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TWTD Archive – December 5th, 1992

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 5, 1992

FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (12-1-42) Wartime mileage rationing comes to Wistful Vista during WW II. Last show for Gale Gordon (Mayor LaTrivia) before entering the U.S. Coast Guard.

MILEAGE RATIONING SPECIAL (1942) Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, Burns and Allen, Dinah Shore, Bill Goodwin and Paul Whiteman and the orchestra encourage listeners to conserve fuel and observe gas rationing during WW II.

FREDDY MARTIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (12-5-42) Remote broadcast from the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles. WW II songs include “Rosie the Riveter” and “A Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank.”

WORLD NEWS TODAY (12-6-42) CBS correspondents with a review of the first year of America’s entry into WW II.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-6-42) Phil Harris’ last appearance on the show as he and his band have joined the Merchant Marines. The gang presents a WW II “Liberty Ship” sketch as a tribute to Phil and the boys.

TROMAN HARPER, RUMOR DETECTIVE (12-20-42) A WW II program offering “the truth about rumors. If you believe rumors, you’re a sucker; if you repeat rumors, you’re one of Hitler’s soldiers.”

NATIONAL BARN DANCE (12-5-42) A year after Pearl Harbor, emcee Joe Kelly talks about our WW II fighting men.