Show Business: And Now, Star Wars on the Air

Radio drama is making a resounding comeback

Galloping galaxies! Here come that midget robot and the tin man with the English accent again, along with Luke, Han Solo and the rebellious rose of Alderaan, Princess Leia. Star Wars is back, but with a difference. This time it is on National Public Radio, and instead of being presented within the confines of a two-hour movie, it has been expanded into a serial: 13 half-hour cliffhangers.

"We're trying to attract a whole generation of listeners who have been raised on visual entertainment," says Executive Producer Richard Toscan, "people who think of radio only as background."


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