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TWTD Archive – October 12, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 12, 1996

All programs today are from October 12 of various years.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (10-21-41) From New York, Jack and the gang talk about the reviews of last week’s season opener and the Broadway shows they have seen.  Jack distributes train tickets for the trip back to Hollywood.

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (10-12-49) Harold Peary as Gildy, Summerfield’s most eligible bachelor who has a date with a pretty nurse.

DRAGNET (10-12-50) Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday with Barton Yarborough as Det. Ben Romero.  A man, posing as a doctor, burglarizes the homes of his patients.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (10-12-53) Fibber impatiently awaits an important phone call.

SUSPENSE (10-12-53) “The Shot” starring Van Heflin in” the story of an incomplete duel… with one of the adversaries choosing to wait to fire the shot.”

FRONT PAGE EXCLUSIVE (10-12-55) “…your transcribed newspaper of the air which covers the world as its beat.”

FRONTIER GENTLEMAN (10-12-58) John Dehner stars as J. B. Kendall, reporter for the London Times, writing colorful accounts of life and death in the West.  Researching a story on Wild Bill Hickok, Kendall interviews Calamity Jane.