Speaking of Radio

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

TWTD Archive – June 10th, 1995


Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, June 10, 1995

MAJOR GLENN MILLER DAY (6-5-45)   Part 2 of the all-star WW II tribute to the bandleader as broadcast from the stage of the Paramount Theatre in New York.  The second half of this four-hour program on behalf of the Seventh War Loan Drive begins with a 30-minute segment heard from coast-to-coast by NBC. Benny Goodman and his orchestra open the network portion with Milton Berle as emcee.  Also appearing are Joe Besser, Johnny Johnston, Red Norvo, plus Ed Sullivan, Fred Waring and his Pennsylv anians, Guy Lombardo, Lloyd Nolan, Eddie Cantor, Diana Lynn, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and Kate Smith.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is big band historian KARL PEARSON.

LET YOURSELF GO (6-6-45) Milton Berle stars with guest Al Jolson who tells his “secret ambition” to see the world as tolerant and free as the theatre. Al and Milton recall Jolson’s life story.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (5-22-45) Fibber is director of the big Band Concert and Bond Rally for the WW II Seventh War Loan Drive at Wistful Vista’s Civic Auditorium.