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TWTD Archive – February 17, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 17, 1996

NOTE: This month we feature a sequence of related and mostly consecutive Benny programs dealing with the famous “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny Because…” contest.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-23-45) On the day before the end of the “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” contest, the gang reads some of the letters that are pouring in. Guests Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman are expected for a holiday dinner. Larry Stevens sings “Ava Maria” in this seasonal show and Ronald Colman “toasts the world” at the end of World War II.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-30-45) The “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” contest ended last week, but Jack and the Gang are still sorting out the latest entries.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (12-16-46) “Killer Kates” starring Jack Benny who plays a would-be comedian who bombed out in night clubs, but becomes the toast of Broadway in a serious role as a gangster, playing to packed houses. But nightmares re-occur and the gangster’s character take over.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-6-46) On this first show of the new year, Mary tells how Jack went to the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, but didn’t see the game. Winner of the “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” contest will be announced in three weeks. This show features the first appearance of Artie Auerbach as the Hot Dog Man (Mr. Kitzel).

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-13-46) Jack and the gang appear in his version of the 20th Century Fox musical “State Fair.” “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” contest winners to be announced in two weeks.