Documentaries - Vox Pop: The Story of Parks Johnson

Vox Pop: The Story of Parks Johnson

Step back into the golden age of radio and learn the story of Parks Johnson during the 1930s and 1940s as his Vox Pop program is created and goes on NBS & CBS.

The documentary is based on Texas radio show host Parks Johnson (1891-1970) who helped create the program VOX POP, that was on the air from 1932 starting in Houston and then moving to New York in 1935 to the NBC Network, and then CBS from 1940 to 1948.

Included are excerpts from the original broadcasts and photos from the extensive VOX POP Collection at the Library of American Broadcasting, University of Maryland. Interviews with 9 important individuals from around the United States are featured. Parks Johnson retired to Wimberley, Texas in 1948 and spent the next 20 years with his wife Louise in building the community.