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TWTD Archive – April 20, 1996

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THIS DAY – THAT YEAR

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, April 20, 1996

Note:  All programs today are from April 20 of various years.

JACK ARMSTRONG (4-20-48) “House of Darkness” is the complete story told in this half-hour adventure starring Charles Flynn as Jack Armstrong, who now works for the Scientific Bureau of Investigation. Dick York is Billy Fairfield.

YOUR HIT PARADE (4-20-57) It’s the top seven songs of the week as performed by Dorothy Collins, Snooky Lanson, Giselle MacKenzie, Russell Arms and Raymond Scott and his orchestra. This is the audio track from the TV show.

GEORGE SOKOLSKY (4-20-52) Commentary by the nationally syndicated columnist, author and lecturer.  “President Harry Truman announced on March 29th that he will not be a candidate for president… That means for nearly ten months, he will be a ‘lame duck’ president.”

CBS RADIO WORKSHOP (4-20-56) “A Living Portrait of a Man in Action,” William Zeckendorf, a successful real estate developer in New York.  This series is “dedicated to man’s imagination, the theatre of the mind.”

NEWS (4-20-49) John Holtman reports the news of the day on WMAQ, Chicago.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (4-20-36) When the streetcar motorman leaves his post after winning a sweepstakes prize, Fibber takes over!