Jul 2nd to Jul 8th Shows and Highlights

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Independence Day Specials (and for my Canadian listeners hope you had a lovely July 1st!)

We have some traditional patriotic fare from Norman Corwin and James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy) we also have a couple lesser known Revolutionary War stories from the NBC series Inheritance.

There is also an All-American Superhero Man Of Steel Marathon featuring Bud Collyer as Superman plus I bring back some of my past interview with Michael J. Hayde the author of Flights Of Fantasy: The Unauthorized But True Story of Radio and TV’s Adventures Of Superman.

We mark some series debut anniversaries led by Escape’s 70th, which is celebrated an two different one hour specials – a First and Finale block presenting both the July 7th, 1947 debut broadcast plus the series finale from September 25th, 1954. The other Escape hour offers up two new to the channel episodes.

Additional series anniversaries include:  Blondie (78th); Abbott and Costello (77th); Judy Canova Show (74th); Casey Crime Photographer (74th); Philo Vance (72nd); The Line-Up (67th) and Tales Of The Texas Rangers (67th). 

We mark a few birthdays as well – Gloria Stuart (Suspense); Glenn Langan (Mystery Is My Hobby); Bill Thompson (Wallace Wimple & Old Timer on Fibber McGee & Molly); Marie McDonald (guest on Duffy’s Tavern, Colgate Sports Newsreel); opera singer Dorothy Kirsten (guest on Bergen & McCarthy Show) and WXYZ station owner George W. Trendle (The Green Hornet).


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