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

TWTD Archive – May 1, 1971

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NATIONAL RADIO MONTH  Part 1

Originally broadcast on WLTD
Saturday, May 1, 1971

TROMAN HARPER, RUMOR DETECTIVE (12-20-42) The radio personality who tracks down rumors during World War II.  On this broadcast he asks “Do American GIs really have to eat alfalfa instead of vegetables?” And “Does a soldier lose his chance to become an officer after he’s been sent overseas?”

BLONDIE (1948) Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake as the Bumsteads, whose son Alexander decides to leave home and join the circus.

ACADEMY AWARD (9-11-46) “Shadow of a Doubt” starring Joseph Cotton in the story of a young girl who suspects her Uncle Charlie to be the “Merry Widow Murderer.”

AVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (2-5-45) An isolated episode of the long-running after-school series starring Bud Collyer as Clark Kent/Superman with Jackie Kelk as Jimmy Olson.

AMOS ‘N’ ANDY (4-3-39) Isolated, but important, episode starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll. Announcer is Bill Hay and organist Gaylord Carter. Andrew H. Brown is about to be married. The church is in readiness and during the ceremony, Andy is shot!