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

TWTD Archive – June 3rd, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, June 3, 1995

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (5-15-45) Fibber buys a “hunk of junk” trunk at an auction.

HARRY S TRUMAN (6-1-45) The President’s message to Congress on the necessity of winning the war with Japan.  “There can be no peace in the world until the military power of Japan is destroyed with the same completeness as was the power of the European dictators.”

CHESTERFIELD SUPPER CLUB (6-5-45) Perry Como stars with Marian Hutton, Tex Beneke and Paula Kelly and the Modernaires.

MAJOR GLENN MILLER DAY  (6-5-45) Part 1 of an all-star WW II tribute to the “missing-in-action” bandleader as broadcast from the stage of the Paramount Theatre in New York as part of the Seventh War Loan Drive.  Martin Block covers the proceedings which feature in the first half of the show Charlie Spivak and his orchestra, Tex Beneke, Jo Stafford, Shep Fields, Gene Krupa, Louis Prima, the Modernaires, Perry Como, Harmonica Rascals, Count Basie, Sammy Kaye, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Xavier Cugat and others.  Second half of this program will be broadcast on TWTD next week.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST is big band historian KARL PEARSON.