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Winter 2022 Program Highlights


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

PHILCO RADIO TIME (12-25-46) Bing Crosby stars, with The Charioteers, Skitch Henderson, announcer Ken Carpenter, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra. For his annual Christmas show, Bing sings “Adeste Fidelis,” “The Christmas Song” and others. Later, he tells Charles Tazewell’s story “The Small One.” Philco, ABC. (29 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (12-25-49) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, with Gale Gordon, Jeff Chandler, Dick Crenna, Gloria McMillan, Jane Morgan, Virginia Gordon. Miss Brooks’ plans to spend a quiet Christmas at home are disrupted by a young boy selling Christmas trees. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (29 min)
QUIET PLEASE (12-26-48) “Berlin, 1945” starring Ernest Chappell in a story written and directed by Wyllis Cooper. A group of American GIs celebrating Christmas in post-War Germany are joined by a mysterious stranger. With Ed Latimer, Frank Thomas, James Goss, James Monks, Melville Ruick, Warren Stephens. Sustaining, ABC. (30 min)
FATHER KNOWS BEST (12-25-52) Robert Young stars as Jim Anderson, with Dorothy Lovett, Rhoda Williams, Ted Donaldson, Helen Strome, Muriel Bremner. On Christmas night, the Anderson children are still working on their father’s gift. Post Cereals, Postum, NBC. (29 min)
CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE (12-24-39) “A Christmas Carol” starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge in a radio version of Charles Dickens’ famous story, about a miserly man who learns the true meaning of Christmas. Narrated by Orson Welles, with Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Erskine Sanford, George Coulouris, Ray Collins, Georgia Backus, Bea Benaderet. Campbell Soups, CBS. (32 min and 28 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-28-47) With Don Wilson, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Nelson, Johnny McGovern and Phil’s wife Alice Faye. Jack and the gang present their New Year’s play, “The New Tenant,” with Alice playing the role of Columbia. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)
CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER (1-1-48) “Hot New Year’s Party” starring Staats Cotsworth as Casey, with Jan Miner as Anne Williams, John Gibson as Ethelbert, announcer Tony Marvin. On New Year’s Day, Casey and Anne investigate a warehouse fire and look for a witness to the crime. Anchor Hocking Glass, CBS. (30 min)
BEN BERNIE SHOW (1-1-35) It’s “The Ol’ Maestro” and all the lads, with guest Al Jolson, who performs “Mammy, I’ll Sing About You” and reads a telegram to the new year. Pabst Blue Ribbon, NBC. (27 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (1-1-47) Harold Peary stars as Gildy, with Walter Tetley as Leroy, Louise Erickson as Marjorie, Lillian Randolph as Birdie, Earle Ross as Judge Hooker, Dick LeGrand as Peavey, Bea Benaderet as Eve Goodwin. Gildy forgets to ask Eve to the New Year’s ball and contemplates going by himself. Kraft, NBC. (30 min)
GUNSMOKE (1-1-56) “Puckett’s New Year,” starring William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Parley Baer as Chester, Howard McNear as Doc, Georgia Ellis as Kitty. At the end of the year, a prospector seeks to kill the man who left him to die in a snowstorm. Chesterfield Cigarettes, CBS. (22 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-4-48) With Don, Rochester, Phil, Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, Artie Auerbach. Mary tells the story of how Jack tried to get tickets to the Rose Bowl game. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8

SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (2-5-39) A revue program, with host George Murphy and guests Hugh Herbert, Bing Crosby, Jane Withers, the Yacht Club Boys, Oscar Bradley and the orchestra, announcer John Conte. Bing sings “This Can’t Be Love”; Jane does the entire show in one minute; the cast presents a sketch, “The Niddlewits Family at Home.” Gulf Oil, CBS. (29 min)
SUSPENSE (5-24-45) “My Own Murderer” starring Herbert Marshall with Norman Lloyd. A man seeks shelter from his attorney after committing a murder. Cast includes Cathy Lewis, Jane Morgan, Joseph Kearns. Roma Wines, CBS. (28 min)
SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (3-13-49) “You Were Meant For Me” starring Dan Dailey, Betty Lynn and Jim Backus in a radio adaptation of the 1948 film, directed by Lloyd Bacon. A romantic musical set in 1929, about a bandleader who falls in love with a young woman and finds himself balancing marriage and life on the road. With Bill Tracy, Irene Tedrow. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)
THE ETERNAL LIGHT (4-22-56) “A Man is Not a Thing” starring Mandel Kramer, Ed Asner and Ronald Liss. In 1942 Casablanca, a young Jewish boy is rescued by two American soldiers. Sustaining, NBC. (28 min)
RAILROAD HOUR (2-13-50) “Sweethearts,” starring Gordon MacRae, with guests Jane Powell and Walter O’Keefe in a radio adaptation of the operetta, with music by Victor Herbert. A prince, traveling incognito, falls in love with a girl who works at a laundry. Songs include “Every Lover Must Meet His Fate” and “Pretty as a Picture.” Cast includes Verna Felton; Marvin Miller announces. Association of American Railroads, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

OLD GOLD COMEDY THEATRE (1-14-45) “Nothing But the Truth” starring Alan Young and Anne Baxter in a radio version of the 1941 film. A stockbroker on the verge of a big investment makes a bet that he can tell only the truth for 24 hours. Harold Lloyd is host; announcer is Ben Grauer. Old Gold Cigarettes, NBC. (26 min)
CRIME CLUB (7-17-47) “Death Deals a Diamond” is the story of “a brilliant play that was finessed by murder.” After his release from jail, a renowned diamond thief is framed for another robbery. Cast includes Larry Haines, Charlotte Lawrence. Sustaining, MBS. (29 min)
COMEDY CARAVAN (11-9-45) Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore star, with announcer Howard Petrie, singer Jeri Sullivan, Roy Bargy and the orchestra, Veola Vonn, Elvia Allman. Jimmy decides to become a movie producer; Garry presents “An Evening at Home with Superduperman.” AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (6-16-21) Steve Darnall’s conversation with actress Carol Burnett, speaking by telephone from her home in California, as she talks about her stage and television career and her time working with Garry Moore. (29 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Winter 2022 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT (4-4-48) Garry Moore hosts this quiz program, with announcer Ken Niles, Cookie Fairchild and the orchestra and a guest appearance by Red Skelton. Contestants answer questions about women’s colleges, presidents, flowers and old songs. Eversharp, NBC. (28 min)
THE THIRD MAN (9-7-51) “The Bohemian Star” stars Orson Welles as Harry Lime, who is in London when he stumbles across a plot by two gentlemen to steal the crown jewels of a Balkan nation. Syndicated. (28 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

MR. CHAMELEON (9-1-48) “The Case of Death and the Dependent Husband” stars Karl Swenson as Mr. Chameleon, “man of many faces.” A dress designer returns home from a business trip to discover her husband has been murdered. Howard Claney announces. Bayer, CBS. (30 min)
PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-12-49) Bing Crosby stars, with announcer Ken Carpenter, Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires, John Scott Trotter and the orchestra and guests Peggy Lee and Johnny Mercer, who joins Bing for a duet on “Small Fry.” Philco, ABC. (30 min) Read the article about Johnny Mercer in the Winter 2022 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
JOHNNY MERCER’S MUSIC SHOP (1940s) With Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers, Paul Weston and the orchestra, announcer Wendell Niles and guest Diana Lynn, who talks about her classical music training and plays “Pearls on Velvet”; Johnny sings “Mindin’ My Business.” AFRS rebroadcast. (14 min)
GREEN HORNET (6-13-39) Al Hodge is the Hornet, with Raymond Toyo as Kato, Lee Allman as Lenore Case. The Hornet investigates a protection racket targeting gas stations. Syndicated, MBS. (27 min)
HERE’S MORGAN (8-18-41) It’s Henry Morgan, early in his career, telling jokes, complaining about his show not being listed in the New York Times and discussing the “water monopoly.” Sustaining, MBS. (15 min)
DUFFY’S TAVERN (12-15-42) Ed Gardner stars as Archie, with Eddie Green, Charlie Cantor as Clifton Finnegan and guests Kate Smith and Ted Collins. Archie wants Kate to sing at the tavern. AFRS rebroadcast. (28 min)
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT (7-27-46) “The Heavy Death” starring Frank Readick. A carnival worker falls into the clutches of a mad scientist who has learned to transmute the elements in the human body. Syndicated. (25 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
HUMPHREY BOGART ON THE AIR

BOLD VENTURE (1951) The first show of the series, starring Humphrey Bogart as Slate Shannon and Lauren Bacall as Sailor Duval, with Jester Hairston as King Moses. Slate and Sailor come back from a trip to Miami, and numerous parties are convinced they have picked up a shipment of guns. Cast includes Jay Novello, Tony Barrett, Eve McVeagh, Betty Lou Gerson, Peter Leeds. Syndicated. (27 min) Read the article about Humphrey Bogart in the Winter 2022 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (11-6-47) With Oscar Levant, Lou Bring and the orchestra, announcer Ken Carpenter and guest Humphrey Bogart, who wants to play Al in the next film about his life. Al sings “All My Love,” “When You Were Sweet Sixteen” and others. Kraft, NBC. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATER (4-16-39) A rehearsal recording of “Bullets or Ballots,” starring Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Otto Kruger in a radio adaptation of the 1936 movie. A police detective infiltrates a gang of criminals. Cecil B. DeMIlle hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (21 min & 14 min & 23 min)
BOB HOPE SHOW (6-3-41) With Skinnay Ennis and the orchestra, Six Hits and a Miss, Jerry Colonna, Elvia Allman, announcer Bill Goodwin and guest Humphrey Bogart, who joins Bob for a sketch set in prison. Pepsodent, NBC. (29 min)
SUSPENSE (3-8-45) “Love’s Lovely Counterfeit” starring Humphrey Bogart. A gangster in a corrupt city falls in love with the secretary of a reform-minded candidate. With Joe Kearns as the Man in Black, Wally Maher, Elliott Lewis. Roma Wines, CBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-5-94) The first program in Chuck Schaden’s 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from Jack Benny and Sheldon Leonard. Excerpts include Jack’s first show for Canada Dry (5-2-32); Jell-O Program (1-31-37); Grape Nuts Program (10-11-42); Lucky Strike Program (9-29-46); Jack introduces Sheldon Leonard (5-29-49); the Tout at the race track (1-23-54); the Tout at the fruit stand (4-3-49); the Tout in the department store (12-13-53). (29 min)
TOWN TATTLER (6-9-46) Chicago columnist Nate Gross with a program of local news, with announcer Everett Clarke and guest Jack Benny, who talks about plans to make a movie about his life. Illinois Commercial Men’s Association, WBBM. (15 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-12-94) Second program in this 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from writers George Balzer and Milt Josefsberg. Excerpts include Jack introducing his writers (5-29-49); the cast at rehearsal (3-24-46); Your Money or Your Life (3-28-48); Dorothy Kirsten and Mary’s biggest laugh (4-25-48); Gertrude and Mabel (11-14-48); Jack introduces the switchboard operators (5-29-49). (26 min)
DANNY KAYE SHOW (10-26-45) Substituting for Danny are Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Larry Stevens, Mel Blanc, the Sportsmen. The gang goes to the movies to see Danny’s latest film. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-19-94) Third program in this 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from Don Wilson and Dennis Day. Excerpts: George Jessel narrates Jack Benny’s life story (11-4-51); Don Wilson’s 16th anniversary in radio (3-12-39); Don’s contract (1-23-49); Benny on sight-seeing bus (9-11-49); Jack introduces Dennis Day (5-29-49); Dennis brings his mother (10-6-46); Dennis as Titus Moody (3-17-46); as Ronald Colman (11-9-47); as Hitler and Tojo (1-2-44); sound effects man (2-1-42). (39 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-8-42) With Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Frank Nelson. Jack learns that Fred Allen is moving his show to Sunday nights. Jell-O, NBC. (29 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-26-94) The fourth program in this 12-part audio documentary features recollections by Frank Nelson, Veola Vonn, Don Wilson, George Balzer and Mel Blanc. Excerpts: Jack introduces Frank Nelson (5-29-49); Floorwalker (12-14-41); Dr. Nelson, Dentist (1-23-49); Shooting of Dan McGrew (3-27-55); “Dreer Poosen” flub (1-8-50); Jack introduces Mel Blanc (5-29-49); the Maxwell; Carmichael the Bear (3-12-39); shopping for a Christmas gift for Don (12-21-47). (36 min)
MEL BLANC SHOW (10-15-46) With Mary Jane Croft, Joe Kearns, Earle Ross, Hans Conried, Victor Miller and the orchestra. Mel must cancel his date with Betty to the Postman’s Ball when her father calls on Mel to entertain a fellow Lodge member. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (25 min) Read the article about Mel Blanc in the Winter 2022 issue of Nostalgia Digest
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (5-7-94) The fifth program features recollections from writers George Balzer and Milt Josefsberg. Excerpts: Jack introduces Artie Auerbach (5-29-49); Mr. Kitzel, Movie Extra (10-26-47); Jack’s echo, Part 1 (10-3-48); Jack’s echo, Part 2 (10-10-48); Jack’s echo, Part 3 (10-24-48); King Solomon’s Mines (1-7-51). (33 min)
PARAMOUNT IS ON THE AIR (1939) Don Wilson hosts a radio preview of Jack Benny’s film Man About Town, with Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Phil Harris, Binnie Barnes, Monte Woolley, Betty Grable and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. An American producer brings his troupe to London, where he tries to crash high society. Syndicated. (13 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (7-30-94) The sixth program in this 12-part audio documentary features recollections by Jack Benny. Excerpts: Jack’s life story in music (5-11-41); Fred Allen’s tribute to Benny (5-11-41); Benny-Allen feud (6-27-48); Allen and Benny in vaudeville (4-26-53). (31 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (5-3-53) Broadcast from San Francisco, with Mary, Don, Dennis, Rochester, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc and guest Gisele MacKenzie, who sings “Pretend” and talks about appearing with Jack at the Curran Theater. AFRS rebroadcast. (25 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (9-24-94) The seventh program in this 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from writers George Balzer and Milt Josefsberg, Jack Benny and Joan Benny. Excerpts: Mary reads a letter from Mama; Jack and Mary recall the early days of his show (5-9-41); Mary’s letter from Mama (3-12-39); Jack takes inventory (10-2-49); Jack’s memory loss (10-9-49). (33 min)
BILL STERN SPORTS NEWSREEL (12-28-45) Broadcasting from Hollywood, the famous sportscaster presents a look at outstanding sports stories from the past year and welcomes Jack Benny, who talks about his interest in sports. Colgate Shave Cream, NBC. (14 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (10-1-94) Program Eight offers recollections by writer George Balzer. Excerpts: How Jack met Rochester (5-31-42); Rochester at sea (2-17-46); Railroad station for Colorado trip (1-11-48); Railroad station in Pasadena (1-29-50). (28 min)
PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-26-47) With Peggy Lee, Skitch Henderson, announcer Ken Carpenter, John Scott Trotter and the orchestra and guests Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone. Jack proposes that he, Bing and Mary form a musical trio; later, the three of them perform “Margie.” Bing sings “I Do Like You,” “What Am I Gonna Do About You” and others. Philco, ABC. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (10-15-94) Program Nine features recollections by Jack’s manager Irving Fein, Jack Benny and writer George Balzer. Excerpts: Drug store lunch (4-9-50); Professor LeBlanc (5-19-49); George Burns sings Jack’s song (1-20-52); CBS closed circuit broadcast (12-23-48); CBS Benny promotional announcements (1948-49); First Benny show on CBS (1-2-49). (37 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-9-49) With Mary, Don, Phil, Dennis, Rochester, the Sportsmen, Mel Blanc, Hal March, Herb Vigran and guest James Stewart. Jack wants to produce a picture with Stewart as the star. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, NBC. (28 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (11-19-94) The tenth program in this 12-part audio documentary features recollections from Don Wilson and writer George Balzer. Excerpts include “The Don Wilson Story” (1-10-54); Don introduces the Sportsmen to Jack (10-6-46); Don’s 30th anniversary in radio (1-10-54); Jack’s vault and secrecy pledge (12-30-45); Jack introduces Joe Kearns (5-29-49); Jack’s vault and “Virus X” (1-11-48). (33 min)
DENNIS DAY SHOW (1-16-55) With announcer Jimmy Wallington and guests Jack Benny and Margaret Truman. Jack takes a violin lesson with Professor LeBlanc’s brother and joins Dennis and Margaret to sing “Y’all Come.” Nutri-Lite, NBC. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (11-26-94) Program 11 in the 12-part series includes recollections from Phil Harris, Dennis Day and Elliott Lewis. Excerpts include Phil’s first appearance with Jack (10-4-36); Benny show rehearsal (11-7-48); Too many mistakes (11-13-49); “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” (5-4-47); Phil and Frankie Remley (6-6-48); “That’s What I Like About the South” (11-30-47). (38 min)
FAMILY THEATER (1-17-51) “The Golden Touch” starring Jack Benny as a king whose infatuation with gold causes his kingdom to suffer. Lucille Ball hosts. With Eleanor Audley, Barbara Eiler, Frank Nelson, Alan Reed. Sustaining, MBS. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (1-14-95) The conclusion of the 12-part series features recollections from Don Wilson, writer George Balzer, Dennis Day, Jack Benny and Joan Benny. Excerpts: Jack introduces the Sportsmen (5-29-49); Sportsmen sing “Old Jack Benny Had a Farm” (3-23-47); Jack plays violin with the Sportsmen (11-23-47); the replacement quartet of Bing Crosby, Andy Russell, Dick Haymes, Dennis Day (3-16-47); “Si, Sy” routines; Cimmaron Rolls sequence (1953) Birthday surprise for Jack (2-15-42); Radio honors (1-31-37). (36 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

I LOVE A MYSTERY (10-31-49 through 11-2-49) Chapters one through three of “The Thing That Cries in the Night,” written by Carlton E. Morse, with Russell Thorson as Jack Packard, Jim Boles as Doc Long and Tony Randall as Reggie Yorke. Jack, Doc and Reggie return to Los Angeles, where they are taken to the home of a woman who wants the trio to protect her granddaughters. Cast includes Mercedes McCambridge. Sustaining, MBS. (12 min & 12 min & 12 min) Read the article about Carlton E. Morse in the Winter 2022 issue of Nostalgia Digest
FRED ALLEN SHOW (4-23-44) With Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, J. Scott Smart, announcer Jimmy Wallington, Hi Lo, Jack and the Dames, Al Goodman and the orchestra and guest Oscar Levant. Fred tries to get Oscar to invest in a new musical, “North Dakota.” AFRS rebroadcast. (24 min)
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-3-49 through 11-7-49) Chapters four through six of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (12 min & 12 min & 12 min)
LIFE OF RILEY (3-13-48) William Bendix stars as Chester Riley, with Paula Winslowe as Peg, John Brown as Jim Gillis and Digby O’Dell, Alan Reed, Pat McGeehan, announcer Ken Niles. Peg recalls when she and Riley had their first fight as a married couple. Prell, NBC. (30 min)
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-8-49 through 11-10-49) Chapters seven through nine of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (12 min & 12 min & 12 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (2-12-50) Broadcasting from New York, with Elliott Lewis, Walter Tetley, Robert North, Jeannine Roose, Anne Whitfield, Walter Scharf and the orchestra, announcer Bill Forman. While looking for the rehearsal studio at Radio City, Phil and Frankie accidentally wander into a quiz show. Alice sings “Who Cares?”; Phil sings “That’s What I Like About the South.” With Ann Thomas, Ben Grauer, Gladys Thornton, Jack Albertson, John Gibson, Walter Kinsella, Maurice Gosfield. Rexall, NBC. (30 min)
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-11-49) Chapter ten of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (11 min)
SCREEN GUILD PLAYERS (2-2-41) “Destry Rides Again” starring Henry Fonda, Paulette Goddard, Lloyd Nolan and Walter Brennan in a radio version of the 1939 film. The son of a famous lawman is hired as the sheriff of a corrupt gambling town. Gulf Oil, CBS. (30 min)
BIRDS EYE OPEN HOUSE (9-13-45) Dinah Shore stars, with announcer Harry von Zell, the Ken Lane Chorus, Robert Emmet Dolan and the orchestra, Arthur Q. Bryan and guest Frank Morgan, who invites Dinah to his house for dinner. Dinah sings “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,” “What a Difference a Day Makes” and others. Birds Eye Frosted Foods, NBC. (30 min)
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-14-49) Chapter eleven of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (12 min)
FIRST NIGHTER (5-31-44) “Give Up the Ship,” starring Barbara Luddy and Olan Soule. A romantic comedy about a husband and wife, both in the service, who meet for dinner aboard a boat... and bring their fiancees. Cast includes Willard Waterman. Campana Products, MBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

BOB AND RAY (10-7-59) “Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding present the CBS Radio Network.” Webley Webster reviews “A Treasury of Great American Speeches”; an episode of “The Masked Lawman”; a visit with Ralph Flinger, “Mr. I-Know-Where-They-Are.” Participating sponsors, CBS. (15 min) Ray Goulding was born on March 20, 1922.
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-15-49) Chapter twelve of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (12 min)
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (11-21-48) Ozzie and Harriet Nelson star, with Tommy Bernard as David, Henry Blair as Ricky, John Brown as Thorny. Ozzie complains that women are more curious than men until Harriet says something to turn the tables on him. With Lurene Tuttle, Mary Jane Croft, announcer Verne Smith. International Silver, NBC. (30 min)
X MINUS ONE (10-27-55) “Requiem” is the Robert Heinlein story about a wealthy old man who wants to visit the moon. Cast includes John McGovern, David Pfeffer, Jack Orrison, Jim Boles, Joe DeSantis, Rita Lloyd, Stan Early. Sustaining, NBC. (24 min)
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-16-49) Chapter thirteen of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (9 min)
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (9-28-47) Broadcast from Santa Monica, with announcer Ken Carpenter, Ray Noble and the orchestra, Anita Gordon, Pat Patrick, Alan Reed. Charlie has a date with Betty but Bergen thinks she’s a little “too wild.” Chase and Sanborn Coffee, NBC. (30 min)
YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR (7-6-50) “The Bello-Horizonte Railroad Matter” starring Edmond O’Brien as the man with the action-packed expense account. Dollar travels to Rio de Janeiro to investigate a small railroad that has reported extensive insurance losses. With Bob Griffin, Francis X. Bushman, Tony Barrett, Martha Wentworth, Joe Duval, Jack Kruschen, Ted DeCorsia. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (1-25-37) With Harold Peary, Bill Thompson, Ted Weems and his Orchestra, Perry Como, Elmo Tanner, announcer Harlow Wilcox. Molly takes Fibber to the gymnasium for a workout. Perry sings “Trust in Me.” Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-17-49) Chapter fourteen of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (12 min)
IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT (10-20-44) Tom Howard hosts this spoof of quiz shows, with Harry McNaughton, Lulu McConnell, George Shelton, Nat Novick and his orchestra, announcer Ken Roberts and guest panelist Robert Benchley. Questions include “In what ceremony is a wedding ring used?” and “Who painted ‘Whistler’s Mother’?” AFRS rebroadcast. (28 min)
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (11-4-48) “My Friend Flicka” starring Claude Jarman Jr. in a radio adaptation of the novel by Mary O’Hara. A young boy on a Wyoming ranch adopts a horse with a rebellious streak. Cast includes Jeff Chandler. James Hilton hosts; announcer is Frank Goss. Hallmark Cards, CBS. (29 min)
LOUELLA PARSONS (11-9-47) From New York, the celebrated entertainment reporter offers news and gossip from both coasts, about Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Lena Horne, Lana Turner, Tyrone Power and others. Guest is Joan Crawford, who talks about being a career woman. Announcer is Ben Grauer. Woodbury Soap, ABC. (14 min)
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (5-9-45) With Harry von Zell, Nora Martin, Bert Gordon as the Mad Russian, Billy Gray, Leonard Seuss and the orchestra, John Brown. Eddie receives a letter from J. Edgar Hoover and dreams about being a G-Man. Bristol-Myers, NBC. (30 min)
I LOVE A MYSTERY (11-18-49) The fifteenth and final chapter of “The Thing That Cries in the Night.” Sustaining, MBS. (13 min)

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