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TWTD Archive – December 10th, 1994

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 10, 1994

LIFE OF RILEY (12-24-44)  Riley invites his Boss’ son to spend Christmas with the Riley family.  WW II flavor.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (12-7-54) “Battleground” starring Van Johnson and George Murphy from the 1949 film.  Presented in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during WW II.

FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (12-12-44) Fibber faces the WW II wartime cigarette shortage when he tries to find some for Doc Gamble.  So he goes on the “Smokes for Folks” radio show.

LUM AND ABNER (12-25-44) The annual Christmas show set in Pine Ridge on Christmas Eve.  Lum, Abner and Grandpappy Spears are headed east out of town to bring supplies to a young couple, Joe and Mary, staying the night in a barn.

THIS IS MY BEST (12-19-44) “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas” by Norman Corwin.  Orson Welles stars as Nero, who proposes “jazzing up” Christmas carols to do away with goodwill at Christmastime. All the baddies in Hell vote to poison Santa Claus and Nero is elected to travel to the North Pole to do the deed.