July 22, 1943: Mutual presented Foreign Assignment for the first time. Jay Jostyn appeared as the leading character of Brian Berry. Foreign Assignment focused on actual national events. the correspondent was actually a spy, " often battling the Gestapo in occupied France."The program lasted only until Jan. 8, 1944. The sole surviving episode believed to be in existence is included in the Rare Detective Show Collection (Vol. 1) .