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TWTD Archive – March 5th, 1994

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, March 5, 1994

KRAFT MUSIC HALL (9-30-43) Bing Crosby with guest Phil Silvers.  Time Marches back to 1936. WW II flavor.

WORDS AT WAR (3-7-44) “Weeping Wood,”  a dramatic impression of Vicki Baum’s documentary novel.  Part of a series of WW II programs presented in cooperation with the Council on Books in Wartime. The story of the growth, development and importance of rubber.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM  (3-5-44) WW II remote broadcast from the Army Air Field at Lamour, California.  This is a “stand-up” show (no sketch) before a military audience, with lots of topical camp humor and Fred Allen jokes.

FORT LARAMIE (4-1-56) “Lost Child” starring Raymond Burr as Capt. Lee Quince of the U.S. Cavalry  A settler’s child is kidnapped in an Indian raid.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (3-5-44)  News of WW II. “American daylight bombers were busy again today.  Our Liberators with fighter escort have continued the air offensive with another sock at German costal installations in France. In the Pacific, American troops at Los Negros in the Admiralties have killed three thousand Japanese in one of the fiercest battles of the war.”

MURDER AT MIDNIGHT (1946) “The Secret of XR3” starring Karl Swenson as a three-foot midget who has an opportunity to take hormone capsules so that he can grow to a more normal size.

NOTE: KEN ALEXANDER substitutes for Chuck Schaden on this broadcast.