlowe episode. It was noted that similar shows were expected to pull a rating of 7.5. The magazine stated that “Milton Geiger's adaptation adhered to Red Wind's language almost to the letter, and captured most of the colorful, almost poetic flavor.“On the debit side was the enor…
 
Emmett Till: Mississippi Grand Jury won’t Indict Carolyn Bryant Donham in the Murder of Emmett Till. Here’s why!!! - 'The African History Network Show' with Michael Imhotep 8-10-22 Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://w…
 
Simo Häyhä tormented Soviet forces invading his native Finland between December 1939 and March 1940, killing 542 enemy soldiers in only 98 days. In the hostile, minus forty degree conditions of the Finnish winter of 1939-40, a man clad all in white lay with packed snow mounded in front of him as he awaited his enemy. The man was Simo Häyhä and he w…
 
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe debuted on NBC with “Red Wind” on June 17th, 1947. The 1938 short story is set on one of those evenings when the hot, dry Santa Ana wind gusts through Los Angeles, turning the mood sour.The program aired live at 10PM on the east coast, with a second broadcast done at 9PM for the west. The script was adapted by Milto…
 
Breonna Taylor Update: 4 Officers Indicted on Federal Charges in her killing; Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison; Roger E. Mosley of ‘Magnum P.I.’ fame dies at 83; Tyler Perry Paid Cicely Tyson $1 Million for 1 Day of Work after she only made $6,000 for the movie ‘Sounder’; Tulsa Race Massacre Lawsuit continues; Emmett Till Upda…
 
By the middle of 1947, nearly eleven million babies had been born in the U.S. since the end of World War II. Young parents were staying home with their children. Homes with radios jumped six percent, car radios twenty-nine percent. Over the next year, radio would have its largest audience in history. The four major networks added one-hundred forty-…
 
Van Heflin was born on December 13th, 1908 in Walters, Oklahoma. The son of a dentist, he began his acting career on Broadway in the late 1920s. Between 1928 and 1936 he appeared in. Mr. Moneypenny, The Bride of Torozko, The Night Remembers, Mid-West, and End of Summer.That year Heflin signed with RKO and made his film debut opposite Katherine Hepb…
 
Philip Marlowe, born in Santa Rosa, California, is six feet tall and weighs one-hundred ninety pounds. He has dark wavy hair. In Chandler’s first Marlowe novel, The Big Sleep, set in 1936, he’s thirty-three. Marlowe had two years of college and was an investigator for the LA District Attorney. He was fired for insubordination. His office is in the …
 
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ trailer gets 172 million views in 24 hours, making it one of Marvel’s biggest; Some Fans vow to boycott ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’; Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion, Boston Celtics legend and all-time defensive great, dies; Mary Alice of ‘A Different World’ dies 85; Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura of ‘Star Trek’…
 
La Jolla, California. 1947. We’re at 6005 Camino de la Costa at the home of Raymond Chandler. It’s been three years since the fifty-nine year-old wrote a full length novel. Instead he’s worked on two screen plays. Chandler co-adapted Double Indemnity with Billy Wilder, and penned The Blue Dahlia. Both earned him Academy Award nominations.Looking fo…
 
In Breaking Walls episode 129 we honor the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Roswell incident by focusing on Radio and the mid-century flying saucer craze. ——————————Highlights:• World War II, Kenneth Arnold, Roswell, and “Project Saucer”• The Chicago Roundtable Attempts to Answer What Life on Other Planets Would Look Like• Sightings in The Spring o…
 
By 1955 radio’s days as America’s chief entertainment medium were over. However, while radio drama was dying out, UFO sightings were becoming more prevalent. Some were so outlandish they were hard to believe. Others were chillingly real. For example: On September 19th, 1961 Betty and Barney Hill had a widely known abduction experience. The Hills sa…
 
Roy Rogers was born on November 5th, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent much of the early 1930s performing with groups like Uncle Tom Murray’s Hollywood Hillbillies, The Texas Outlaws, and The Rocky Mountaineers. In mid-decade he joined up with Bob Nolan to form the Sons of the Pioneers. By 1935, they were appearing in bit parts for Republic Pictur…
 
Black family's heirs' has multi-million dollar beachfront property (Bruce’s Beach) returned after decades by LA County; Byron Allen buys ‘The Black News Channel’ for $11 million; Jan. 6th Committee Hearing, Day 8 – Focused on the 187 Minutes where Trump watched the Insurrection on Fox News and did nothing to stop it.; Keith Williams discusses ‘Soul…
 
Black family's heirs' has multi-million dollar beachfront property (Bruce’s Beach) returned after decades by LA County – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-24-22 Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.TheAfricanHistory…
 
Keith Williams discusses ‘Soul Day 2022’ in Detroit, Sat. 7-30-22, 12pm – 9pm at Northwestern H.S. – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-24-22 DETROIT: FREE EVENT - 'SOUL DAY 2022', Sat. 7-30-22, 12pm - 9pm at Northwestern High School!!! Bring the Family!!! Keith Williams discusses ‘Soul Day 2022’ with Michael Imhotep on 'The African History Network …
 
Ralph Story was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on August 19th, 1920. He served as a US Army Fighter Pilot during World War II and started a career in broadcasting after the war. His big break came in 1948 when he was hired to host and direct an early morning show on KNX in Los Angeles. Story's casual style and witty observations about life in LA won h…
 
In October of 1952 You Bet Your Life was in the middle of its sixth season on the air and third over NBC. That month’s rating was 8.8, down significantly from its peak, but still good enough for fifth overall. The October 15th’s secret word was “water,” and the male member of the middle couple had a very unusual hobby.…
 
Like with Germany, Korea was divided into occupation zones after World War II. The Soviets helped establish communism in the North, while the US supported the South. By June of 1950 fighting along the border had been going on for months. However on the weekend of June 24th, bulletins increased and it became clear a major crisis was underway.After a…
 
Malcolm X: Muhmmad Aziz, man exonerated in Malcolm X’s murder files $40 million lawsuit against NY City; Carolyn Bryant Donham claims she tried to protect Emmett Till before he was killed, in Unpublished Memoir; Mississippi AG has no plans to prosecute Donham in Emmett’s kidnapping; House Democrats pass 2 Women's Reproductive Rights bill after Roe …
 
Carolyn Bryant Donham claims she tried to protect Emmett Till before he was killed, in Unpublished Memoir; Mississippi AG has no plans to prosecute Donham in Emmett’s kidnapping – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-17-22 Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www…
 
On Saturday July 9th, 1949, Dangerous Assignment debuted on NBC starring Brian Donlevy as Steve Mitchell. Each week Mitchell was sent to a different location to crack into the bed of discontent and rout the perpetrators. Herb Butterfield and Betty Moran co-starred, with Hollywood regulars, like the just-heard Sam Edwards filling out the supporting …
 
Class #6: From The Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement & Black Power (1865 - 1968) with Michael Imhotep (Free Class Session) Did you miss Class Thursday, 7-14-22? REGISTER HERE: Did you miss Class Thursday 7-14-22? REGISTER & WATCH NOW! 'From The Civil War to The Civil Rights Movement & Black Power (1865 – 1968)' 10 Week Online Course with Micha…
 
Class 9: Ancient Kemet, The Moors & The Maafa: Understanding The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with Michael Imhotep (Free Class Session) REGISTER NOW: Did you miss Class Saturday, 7-16-22, 6pm EST? WATCH CONTENT ON DEMAND NOW!!! ‘Ancient Kemet (Egypt), The Moors & The Maafa: Understanding The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade What They Didn’t Teach You In Sc…
 
On April 7th, 1950, Edward R. Murrow broadcast the CBS Special “Report on Flying Saucers.” By then, Murrow was long-known for his journalistic integrity and tenacity in chasing down answers.A turbo jet that could fly up to six-hundred miles per hour didn’t exactly line up with witness accounts. Speed of travel aside, It wasn’t at all what Dr. Craig…
 
On Sunday April 2nd, 1950 at 7:30PM eastern time, The Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show took to the air over NBC. The Harris/Faye show peaked in December of 1948 with a rating of 26, but by this month it was down 8.5. Harris resisted taking the program into TV, as his wife Alice Faye remembered.Elliott Lewis’ friendship with Phil Harris went all the …
 
Emmett Till: Arrest Warrant for Carolyn Bryant Donham; The Woman King Trailer is Released starring Viola Davis; Biden signs EO to protect Women’s Reproductive Rights; Border Patrol Agents did not strike Del Rio, Haitian Migrants, Report finds. – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-10-22 Please Support The African History Network through Cash App @ ht…
 
On Tuesday nights at 9:30PM eastern time in the spring of 1950, Fibber McGee and Molly was NBC’s highest-rated show. They’d stuck with NBC while stars like Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, George Burns, and Gracie Allen jumped to CBS. Their 17.7 was fourth overall, but their rating fell by almost six points from the year prior.Opposite on TV, NBC aired Th…
 
In the spring of 1950, network radio revenue was falling for the first time since 1933. There were now over twenty-six-hundred AM and FM stations vying for advertising dollars. The US also spent the first ten months of 1949 in a recession while TV was becoming a serious threat to both prime time Network Radio and Hollywood films.Over a hundred TV s…
 
Until March of 1950, most reported UFO observations were seen from a great distance. On March 16th, a physician and pilot — Dr. Craig Hunter of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia — saw one close up.That same month, the Mutual Broadcasting System launched a series called 2000 Plus. Considered the first adult science fiction show in radio history, a mon…
 
At the battle of Issus, fought in early November 333 BC, Alexander faced the Persian King Darius in person for the first time. Massively outnumbered, the Macedonian army faced the numberless might of the Persian military machine. The outcome would decide the future of both the Persian and the Macedonian empire. Dur: 20mins File: .mp3…
 
The University of Chicago Roundtable grew out of arguments had by professors at the faculty club. In 1931 they were convinced their forum would make for good radio. WMAQ agreed. The show premiered on February 1st of that year. It began running nationally over NBC on October 15th, 1933. The thirty-minute time slot allowed for little grandstanding. P…
 
Early on the morning of February 25th, 1942 several aerial objects were spotted over Los Angeles. It triggered the firing of thousands of anti-aircraft rounds. This was ten weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and Manilla. Initially, it was thought to be a Japanese attack, but shortly after Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox said it was a false al…
 
In Breaking Walls episode 128 we wrap up our six month look at 1954 by ending in June with network cancellations.——————————Highlights:• The State of Radio and The Union• The End of Escape with John Dehner• News with Frank Edwards on Mutual• Let’s Pretend with Arnold Stang• Autolite Drops Suspense• Goodbye To Jack Benny (For Now)• What’s At Stake in…
 
Well, this brings our six-month look at 1954 to a close. Jack Benny again had radio’s highest-rated show the following season in what would ultimately turn out to be his swan song. Benny’s last new radio episode aired in May of 1955. Joseph McCarthy would finally be censured by the Senate in December. He never recovered from that political storm, a…
 
Juneteenth DID NOT Free All Black Slaves in Texas! Some were Killed by their Masters! Thousands of Southerns Slave Owners fled to Cuba or Brazil with their Slaves -TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 6-20-22; Visit our New Website www.TheAfricanHistoryNetwork.com for Lectures and Online Courses from Michael Imhotep. Please Support The African History N…
 
Juneteenth was Not The Last Day of Slavery: Protecting & Correcting the History of Juneteenth, Inkster, MI - Michael Imhotep 6-19-22; Visit www.TheAfricanHistoryNetwork.com (New Website) for Lectures and Online Courses from Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network. Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.ap…
 
The Legion of the United States was America's first attempt to establish a permanent military capable of defending its new borders, from hostile Native Americans, as a reaction to the defeats of the hastily raised regular and militia units during the Harmar Campaign and St. Clair’s Defeat. Dur: 18mins File: .mp3…
 
Even with James Stewart leading the cast and Jack Johnstone directing, without a national sponsor cancellation was around the corner for The Six Shooter. Unlike with CBS, it was uncommon for NBC to sustain shows for long. Stewart had turned down sponsorship from Liggett and Myers Tobacco. The Six Shooter would be canceled after the June 24th, 1954 …
 
Juneteenth is a Federal Holiday! Now What?? History, Politics, Law, Economics, Reparations - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 6-16-22 Michael Imhotep, Host of 'The African History Network Show' separates Fact from Fiction regarding Juneteenth History and how to use this Federal Holiday to push issues and policies that are beneficial for African Amer…
 
At network radio’s height, no dramatic show was more popular than CBS’ Lux Radio Theatre. Between 1936 and 1954 it never finished lower than eighth in the ratings, and it was radio’s top show between 1947 and 1952. Ken Carpenter announced. Radio’s best supporting talent, like Paula Winslowe, worked opposite Hollywood's biggest stars.Mondays at 9PM …
 
On Sunday June 13th, 1954 at 6PM Eastern, The American Forum of the Air signed on Mutual with a discussion on the 1954 midterm elections. The featured Senators were Republican Homer Ferguson of Michigan and Democrat Mike Monroney of Oklahoma. The two political parties had deep divides within on key issues. While many Republicans were conservative, …
 
Jan. 6th Hearings hold Trump responsible for the Insurrection Attack and prove he knew the election wasn’t stolen; Amadeuz Christ – ‘Heavy is the Crown’ Screening in Detroit; California’s Reparations Task Force takes on the Historic Theft of Black Art and Culture; Michigan officer charged with murder in shooting death of Patrick Lyoya. - TheAHNShow…
 
On June 6th, 1954 Jack Benny closed his broadcast for the end of the season. Jack was going to headline in Dallas. The show featured a semi-rare appearance from Mary Livingston. Although radio audiences were rapidly waning and Benny was a TV star as well, he kept his radio program going. Out of home listening was adding an additional forty percent …
 
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