Lead:  Following World War II, film director and producer Frank Capra resumed his career with a film that was a box office disappointment but is now considered his masterpiece – It’s a Wonderful Life.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, has been embraced by millions and has become a staple in many households, especially during the Christmas season. Capra’s winning formula was consistent – nostalgic and sentimental portraits of common men in small town America who, through acts of great courage, triumph over injustice.