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Yesterday USA Documentaries

Raising funds for the 2022 original documentaries on Yesterday USA.

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YESTERDAY USA has been streaming live on the Internet (and satellite radio) since 1983. For almost forty years we have been providing old-time radio programs, along with original documentaries and exclusive celebrity interviews to help preserve past network broadcasting. Historians, scholars, museum curators and other luminaries have been guests. During the coming year we plan to produce a number of documentaries and the costs involved for production require us to launch this Kickstarter. 

 

Documentary #1  THE LIFE AND CAREER OF RONALD COLMAN

With the cooperation of Ronald Colman's daughter, this audio documentary will feature memories and recollections from people who worked with Ronald Colman, including an exclusive interview with Colman's biographer.

Ronald Colman

Documentary #2  THE JACK BENNY RADIO SHOW

This documentary will feature interviews with the script writers of THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM, and children who appeared on the program known as part of the Jack Benny beavers. Hosted by Larry and John Gassman.

 

Documentary #3  A TRIBUTE TO JOAN BENNY

Joan Benny, daughter of Mary Livingstone and Jack Benny, will provide memories and recollections of her father. Not only will be recounting the days when she finished his autobiography and got it published, but she will recount little known stories that she never included in the book.

Jack Benny and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson

Documentary #4  A HISTORY OF THE LONE RANGER

The masked man who rode the plains to combat cattle rustlers, bank robbers, masked bandits and murderers, was assisted by his faithful Indian companion from 1933 to 1954. The radio program aired three days a week and gave multiple generations more than 3,000 thrilling adventures. The history of that popular western program will be a highlight of the year with exclusive interviews with cast members from the radio show, and commentary by historian/author Martin Grams.

Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels as The Lone Ranger and Tonto

Documentary #5  JIMMY STEWART'S RADIO CAREER

Many people know Jimmy Stewart from his motion pictures but few know he had a career on radio. The most popular was a cowboy western known as The Six Shooter, which he played the title lead. This documentary will feature clips from numerous radio broadcasts, commentary from historians and an exclusive interview with his daughter Kelly.

James Stewart and Jean Arthur in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

Documentaries, like any production, have overhead, which is why we are asking for your support. We do not sell the documentaries, nor release them commercially. We offer them to the masses for free on our Internet radio station. But financial reimbursement is needed. Please help us keep this momentum going for another year. We hope you continue enjoying the 24-hour programming the radio station will continue to provide in this new year. 

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No risks except not reaching our goal. We did a similar crowd funding a couple years ago for about the same amount and reached our goal with no problem.

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Studied at Cal Poly Pomona, worked for Marriott International, presently an active member of the board of directors for SPERDVAC, the...See more

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Earliest 1938 War of the Worlds Transfer

The 1938 War of the Worlds panic broadcast, direct transfer from the earliest dubbed transfer known among collectors, superior sound.

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20 Old-Time Radio Shows (Uncirculated)

20 uncirculated old-time radio shows, assorted variety of programs, not available anywhere else. Will provide download link flac, wav and/or mp3 format.

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20 Christmas Radio Shows (very rare)

20 rare Christmas radio broadcasts (some uncirculated but most are rare to find anywhere so chances are you do not have these in your collection.

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KVOO NBC Oklahoma D-Day News

KVOO in Oklahoma, D-Day news coverage, 10 hours, new transfers from glass discs, not available anywhere else.

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History of the Big Bands

90 or so hours of THE HISTORY OF THE BIG BANDS, original monthly hour-long program from the Yesterday USA archive.

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Same Time Same Station Interviews

Over 100 hours of SAME TIME, SAME STATION, with exclusive one-on-one interviews with radio celebrities. Plus a weekly link for download of the 2022 broadcasts.

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All of the Above COMBO PACKAGE

All of the old-time radio recordings listed above for a discount price. Great savings!

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Co-Hosting Your Own Radio Program

You get to be co-host of a monthly radio program/spot on the Internet radio station.

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Free weekly advertising spots ONE YEAR

A 30-second commercial recorded and broadcast for an entire year over YESTERDAY USA.

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Sincere Appreciation Shout Out

No rewards provided for those who just want to help contribute to the cause. But we will give a verbal shout out through the year for your support.

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