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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 28, 1996
PAUL WHITEMAN’S ABC CHRISTMAS PARTY (12-24-46) An all-star radio extravaganza starring the “King of Jazz” himself, Paul Whiteman and his orchestra and a host of ABC radio stars including Walter Winchell, J. Scott Smart (”The Fat Man”), Bing Crosby, Henry Morgan, Basil Rathbone, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kenny Baker, Don McNeill, Tom Brennaman, Don Wilson, Lum and Abner, Patrice Munsel, Arnold Stang. A big, beautiful 90-minute holiday gift from the American Broadcasting Company.
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (12-26-48) Ozzie remembers when he and his brother believed their father when dad said it would snow.
SUSPENSE (12-31-61) “The Old Man” starring Leon Janney as an old man who is being forced to retire.
RED SKELTON SHOW (1-1-46) Red Stars with Verna Felton, Rod O’Connor, Anita Ellis and David Forrester and the orchestra. The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire spotlights Deadeye and Junior in “Bells and Resolutions” for the new year.