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JACK BENNY MONTH Part 3
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 20, 1993
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-21-43) Jack and the gang from the Armed Forces Training Center School in Chicago. Jack recalls his days in the Navy in 1917. WW II theme.
WORLD NEWS TODAY (2-21-43) WW II news reports: “The Navy has announced the loss of America’s largest submarine… There have been new Axis gains in Central Tunisia.”
HOP HARRIGAN (2-19-43) Isolated WW II episode. Hop and his sidekick are being held at gunpoint by a Japanese agent.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-28-43) Another WW II show from a military base. Jack and company are at Fort Custer, Michigan where military police receive their training.
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (2-22-43) FDR speaks to the nation to commemorate the birth of George Washington. WW II broadcast.
MAIL CALL #65. (1940s) Program for WW II military audiences stars Fred MacMurray, Burns and Allen, Dorothy Lamour, Dennis Day.
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-7-43) George Burns and Gracie Allen sub for Jack who is confined to his bed. WW II flavor.