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TWTD Archive – May 13th, 1995

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V-E DAY – Part 2

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, May 13, 1995

ROY ROGERS SHOW (5-8-45) The King of the Cowboys with the Sons of the Pioneers with a program on V-E Day. Roy tells the story of Pecos Bill.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (5-8-45) Fibber attends a City Council meeting and agrees to finish a Housing Shortage Survey.  This broadcast contains some special V-E Day messages and Johnson’s Wax eliminates commercials.

DANNY KAYE SHOW (5-11-45)  As chairman of the Seventh War Loan, Danny is busy selling bonds in his neighborhood.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (5-13-45) Robert Trout and CBS correspondents with WW II news.  “This is the Day of Prayer, a National Day of Thanksgiving in the United States and Great Britain.  President Truman attended services in Washington and in London the King and Queen drove to St. Paul’s Cathedral in the first Royal Procession since the war began. In the Phillipines, two American divisions are fighting up narrow river valleys to join a third division and cut the island of Mindanao in two, but the Japanese are resisting fiercely and the American progress is very slow.”

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (5-13-45)  Jack prepares to leave for San Francisco.  Jack has a Mother’s Day/V-E Day message.

THE WHISTLER (5-28-45)  A Nazi officer, wanted as a war criminal, assumes the identity of a dead American prisoner of war, but runs into problems in America, in this WW II broadcast.