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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

TWTD Archive – December 11th, 2013

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 11, 1993

PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW  (12-18-49) The Harris family discovers there is no community Christmas tree.

A THOSE WERE SALUTE TO DON AMECHE who died December 6, 1993 at age 85.
In place of regularly scheduled TWTD programming, we have Mr. Ameche’s 1992 induction into the Radio Hall of Fame; some of his  appearances on the Charlie McCarthy radio show; with Frances Langford in a Bickersons sketch;  and Chuck Schaden’s 9-8-71 interview with him.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-12-43) Verna Felton appears an Dennis Day’s mother who visits the show to plead Dennis’ need for a raise.  WW II flavor.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DENNIS DAY (12-25-46)  Dennis plays all the parts in the Christmas story, “The Boy Who Sang for the King.”

AN OLD TIME RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL (12-22-90)  Ken Alexander stars as ALL the characters in a special Those Were The Days production.  It’s a gentle fable for the holiday season about a man who believes in Christmas, but not in old time radio! Three spirits try to convince him otherwise.