We invite you to listen to a complete 4-hour program from the 39-year run of Those Were The Days (1970—2009) hosted by Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden. The encore programs that run on this page are exactly as first broadcast over the air. They contain vintage radio shows, special guests and commercials and messages as originally presented on WLTD, Evanston (May 2, 1970 thru July 31, 1975); on WNIB, Chicago (September 6, 1975 thru February 10, 2001) and on WDCB, DuPage County (February 3, 2001 thru June 27, 2009). Encores are selected by us and are available on demand 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Program selections are added every week on Saturday, 7a.m. Central Time.
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FIRST ANNUAL THANKSGIVING PROGRAM
Originally broadcast on WLTD
Sunday, November 22, 1970
EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (11-26-48) Eddie talks about Thanksgiving dinner at his house. Eddie takes a nap and dreams of going to college and being a big football hero. Cast includes Harry Von Zell, Billie Burke, Dinah Shore, Bert Gordon.
OUR SPECIAL GUESTS are radio actors MAURICE COPELAND, SIDNEY BREESE and JUNE TRAVIS speaking of their days in radio. Interviewed 10-22-70 at Drury Lane Theatre in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
CHARLIE McCARTHY SHOW (11-18-45) Edgar Bergen stars with Charlie and guest Margaret O’Brien in a Thanksgiving play. Charlie is John Alden, Edgar is Miles Standish and Margaret is Priscilla.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-30-52) Thanksgiving dinner is at Mary’s house. Jack shows up in an old green tuxedo and insists that the Pilgrims landed at Cape Cod.
TREASURY STAR PARADE (9-16-43) Fanny Brice stars as Baby Snooks with Hanley Stafford as Daddy. Daddy’s uncle is coming for dinner and he has prepared a very economical wartime meal.
NOTE: This is the last Sunday show. Those Were The Days returns to Saturday afternoons beginning with next week’s program.