Cavalcade of America

Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising. Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds. This was consistent with DuPont's overall conservative philosophy and legacy as an American company dating back to 1802. The company's motto, Maker of better things for better living through chemistry, was read at the beginning of each program, and the dramas emphasized humanitarian progress, particularly improvements in the lives of women, often through technological innovation.

No Turning Back (This version is sponsored by Bell Telephone)

No Turning Back

The Will to Conquer Distance

The Spirit of Competition

The Will to Rebuild

Faith in Education

Woman's Emancipation

Willingness to Share

Community Self Reliance

Heroism in Medical Science

The Will to Explore

Defiance of Nature

The Humanitarian Urge

Declaration of Independence

Women in Public Service

Building and Architecture

Speed Of Words


Loyalty to Family

Abraham Lincoln

The Bridge Builders

Heroes of the Sea

Songs That Inspired the Nation


They Also Serve


Winning Fame For American Literature


Railroad Builders

Safety First

Self Reliance

The Artistic Impulse

Tillers of the Soil



Songs of Home

Heroes of Texas

Steamboat Builders

American Journalism

Victor Herbert - Master of Melody

Development of Band Music in America 1

Development of Band Music in America 2

Development of Band Music in America 3

Development of Band Music in America 4

The Evolution of Dance Music in America

American Musical Comedy and Operetta

The Orchestra of Today and How It Grew

Music of the Movies

Showmanship - The Story Of Phineas T Barnum

A Helping Hand

Sentinels of the Deep

John Winthrop, Pioneer of Chemical Science

Edward MacDowell, Pioneer In American Music

Transcontinental Journeys

Songs of Sentiment

The Seeing Eye

The Story of Christmas Seals

A Tribute To Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Yankee Independence

Winning Prestige for the American Stage

John Hyatt - Father of Plastics

Songs of the Sea

Pioneer Woman Physician

Minute Men of the Air

The Man Who Couldn't Grow Old

The Ounce of Prevention

Winning Recognition for American Singers

National Parks Pioneers

Stephen Girard

James Fenimore Cooper, First American Novelist

The House of Glass

The McGuffey Readers

Admiral Peary Discovers the Pole

Songs of the Gay Nineties

The Golden Touch

George Washington, Scientific Farmer

Songs of the South

The Story of Dynamite

Thomas A Edison, The Man

Songs of the American Indian

The Story of American Dyes

The Eighth Wonder of the World

Stars of Destiny

The Pine Tree Shilling

Luther Burbank

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Irving Berlin

Cavalcade of Music - Music of George Gershwin

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Richard Rodgers

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Vincent Youmans

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Rudolf Friml

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Sigmund Romberg

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Arthur Schwartz

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Victor Herbert

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Nacio Herb Brown

Cavalcade of Music - Music of Cole Porter

Cavalcade of Music - Don Voorhees' Own Program

Edwin Booth, Pioneer American Actor

Mary Lyon, Pioneer Woman Educator

William Penn and the Holy Experiment

John Jacob Astor

Clara Louise Kellogg

Elmer Ambrose Sperry

John Bartram's Garden

Sarah Josepha Hale

Ottmar Mergenthaler

The Constitution of the United States

The Glory of the Vanquished

The Master Navigator

James Buchanan Eads

Blazing Trails for Science

The Big Brothers

Francis Scott Key

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Louisiana Purchase

Noah Webster

Anne Sullivan Macy

The Last of the Scouts

Captain Robert Gray

John James Audubon

Charlotte Cushman

The Search for Iron

Thomas Jefferson and American Education

The 4-H Club Movement

Maria Mitchell

Songs of the Mississippi

Junipero Serra

Benjamin Franklin

Child Welfare in the United States

Samuel Slater

King Coal

Doctor John Gorrie

The Swedes Land in Delaware

Eleuthere Irenee du Pont

Knute Rockne

Peter Stuyvesant

Will Rogers

Paul Bunyan

John Honeyman

Edward Bok

Stephen Foster

Alexander Graham Bell

Mark Twain

Nathan Hale

Allan Pinkerton

Kit Carson

George Gershwin

The Texas Rangers

Marie Dressler

The American Clipper

The League of the Long House

The Pioneer Mother, Eliza Ann Brooks

John Howard Payne

Patrick Henry


Washington and the Crown

Juliette Low

Mr Justice Holmes