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TWTD Archives – April 17th, 1993

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, April 17, 1993

FIBBER MC GEE AND MOLLY (3-30-43) The McGee washing machine is on the blink. WW II flavor.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (4-11-43) WW II coverage: “Berlin says the Red Air Force has joined the Allied offensive against the German Homeland.”

BROADWAY IS MY BEAT (1949) Larry Thor stars as Det. Danny Clover in “The Val Dane Murder Case.”

GABRIEL HEATTER (4-18-43) Reporting during WW II, the famed news commentator discusses Hitler, Rommel and unconfirmed enemy claims.

GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (2-7-43) Gildy’s plans to set a wedding date with Leila are foiled by the arrival of her sister and nephew. WW II flavor.

HITLER’S MOCK BIRTHDAY PARTY (4-20-43) In Times Square, New York, Walter O’Keefe is emcee for a “monster celebration of Hitler’s birthday!” Featured are John Garfield, Jerry Lester, Martha O’Driscoll, Dick Stabile and the orchestra. WW II feature.

ESCAPE (1-31-50) “Present Tense” starring Vincent Price. A man, convicted of the axe-murder of his wife, dreams that he has escaped the train taking him to prison and execution.