Debut of Cavalcade of America

Today in 1935, Cavalcade of America was first broadcast this very day. The CBS show featured some of  Hollywood and Broadway's most famous stars in leading roles in the half hour dramas. Thomas Chalmers narrated the stories about obscure incidents and people in American history. The orchestra was led by Donald Voorhees. The show aired from 1935 to 1953, changing from CBS to NBC in 1939; with one sponsor for its entire duration. The DuPont Company introduced its slogan on Cavalcade of America ... "Better things for better living through chemistry..."