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TWTD Archive – September 28, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, September 28, 1996

ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE (12-15-50) “The 25/1235679 Caper”  or “The Russian’s Number is Up!” starring Steven Dunn as Sam with Lurene Tuttle as Effie.

CAN YOU TOP THIS? (5-18-48) Dennis James hosts a panel of joke-telling humorists: Ward Wilson, Harry Hirschfield, Joe Laurie Jr., Peter Donald. Jokes about Hats, Rivals, Gossip and Lectures.

SCREEN DIRECTORS’ PLAYHOUSE (1-21-51) “Spellbound” starring Joseph Cotton and Mercedes McCambridge.  A psychiatrist shields a doctor accused of murder and tries to prove his innocence.

MY FRIEND IRMA (2-3-52) Marie Wilson is Irma, Cathy Lewis is Jane.  Irma writes a gossip column.

PLEASE STAND BY – A History of Radio (1986) Lesson 13: Reviewing the Situation takes a look at situation comedy which fell into several different categories: 1) the family in the home, 2) a group of unrelated characters involved in a business or profession, and 3) a central character without roots.

NOTE:  Ken Alexander subs for Chuck Schaden on this program.