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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, January 1, 1994
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-28-43) To get a fresh start for the New Year, Fibber has a string tied around his finger to remind him to do something, but he can’t remember what.
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (12-30-43) Bing Crosby stars with guest Cass Daley in a program of holiday fun and music. Bing and Cass collect scrap for the WW II effort.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-2-44) Jack and the gang present their annual New Year’s play, “The New Tennant,” an “allegorical fantasy” reflecting the WW II situation. Jack is the old year 1943; Phil is Uncle Sam; Mary is Columbia (Uncle Sam’s wife with 48 kids!); Don is the Navy; Dennis portrays Hitler and Tojo.
MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (12-31-46) “New Year’s Nightmare” with Maurice Copeland. A holiday reveler welcomes in the new year with too much partying.
I SUSTAIN THE WINGS (12-25-43) A WW II Christmas Day broadcast from Halloran General Hospital in New York featuring the Band of the Army Air Forces Training Command directed by Pvt. Jerry Gray in the absence of Capt. Glenn Miller, out sick with the flu. PFC Johnny Desmond sings with the Crew Chiefs.
ALDRICH FAMILY (12-31-48) On the afternoon of the last day of the year, the best laid plans for the New Year celebration are changing. Ezra Stone and Jackie Kelk as Henry and Homer.
NOTE: KEN ALEXANDER substitutes for Chuck Schaden on this broadcast.