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Random Rarities 19

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Ben Alexander
Edward Murrow

By the time NBC began broadcasting America United in 1945, Victory in the War in Europe was nearly assured. However, paying for the effort was still in question. "America United, united in the War and in the Peace" was an open forum of Workers, Employers, and Farmers. The guest speaker for the initial broadcast was Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the Treasury.

The Air Force Hour: Originally a Recruiting Program syndicated over the Mutual Network, the Air Force Hour evolved to entertain Airmen stationed overseas via the Armed Forces Radio Service.

America United: NBC presents a Radio Forum hosted by the AFL leadership dedicated to uniting the Nation in winning the War and the coming Peace.

American Town Meeting: Modeled on the Town Hall meetings of Colonial times, this Forum of the air is a demonstration of Democracy's Best.

Askit Basket was a 1939 question-and-answer format quiz show sponsored by Colgate Toothpaste.

"Adventures in Living" was the theme for The Ben Alexander Show from Los Angeles. Ben was a child actor in movies during the Silent Era and found a new career as a radio announcer during the Forties. He appeared in a recurring role as a cop on Jack Webb's Dragnet TV show, and he owned a Ford dealership in Northeast L.A. and another in San Francisco. The discussion on this episode of his talk show is "Let the punishment fit the crime". Jack has three Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6471 Hollywood for TV, at 6482 Hollywood Blvd for Motion Pictures, and at 6672 Hollywood Blvd for Radio.

All Things Considered: Coverage of the 1979 Indiana State Fair Husband Calling Contest.

Bandstand U.S.A.: "Music in the Morgan Manner", a series of Band Remotes on the Mutual Network, sometimes sponsored by the Treasury Department.

The Baptist Hour: Religious programing from the Armed Forces Radio (AFRTS)

Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person took its microphone into the home of several various celebrities in the mid-Fifties, for this edition Murrow visited the Holmby Hills home of Bing Crosby.

Bing's kid brother Bob Crosby ran a Dixieland outfit, and in 1946 Bob Crosby and his Bobcats had a variety program sponsored by Ford Dealers. In this version, Vera Vague was the comedy guest.

The Big Sound: Despite being the home of the Grand Ol' Opry, this excellent WSM Nashville variety program concentrates on more pop music.

The Bill Goodwin Show: Better known as George and Gracie's announcer, Bill Goodwin got his own music ad variety show on NBC.

Bolero Time: From the pampa of Argentina to the jungles of the Yucatan, AFRTS celebrates Pan-American music from South of the border along with a Spanish language lesson.

Boston Symphony Rehearsal: Each week, the listeners of the Armed Forces Radio Service were invited to a rehearsal of one of the world's great Symphonies.

Broadway Playhouse: Scenes from great Plays performed for the Radio.

Broadway Talks Back: The Mutual Network gives Broadway personalities a chance to face the Critics in a panel discussion
Bully Murray: A broadcast of Murray's Edison Wax campus hit.

CBS News Sounder: NeeNee Nee NinnyNee, the CBS News' sounder rivals the NBC Chimes in familiarity.

The Chevrolet Program Musical Moments: Syndicated by World Transcription Service to pitch the exciting 1935 Chevy's.

NBC Thesaurus, Christmas Miracle: Charlie Ruggles stars in the story of Jasper Crown and his wonderful Christmas.

In 1946, the Continental Can Company sponsored a very well done variety program called The Continental Celebrity Club The program attracted some high-powered guests, including Peter Lawford, Carole Landis, and Dorothy Lamour, but the Company decided to leave advertising to the people who put the labels on their cans.

Doctors Courageous,recorded in 1941, dramatizES the efforts of doctors around the world who faced danger to discover new ways to save their patients.

The Dave Garroway Show: The program was for "those who want soothing, relaxing patter, top music and a meaty thought once in a while."

"Mr. Guitar" himself, Chet Atkins, along with songstress Watson, presented a series of Nashville lullabies on Dream Time.

The Mutual Network gave us something to think about with 1941's I Want a Divorce. The breakup of a marriage was not something discussed during the period, but it did, in fact, happen so the discussion was appropriate.

Far East Network, The Swingin' Years: AFRTS presents Chuck Cecil from Tokyo spinning Swing-era hot wax for the American boys serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Fifth Row Center: WGN presents show adaptations from Chicago's Michigan Avenue Playhouse.

Focus: Hal Youngblood interviews Jay Hanson about The Amityville Horror.

Here's to Youth: NBC looks at the problem cities face in dealing with youth, including delinquency.

Hospitality Time: Come into the parlor and sit a spell while enjoying a good old Southern welcome and hot swing music from WSM Nashville

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    39 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 16 hours, 46 min
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    1. 39 shows - total playtime 16 hours 46 minutes
    2. Air Force Hour 510604 Afrs 109 Everywhere You Go.mp3
    3. America United 021145 Paying For War.mp3
    4. American Town Meeting 350530 Premiere.mp3
    5. Ask It Basket 390921.mp3
    6. ATC Husband Calling 790931.mp3
    7. Bandstand Usa Russ Morgan In San Francisco Pt1 C.mp3
    8. Baptist Hour Afrts28 Dr Joel Gregory Tested In Wilderness.mp3
    9. Ben Alexander Show 470210 0000 Let Punishment Fit Crime.mp3
    10. Big Sound 540500.mp3
    11. Bill Goodwin Show 570318 Animal Trainer Ralph Helfer.mp3
    12. Bing Crosby Edward R. Murrows Person To Person 1954.mp3
    13. Bob Crosby Show, 460710 Vera Vague.mp3
    14. Bolero Time Afrts138 Bolero Version Of Hava Nagila.mp3
    15. Boston Symphony Rehearsal 510602 Afrs 016 Brahms Symphony 2.mp3
    16. Broadway Playhouse 500102 66 Each His Own Pt 2 N 4 Only.mp3
    17. Broadway Talks Back 19461209.mp3
    18. Bully Murray 290211 Doin Racoon.mp3
    19. Cbs News Sounder 1969.mp3
    20. Chevrolet Program Musical Moments 35 92 Midnight Santiago.mp3
    21. Christmas Miracle Nbc Thesaurus 1873 1874 Charlie Ruggles.mp3
    22. Continental Celebrity Club 460316 15 Carol Landis.mp3
    23. Continental Celebrity Club 460323 With Bonita Granville.mp3
    24. Continental Celebrity Club 460504 22 Dorothy Lamour.mp3
    25. Continental Celebrity Club 460525 25 Hildegarde.mp3
    26. Continental Celebrity Club 460622 Peter Lawford.mp3
    27. Dave Garroway Show 501117 Afrs 140 Frida.mp3
    28. Dave Garroway Show 510105 Afrs 139 Thursday.mp3
    29. Doctors Courageous 410000 Ep001 Joseph Lester.mp3
    30. Doctors Courageous 410000 Ep002 Elizabeth Anderson.mp3
    31. Dreamtime Dolores Watson Chet Atkins 1.mp3
    32. Dreamtime Dolores Watson Chet Atkins 2.mp3
    33. Far East Network Fen Swingin Years With Chuck Cecil Tokyo.mp3
    34. Fifth Row Center 400204 Model Princess.mp3
    35. Focus Hal Youngblood Intrv 790515 Jay Anson Amityvile Horror.mp3
    36. Heres To Youth 440000 04 Story Of Chico.mp3
    37. Hospitality Time 421227.mp3
    38. I Want Divorce 410307 Who Gets Children.mp3
    39. I Want Divorce 410404 June Perry.mp3
    40. Person to Person with Ed Murrow Jill Corey.mp3
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    39 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 16 hours, 46 min
    39 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 46 min
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    1. 39 shows - total playtime 16 hours 46 minutes
    2. Air Force Hour 510604 Afrs 109 Everywhere You Go.mp3
    3. America United 021145 Paying For War.mp3
    4. American Town Meeting 350530 Premiere.mp3
    5. Ask It Basket 390921.mp3
    6. ATC Husband Calling 790931.mp3
    7. Bandstand Usa Russ Morgan In San Francisco Pt1 C.mp3
    8. Baptist Hour Afrts28 Dr Joel Gregory Tested In Wilderness.mp3
    9. Ben Alexander Show 470210 0000 Let Punishment Fit Crime.mp3
    10. Big Sound 540500.mp3
    11. Bill Goodwin Show 570318 Animal Trainer Ralph Helfer.mp3
    12. Bing Crosby Edward R. Murrows Person To Person 1954.mp3
    13. Bob Crosby Show, 460710 Vera Vague.mp3
    14. Bolero Time Afrts138 Bolero Version Of Hava Nagila.mp3
    15. Boston Symphony Rehearsal 510602 Afrs 016 Brahms Symphony 2.mp3
    16. Broadway Playhouse 500102 66 Each His Own Pt 2 N 4 Only.mp3
    17. Broadway Talks Back 19461209.mp3
    18. Bully Murray 290211 Doin Racoon.mp3
    19. Cbs News Sounder 1969.mp3
    20. Chevrolet Program Musical Moments 35 92 Midnight Santiago.mp3
    21. Christmas Miracle Nbc Thesaurus 1873 1874 Charlie Ruggles.mp3
    22. Continental Celebrity Club 460316 15 Carol Landis.mp3
    23. Continental Celebrity Club 460323 With Bonita Granville.mp3
    24. Continental Celebrity Club 460504 22 Dorothy Lamour.mp3
    25. Continental Celebrity Club 460525 25 Hildegarde.mp3
    26. Continental Celebrity Club 460622 Peter Lawford.mp3
    27. Dave Garroway Show 501117 Afrs 140 Frida.mp3
    28. Dave Garroway Show 510105 Afrs 139 Thursday.mp3
    29. Doctors Courageous 410000 Ep001 Joseph Lester.mp3
    30. Doctors Courageous 410000 Ep002 Elizabeth Anderson.mp3
    31. Dreamtime Dolores Watson Chet Atkins 1.mp3
    32. Dreamtime Dolores Watson Chet Atkins 2.mp3
    33. Far East Network Fen Swingin Years With Chuck Cecil Tokyo.mp3
    34. Fifth Row Center 400204 Model Princess.mp3
    35. Focus Hal Youngblood Intrv 790515 Jay Anson Amityvile Horror.mp3
    36. Heres To Youth 440000 04 Story Of Chico.mp3
    37. Hospitality Time 421227.mp3
    38. I Want Divorce 410307 Who Gets Children.mp3
    39. I Want Divorce 410404 June Perry.mp3
    40. Person to Person with Ed Murrow Jill Corey.mp3
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    39 recordings on 18 Audio CDs. Total playtime 16 hours, 46 min
    39 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 46 min

    Random Rarities 19 Disc A001

    1. America United 021145 Paying For War
    2. ATC Husband Calling 790931
    3. Bandstand Usa Russ Morgan In San Francisco Pt1 C
    4. Baptist Hour Afrts28 Dr Joel Gregory Tested In Wilderness

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A002

    1. Bing Crosby Edward R. Murrows Person To Person 1954
    2. Bolero Time Afrts138 Bolero Version Of Hava Nagila

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A003

    1. Broadway Talks Back 19461209
    2. Cbs News Sounder 1969
    3. Chevrolet Program Musical Moments 35 92 Midnight Santiago

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A004

    1. Christmas Miracle Nbc Thesaurus 1873 1874 Charlie Ruggles
    2. Dreamtime Dolores Watson Chet Atkins 1
    3. Dreamtime Dolores Watson Chet Atkins 2

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A005

    1. Far East Network Fen Swingin Years With Chuck Cecil Tokyo
    2. Person to Person with Ed Murrow Jill Corey

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A006

    1. Bully Murray 290211 Doin Racoon
    2. American Town Meeting 350530 Premiere

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A007

    1. Ask It Basket 390921

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A008

    1. Fifth Row Center 400204 Model Princess
    2. Doctors Courageous 410000 Ep001 Joseph Lester
    3. Doctors Courageous 410000 Ep002 Elizabeth Anderson

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A009

    1. I Want Divorce 410307 Who Gets Children
    2. I Want Divorce 410404 June Perry

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A010

    1. Hospitality Time 421227
    2. Heres To Youth 440000 04 Story Of Chico

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A011

    1. Continental Celebrity Club 460316 15 Carol Landis
    2. Continental Celebrity Club 460323 With Bonita Granville

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A012

    1. Continental Celebrity Club 460504 22 Dorothy Lamour
    2. Continental Celebrity Club 460525 25 Hildegarde

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A013

    1. Continental Celebrity Club 460622 Peter Lawford
    2. Bob Crosby Show, 460710 Vera Vague

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A014

    1. Ben Alexander Show 470210 0000 Let Punishment Fit Crime
    2. Broadway Playhouse 500102 66 Each His Own Pt 2 N 4 Only
    3. Dave Garroway Show 501117 Afrs 140 Frida
    4. Dave Garroway Show 510105 Afrs 139 Thursday

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A015

    1. Boston Symphony Rehearsal 510602 Afrs 016 Brahms Symphony 2
    2. Air Force Hour 510604 Afrs 109 Everywhere You Go

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A016

    1. Big Sound 540500

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A017

    1. Bill Goodwin Show 570318 Animal Trainer Ralph Helfer

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    Random Rarities 19 Disc A018

    1. Focus Hal Youngblood Intrv 790515 Jay Anson Amityvile Horror

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