Amateur Hour


Near Osceola on Sunday, January 12, 1936, Dale and Helen went to their neighbor Peagues farm to listen to the Major Bowes Hour on the radio.  This was the original amateur hour, ending with the death of Major Bowes in 1946.  Two years later, it was revived on ABC radio and the Dumont television network, hosted in both media by Ted Mack, a talent scout and director of the series under Bowes.

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