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We begin the week with Mother’s Day (and four appropriately themed episodes from Harris & Faye, The Red Skelton Show, The Life Of Riley, Our Miss Brooks. This year we also have a two-hour special featuring 8 episodes of the long running radio soap opera Ma Perkins starring Virginia Payne.
We celebrate Jimmy Stewart ‘s birthday as he stars in The Six Shooter, Suspense’s “Consequence”, Lux Radio Theater’s “Destry Rides Again” plus additional movies adapted for radio including “Shop Around The Corner”, “Vivacious Lady” and “Magic Town”.
Among the other birthday tributes: Henry Fonda (Lux Radio Theater’s “Mary Burns, Fugitive”, The Cavalcade Of America, Suspense); Joseph Cotten (Suspense, Academy Award Theater); Maureen O’Sullivan (Chase & Sanborn Hour, Suspense); James Mason, June Duprez and bandleader Meredith Willson (The Burns & Allen Show).
It’s also National Police Week so we are featuring Dragnet, Tales Of The Texas Rangers, Police Headquarters plus new to the channel episodes of Broadway Is My Beat and The Lineup.
We also mark the 75th anniversary of the radio debut of The Whistler with two new to the channel episodes plus the actual premiere episode from May 16th, 1942.
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