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

TWTD Archive – May 4, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, May 4, 1996

IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT (9-7-45) Tom Howard moderates this zany quiz show with panelists Harry McNaughton, Lulu McConnell and George Shelton. Question:  “What is carried in a mail pouch?”

BLUE RIBBON TOWN (1-8-44) Groucho Marx stars with guest Charles Laughton. After an auto accident, Groucho decides he needs help from someone with a lot of influence with the city of Beverly Hills. He recruits actor Laughton. Cast features Leo Gorcey.

COLUMBIA PRESENTS CORWIN (3-21-44) “The Undecided Molecule,” Norman Corwin’s trial in verse starring Vincent Price, Groucho Marx, Robert Benchley, Norman Lloyd, Keenan Wynn and Sylvia Sidney. Groucho is the judge, Price is the prosecutor.

FLYWHEEL, SHYSTER AND FLYWHEEL (1994) Program 17 in the 18-part series of reenactments of the 1932 Marx Brothers radio show.

NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE (8-1-48) “Case of the Midway Murders” starring Lon Clark as Nick with Charlotte Manson as Patsy Bowen, his “girl Friday.” A man is found dead on a roller coaster.

PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 2: In the Beginning, dealing with many of the steps that became the foundation for the development of radio.