Norman Corwin

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Norman Lewis Corwin (May 3, 1910 – October 18, 2011) was an American writer, screenwriter, producer, essayist and teacher of journalism and writing.wikipedia
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In this area he was a peer of Orson Welles and William N. Robson, and an inspiration to other later radio/TV writers such as Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Norman Lear, J. Michael Straczynski and Yuri Rasovsky.
Arch Oboler and Norman Corwin were two of his favorite writers.

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Corwin won a One World Award, two Peabody Medals, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a duPont-Columbia Award; he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for Lust for Life (1956).
Noted novelists and playwrights nominated in this category include: George Bernard Shaw (who shared an award for an adaptation of his play Pygmalion), Graham Greene, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, James Hilton, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Lillian Hellman, Irwin Shaw, James Agee, Norman Corwin, S. J. Perelman, Terence Rattigan, John Osborne, Robert Bolt, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Larry McMurtry, Arthur Miller, John Irving, David Hare, Tony Kushner, and August Wilson.

Lust for Life (film)

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Corwin won a One World Award, two Peabody Medals, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a duPont-Columbia Award; he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for Lust for Life (1956). He also wrote a number of motion picture screenplays, including The Blue Veil (1951), Scandal at Scourie (1953), Lust for Life (1956), and The Story of Ruth (1961).
Lust for Life is a 1956 American biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Irving Stone which was adapted for the screen by Norman Corwin.

A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin

A documentary film on Corwin's life, A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Feature) in 2006.
A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin is a 2005 documentary short subject about writer Norman Corwin.

National Radio Hall of Fame

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Corwin was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
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Golden Age of Radio

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Corwin was a major figure during the Golden Age of Radio.
Radio dramas were presented on such programs as 26 by Corwin, NBC Short Story, Arch Oboler's Plays, Quiet, Please, and CBS Radio Workshop.

We Hold These Truths

In December 1941, he created a program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the United States Bill of Rights: We Hold These Truths was first broadcast on December 15, 1941.
It was written and produced by Norman Corwin, who won a Peabody Award for the show, which commemorated the ratification of Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791.

CBS

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In 1942, Corwin and Edward R. Murrow combined to produce An American in England on CBS radio.
He did it through sustaining programming like the New York Philharmonic, the thoughtful drama of Norman Corwin – and an in-house news division to gather and present news, free of fickle suppliers like newspapers and wire services.

Columbia Workshop

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He was the writer and creator of series such as The Columbia Workshop, 13 By Corwin, 26 By Corwin and others.

Martin Gabel

The program went on (from the Los Angeles studios of CBS Radio Station KNX), with Martin Gabel as host/narrator and with William L. Shirer (via cable from New York) re-creating his role as reporter in the Compeigne forest covering the French surrender to Germany.
Gabel's most noted work was as narrator and host of the May 8, 1945, CBS Radio broadcast of Norman Corwin's epic dramatic poem On a Note of Triumph, a commemoration of the fall of the Nazi regime in Germany and the end of World War II in Europe.

Orson Welles

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In this area he was a peer of Orson Welles and William N. Robson, and an inspiration to other later radio/TV writers such as Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Norman Lear, J. Michael Straczynski and Yuri Rasovsky.
1945: On May 24, 1945, the Interracial Film and Radio Guild honored Welles for his contributions to interracial harmony through radio. Presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the guild's second annual awards ceremony also honored Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Norman Corwin, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Lena Horne, James Wong Howe, Earl Robinson, Nathan Straus and Miguel C. Torres.

The Blue Veil (1951 film)

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He also wrote a number of motion picture screenplays, including The Blue Veil (1951), Scandal at Scourie (1953), Lust for Life (1956), and The Story of Ruth (1961).
The screenplay by Norman Corwin is based on a story by François Campaux, which was adapted for the French language film Le Voile Bleu in 1942.

The Story of Ruth

He also wrote a number of motion picture screenplays, including The Blue Veil (1951), Scandal at Scourie (1953), Lust for Life (1956), and The Story of Ruth (1961).
The screenplay, written by Norman Corwin, is an adaptation of the biblical Book of Ruth.

Yuri Rasovsky

In this area he was a peer of Orson Welles and William N. Robson, and an inspiration to other later radio/TV writers such as Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Norman Lear, J. Michael Straczynski and Yuri Rasovsky.
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Norman Corwin Presents

In the early 1970s Corwin produced and hosted the television show Norman Corwin Presents.
The series host was American broadcast writer Norman Corwin who introduced dramas of various genres and subjects.

List of Babylon 5 characters

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Stracyzynski named a recurring character in the series, David Corwin, after Norman.
In River of Souls, which takes place after the station is returned to Earth Alliance jurisdiction, it is implied that he has been officially made XO. He is named for Norman Corwin.

Corwin (film)

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Les Guthman's feature documentary on Mr. Corwin's career, Corwin aired on PBS in the 1990s.
Corwin is a feature-length documentary by director Les Guthman on Norman Corwin, the great writer, director and producer during the Golden Age of Radio.

Les Guthman

Les Guthman's feature documentary on Mr. Corwin's career, Corwin aired on PBS in the 1990s.
In 1996, Les Guthman made Corwin, a feature-length documentary about Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, producer and director during the Golden Age of Radio.

The Plot to Overthrow Christmas

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The Plot to Overthrow Christmas is a radio play written by Norman Corwin and first performed on December 25, 1938.

Katherine Locke

Corwin was married in 1947 to actress Katherine Locke.
She was married to radio writer Norman Corwin.

The Next Voice You Hear...

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Composer David Raksin's "reverent orchestral theme" for the 1950 MGM film The Next Voice You Hear... was later published with original lyrics by Corwin as a hymn, "Hasten the Day".
The "hymn-like" theme used for the main and end titles would later be published as "Hasten the Day," with lyrics by Norman Corwin.

American Radio Archives

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Norman Corwin Collection at the American Radio Archive located at the Thousand Oaks Library
Notable collections include the Bob Crosby, Norman Corwin, Carlton E. Morse, Monty Masters, Rudy Vallée, and KNX AM collections.

National Audio Theatre Festival

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And in 2001, NPR aired six new plays by Corwin under the title More By Corwin. He also lectured at USC as a visiting professor and was also on the Advisory Board of the National Audio Theatre Festival.
The NATF also sponsors the Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre, the only award of its kind in America given to American audio dramatists with a significant body of work, or who have made significant contributions to the art form.

Dan Gediman

50 Years after 14 August – A reflection on the end of World War II; co-produced with Dan Gediman.
Gediman co-produced the DuPont-Columbia Award-winning 50 Years After 14 August, a reflection on the end of World War II, with legendary radio playwright Norman Corwin and Mary Beth Kirchner.

Light entertainment

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Corwin was among the first producers to regularly use entertainment—even light entertainment—to tackle serious social issues.