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OLD TIME RADIO - 1 CD - 67 mp3 - Total Playtime: 29:06:20

A wonderful Old Time Radio collection about Father's Day celebration, and others stories about fatherhood.

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.
Father's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.

After the success obtained by Anna Jarvis with the promotion of Mother's Day in the US, some wanted to create similar holidays for other family members, and Father's Day was the choice most likely to succeed.[citation needed] There were other persons in the US who independently thought of "Father's Day", but the credit for the modern holiday is often given to Sonora Dodd, who was the driving force behind its establishment.

Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.

It did not have much success initially. In the 1920s, Dodd stopped promoting the celebration because she was studying in the Art Institute of Chicago, and it faded into relative obscurity, even in Spokane. In the 1930s Dodd returned to Spokane and started promoting the celebration again, raising awareness at a national level. She had the help of those trade groups that would benefit most from the holiday, for example the manufacturers of ties, tobacco pipes, and any traditional present to fathers. Since 1938 she had the help of the Father's Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men's Wear Retailers to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion. Americans resisted the holiday during a few decades, perceiving it as just an attempt by merchants to replicate the commercial success of Mother's Day, and newspapers frequently featured cynical and sarcastic attacks and jokes. But the trade groups did not give up: they kept promoting it and even incorporated the jokes into their adverts, and they eventually succeeded. By the mid-1980s the Father's Council wrote that "(...) [Father's Day] has become a Second Christmas for all the men's gift-oriented industries."

A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "[singling] out just one of our two parents". In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

In addition to Father's Day, International Men's Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 for men and boys who are not fathers.

EPISODES LIST

A Date With Judy 44-08-01 Father's Birthday
Abbott & Costello 45-06-14 Costellos Fathers Day Gift
Abbott & Costello 45-06-21 Fathers Day
Aldrich Family 521130 Henrys Father Is Sick
Amos and Andy - Amos Seen Talking to Tootsie
Anderson Family - Mary's Father To Visit
Avalon Time 39-10-18 Expecting Father
Avalon Time Father's Day And Hotels
Bob and Ray Coogans Ballbearings Wonderful Gifts For Fathers Day
Boldventure 520303 Ruthie Ryan's Father
Bright Star - Hillside Bcomes Mom and Dad
Cavalcade of America 451015 Children This Is Your Father
Counterspy 50-08-15 The Case of the Foolish Father
Crime Does Not Pay 50-08-28 Father's Boy
Destination Freedom 49-10-09 Father to Son
Dragnet 49-07-28 Missing Persons - Juanita Lasky
Dragnet 55-03-08 The Big Father
Duffy's Tavern 50-06-15 Fathers' Day
Father Knows Best 481220 Audition Show
Father Knows Best 500511 The Golf Challenge
Father Knows Best 500615 Father's Day Trip
Father Knows Best 510614 Father's Day Picnic
Frances Langford Show 470626 - Father to Give Away the Bride
Front Page Drama 410711 Father Against Son
Goldbergs 41-07-14 Sylvia Needs a Father
Goldbergs 42-01-15 Fatherly Talk with Mr Way
Great Gildersleeve 42-06-21 Fathers Day Chair
Great Gildersleeve 49-10-12 Gildy at Hospital with Expectant Father
Great Gildersleeve 54-01-06 Irenes Father Pushes for a Wedding
Groucho Marx An Evening With Groucho - Father's Day
Gunsmoke 56-03-11 Bringing Down Father
Gunsmoke 60-02-07 Delia's Father
Gunsmoke 61-04-23 Father and Son
Hancocks Half Hour 561028 - Sid's Dad (Poor Audio)
Have Gun, Will Travel 590927 Like Father
Have Gun, Will Travel 600703 Dad Blamed Luck
Jack Benny Program 39-06-18 Father's Day Show
Jack Benny Program 40-06-16 Father's Day
Jerry of the Circus - Richard Grayson Sees His Father
Jerry of the Circus - Tom Finds His Father
Let George Do It - 480913 The Father Who Had Nothing to Say
Life of Riley 45-03-04 Expectant Fathers
Life of Riley 46-06-15 A New Suit for Father's Day
Life of Riley 48-02-07 Father and Son Banquet
Life of Riley 48-06-19 Father's Day - Bathrobes
Life of Riley 48-11-19 Father-In-Law Trouble
Life of Riley 49-11-04 The Expectant Father
Life of Riley 51-01-05 Peg's Father Comes to Visit
Life With The Lyons 511122 - Its a Wise Father
Life With The Lyons 530313 - How to Be a Good Father
Life With The Lyons 540121 - Father's Day
Lone Ranger - In His Father's Footsteps
Lone Ranger - Father's Reward
Lone Ranger - Like Father, Like Son
Lux Radio Theater 50-03-20 Father Was a Fullback
Magnificent Montague 51-01-05 Montague's Father
Magnificent Montague 51-06-16 Father of the Year
Marriage 54-02-07 Ben's Father Comes for a Three Week Visit
Marriage 54-03-21 Emily Worships Her Father
Mystery is my Hobby - Father and Son (Poor Sound)
Nightbeat 511228 Expectant Father
Quiz Kids 46-06-16 Fathers Day Show
Quiz Kids 51-01-21 Baseball Player With Name Of Moses Father-In-Law
Romance 43-11-01 Daddy Long Legs
Suspense 590517 Friend of Daddy's
Tarzan 320929 14 Tarzan Rescues Janes Father
Texaco Town Summer Revue - Fathers Day - 37-06-20

 

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