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CELEBRATING THE 61ST ANNIVERSARY
OF JACK’S BENNY’S 39TH BIRTHDAY
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 12, 1994
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-13-44) WW II broadcast from March Field, California with guest harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler who reminisces about his tour of military bases with Jack, their stop in Egypt and the camel that Jack bought. The cast sings a birthday wish to Jack.
SPEAKING OF RADIO The Jack Benny Program (2-12-94) Second of the four-part series.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-11-45) Jack celebrates his birthday at the Glenview Naval Air Station in Illinois in this broadcast with a WW II flavor.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (2-20-44) Douglas Edwards, Webley Edwards, John Daly and other WW II CBS correspondents reporting. “American planes have carried out the greatest daytime operation of the war against unannounced targets in Germany. The Allies have turned back repeated German counter-attacks at Anzio. The Pacific offensive continues.”
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-17-46) Jack’s birthday was last Thursday. In a flashback, Jack gets a violin lesson from Professor LeBlanc, then listens to the radio.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-16-47) Guests Ronald and Benita Colman and Issac Stern show up for Jack’s birthday party.