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TWTD Archive – March 11, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, March 11, 1995

KRAFT MUSIC HALL (3-22-45) Bing Crosby stars with guest Frankie Carle. Bing reminisces about his film “Road to Singapore.”

WORLD NEWS TODAY (3-11-45) WW II reports:  Berlin says American troops have made another crossing of the Rhine, 10 miles north of Remagen. In the air war, German submarine yards at Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel, and oil refineries were hit today by 2000 planes of the American Eighth Air Force.  In the Pacific, the Iwo Jima battle is going on and Tokyo radio continues to claim the Americans have landed on Mindinao in the Phillippines.”

LUX RADIO THEATRE (2-18-45) “Sunday Dinner for a Soldier” starring John Hodiak, Anne Baxter ande Charles Winninger. It’s the story of a family living on a houseboat in Florida who decide to save and sacrifice in order to invite a lonely WW II soldier to a Sunday meal. The program is introduced by TWTD film historian Bob Kolososki.

WORDS AT WAR (3-13-45) “Can Do” follows the story of the U.S. Navy Seabees from battle to battle and their contributions to the WW II war effort.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (3-13-45) The McGees are expecting a visit from Oliver Oopdyke, an old cattleman friend from out west. WW II flavor.