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TWTD Archive – June 6th, 1992

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, June 6, 1992 

A live remote broadcast of TWTD from the Chicago Historical Society on the occasion of the opening weekend for the Society’s exhibition “Chicago Goes to War, 1941 – 1945.” 

IT’S TIME TO SMILE (5-27-42) Eddie Cantor stars in a WW II broadcast from San Diego, California before an audience of U.S. Marines. Eddie goes for a physical to join the Marines! 

CLARA, LU AND EM (6-8-42) WW II theme for this episode of the daytime show. Clara finds 10 pounds of sugar she did not declare to the war ration board. 

COMMAND PERFORMANCE #13 (5-11-42) Edward G. Robinbson hosts this shortwave broadcast for WW II military audiences. Guests are Cliff Edwards, Slapsy Maxie Rosenbloom, Ginny Simms, Parkyakarkus, Milton Berle, Hedy Lamarr and Glenn Miller and the orchestra. 

D-DAY PLUS 20 (1964) Newsman Quentin Reynolds narrates the dramatic WW II story of D-Day on the 20th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France using actual sound clips and the voices of Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Churchill, DeGaulle, Hitler and others. 

BOND WAGON (8-10-42) WW II remote broadcast from the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive in Chicago promoting the sale of War Bonds and the dedication of the Recruiting Service office of the Coast Guard. Benny Goodman and the orchestra appear with Peggy Lee.