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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 30, 1995
ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (1-2-49) Ozzie thinks women allow men to win simply to make them feel better. He competes with Harriet in a knitting contest to prove that men are superior to women. Lots of fun with New Year’s resolutions.
LES ELGART AND HIS ORCHESTRA (12-31-64 to 1-1-65) New Year’s Eve remote broadcast from the Sherman House in Chicago.
GUNSMOKE (1-1-56) “Puckett’s New Year.” At the end of the year, a prospector seeks to kill the man who left him to die in a snowstorm.
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-20-35) An early McGee program finds Fibber and Molly all dressed up for a night on the town to celebrate the arrival of the new year.
CHAMPAGNE MUSIC OF LAWRENCE WELK (12-31-70 to 1-1-71) New Year’s Eve remote broadcast from the Hollywood Palladium. Celebrate with the countdown before “Auld Lang Syne.”
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-31-47) Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve has three parties to go to on New Year’s Eve.