Father Knows Best

The series began August 25, 1949, on NBC Radio. Set in the Midwest, it starred Robert Young as the General Insurance agent Jim Anderson. His wife Margaret was first portrayed by June Whitley and later by Jean Vander Pyl. The Anderson children were Betty (Rhoda Williams), Bud (Ted Donaldson), and Kathy (Norma Jean Nillson). Others in the cast were Eleanor Audley, Herb Vigran and Sam Edwards. Sponsored through most of its run by General Foods, the series was heard Thursday evenings on NBC until March 25, 1954.

Audition Show

Elusive Card Game

An Uncontrolled Dog

Golf Challenge, The

Superstitious Folk

Time for a New Car

New Housekeeper

New Arrangements

Vacation Arrives

An Efficient House

Family Car Stolen

Who Has the Time

New Girl Friend

Family Spending

Skunk Must Go

Spooky Cemetery

Too Many Problems

Bad Barbecue

Enterprising Kids

Thanksgiving Show

French Teacher

Father Becomes Ill

Christmas Program

Party Preparations

Taking on City Hall

Missing Furniture

Recreation Woes

Sound Matchmaker

Ranch Inheritance

Discussion Of Diet

Smooth Household

Watching the Dog

Weekend Activity

Should Women Work

Betty and the Crooner

Bud Quits School

Carnival in Town

Boy Next Door

Bud Likes Girls

Aunt Thelma Visits

Babysitter Misery

Family Getaway

Old Father Time

Springtime Woes

Good Old Days

Sophisticated Bud

Paper Drive

Remembering Names

Big Inheritance

Mind Your Manners

Date Mix-Up

Value of Money

Life of the Party

Too Many Peanuts

Halloween Blues

Moving to Chicago

Thanksgiving Dinner

Taking Pictures

Unusual Bet

Mink Coat Woes

Trash Can Lids

Telephone Mix-Up

Check Writing

False Elopement

Spring Cleaning

Income Tax Mix-Up

Rainy Day Activity