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VARIETY OF PROGRAMS
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 18, 1997
On the eve of the 1997 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, we salute this year’s “Network Pioneer” inductee William Conrad as well as the other 1997 nominees Bing Crosby, Eddie Cantor and Kate Smith.
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (1-10-45) The Andrews Sisters are Eddie’s guests. Eddie’s Lower East Side, New York, childhood is the subject of a sketch.
KATE SMITH SHOW (1943) Kate Smith and producer Ted Collins welcome guests Veronica Lake and Abbott and Costello. Veronica appears in a scene from her picture “The Hour before Dawn” and Bud and Lou perform “Who’s On First?”
SPECIAL GUEST is film critic and historian LEONARD MALTIN who joins us by phone from his home in Tocoula Lake, California to talk about his new book “The Great American Broadcast – A Celebration of Radio’s Golden Age.”
GUNSMOKE (8-9-52) “The Kentucky Tolmans” starring William Conrad. A mountain girl asks Matt Dillon to protect her father.
PHILCO RADIO TIME (10-16-46) Bing Crosby with guest Bob Hope in the first show of Bing’s transcribed series. They sing “Put It There, Pal.”