The Town Crier

The Town Crier

Alexander Woollcott

Born: January 19, 1887; Phalanx, New Jersey

Died: January 2, 1943; New York, New York of a heart attack


CBS, 1929-1943

Sometimes listed as "Alexander Woollcott; The Town Crier," this 15-minute program of literary criticism, interviews and commentary on current events was hosted by Alexander Woollcott, an influential literary critic of the day. The show began with the ringing of a bell and Woollcott saying, "Hear Ye! Hear Ye!"