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TWTD Archive – December 16, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 16, 1995

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-17-47) Gildy, angry with the Mayor’s response in the newspaper about laxity in the Water Department, locks himself in his room until he gets an apology. NOTE: This is an unusual broadcast, with Hal Peary absent from the program due to illness.

CHRISTMAS COMMAND PERFORMANCE (12-24-45) It’s the Armed Forces Radio Service’s fourth annual holiday broadcast. Bob Hope leads off an all-star cast celebrating the first peacetime Christmas since the series began: Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Harry James and the orchestra, Herbert Marshall, Jimmy Durante, Ginny Simms, Jerry Colonna, Johnny Mercer, Judy Garland, Pied Pipers, Ed “Archie” Gardner, Frances Langford, Kay Kyser, Cass Daley, Frank Sinatra, Mel Blanc. President Truman sends a peacetime message to the military audience.

SUSPENSE (12-21-53) “Twas the Night Before Christmas” starring Greer Garson in a story about “a certain little girl on a certain Christmas Eve.”