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JACK BENNY MONTH Part 2
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 13, 1993
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-7-43) In New York, George Jessel opens the program because Jack is still on the train and hasn’t arrived at the studio. WW II flavor.
ACADEMY AWARDS (3-2-43) Outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, George Jessel “interviews” arrivals to the Oscar ceremonies.
ACADEMY AWARDS (3-2-43) Jack Benny hosts the sixteenth annual Awards presentation, broadcast from the stage of Grauman’s theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (2-16-43) Patriotic McGee seeks workers with special skills to take jobs with Uncle Sam’s WW II home front war effort.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-14-43) Broadcasting from Toronto, Canada, Jack celebrates his birthday north of the border .
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (2-12-43) FDR and members of the press celebrate Lincoln Day at the 20th annual dinner of the White House Correspondents Association. This is FDR’s first radio address since returning from his historic Casablanca conference with Prime Minister Winston Churchill and WW II allied high commanders.