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Spring 2020 Program Highlights


SATURDAY, MARCH 14

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (3-6-45) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Arthur Q. Bryan, Shirley Mitchell, Marlin Hurt, announcer Harlow Wilcox, The King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra. The McGees decide to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary early. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (2-15-45) “Dick Tracy in B-Flat, or For Goodness Sake, Isn’t He Ever Going to Marry Tess Trueheart?” A “comic-strip opera,” starring Bing Crosby as Tracy, Dinah Shore as Tess, Bob Hope as Flattop, Jerry Colonna as the Police Chief, Frank Morgan as Vitamin Flintheart, Jimmy Durante as the Mole, Judy Garland as Snowflake, Frank Sinatra as Shakey, Cass Daley as Gravel Gertie, The Andrews Sisters as the Summer Sisters, Harry von Zell as Judge Hooper. AFRS. (28 min and 26 min)
MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (10-21-47) “Death is My Caller” with Maurice Tarplin as the Mysterious Traveler. A wealthy stockbroker is visited by his former partner, who has been released from prison and announces his plans for revenge. Cast: Santos Ortega, Agnes Young, Ted Jewett, Neal O’Malley. Sustaining, MBS. (30 min)
VIC AND SADE (1938) Art Van Harvey is Vic, with Bill Idelson as Rush, who wants to host a party and confides his ambitious plans to Vic. NBC. (9 min)
THIRD MAN (5-23-52) “Murder on the Riviera” starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime, the role he played in The Third Man movie. Harry is in post-War France when he encounters a young woman with a dead man in her car. Syndicated. (28 min)
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (10-25-50) Willard Waterman is Gildy, with Walter Tetley as Leroy, Lillian Randolph as Birdie, Earle Ross as Judge Hooker, Dick LeGrand as Peavey, Mary Lee Robb as Marjorie, Richard Crenna as Bronco, Cathy Lewis as Catherine. Gildy is hoping that he will be named to the exclusive “Sons of Summerfield” but first he must undergo the group’s initiation. Kraft, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY (9-30-40) An isolated episode of the series, with Charles Flynn as Jack, John Gannon as Billy, Sarajane Wells as Betty, Jim Goss as Uncle Jim. Jack, Billy and Betty encounter a prowler at Uncle Jim’s laboratory. Franklyn McCormack announces. Wheaties, NBC. (14 min)
MY FRIEND IRMA (1-6-52) Marie Wilson stars as Irma Peterson, with Cathy Lewis as Jane, John Brown as Al, Hans Conried as Prof. Kropotkin, Alan Reed as Mr. Clyde. Irma asks for Al’s help in finding a publisher for her autobiography. Ennds, CBS. (29 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (11-19-51) “Samson and Delilah” starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr in a radio version of the 1949 film. Mature and Lamarr re-create their roles as the fabled warrior and the woman who falls in love with him. Narrated by Gale Gordon, with Edgar Barrier, Leif Erickson, Herbert Rawlinson, Hope Sansbury, Norma Varden. William Keighley hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (22 min & 19 min & 19 min) Read the article about Hedy Lamarr in the Winter 2020 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
BOB HOPE SHOW (4-10-51) Broadcasting from Coronado Naval Air Station, with Hy Averback, Les Brown and his Band of Renown, guests Hedy Lamarr and Frankie Laine. Frankie joins Bob for a Western sketch and sings “I’m Gonna Live ‘Til I Die.” Later, Bob asks Hedy about making a film together. AFRS rebroadcast. (23 min)
MARCH OF TIME (3-22-45) Westbrook Van Voorhis narrates this look at the biggest news stories of the week, including a group of American deserters selling items on the black market in Paris and a bill in Congress to draft War workers. Time Magazine, BLUE (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 28
DANCERS ON THE AIR

RAILROAD HOUR (1-10-49) “The Red Mill” starring Gordon MacRae, Gene Kelly and Lucille Norman with Alan Reed, in a radio version of Victor Herbert’s musical comedy, about two Americans who travel to Europe to find romance. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (5-22-19) Steve Darnall’s conversation with actor, singer and dancer Ben Vereen, speaking by telephone from his home in New York, as he talks about his work on stage and television. (26 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Winter 2020 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
THEATRE FIVE (5-20-65) “Death of an Old Flame” starring Sammy Davis Jr., with Joan Banks, Bernard Grant, Ralph Bell, Evelyn Juster. A piano player’s ex-wife talks him into taking part in a fur heist. Fred Foy announces. Sustaining, ABC. (21 min)
PACKARD HOUR (9-15-36) Starring Fred Astaire, Charles Butterworth, Johnny Green and his Orchestra, announcer Ken Carpenter, guest Franchia White. It’s Fred’s first show and Butterworth offers to serve as a talent scout; Fred sings “Pick Myself Up” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” Packard Automobiles, NBC. (30 min and 25 min)
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (6-17-44) Jack Benny and Bing Crosby serve as Masters of Ceremonies, with Ann Miller, Georgia Gibbs, Harpo Marx and Gary Cooper, who acts as Harpo’s interpreter. Ann dances in a pair of Army boots; Harpo backs Bing on “My Blue Heaven.” AFRS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 4
A IS FOR ARTHUR, B IS FOR BURR

CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (5-20-46) “The Petticoat Jury” starring Jean Arthur in the story of Euphemia Prescott, who helped bring law and order to a Western town by recommending that women serve on juries. With Bess McCannon, Cameron Prudhomme, Edwin Jerome, Jim Boles, Milton Herman, Robert Haag, Sidney Slon, Ted Jewett, Ted Osborne. DuPont, NBC. (30 min) Read the article about Jean Arthur in the Spring 2020 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
PAT NOVAK FOR HIRE (4-9-49) Jack Webb stars as Novak, with Raymond Burr as Inspector Hellman and Tudor Owen as Jocko Madigan. Pat is visited by a friend who wants to borrow one of his boats. Cast includes Stacy Harris, Ed Begley. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min) Read the article about Raymond Burr in the Spring 2020 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
FORT LARAMIE (5-20-56) “Gold” starring Raymond Burr as Capt. Lee Quince, with Vic Perrin as Sgt. Gorce, Harry Bartell as Lt. Seibert. Quince suspects a group of men are planning to violate a treaty by searching for gold on a reservation. Cast: Jack Moyles, Frank Gerstle, Clayton Post, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Ralph Moody. Sustaining, CBS. (29 min)
LUX RADIO THEATER (2-1-37) “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” starring Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur and Lionel Stander in a radio version of their 1936 film, about an amiable man from a small town who inherits twenty million dollars. Cecil B. DeMille hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (23 min & 12 min & 24 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 11
THE DEATH OF A PRESIDENT - 1

NEWS (4-12-45) Early coverage of the death of President Roosevelt, featuring commentary by Raymond Gram Swing and H.R. Baukhage and reports by David Wills. ABC. (14 min)
SPECIAL REPORT (4-12-45) CBS correspondent Don Fisher reports from Warm Springs, Georgia, with reactions from the area that served as the president’s “Little White House.” Wire service correspondents Merriman Smith, Harry Oliver and Robert Nixon speak about the president. CBS. (9 min)
SPECIAL REPORT (4-12-45) Robert Trout talks about the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he “created much broadcasting history. He was the first world statesman to use the radio as a vital instrument of social power... in a personalized fashion.” CBS. (13 min)
SPECIAL REPORT (4-12-45) CBS newsman Bill Henry discusses the changes that occur in the official governmental life of the nation following the death of a president and talks about Harry Truman, “who today became the 32nd president of the United States.” CBS. (12 min)
SPECIAL REPORT (4-12-45) BBC special correspondent Alistair Cooke with news of the president’s death as it was first heard in Britain from America. CBS. (5 min)
CBS WORLD NEWS (4-12-45) John Daly and Robert Trout offer a summary and analysis of the day’s news, concerning the death of President Roosevelt, the Ninth Army crossing the Alba River and a suicide attack made by Japanese flyers in Okinawa. CBS. (15 min) Read the article about John Daly in the Spring 2020 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
NEWS (4-13-45) Excerpt. Don Goddard reports the news about the Russian capture of Vienna and President Truman's decision to hold the United Nations conference in San Francisco. NBC. (6 min)
DORA BATEMAN (4-13-45) The BBC commentator speaks from London via short-wave about England’s reaction to the death of President Roosevelt. BBC/WLS. (6 min)
TRIBUTE TO FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (4-13-45) Excerpt. NBC president Niles Trammell speaks about the death of the president and NBC's plans to rearrange its program schedule during this period of mourning. NBC. (7 min)
ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL SERVICE (4-14-45) Broadcasting from the Chicago Temple in downtown Chicago, Russ Davis offers a "word picture" description of the memorial service for President Roosevelt. CBS (5 min)
ROOSEVELT FUNERAL PROCESSION (4-14-45) From Washington DC, Arthur Godfrey gives listeners a description of the president’s funeral procession. “God give me the strength to do this,” Godfrey says. CBS. (28 min)
ROOSEVELT FUNERAL SERVICE (4-14-45) From the White House, Carlton Smith and Dwight Emery offer a description of the gathering at the funeral service for the president. CBS/ALL NETWORKS. (15 min and 7 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 18
THE DEATH OF A PRESIDENT - 2

REPORT TO THE NATION (4-14-45) A memorial to President Roosevelt featuring John Daly, Lily Pons, Andre Kostelanetz, Frederic March and from Paris, CBS correspondent Charles Collingwood. Daly recalls his work as a White House correspondent during the Roosevelt administration; servicemen share their feelings upon hearing about the President’s death. Continental Can Company, CBS. (30 min)
CBS NEWS (4-15-45) Tris Coffin reports on President Roosevelt’s funeral in Hyde Park, in addition to news of memorial services taking place in Washington DC and news from the world’s battle fronts. CBS. (14 min)
TRIBUTE TO FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (4-15-45) “In the hour of national sorrow, from Hollywood come the famous personalities of radio and motion pictures, uniting to pay tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Featuring Ronald Colman, John Charles Thomas, Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly, Kay Kyser, Maj. Meredith Willson and the Armed Forces Radio Services Orchestra, Ed “Archie” Gardner, Ginny Simms, Dick Powell, Josef Segetti, James Cagney, The Charioteers, Eddie Cantor, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, Will H. Hays, Shirley Ross, Bette Davis, Robert Young, Jack Benny, Harold Peary, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Ingrid Bergman. Announcers are Harry von Zell, Harlow Wilcox, Ken Carpenter and Don Wilson. NBC. (30 min & 29 min & 29 min & 35 min)

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
LATE APRIL, 1945

PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN (4-16-45) Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn introduces the president, who delivers his first speech to Congress in a joint session. ALL NETWORKS/CBS. (26 min)
PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN (4-17-45) The new president sends a message to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, his first message to the troops as Commander-in-Chief. AFRS. (5 min)
THIS IS MY BEST (4-17-45) “I Will Not Go Back” is a special broadcast “in keeping with the events of the time,” starring Orson Welles. Cresta Blanca Wines, CBS. (27 min)
DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE (4-18-45) Robert McCormack, speaking from Guam via short-wave, makes a special report about the death of celebrated War correspondent and columnist Ernie Pyle, killed in Iejima. NBC. (5 min)
ARCH OBOLER’S PLAYS (4-26-45) “The House I Live In” starring Raymond Massey as the father of a soldier who is missing in action. Cast: Mercedes McCambridge, Hester Sondergaard, Ann Shepherd, Alfred Ryder, Hope Foy. Sustaining, MBS. (29 min)
SPECIAL REPORT (4-27-45) President Truman announces the meeting of Anglo-America and Soviet forces in the heart of Nazi Germany, cutting the country in two. NBC. (9 min)
DEATH OF ADOLF HITLER (4-30-45) Correspondents Joan Thompson, Seymour Korman and Paul Manning offer reactions from Allied Headquarters concerning the as-yet unofficial reports concerning the death of Hitler. MBS. (13 min)
NEWS BROADCASTS (4-30-45) A sampling of clips from various stations on the night of Adolf Hitler’s death, with news about the Battle of Berlin, expectations for Japan, Winston Churchill’s comments and more. Various stations. (12 min)
DEATH OF ADOLF HITLER (4-30-45) Excerpt. Local news commentators offer speculation following the death of Adolph Hitler and offer a profile of Hitler’s early life. WCPO/Cincinnati. (12 min)

SATURDAY, MAY 2
OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY SHOW -- Thanks for listening

As we look back on half-a-century of Those Were the Days, we celebrate by presenting the very first TWTD show, as it was heard over WNMP/Evanston on May 2, 1970 — fifty years ago exactly. You'll hear series founder and longtime host Chuck Schaden with a variety of clips from radio's Golden Age (including The National Barn Dance and Frank Sinatra on Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour), in addition to news, sports and several complete broadcasts from the Golden Age of Radio. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate fifty years on the air with a trip back to where it all began. Don't miss it!

SATURDAY, MAY 9
V-E DAY IS HERE!

VAN DEVENTER AND THE NEWS (5-7-45) Fred Van Deventer with news of the events surrounding Germany’s surrender. “In many respects, this has been a lamentable day, despite the fact it’s been celebrated throughout much of the world as V-E Day... but [the news] was not supposed to have been made public in any way.” WOR/MBS. (14 min)
PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN (5-8-45) The president announces the unconditional surrender of Germany and the end of the War in Europe. “This is a solemn but glorious hour... I only wish that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day.” ALL NETWORKS/CBS. (6 min)
THIS IS V-E DAY (5-8-45) A locally produced “audio newsreel” summarizing the major events of the War in Europe. “There is still a long way to go before the final victory throughout the world.” WMPS/Memphis. (31 min)
HOLLYWOOD V-E DAY SPECIAL (5-8-45) A special victory day broadcast from Columbia’s Radio Playhouse in Los Angeles, with Charles Boyer, Nelson Eddy, Pat O’Brien, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Ross, the Mills Brothers. CBS. (24 min and 26 min)
ON A NOTE OF TRIUMPH (5-8-45) A special program produced to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany and the day of victory in Europe, written and directed by Norman Corwin and narrated by Martin Gabel, with music by Bernard Herrmann. CBS. (60 min)
HOWARD K. SMITH (5-9-45) War correspondent Smith reports via short-wave from the bombed city of Berlin, as it appeared following the German surrender. “It’s the most massive work of concentrated destruction in history.” COMMAND NETWORKS. (10 min)

SATURDAY, MAY 16

DRENE TIME (3-30-47) Starring Don Ameche, Frances Langford and Danny Thomas, with announcer Tobe Reed, Carmen Dragon and the Orchestra. The cast takes part in a Bickersons sketch; Frances sings “This Can’t Be Love” and “Night and Day.” Drene Shampoo, NBC. (29 min)
THE WHISTLER (1-22-50) “The Go-Between” starring Hy Averback, with Bill Forman as The Whistler. A man is torn between his wife and his secretary, each of whom wants the other one dead. Cast includes Mary Lansing, Hans Conried, Frances Robinson. Marvin Miller announces. Signal Oil, CBS. (28 min)
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (5-22-45) Jim and Marian Jordan star as The McGees, with Arthur Q. Bryan as Doc Gamble, Shirley Mitchell as Alice, Bea Benaderet as Mrs. Carstairs, announcer Harlow Wilcox, The King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra. Fibber is the director of the band concert and bond rally in conjunction with the Seventh War Loan Drive. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
BILL STERN SPORTS NEWSREEL (8-2-46)The famous sportscaster presents a “Portrait of August the Second” involving fighter Jack Dempsey and welcomes guest Joan Edwards. Colgate Shave Cream, NBC. (15 min)
MAJOR GLENN MILLER DAY (6-5-45) Part one of a four-hour salute to Major Glenn Miller, as broadcast from the stage of the Paramount Theatre in New York in conjunction with the Seventh War Loan Drive. Announced by Martin Block, with Charlie Spivak, Tex Beneke, Jo Stafford, Shep Fields, comedian Dean Murphy, Gene Krupa, Louis Prima and the dance team Tip, Tap and Toe. WNEW/New York. (33 min and 28 min) We’ll present this complete four-hour broadcast in four parts between now and June 13.

SATURDAY, MAY 23
BIG BANDS IN 1945

ONE NIGHT STAND #596 (2-6-45) Les Brown and his Band of Renown are heard in a broadcast from the Café Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, with vocals by Doris Day and Butch Stone. Announcer is Kelvin Keech. AFRS. (30 min)
XAVIER CUGAT AND HIS ORCHESTRA (2-2-45) Remote broadcast from the Trocadero, located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The Cugat band plays “Linda Mujer,” “Brazil” and other selections. Vocals by Del Campo; Burleigh Smith announces. Sustaining, Don Lee-MBS. (14 min)
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS #752 (2-13-45) Jan Garber and his band play for the Naval personnel at Yerba Buena Island, California, with vocals by Debbie Claire, Bob Davis and the Quartet. Numbers played include “I Wish I Knew,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Let’s Go Home.” Gil Newsome announces. Coca-Cola, BLUE. (24 min)
VICTORY PARADE OF SPOTLIGHT BANDS #776 (3-13-45) Tony Pastor and his Orchestra are heard entertaining the war workers of the Timken Company at the Palace Theater in Canton, Ohio. Vocals by Ruth McCullough, Dick Dyer and Tony Pastor. Coca-Cola, BLUE. (19 min)
DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA (4-22-45) “The Duke is on the air!” A remote broadcast from the 400 Restaurant in New York City, with vocals by Albert Hibbler and Joya Sherrill. The Ellington crew plays “After A While,” “Riff Staccato” and other selections. Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)
YANK BANDSTAND #40 (Recorded Spring, 1945) A program for servicemen featuring various service bands around the globe; today’s program features four different bands from various worldwide installations, including Sam Donahue in the ETO, and the Naval Air base Band at Guadalcanal (via the Mosquito Network). AFRS. (15 min)
MAJOR GLENN MILLER’S AMERICAN BAND OF THE AEF (7-21-45) Excerpts from a special outdoor concert at SHAEF Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, with an audience of 10,000 servicemen in attendance. Selections include “Over the Rainbow,” “Juke Box Saturday Night” and “The Red Cavalry March.” Live recording. (19 min)
GENE KRUPA AND HIS ORCHESTRA (8-15-45) “That Ace Drummer Man” and his band play on the Roof of the Hotel Astor, with vocals by Anita O’Day and Buddy Stewart. Bob Martin announces. Sustaining, MBS. (14 min)

OUR SPECIAL GUEST will be big band historian KARL PEARSON, who will talk about the big band scene of seventy-five years ago.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (2-17-50) “It’s in the Bag” starring Fred Allen in a radio version of his 1945 film. The owner of a flea circus receives a recording with information about an inheritance and where the money is located. Cast includes John Brown, Sheldon Leonard, Frank Nelson, Hans Conried, Alan Reed, Gil Stratton Jr. RCA Victor, NBC. (29 min)
THIS IS YOUR FBI (5-25-45) “Draft Dodging” is the story of “a crime against our War effort,” narrated by Frank Lovejoy, with Stacy Harris as Special Agent Morgan. Two young men try to avoid the draft with the help of an illegal medication. The FBI investigates. Equitable Life Assurance Society, BLUE. (29 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (11-20-49) Starring Eve Arden as Connie Brooks, English teacher at Madison High School, with Gale Gordon as Principal Conklin, Jeff Chandler as Mr. Boynton, Richard Crenna as Walter Denton. Miss Brooks wants to become head of the English Department, but scheduling her interview proves difficult. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (30 min)
PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN (6-1-45) The president’s message to Congress about the need to win the war in Japan. “There can be no peace in the world until the military power of Japan is destroyed with the same completeness as was the power of the European dictators.” Office of War Information. (16 min)
MAJOR GLENN MILLER DAY (6-5-45) Part two of this four-hour salute to Major Glenn Miller, as broadcast from the stage of the Paramount Theatre in New York in conjunction with the Seventh War Loan Drive. With announcer Martin Block, Louis Prima and his Orchestra, The Modernaires, Gil Lamb, Perry Como, the Harmonica Rascals, Count Basie, Sammy Kaye, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Xavier Cugat. WNEW/New York. (32 min and 24 min)

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (6-5-45) Jim and Marian Jordan as The McGees, with Arthur Q. Bryan, Shirley Mitchell, Bea Benaderet, Marlin Hurt, announcer Harlow Wilcox, The King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra. Molly wants Fibber to clean out the hall closet. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)
SUSPENSE (10-28-54) “The Shelter” starring Joyce McCluskey and Vic Perrin in the story of “several hours spent by two people in a deserted bus shelter — and the slow realization by one that the other is quite mad.” Cast: Helen Kleeb, Herb Ellis, Dick Ryan, Frank Gerstle. Sustaining, CBS. (25 min)
MAJOR GLENN MILLER DAY (6-5-45) Part three of this four-hour salute to Major Glenn Miller, as broadcast from the stage of the Paramount Theatre in New York in conjunction with the Seventh War Loan Drive. With Martin Block, Benny Goodman, Milton Berle, Marian Hutton, Tex Beneke, Joe Besser, Johnny Johnston, Red Norvo, Ed Sullivan, Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, Allan Jones, Guy Lombardo, Lloyd Nolan. WNEW/New York. (33 min and 24 min)
GREEN HORNET (1-1-46) “Turban of Jaipur” starring Bob Hall as Britt Reid (aka The Green Hornet) and Rollon Parker as Kato. A fake mystic is involved in the extortion of a wealthy businessman. The Hornet investigates. Sustaining, ABC. (26 min)
LIFEBUOY PROGRAM (9-28-37) Al Jolson stars, with Martha Raye, Harry Einstein as Parkyakarkus, announcer Tiny Ruffner, Victor Young and the Orchestra and guest Joe Penner. Al sings “Avalon” and visits the Sleepy Slumber Sanitarium. Lifebuoy Soap, CBS. (23 min)

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
GLENN MILLER DAY ENDS... AND IKE COMES HOME!

MAJOR GLENN MILLER DAY (6-5-45) The fourth and final hour of this salute to Major Glenn Miller, as broadcast from the stage of the Paramount Theatre in New York in conjunction with the Seventh War Loan Drive. With Martin Block, Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, Eddie Cantor, Diana Lynn, Brian Aherne, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Kate Smith. WNEW/New York. (24 min and 25 min)
GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (6-18-45) Upon his return from the European theatre, the general addresses a joint session of Congress, where he gives his thanks to the courageous American soldier, to President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill. MBS/ALL NETWORKS. (31 min)
GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (6-19-45) From City Hall in New York, Mutual reporters describe the scene and the arrival of Gen. Eisenhower. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia makes Ike an honorary citizen of New York City; Marian Anderson sings “The Star-Spangled Banner.” WOR. (51 min)
GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (6-22-45) Broadcast from Abilene, Kansas, where Ike receives a salute from his hometown. The general speaks to the crowd. MBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

RED SKELTON SHOW (1-14-47) With Verna Felton, Pat McGeehan, Wonderful Smith, Gigi Pearson, singer Anita Ellis, David Forrester and the Orchestra. The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire examines “Dancing,” with sketches featuring Red as Deadeye and Willy Lump-Lump. Raleigh Cigarettes, NBC. (29 min)
BROADWAY IS MY BEAT (1-10-53) Starring Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, with Charles Calvert as Gino Tartaglia and Jack Kruschen as Det. Muggevin. A young woman is missing and a handsome young boxer is suspected. Cast: Tom Tully, Anthony Barrett, Charlotte Lawrence, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield. Bill Anders announces. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (6-25-45) With Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, announcer Harry von Zell, Felix Mills and the Orchestra. George and Gracie are preparing for a summer tour of military camps. Swan Soap, CBS. (24 min)
INNER SANCTUM (5-21-46) “Detour to Terror,” starring Mason Adams and Mercedes McCambridge. A man and his twin sister are lured from a country road to a strange house. Lipton Tea and Soup, CBS. (29 min)
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (4-21-40) With announcer Ben Alexander, Donald Dixon, Robert Armbruster and the Orchestra and guest Charles Laughton, who reads “The Little Match Girl” and tries to tell Charlie the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Chase and Sanborn, NBC. (29 min)
UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE (6-26-45) Chet Huntley reports on the closing session of the United Nations Conference for International Organization from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. President Truman speaks to the delegates about developing a charter for the UN and what it means to the world. CBS. (31 min)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

MA PERKINS (1950) An isolated episode of the long-running daytime drama, with Virginia Payne as Ma and Charles Eggleston as Shuffle, who talks with Marietta about Ma’s cousin Sylvester and his plans to swindle Ma’s daughter Fay. Oxydol, CBS. (14 min)
MARTIN AND LEWIS SHOW (10-14-52) With Dick Stabile and the Orchestra, announcer George Fenneman and guest Hoagy Carmichael, who joins Dean and Jerry for a parody of You Bet Your Life. Dean sings Hoagy’s “Two Sleepy People.” Chesterfield Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)
RICHARD DIAMOND, PRIVATE DETECTIVE (2-5-50) Dick Powell stars as Diamond, with Ed Begley as Lt. Walt Levinson, Wilms Herbert as Sgt. Otis, Fay Baker as Helen Asher. Diamond is hired to serve as the bodyguard for a seal. Sustaining, NBC. (30 min)
WAR BOND MATINEE (6-28-45) George Olson and His Orchestra from Chicago, with a program of music designed to promote the sale of War Bonds, with vocals by Judith Blair. Songs include “June is Busting Out All Over,” “If I Loved You” and “I Wuv a Wabbit.” U.S. Treasury Department, WGN/MBS. (15 min)
TWO THOUSAND PLUS (10-10-51) “The Rocket and the Skull,” with Arnold Robertson, Bill Griffiths, Gregory Morton, Nat Pollen, Merrill Joales. A key man in the space program suffers a serious injury, but the surgery that saves his life has an unexpected side effect. Sustaining, MBS. (28 min)
DUFFY’S TAVERN (5-11-49) Ed Gardner stars as Archie, the Manager, with Eddie Green as Eddie, Charlie Cantor as Clifton Finnegan, Florence Halop as Miss Duffy, Alan Reed as Clancy and guest Chester Morris. Archie plans to catch a thief who has been robbing taverns. Bristol-Myers, NBC. (30 min)
LUKE SLAUGHTER OF TOMBSTONE (4-13-58) Sam Buffington stars as Luke, U.S. cavalryman turned Arizona cattleman, with Junius Matthews as Wichita. When a fellow cattleman is murdered and robbed, Luke suspects a passing wagon train is involved. With Lawrence Dobkin, Jean Carson, Chester Stratton. Sustaining, CBS. (25 min)

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