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

TWTD Archive – May 20th, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, May 20, 1995

GI JIVE (1940s) GI Jill plays tunes for servicemen during WW II. This time the AEF juke box spins music by Bunny Berigan, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Dorsey and Harry James.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (5-20-45)  WW II coverage:  “Japanese broadcasts are saying that some 80 Super Fortresses have made an attack today on the Tokyo district while other American bombers raided the island of Formosa, the peninsula of Korea and the Chinese city of Nanking, capital of the puppet government. The fighting on Okinawa is still intensely bitter.   In Europe, it’s been officially announced… that the city of Berlin will never again be the administrative and military capital of Germany. Germany is to be decentralized, though not dismembered.”

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (4-10-45) The McGees go to the Wistful Vista newspaper office to complain about delivery problems.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (4-18-49) “Treasure of Sierra Madre” starring Humphrey Bogart, Frank Lovejoy and Walter Huston. A tale of gold, greed and human nature at its worst.  The program is introduced by TWTD movie historian Bob Kolososki.

KRAFT MUSIC HALL (5-3-45) Bing Crosby with his guests, the Nat “King” Cole Trio.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (4-17-45)  Fibber’s in a rush to call the Third National Bank about his bank statement, but Alice Darling is on the phone with her boyfriend.  WW II setting.