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Suspense (radio drama)

Suspense is a radio drama series broadcast on CBS Radio from 1940 through 1962. One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, more than 900 still exist. Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: the protagonist was a normal person dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation. In its early years, the program made only occasional forays into science fantasy. Notable exceptions include adaptations of Curt Siodmak's Donovan's Brain and H. P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror", but by the late 1950s, such material was featured. Alfred Hitchcock directed its audition show; this was an adaptation of The Lodger. Martin Grams Jr. author of Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills, described the Forecast origin of Suspense: On the second presentation of July 22, 1940, Forecast offered a mystery/horror show titled Suspense.

With the co-operation of his producer, Walter Wanger, Alfred Hitchcock received the honor of directing his first radio show for the American public. The condition agreed upon for Hitchcock's appearance was that CBS make a pitch to the listening audience about his and Wanger's latest film, Foreign Correspondent. To add flavor to the deal, Wanger threw in Herbert Marshall as part of the package. All three men would be seen in the upcoming film, due for a theatrical release the next month. Both Marshall and Hitchcock decided on the same story to bring to the airwaves, which happened to be a favorite of both of them: Marie Belloc Lowndes' "The Lodger." Alfred Hitchcock had filmed this story for Gainsborough in 1926, since it had remained as one of his favorites. Herbert Marshall portrayed the mysterious lodger, co-starring with him were Edmund Gwenn and character actress Lurene Tuttle as the rooming-house keepers who start to suspect that their new boarder might be the notorious Jack-the-Ripper.

Character actor Joseph Kearns had a small part in the drama, Wilbur Hatch, head musician for CBS Radio at the time and conducted the music specially for the program. Adapting the script to radio was not a great technical challenge for Hitchcock, he cleverly decided to hold back the ending of the story from the listening audience in order to keep them in suspense themselves; this way, if the audience's curiosity got the better of them, they would write in to the network to find out whether the mysterious lodger was in fact Jack the Ripper. For the next few weeks, hundreds of letters came in from faithful listeners asking how the story ended. A few wrote threats claiming that it was "indecent" and "immoral" to present such a production without giving the solution In the earliest years, the program was hosted by "The Man in Black" with many episodes written or adapted by the prominent mystery author John Dickson Carr. One of the series' earliest successes and its single most popular episode is Lucille Fletcher's "Sorry, Wrong Number", about a bedridden woman who panics after overhearing a murder plot on a crossed telephone connection but is unable to persuade anyone to investigate.

First broadcast on May 25, 1943, it was restaged seven times —each time with Moorehead. The popularity of the episode led to a film adaptation in 1948. Another notable early episode was Fletcher's "The Hitch Hiker", in which a motorist is stalked on a cross-country trip by a nondescript man who keeps appearing on the side of the road; this episode aired on September 2, 1942, was adapted for television by Rod Serling as a 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone. The episode's primary plot device of a motorist being relentlessly pursued by a diabolical hitchhiker was featured in the 1986 horror classic The Hitcher, with 18-year-old C. Thomas Howell assuming Welles's role as the young protagonist. After the network sustained the program during its first two years, the sponsor became Roma Wines, Autolite Spark Plugs. William Spier, Norman Macdonnell and Anton M. Leader were among the directors. Suspense received a Special Citation of Honor Peabody Award for 1946; the program's heyday was in the early 1950s, when radio actor and director Elliott Lewis took over.

Here the material reached new levels of sophistication. The writing was taut, the casting, which had always been a strong point of the series, took an unexpected turn when Lewis expanded the repertory to include many of radio's famous drama and comedy stars—often playing against type—such as Jack Benny. Jim and Marian Jordan of Fibber McGee and

Hatfield, Arkansas

Hatfield is a town in Polk County, United States. The population was 402 at the 2000 census; the headquarters of the Christian Motorcyclists Association is located in Hatfield. Hatfield is located at 34°29′13″N 94°22′42″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 402 people, 163 households, 106 families residing in the town. The population density was 114.1/km². There were 185 housing units at an average density of 52.5/km². The racial makeup of the town was 95.52% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 1.49% Native American, 2.49% from two or more races. 1.24 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 163 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.4% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.07. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $19,412, the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $18,438 versus $16,875 for females; the per capita income for the town was $10,447. About 22.6% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.7% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hatfield has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. Residents are assigned to schools in the Mena School District.

On July 1, 2004 the Hatfield School District was consolidated into the Mena School District. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry


Magheralin is a village and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is beside the River Lagan, it had a population of 1,144 people in the 2001 Census. The civil parish of Magheralin covers areas of counties Down, its original name was Lann Rónáin Fhinn, "church of Ronan Finn", a saint from the famous tale Buile Shuibhne. The parish church was built in medieval times and its remains form part of the ruined church in the old village graveyard; the post-medieval settlement appears to have developed along the main road and near to the parish church, with an industrial focus to the south, beside the river. The village is grouped around the junction of a number of roads, has an attractive parish church and several fine planters' houses, such as Blacklion and Drumcro by Newforge Bridge over the River Lagan. There are two village churches dating back to the 1840s and displaying fine architecture and stained glass. There is an old song called "The Ducks of Magheralin". In preface to a well known version by the Glenfolk Four, a singer insists that the intent of the song is to address the myth that the capital of Ireland is Dublin.

The first verse is as follows: It is just about a year ago that I went to see the King, And on my voyage in Ulster my troubles they were twin. You're the Mayor of Magheralin." 1989 18 October 1989 - Robert Metcalfe, a Protestant civilian was shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army while at his home in Drumnabreeze Road, Magheralin.1991 5 January 1991 - Jervis Lynch, a Catholic civilian, was shot and killed by the Ulster Volunteer Force while at his home in Acres Road, Magheralin. Lt Col Peter Brush Robert William Radclyffe Dolling, "Father Dolling", was born at Magheralin. John Macoun was a Canadian naturalist born in Magheralin to James Macoun and Anne Jane Nevin, who emigrated to Canada in 1850. Maralin Village Primary School St. Patrick's Primary School, St. Michaels GAC Magheralin Village Football Club Magheralin is classified as a village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency. On Census day there were 1,144 people living in Magheralin. Of these: 23.9% were aged under 16 years and 14.7% were aged 60 and over 47.4% of the population were male and 52.6% were female 29.6% were from a Catholic background and 66.8% were from a Protestant background 2.7% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.

Magheralin List of villages in Northern Ireland NI Neighbourhood Information Service

Ahmad ibn Isa al-Shaybani

Ahmad ibn Isa al-Shaybani, was an Arab leader of the Shayban tribe. In 882/3 he succeeded his father, Isa ibn al-Shaykh, as the independent ruler of Diyar Bakr, soon expanded his control over parts of southern Armenia as well, he gained control over Mosul as well in 891/2, but faced with a resurgent Abbasid Caliphate, he was deprived of the city and forced into a position of vassalage by Caliph al-Mu'tamid. Shortly after his death in 898, the Caliph deprived his son and heir, Muhammad, of the last territories remaining under the family's control. Ahmad was the son of Isa ibn al-Shaykh al-Shaybani. In the 860s, exploiting the turmoil of the "Anarchy at Samarra", which paralysed the Abbasid Caliphate and encouraged separatism in the provinces, Isa had for a short time made himself master of a de facto independent bedouin state in Palestine, he was compelled to leave Palestine and assume the governorship of Armenia, but unable to enforce his authority against the local princes, he abandoned the province in 878 and returned to his native Jazira.

There he established himself with Amid as his capital. At Isa's death in 882/3, Ahmad succeeded his father. An ambitious man, he used his position as the independent governor of Diyar Bakr to extend his influence in both the rest of the Jazira and northwards into Armenia. Although unlike his father he held no official post on behalf of the Caliphate in Armenia, in 887 he was sent by Caliph al-Mu'tamid to confer the royal crown to the Bagratid prince Ashot I, thereby establishing a independent Armenian kingdom. In the Jazira, like his father before him, Ahmad was opposed by the Turkish ruler of Mosul, Ishaq ibn Kundajiq, recognized by the Caliph as governor of the Jazira, it was only after Ibn Kundajiq's death in 891/2 that Ahmad managed to expand his domains, seizing Mardin and Mosul itself, driving out Ibn Kundajiq's son Muhammad. His success did not last long, for in 893, the energetic new Abbasid caliph al-Mu'tadid campaigned in the Jazira and placed Mosul under direct caliphal administration, limiting the Shaybanids to their original province of Diyar Bakr.

In view of the resurgence in Abbasid power under al-Mu'tadid, Ahmad endeavoured to win the Caliph's favour to secure his position. Thus, upon the Caliph's request, he dispatched Ibn Kundajiq's treasure to Baghdad and included many presents of his own, as well as a Kharijite rebel he had captured. Al-Mu'tadid's cousin and panegyrist, Ibn al-Mu'tazz, celebrated Ahmad's submission and claimed that he "contemplated crossing into Byzantine territory and becoming a Christian", but Marius Canard considers the latter doubtful. In the direction of Armenia, Ahmed began expanding in c. 890: he imprisoned Abu'l-Maghra ibn Musa ibn Zurara, the emir of Arzen in southern Armenia, related to the Bagratids and had secretly become a Christian himself, annexed his territory to his own. Taking advantage of the war between Ashot I's successor Smbat I and the Sajid Muhammad al-Afshin, Ahmad launched an invasion of the principality of Taron, capturing Sasun. After the death of prince David, Ahmad engineered the murder of his nephew and successor and managed to seize the entire principality.

As the princes of Taron were members of the royal Bagratid house, this action embroiled Ahmad in a direct conflict with King Smbat I, who now requested of the Shaybanid emir to vacate Taron, in exchange for securing his nomination as the Caliph's representative governor in Armenia. Ahmad refused, Smbat assembled a huge army to march against him. Smbat's campaign failed, due to the treachery of Gagik Apumrvan Artsruni, regent of Vaspurakan: Smbat's army relied on Gagik as their guide, he led them deliberately along difficult roads over the mountains, so that when they arrived in Taron, the Armenian army was exhausted. With Gagik working to undermine the soldiers' morale, the royal army was destroyed in the following battle, King Smbat himself managed to escape. Ahmad died in 898, was succeeded by his son, who ruled until, in the next year, al-Mu'tadid put an end to Shaybanid power and placed Diyar Bakr under his direct administration. In Taron, power was taken over by a cousin of Grigor; as "rulers by usurpation", Ahmad and his father are judged harshly by contemporary Muslim historians, but according to M. Canard, "in the disturbed period in which these Mesopotamian Arabs lived, they were no worse in their behaviour than the other soldiers of fortune of the Abbasid regime".

Like all the Shayban, however and Ahmad too were esteemed for the quality of their Arabic poetry. The historian al-Mas'udi wrote a detailed account of Ahmad's life in his Akhbar al-zaman, now lost. Bianquis, Thierry. "S̲h̲aybān". In Bosworth, C. E.. The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume IX: San–Sze. Leiden: E. J. Brill. Pp. 391–392. ISBN 90-04-10422-4. Canard, Marius. "ʿĪsā b. al-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲". In van Donzel, E.. E.. The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume IV: Iran–Kha. Leiden: E. J. Brill. Pp. 88–91. OCLC 758278456. Kennedy, Hugh; the Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century. Harlow: Longman. ISBN 978-0-582-40525-7. Ter-Ghewondyan, Aram; the Arab Emirates in Bagratid Armenia. Translated by Nina G. Garsoïan. Lisbon: Livraria Bertrand. OCLC 490638192

Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. He was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years, his research interests are in modern European intellectual history, with special interests in France and Germany and legal thought and critical theory, sometimes Jewish studies. He has been co-director of the New York area Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History, is editor of the journal Humanity, has editorial positions at several other publications, he earned his A. B. from Washington University in St. Louis, his Ph. D. from UC Berkeley, his J. D. from Harvard Law School. He attended University City High School. In 2007, Moyn received Columbia University's annual Mark Van Doren Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, determined by undergraduates, its Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for "unusual merit across a range of professorial activities".

In 2008, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship, is a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard. Origins of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas between Revelation and Ethics A Holocaust Controversy: The Treblinka Affair in Postwar France Pierre Rosanvallon, Democracy Past and Future The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History Human Rights and the Uses of History Christian Human Rights Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World "Imperial Graveyard", London Review of Books, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 23–25. Moyn concludes his review, on p. 25: " Our Man may be the most vivid tour of America's foreign delusions, offered since the Vietnam War." Samuel Moyn interview on Counterpoint Radio with Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. Moyn's Faculty bio at Columbia University Top Young Historians: Samuel Moyn on History News Network New York-area Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History Moyn's review essay in The Nation on Lynn Hunt's "Inventing Human Rights" Moyn's review essay in The Nation on Gary Bass's "Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention" Moyn's review essay on Jonathan Littell's novel The Kindly Ones in The Nation Interview with Moyn about Pierre Rosanvallon and French liberalism

Somewhere in the Night (song)

"Somewhere in the Night" is a ballad written by Richard Kerr and lyricist Will Jennings, a US Top 20 hit for both Helen Reddy and Barry Manilow. The first song composed by Kerr and Jennings as a team, "Somewhere in the Night" appeared on four 1975 album releases: You Are a Song by Batdorf & Rodney, Rising Sun by Yvonne Elliman, No Way to Treat a Lady by Helen Reddy released July 1975 and Kim Carnes' November 1975 eponymous album release; the Yvonne Elliman version was released as a single in August 1975 which month saw the release of a "Somewhere in the Night" single recorded by the song's co-writer Richard Kerr: Kerr's version would have its UK release in January 1976 when it served as the title cut of an album release by Kerr. However, "Somewhere in the Night" did not appear on any chart until the Batdorf & Rodney version was issued as a single in October 1975 to reach #69 on the Billboard Hot 100; the qualified success of the Batdorf & Rodney version did not preclude the December 1975 release of Helen Reddy's version of "Somewhere in the Night" as the follow-up single to her hit "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady".

Unique as a third single released from a Helen Reddy album - the first single from the No Way to Treat a Lady album: "Bluebird", had had an abbreviated release - "Somewhere in the Night" hit #2 at Easy Listening radio and #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1976: Reddy would have one subsequent single reach the Top 20 that being "You're My World" in 1977. "Somewhere in the Night" would reach #27 in New Zealand in February 1976, affording Reddy her final hit in that territory.. Barry Manilow, whose breakout hit "Mandy" had been written by Scott English and Richard Kerr who had reached #1 with the Kerr/Jennings composition "Looks Like We Made It", recorded "Somewhere in the Night" for his 1978 album Even Now. In July 1978 Manilow's version of "Somewhere in the Night" was issued as the flip of Manilow's single "Copacabana" for its release in the UK where both sides of the single received airplay although the single only reached a UK chart peak of #42. In December 1978 "Somewhere in the Night" became the fourth track from Even Now to be given single release in the US, reaching #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 in early-1979: Manilow's follow-up single would have a Hot 100 peak of #9 after which Manilow would return to the US Top Ten for one final time with "I Made It Through the Rain" - #10 in 1980.

The song has been recorded by Anita Sarawak. Mike Love, a local singer from Abertillery, South Wales recorded a version of the song in his bedroom and in 2014 the recording was played at his own funeral. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Listen to "Somewhere In the Night" on YouTube Listen to "Somewhere In the Night" on YouTube