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TWTD Archive – January 29, 1972

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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, January 29, 1972

FORD THEATRE (5-9-48) “The Front Page” a full-hour production of the classic story set in Chicago at the time of the city’s last hanging.  John Larkin, Everett Sloane and Ed Begley star in this tough, hard-boiled comedy about a fast-talking reporter and a scheming editor.

G.I. JOURNAL  (1940s) Bing Crosby is this week’s “editor” as comedian Henry Morgan applies for the job of Literary Writer. His first assignment: interview singer Lena Horne.  Others in cast: Ransom Sherman, Mal Blanc, John Scott Trotter and the orchestra.

HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (1940s) “McLoud’s Folly” starring Robert Young. In the depression days of the 1930s, a young man is looking for a job in a small American town. He is thrown in jail, but manages to convince the owner of the local newspaper to print the facts about poor conditions in the town jail.