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TWTD Archives – August 28th, 1993

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, August 28, 1993

Arthur Godfrey was born August 31, 1903. On the eve of the 90th anniversary of his birth, we remember the popular entertainer with an afternoon of special radio sounds.

ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (4-30-45) Excerpt from his first radio show.

ARTHUR GODFREY’S TALENT SCOUTS (2-25-47) Not yet sponsored, this program, is from his first season with this format.

ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (10-8-48) Arthur and all the little Godfreys:  Tony Marvin, Jeanette Davis, Bill Lawrence, the Mariners, Archie Blyer and the orchestra. Guest is Gene Autry.

ARTHUR GODFREY’S TALENT SCOUTS (12-26-49) Arthur arrives late, after the show has started.

ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (10-19-53) Excerpt from the infamous Godfrey program during which Arthur introduces singer Julius LaRosa, then fires him on the air!

ARTHUR GODFREY TIME (4-30-72) Last program in the series. Arthur reminisces about the year 1945, his coverage of the funeral of President FDR, and his broadcast career.