Mar 29th to Apr 4th Shows and Highlights

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This week marks the return of Major League Baseball so on the channel we are presenting multiple baseball themed comedies and dramas including Lux Radio Theatre’s “Pride Of The Yankees”, The Mutual Radio Theatre’s “The Baseball Announcer”, Destination Freedom’s “Ballad Of Satchel Paige” plus various Hall Of Famers visiting variety shows: Jackie Robinson on The Bob Hope Show; Hank Greenberg on Bing Crosby’s Philco Radio Time; Joe DiMaggio on The Eddie Cantor Show and, of course; Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s On First”.

Topping the birthday celebrations will be two specials for Jack Webb. Not only will the Dragnet creator be heard in that landmark series, but he’ll also star in Pat Novak For Hire, Pete Kelly’s Blues, Jeff Regan Investigator, Escape, The Whistler and more.

We also have birthday celebrations for Doris Day (featured vocalist on a couple Bob Hope Show episodes); Debbie Reynolds (Martin & Lewis); Les Damon (Words At War, The Falcon, Gangbusters, Suspense); John Brown (Damon Runyon Theatre, The Life Of Riley, My Friend Irma); Charles Russell (original Johnny Dollar); Bea Benaderet (Lights Out, The Family Theatre, Fibber McGee & Molly); Henry Morgan (Columbia Workshop, CBS Radio Workshop); Fran Carlon (Big Town, Blackstone); Lou Merrill (Lights Out, Crime Classics); and Maurice Tarplin (Mysterious Traveler, Murder Clinic, Boston Blackie).

We also mark the following series debut anniversaries: Mr. District Attorney (82nd); Academy Award Theatre (75th) and The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Show (72nd).

And finally, as this week ends on Easter Sunday, we once again offer up comedy blocks with Easter episodes from Phil Harris & Alice Faye, Our Miss Brooks, Fibber McGee & Molly, Jimmy Durante Show, The Life Of Riley, The Great Gildersleeve and Baby Snooks.  And also two Easter religious episodes The CBS Radio Workshop‘s “The Son Of Man” as well as The Family Theatre broadcast, “The Passion and The Death”.

Greg

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