Thursday, September 5, 2013
September 5, 1938: NBC airs 'Life Can Be Beautiful'
September 5, 1938: Life can Be Beautiful that called the inspiring message of faith drawn from life, was broadcast by the NBC Red network for the first time and lasted until 1954.
Known to many as Elsie Beebe (derived from the show's initials), Life Can Be Beautiful is a daytime radio drama series which lasted for 16 years. It was one of the leading soap operas of the 1940s.
The drama tells the story of a girl named Carol Conrad (played by Alice Reinhart from 1938-1946, and Teri Keane from 1946-1954), a runaway teenager who was given a home by a bookshop owner named David Solomon (Ralph Locke).