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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

TWTD Archive – July 22nd, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, July 22, 1995

LUX RADIO THEATRE (3-11-46) “Presenting Lily Mars” starring June Allyson and Van Heflin.  A young amateur actress wants to break into the big time when a flop producer brings his recent Broadway disaster to her small home town. The program is introduced by TWTD film historian Bob Kolososki.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (7-22-45) News of WW II reported by CBS correspondents around the globe. “A small force of B-29s crossed over Japan’s Inland Sea today and dropped high explosive bombs on the synthetic oil plant at Ube, a town on the southwest tip of Hangchow Island.  The Japanese may be overcome in six months.”

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (6-26-45)  Mrs. Carstairs allows the McGees to use her houseboat on the North Shore of Lake Dugan for the summer.  This is the last Fibber and Molly show of the season and concludes our 60th Anniversary tribute to the series during which we’ve presented the entire 1944-45 season of broadcasts. Special guest on the show is comedian Victor Borge who takes over the McGee time period for the summer.

VICTOR BORGE SHOW (7-3-45) The Danish comedian/musician is the summertime replacement for Fibber McGee and Molly.  In this first show he offers a musical portrait of his cast; tells his favorite American story about “Pocahontas;” and offers his impression of the first baseball game he saw in America after coming to this country from Denmark. WW II setting.

NEWS OF THE WORLD (7-26-45) John W. Vandercook with WW II news from around the world.  “Winston Churchill and the conservative government of which he was the chief spokesman have not only been defeated but resoundingly defeated. Churchill has straight-away resigned and Clement Atlee will be named by the King as the new Prime Minister.”

ONE MAN’S FAMILY (4-2-51) Book 84, Chapter 11. “The pilgrims return.”

ONE MAN’S FAMILY (4-3-51)  Book 84, Chapter 12. “Nicolette divulges her plans.”