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TWTD Archive – November 25, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 25, 1995

BREAKFAST CLUB (9-2-60) From the College Inn of Chicago’s Hotel Sherman, Don McNeill and company are on the air with their regular program, but since it’s being recorded for the Armed Forces Radio Service to be played for military audiences on Christmas morning, they offer unseasonal (for September) material (for Christmas Day).

SUSPENSE (12-13-55) “A Present for Benny” starring Jack Krushen in “a story of Christmas shopping and a present that went astray.”

POP CHRONICLES – The 40s (1972) Sixth program in the series features music to 1947.

VISIT TO A DOLL FACTORY (12-9-38) It’s 14 days to Christmas and listeners are treated to a sound picture of the Ideal Novelty and Toy Factory plus a description of how dolls are made.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (12-24-45) “I’ll be Seeing You” starring Joseph Cotton and Dorothy McGuire. A WW II story of two people who find themselves very much in love, but whose Yuletide happiness is shadowed by a stranger threat.