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TWTD Archive – August 17, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, August 17, 1996

ONE MAN’S FAMILY (5-15-51) Book 85, Chapter 17: “Good night Mary Lou, good night.”

ONE MAN’S FAMILY (5-16-51) Book 85, Chapter 18: “Ah, these women!”

LUX RADIO THEATRE (2-5-45) “Laura” starring Gene Tierney, Vincent Price and Otto Kruger. A detective investigating the murder of a glamorous star finds himself falling in love with her. Lionel Barrymore is host.

LOUELLA PARSONS (9-26-48) Hollywood’s Number One gossip columnist is on the air with news about Robert Mitchum, Hedy Lamarr, George Stevens, Milton Berle, Jane Wyman and Ronald Reagan. Guests are George Raft and Mona Freeman. Marvin Miller announces.

DIMENSION X (5-27-50) “To the Future” with John Larkin and Jan Miner. A couple from the year 2155 have escaped in time back to the year 1950.

ONE MAN’S FAMILY (5-17-51) Book 85, Chapter 19: “Toots takes a night off.”

PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 10: Make ‘em Laugh analyzes the minstrel show, burlesque and vaudeville and traces the growth of radio comedy beginning with the sound-and-patter teams and stand-up comedians.  Also discussed are ethnic comedy series and characterizations, their success, and the reaction to them by radio listeners.