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6 January: The brave, bold, unfulfilled mystery theater

Shown here at the height of her old-time radio career, Agnes Moorehead was one classic radio veteran who tried to make The CBS Radio Mystery Theater work generations later. (Photo: CBS.)

Shown here at the height of her old-time radio career, Agnes Moorehead was one classic radio veteran who tried to make The CBS Radio Mystery Theater work generations later. (Photo: CBS.)

If you can say nothing else about The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, premiering tonight in 1974, you can say it is a brave, bold, and often interesting exercise that will prove an ultimately unfilfilled bid to revive classic radio. Certainly it isn’t for lack of effort over its eight struggling seasons. And, just as certainly, its heart—from creator/mastermind Himan Brown and host E.G. Marshall on down—is in the right place.

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