The Big Story

NBC (ended 1958)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 9 : Ep 24

    With Intent To Kill

    Aired 9/14/59

  • S 9 : Ep 23

    The Witch Doctors

    Aired

  • S 9 : Ep 22

    Wanted - Dead Or Alive

    Aired

  • S 9 : Ep 21

    Until Proven Guilty

    Aired

  • S 9 : Ep 20

    Two Edged Sword

    Aired

  • Cast & Crew
  • Burgess Meredith

    Narrator (1957-1958)

  • Norman Rose

    Narrator (1954-1955)

  • Ben Grauer

    Narrator (1955-1957)

  • Robert Sloane

    Narrator (1949-1954)

  • Martin Landau

    Ralph Lowenstein

  • show Description
  • The Big Story was a long running anthology series which presented dramatizations of actual stories and real crimes that featured newspaper reporters who got involved and helped solve crimes, capture criminals and prove those who were wrongly accused of crimes were innocent. The show was filmed in the exact locations of the actual stories when possible, with parts of the show airing live from the studio. The actual reporter who is featured won a $500.00 award for having their story told and was interviewed at the end of each episode. The Big Story aired on NBC for eight seasons and then went into syndication for season nine. The ninth season stories are listed in this guide in alphabetical order since those episodes would air at different dates and times depending on location of broadcast. Note to contributors: If you have information on episodes, please feel free to submit it for consideration. Remember to include your source so that the information can be verified.moreless

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    • Alternated with several different programs the first year such as: Lights Out, The Sport Show, Believe It or Not, TY Mystery Detective and Life Begins at 80.

    • Listed as Margaret Daney in the New York Times tv listing.

    • The Big Story alternated every other week with The Clock until March 1951 when it changed to airing weekly.

    • The Big Story celebrates its first anniversary on television.

    • Syracuse Herald news item: The Big Story celebrates its 200th presentation on the air next month, NBC-TV plans to present the TV stanza on a weekly basis starting in March and switching The Clock to another time spot and hopes also to present that whodunit weekly.

    • New York Times: "The Big Story" will be shown weekly from this point on.

    • The correct name is Walter Beesley not Beesely.

    • Last show of the third season. Summer replacement series is "Doorway to Danger" with Roland Winters premieres.

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    • The Big Story radio program aired Frank Shenkel's story on July 23, 1947 titled "The Case of the Iron Boss".

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