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Aztec Fire
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January 02, 2011 06:52 AM PST

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CBS Mystery Theater-The Last Orbit
December 21, 2010 07:49 PM PST
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Originally aired Jan 8, 1982

CBS Mystery Theater
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December 21, 2010 07:42 PM PST
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The Last Duel. Originally aired April 30, 1982 and was hosted by Tammy Grimes.

Red Skelton Classic Holiday Program 1946
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December 15, 2010 10:30 PM PST
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This program originally aired in Dec of 1946.
After 1937 appearances on The Rudy Vallee Show, Skelton became a regular in 1939 on NBC's Avalon Time, sponsored by Avalon Cigarettes. On October 7, 1941, Skelton premiered his own radio show, The Raleigh Cigarette Program, developing routines involving a number of recurring characters, including punch-drunk boxer Cauliflower McPugg, inebriated Willie Lump-Lump and "mean widdle kid" Junior, whose favorite phrase ("I dood it!") became part of the American lexicon. There was con man San Fernando Red with his pair of crosseyed seagulls, Gertrude and Heathcliffe, and singing cabdriver Clem Kadiddlehopper, a country bumpkin with a big heart and a slow wit. Clem had an unintentional knack for upstaging high society slickers, even if he couldn't manipulate his cynical father: "When the stork brought you, Clem, I shoulda shot him on sight!" Skelton also helped sell WWII war bonds on the top-rated show, which featured Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in the supporting cast, plus the Ozzie Nelson Orchestra and announcer Truman Bradley. Harriet Nelson was the show's vocalist.

Skelton was drafted in March 1944, and the popular series was discontinued June 6, 1944. Shipped overseas to serve with an Army entertainment unit as a private, Skelton had a nervous breakdown in Italy, spent three months in a hospital and was discharged in September, 1945. He once joked about his military career, "I was the only celebrity who went in and came out a private." On December 4, 1945, The Raleigh Cigarette Program resumed where it left off with Skelton introducing some new characters, including Bolivar Shagnasty and J. Newton Numbskull. Lurene Tuttle and Verna Felton appeared as Junior's mother and grandmother. David Forrester and David Rose led the orchestra, featuring vocalist Anita Ellis. The announcers were Pat McGeehan and Rod O'Connor. The series ended May 20, 1949, and that fall he moved to CBS. Ironically, given that his peak of popularity came with his television show, in recent years recordings of the Red Skelton radio show have become much easier to come by than the TV show.

Fibber McGee and Molly Christmas 1953
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December 15, 2010 10:26 PM PST
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This program originally aired Dec 25th 1953.

Fibber McGee and Molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic, old-time radio. The series was a pinnacle of American popular culture from its 1935 premiere until its demise in 1959. One of the longest-running comedies in the history of classic radio in the United States, Fibber McGee and Molly has stood the test of time in many ways, transcending the actual or alleged limitations of its medium, form and concurrent culture.

Fibber McGee and Molly Classic Holiday Program
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December 15, 2010 10:24 PM PST
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Originally aired Dec 24, 1946.

Fibber McGee and Molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic, old-time radio. The series was a pinnacle of American popular culture from its 1935 premiere until its demise in 1959. One of the longest-running comedies in the history of classic radio in the United States, Fibber McGee and Molly has stood the test of time in many ways, transcending the actual or alleged limitations of its medium, form and concurrent culture.

CBS Radio Mystery Theater
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December 15, 2010 10:20 PM PST

The first CBS Radio Mystery Theater episode, which was broadcast on January 6, 1974. This episode starts with an old news broadcast from that day in 1974. It stars Agnes Moorhead, who later appeared regularly on the TV show Bewitched as 'the mother in law".

Jack Benny Classic Christmas
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December 15, 2010 10:14 PM PST
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This Jack Benny program originally aired in 1937.

Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, and actor for radio, television, and film.

Widely recognized as one of the leading American entertainers of the 20th century, Benny was known for his comic timing and his ability to get laughs with either a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" His radio and television programs, tremendously popular in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, were a foundational influence on the situation comedy.

A Christmas Carol
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December 14, 2010 08:21 PM PST

Classic broadcast starring Lionel Barrymore from 12/23/47 .