The Big Story

NBC (ended 1958)




Episode Guide

  • Season 9
    • With Intent To Kill
      A young officer is killed while trying to stop a robbery from taking place and his friend, reporter Ted Prager, takes up the cause to find and bring to justice his murderer.
    • The Witch Doctors
      The Witch Doctors
      Episode 23
      After too many heartbreaking horror stories come across his desk, a reporter sets out to establish minimum guidelines and exams for practicing psychologists.
    • Wanted - Dead Or Alive
      After a teenager commits a robbery, newspaper reporter Tony Slaughter tries to get the young man to turn himself in.
    • Until Proven Guilty
      After a reporter gathers evidence concerning a murder suspect who supposedly killed his own wife, the corespondent soon decides the man is innocent.
    • Two Edged Sword
      Two Edged Sword
      Episode 20
      An extortion ring becomes the target of a go getting cub reporter bent on uncovering it to the world.
    • Turnpike Terror
      Turnpike Terror
      Episode 19
      Reporter Joe Bianco joins in the hunt for a murderer who killed an innocent man while he slept.
    • Thanksgiving For Dr. Joe
      A refugee is not allowed to practice medicine even though he is a qualified doctor so Victor Cohn takes up the cause to change that.
    • The Stubbonest Man
      The Stubbonest Man
      Episode 17
      A man who insists that he is innocent of the charge of murdering his wife, gets help from Julian Houseman, a newspaperman who starts an investigation into the affair.
    • The Smell Of Death
      The Smell Of Death
      Episode 16
      Cliff Russell offers himself in exchange when a gunman threatens to kill two young people he is holding as hostages.
    • Shield #21 aka In The Line Of Duty
      A gunman targets a witness who saw him fatally shoot a police officer.
    • Shakedown aka The Hackie Shakedown
      The blue wall goes up quickly as Pulitzer Prize winning writer Bill Lambert begins an investigation into the hidden world of police officers on the take.
    • Servant Of The People
      St. Louis Post Dispatch reporter Ted Link decides to single handedly take on the Missouri underworld after a powerful mobster is murdered.
    • Search For Truth
      Search For Truth
      Episode 12
      A family makes an appeal for help after their daughter goes missing and a newspaper woman answers their call.
    • Phoenix
      Episode 11
    • Nightmare
      Episode 10
      Newspaper correspondent Valerie Nicholson suddenly finds herself accused of insanity, after she starts an investigation into a psychologist and his questionable practices.
    • Make Believe Bandit
      Newspaper reporter Emil Slaboda helps police in their pursuit of a group of youthful bandits.
    • Hit And Run
      Hit And Run
      Episode 8
      After a fatal hit-and-run accident, reporter Nye Beaman hits the road, tracking the driver to bring him to justice.
    • For Sale - Child
      For Sale - Child
      Episode 7
      Reporter Bert Collier is given an anonymous tip concerning an international black market adoption operation based in Florida.
    • Fighter's Fists
      Fighter's Fists
      Episode 6
      During a crackdown on crime in the Houston area, police arrest a boxer, who gets support from reporter Zarko Franks.
    • Crime School aka Don Kellerman Of Newsday, Long Island, NY
      A brave young reporter poses as a delinquent teen to go undercover and expose the conditions inside Long Island's prison system
    • The Cat
      The Cat
      Episode 4
      Acid tongued newspaper columnist Walter Winchell is on his own as he rendezvous in a secret location with a notorious gangster to try and work out a plan for the man's surrender to authorities.
    • The Bridge
      The Bridge
      Episode 3
      Using sketches and drawings as a way to communicate, NY Journal American reporter Charles Scott tries to help a deaf-mute, whom he believes has been sent to prison for a crime he is innocent of.
    • A Madman Is Loose
      After a couple of taxi drivers are robbed and killed, reporter C.A. Paul uses the murderer's obsession with canaries to bait and capture the killer.
    • A Child Is Born
      A Child Is Born
      Episode 1
      When a blind and deaf couple in Akron, Ohio, bare a child, many question whether they can handle the task of raising the infant. Helen Waterhouse goes to work to prove they are more than capable.
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  • Season 7
  • Season 6
  • Season 5
  • Season 4
  • Season 3
  • Season 2
  • Season 1