RTP Season 1-18 Cop And The Anthem by O Henry by radio theater project published on 2013-07-19T21:40:07Z Cop and The Anthem Written by William Sidney Porter; adapted for radio M. Clayton Baber. Classic Stories presents the Cop and the Anthem by William Sydney Porter, written in 1904. Porter was one of the most famous writers of short stories in the early twentieth century. Here is his story of a couple of homeless angels palling around 1920s New York City. One of them knows that winter is just around the corner. So he decides to scheme to avoid the cold snowy streets.