Question about commercials and network


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Posted ByJohn O on September 24, 2001 at 14:42:03:

I have a Jack Benny show on tape from 1950. I got it from the library for a project I'm doing based on comparing an older radio show with shows today. Despite the fact that it states "unedited" on the tape, there are no commercials on the show. However, I did hear one cigarette commercial done by one of his side kicks on another show. My question is: what were commercials typically like on the Jack Benny show? Were they always just one or two a program and done live?

Another question I had was reguarding the networks. I know that some programs were heard nationally, but Jack keeps mentioning that they are in New York at this time.

Thanks for any help!


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