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TWTD Archive – February 18, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 18, 1995

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (5-18-47) Jack’s vaudeville tour continues from New York where he’s appearing at the Roxy Theatre.

SUSPENSE (1-18-54) “The Face is Familiar” starring Jack Benny as a man with a nondescript appearance, an asset to some underworld types who plan to use him in a bank robbery. Case includes Sheldon Leonard and Joe Kearns.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE (2-15-45) “Dick Tracy in B Flat,” an all-star WW II program with an all-star cast: Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Jerry Colonna, Bob Hope, Frank Morgan, Jimmy Durante, Judy Garland, Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and Cass Daley. A musical spoof of the comic strip.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (2-18-45) CBS correspondents report news of WW II.  “General MacArthur’s paratroops and amphibious attack forces have invaded Corregidor and Manilla Bay and its complete capture is now assured.  And from Guam, Admiral Nimitz announces that battleships and cruisers of the great American Fifth Fleet have continued to throw shells at Iwo Jima, 750 miles south of Tokyo.”

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-15-53) Guest Bing Crosby subs for Dennis Day. The gang offers “The Life of Bing Crosby.”