Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy Show

For whatever reasons, we cannot update our original post – “Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy Show – May 10, 1953” – so we are entering it as a separate post. See the original for more details. First, several new newspaper clippings from the day of the broadcast have been located. The first, from The Des Moines Register,…

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This Is War!!!

This wartime series of 13 shows was the creation of Norman Corwin. As outlined in Jimmy Stewart on the Air, all programs were aired on the four major networks (NBC, CBS, ABC, MBS) on Saturdays from 7-7:30 pm. Stewart appeared on one show, Your Air Force, which was broadcast on April 4, 1942. This preview…

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Shirley Thomas Hollywood #2

Thomas was a Hollywood reporter for NBC Radio and had her own weekly radio show for many years. In Jimmy Stewart on the Air, we reported that Jimmy made an appearance on this show on February 13, 1954. Further research has shown us that this date was incorrect. The actual date was February 14, 1954…

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Hollywood Hotel – December 18, 1936

Hollywood Hotel was broadcast by CBS on Fridays from 10-11 p.m. Dick Powell was the master of ceremonies and Louella Parsons was the hostess. George MacGarret was the show’s director, Ken Murray the announcer and Raymond Paige the orchestra leader. It was sponsored by Campbell Soups. On this show, Sonja Henie was the main guest,…

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Hazel Markel Comment

Hazel Markel was a columnist for the Washington Daily News. She also was the Mutual Broadcasting System’s women’s commentator. She hosted a 15-minute daily program for the network. Although most newspapers listed the program by title only, like this entry in the Mt. Vernon Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL, occasionally a little more would be added…

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WMAL-AM Interviews

In Jimmy Stewart on the Air, we listed two appearances on radio station WMAL-AM (630) by Mr. Stewart. Both of these shows remain unavailable, but we can add a little information to what is known about them, including that fact that one was incorrect. The first appearance came on August 24, 1951. A closer examination…

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Skyway to the Stars

Skyway to the Stars was a half-hour CBS musical-variety show hosted by Tex McCrary. The shows regulars included Kay Armen and the Raymond Paige Orchestra. The program was on the air for just one season – September 12, 1948 through May 22, 1949. It was broadcast Sunday afternoons at 4:40 p.m. eastern time. Stewart appeared…

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Firecreek – Radio Spots

The film Firecreek starring Stewart and Henry Fonda was released in January of 1968. Warner Brothers-Seven Arts issued a special 12-inch, 33 1/3 RPM record (WBSA-4890) with five spots to help promote the film on radio. Stewart’s voice is not heard on any of the five tracks. Here are the two 60-second spots: There also…

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