NBC Presents: Short Story was a half-hour program offering dramatizations of contemporary American short stories by famed writers
such as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Shirley Jackson. Broadcasting from Hollywood, the series premiered February 21, 1951 on NBC with an adaptation
of "Fifty Grand" by Ernest Hemingway. Script editor for the series was Hugh Kemp, who supervised scripts by George Lefferts, Ernest Kinoy and others. The series
was first heard on Wednesdays at 10:30pm EST and then moved May 4 to Fridays at 8:00pm. Featuring stories by Conrad Aiken ("Silent Snow, Secret Snow"), Sherwood
Anderson, Stephen Vincent Benét, Ring Lardner and John Steinbeck, the first series continued until July 13. The dramas were directed by Andrew C. Love. Overall
supervision of production was by Margaret Cuthbert and Wade Arnold. Lamont Johnson, Don Stanley and John Wald were the announcers.