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OW94: A Christmas Carol by Campbell Playhouse

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It’s not Halloween without War Of The Worlds, and it can’t be Christmas without A Christmas Carol.  From December 24, 1939 here’s The Campbell Playhouse with their version of the holiday classic.

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OW93: Orson Welles Theater

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For today’s show we’ll revisit the Orson Welles Theater for an episode that first aired December 22, 1941.  This one features three performances beginning with Nativity From St. Luke’s, followed by The Happy Prince, and concluding with a poem by G.K. Chesterton.

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OW92: The Lives Of Harry Lime 21

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This week we’ll hear again from The Lives Of Harry Lime and the 21st episode of that series titled It’s A Knock-Out.  This one first aired December 21, 1951.

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OW91: War Of The Worlds

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Today marks the 71st anniversary of the infamous War Of The Worlds broadcast.  It’s only fitting we hear it again today.  From the Mercury Theater On The Air,  it first aired October 30, 1938.

For more information on this broadcast, and the panic it allegedly created, here are some links:

Old-Time.com article

Wikipedia

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OW90: Welles In For Benny

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This week we have another episode of The Grape Nuts Flakes Program/Jack Benny Show where Welles stands in for Jack.  This one aired April 4, 1943.

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OW89: Moby Dick by Mercury Summer Theater

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The Mercury Summer Theater aired for only 15 episodes between June and September of 1946.  From August 30, 1946 we’ll hear Moby Dick.

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OW88: The Lives Of Harry Lime 20

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This week it’s another episode from The Lives Of Harry Lime.  Hear a kinder, gentler Lime than the one you know from The Third Man in this episode from December 14, 1951 titled An Old Moorish Custom.

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OW87: Wickford Point by Campbell Playhouse

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This week we’ll hear again from The Campbell Playhouse.  From May 5, 1939 it’s Wickford Point.

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OW86: Orson Welles Radio Almanac

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This week it’s another offering of the Orson Welles Radio Almanac.  This episode features The Wilde Twins and first aired May 24, 1944.

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OW85: Bit Of Frosted Glass by The Black Museum

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It’s another visit to The Black Museum for this episode.  The series aired from January to December 1952, and somewhere along the line produced this episode titled The Bit Of Frosted Glass.

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