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

TWTD Archive – December 14, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 14, 1996

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-15-48) Gildy tried to economize with his Christmas shopping this year.

CHRISTMAS DAY IN AMERICA (12-25-46) An hour of entertainment and inspiration for Christmas Day.  The meaning, joy and hope of Christmas is expressed during four consecutive daytime dramas against the retelling of the story of the Nativity.  We hear Life Can Be Beautiful; Ma Perkins; Pepper Young’s Family; and The Right to Happiness.  Narration by Ron Rossen, written by Carl Bixby.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (3-10-47) “It’s A Wonderful Life” starring James Stewart and Donna Reed with Victor Moore . A small town man thinks he’s a failure, but his Guardian Angel proves otherwise.

CHRISTMAS SEAL CAMPAIGN SHOW (1948) Jack Carson stars with Eve Arden and guest Edmund Gwenn.  Jack tries to convince Eve that there is a Santa Claus.