Nov 8th to Nov 14th Shows and Highlights

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On to the weekly highlights:

We have a couple two-hour specials to mark Veteran’s Day. One is the two-hour August 1945 Command Performance hosted by Bing Crosby and marking the end of WWII. The other features two tremendous war stories as produced for The Cavalcade Of America, The CBS Radio Workshop and Escape as well as Norman Corwin’s End Of The War Special, Fourteen August (1945) hosted by Orson Welles.

We celebrate the birthdays of Dick Powell (Richard Diamond, Rogue’s Gallery); Veronica Lake (Lux’s So Proudly We Hail); Claude Rains (Suspense, Ford Theatre); June Havoc (Suspense); Pat O’Brien (Academy Award Theatre, Cavalcade Of America); Roland Young (Topper, Suspense); Richard Ney (Suspense’s “The Man Who Liked Dickens); Norman Lloyd (Suspense); and announcer George Fenneman (Dragnet, Abbott & Costello, Martin & Lewis).

We also mark the birthday of the following writers and directors: Kurt Vonnegut (Dimension X); Robert Louis Stevenson (Family Theatre, Escape); Robert A. Arthur (Mysterious Traveler, The Strange Dr. Weird); Sherwood Schwartz (Bob Hope Show, Alan Young Show – creator of Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch) and director Helen Mack (Adventures of The Saint, Richard Diamond Private Detective).

Greg

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