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U.S. Independence Day Specials (and for my Canadian listeners, Happy July 1st – Canada Day!)
We have some traditional patriotic fare from Norman Corwin and James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy), we also have a couple Revolutionary War stories from the NBC series Inheritance plus The CBS Radio Workshop’s audio tribute to the USA known as “Sounds Of A Nation”.
Birthday tributes for some Oscar winners and nominees: Olivia de Havilland (The Academy Award Theatre, The Screen Director’s Playhouse; guest on The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show); Charles Laughton (Suspense plus he stops by Duffy’s Tavern as well as The Abbott and Costello Show) and Gloria Stuart (Suspense).
Other birthday blocks for: Ed Gardner (Duffy’s Tavern); Lena Horne (Suspense); John Gibson (Casey Crime Photographer, Mysterious Traveler, Columbia Workshop); Santos Ortega (Dimension X, Inner Sanctum); Nelson Eddy (Chase & Sanborn Hour); Bill Stern (Colgate Sports Newsreel); Alan Bunce (The Couple Next Door); and WXYZ station owner George W. Trendle (The Green Hornet).
We mark some series debut anniversaries: The Aldrich Family (82nd); The Quiz Kids (81st); Abbott and Costello (81st) and The Thin Man (80th).
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