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

TWTD Archive – December 31, 1994

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 31, 1994

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (12-27-44) Eddie and Harry Von Zell discuss plans for the New Year’s Eve show at the Hollywood Canteen. WW II setting.

FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (12-26-44) Fibber is having a bad day, but when Molly starts to cry, he resolves to control his temper, no matter what!

SWING AROUND THE CLOCK (12-31-44)  During WWII, on New Year’s Eve, Don Wilson is master of ceremonies for an all-star Armed Forces Radio swing around the country to hear the big bands and the big singers from various military installations.  Featured are Jimmy Dorsey, Ella Mae Morse, Louis Jordan Timpani Five, Harry James, Kay Kyser, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Ginny Simms, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers, Vaughn Monroe, GI  Jill with Meredith Willson and the AFRS orchestra, Spike Jones and Count Basie.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (12-31-44) Douglas Edwards and CBS correspondents with a New Year’s Eve broadcast of the long-running Sunday afternoon news program.  “On the Western Front today the Germans have failed in their latest effort to close the relief corridor to the highway town of Bastogne.  American and British planes have continued their attack on German supply points and 52 German fighters were shot down in air battles today.”

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-31-44) Gildy arranges to take Leila Ransom to the New Year’s Eve dance.