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TWTD Archive – November 5, 1994

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, November 5, 1994

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE PROGRAM (11-6-44) An all-star Election Eve broadcast promoting President Roosevelt’s bid for a Fourth Term. An incredible broadcast, written, produced and directed by Norman Corwin.  Celebrities urging listeners to vote for FDR are Judy Garland, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Danny Kaye, Irving Berlin, John Garfield, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, George Raft, Edward G. Robinson, Lana Turner, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra and many others. The president himself also appears.

FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (11-14-44) Fibber decided he needs more education and so he signs up for night school.

THE HOME FRONT (1982)  Part 5 in the eight-part documentary:  Give ‘til It Hurts – 1942.

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (11-10-44)  FDR returns to Washington from Hyde Park following his election to a fourth term.  Kenneth Banghart, Morgan Beatty and others report the event from Union Station in the Nation’s Capitol. “Washington has turned out this morning to greet the first fourth-term president of the United States.”

WORLD NEWS TODAY (11-12-44) WW II reports:  “The world heard indirectly from Hitler for the first time in 17 weeks today.  He didn’t broadcast, but he issued a proclamation containing all the old Nazi diatribes and claims that victory for Germany is certain.”