Earth Abides Part 1 of 2 (Aired November 5, 1950)
Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. Since the program did not have a regular sponsor like Suspense, it was subjected to frequent schedule shifts and lower production budgets, although Richfield Oil signed on as a sponsor for five months in 1950. Despite these problems, Escape enthralled many listeners during its seven-year run. The series' well-remembered opening combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with the introduction, intoned by Paul Frees and William Conrad: “Tired of the everyday routine? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!” THIS EPISODE: November 5, 1950. CBS network. "Earth Abides" Part 1." Sustaining. A magnificent story about the end of "The Age Of Man," and the beginning of, The Age Of The Rat." The program was broadcast on the west coast on November 10, 1950. David Ellis (adaptor), George Steward (author), John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman (announcer, performer), Michael Ann Barrett, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Paul Frees (doubles), Peggy Webber, Ron Brogan, Roy Rowan (announcer), Ivan Ditmars (music). 29:55. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.