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The Morgan Court Of Human Relations (Aired May 2, 1948)
Fred Allen's first taste of radio came while he and Portland Hoffa waited for a promised slot in a new Arthur Hammerstein musical. In the interim, they appeared on a Chicago station's program, WLS Showboat, into which, Allen recalled, "Portland and I were presented... to inject a little class into it." Their success in these appearances helped their theater reception; live audiences in the Midwest liked to see their radio favorites in person, even if Allen and Hoffa would be replaced by Bob Hope when the radio show moved to New York several months afterward. The couple eventually got their Hammerstein show, Polly, which opened in Delaware and made the usual tour before hitting Broadway.
May 2, 1948. NBC network. Sponsored by: Ford. Fred and guest Henry Morgan do a satire called, "Morgan Court Of Human Relations." Allen's Alley question: "Are you interested in music and does it play a part in your life?" Fred Alle