Remember WENN (1996–1998)
Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.
It is 1930s Pittsburgh, and college student Betty Roberts has won an internship at WENN, a station that specializes in radio shows. She finds that the employees of the shows are just as wacky as the characters they play on the radio. They include: Mackie Bloom, WENN's man of a thousand voices; Hilary Booth, queen of the stage who carries an over-inflated ego; Mr. Foley, WENNs sound effects man who never talks; Tom Eldridge, who is as clueless as a gnat; and Jeffery Singer, who is in a marriage of convenience with Hillary. Each week, we watch how the station members struggle to keep the station going.
- Remember WENN is without a doubt the best written and best acted program that blessed the barren landscape of American television during it's far, far too short run. A lovely jewel that few people were fortunate enough to experience. I just bought the series on DVD. It is as magical today as it was on that night so long, long ago when it charmed me to the point of calling friends to praise this new delightful gem that made me grin so, so wide. Ah, the lovely, wonderful, unbelievably charming Remember WENN. A gift to fans of extraordinary acting and writing. Remembered so, so fondly. Wonderful actors that far surpass any I've seen in the past years of award winning television. Why are the best efforts so rarely rewarded? This series rivals British television in every way. Actually it surpasses it and that is the highest praise I could possibly give. If you haven't seen it then make sure you do. Do anything to find it! It is far better than anything you could ever imagine. Search, seek, find it. A treasure so awesomely worth finding. Good luck! Go! Do it!