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The Big Town - "Occupied Paris"

Broadcast September 05, 1942

Big Town was perhaps the most famous series of reporter dramas. It featured the adventures of Steve Wilson, the crusading editor of The Illustrated Press. “Freedom of the press is a flaming sword! Use is justly … hold it high … guard it well.”

"Occupied Paris" - Edward G. Robinson as Steve Wilson, managing editor of the Illustrated Press, with Ona Munson Laurelie Kilborne, girl reporter. Until recently, Steve and Laurelie have always been on the receiving end of the news, in Big Town. Now we find them where news is being made: in war-torn Europe, grabbing headlines hot from the fire in Lisbon, Portugal, Paris...