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Broadcast Legend Presents Live AES Audio Production

Himan Brown to produce Rockets Red Glare audio drama for the AES Historical Program (September 29, 2005)

Broadcast legend, Himan Brown, producer of such classic radio programs as Inner Sanctum, Dick Tracey, and The CBS Mystery Theater, presents Rockets Red Glare, a recording session of a rare live audio drama at the 119th AES Convention at the Javits Center Friday, October 7th 5:00PM -6:00PM. Scripted by Jerome Coopersmith, this special AES Historical and Broadcast Event features esteemed film and stage actors Marion Seldes, (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mona Lisa Smile), Paul Hecht (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Miami Vice), Bob Balaban (Seinfeld) and Russell Horton (Law and Order, Miami Vice).

Based on the classic film Twelve Angry Men, Rockets Red Glare, is an hour-long drama focusing on the real life of George Voskovec, an actor and writer who escaped from the Nazis to a new life in America. The recorded performance will be made available on CD to AES members.

?This is a stirring story about one mans search for freedom, says Brown, whose foundation, Radio Drama Network, is funding this performance for the Audio Engineering Society as part of its Historical Program. ?Jerome Coopersmiths script poses some intriguing questions about freedom and democracy.

Hi Brown, is one of the most influential producers in radio history. He has produced more than 30,000 shows over a span of 65 years. A member of the Radio Hall of Fame, he is also the recipient of The American Broadcast Pioneer and the prestigious Peabody Awards.

In recent years, through his non-profit educational foundation, Brown has created a series of radio theater biographies entitled, They Were Giants, dramatizing the lives of such literary figures as Walt Whitman and H.G. Wells. Additional projects include We, The Living, a series of reality dramas about the vibrant lives of senior citizens. He also teaches SVA and Brooklyn College audio drama production.

?We are honored to have Himan Brown produce this thought-provoking audio drama for the AES Historical Program, says AES Historical Committee chair Harry Hirsch. ?Broadcast Events Chair David Bialik has done a remarkable job in coordinating this event. Hi Brown is an amazing force in broadcasting and the performance promises to be a highlight of this years convention.

About AES
Formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers, the Audio Engineering Society counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry.

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