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TWTD Archive – December 9, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, December 9, 1995

TALENT SCOUTS (12-19-49) Arthur Godfrey presents a program of youthful, non-professional talent for his Christmas show.

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (12-10-47) Gildy decides to do his Christmas shopping “early” this year. NOTE: This is the first of four consecutive Gildersleeve programs to be presented this month.

POP CHRONICLES – The 40s (1972) The eighth and final program in the series telling the story of popular music in the 1940s.

BEULAH (12-24-53) Amanda Randolph stars as Beulah, whose boss has been selected honorary Santa Claus, thanks to her.

MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (12-25-51) “Christmas Story.” A man driving across the country with a stranger decides to impersonate him when he dies suddenly. The opportunity to collect a dishonest inheritance seems irresistible.

FATHER KNOWS BEST (12-25-52) Robert Young stars. On Christmas night, as the Anderson family basks in the glow of the holiday, the children are still working on father’s gift.