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Cultural highlights of 1928

Radio shows: US
New shows
Amos 'n' Andy (WMAQ  Chicago for NBC Blue Network, from 19 March). Comedy, featuring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, who had previously broadcast a similar show as Sam and Henry on Chicago's WGN station.
Dodge Variety Hour (NBC from 4 January). Early  variety show. The first edition, starring Will Rogers, Al Jolson and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, costs $67,000 to produce.
The Voice of Firestone (from 24 December, 20:00). Classical and light classical music. The start of a long weekly run; the start time is put back by 30 minutes in 1931. 1949 September 5

 

Other media
Adventures of the Good Soldier Schweik premiere in Berlin (23 January).
An American in Paris by George Gershwin premiere in New York by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra (31 December).
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) by Bertholt Brecht and Kurt Weill premiere in Berlin (31 August).

 


Chronomedia 1928

Page updated 9 April 2008
David Fisher