136 years ago today, Mark Twain published his famous novel. The radio anthology series Favorite Story aired from 1946 to 1949 -- 118 episodes based on literary classics. Since the stories were usually in the public domain, the program was an inexpensive way to add a bit of class to the airwaves. Ronald Colman served s the host.
Twain's novel was billed as clarinetist Arti Shaw's "Favorite Story." Jimmy Lydon (filmdom's Henry Aldrich) starred as Huckleberry. Lydon is still around at age 97.
* This episode had been announce as the next in the series for August 13, 1946. I have no ide why it was delayed for over a year.