Toast of the Town

Season 7 Episode 21

January 30, 1955: A Cavalcade of Radio

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 1955 on CBS
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January 30, 1955: A Cavalcade of Radio
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"A Cavalcade of Radio, 1920 - 1955," broadcast from New York City and Hollywood.
Stars of radio's Golden Age recreate past radio programs and historic radio moments.
Music:
--Rudy Vallee sings "My Time Is Your Time," "I'm Just a Vagabond Lover" and the "Maine Stein Song."
--Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, with pianist Vincent Lopez, perform "Nola."
--The Pickens Sisters sing a medley of their greatest hits.
--Radio soap opera stars sing "Happy Birthday."
Comedy:
--In Hollywood, Jack Benny tells a few jokes, then is joined by George Burns.
--Eve Arden and Gale Gordon do an "Our Miss Brooks" radio sketch.
--Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (ventriloquist act)
Also appearing:
--Edward R. Murrow recalls famous moments in radio news.
--Radio veterans Norman Brokenshire, David Ross, H.V. Kaltenborn, and Milton Cross remember their biggest on-air blunders.
--Harry Von Zell repeats his famous 1931 flub when he referred to President Herbert Hoover as "Hoobert Heever."
--Audience bows (in Hollywood, introduced by Harry Von Zell): Ed Wynn, Bob "Bazooka" Burns, Jean Hersholt, Ken Murray and Art Linkletter.
--Cameos: Don McNeill, Jack Bailey and Rubinoff.
--Audience bows: Jimmy Wallingford, J. Carroll Naish, Hal Peary (the original "Gildersleeve"), George Givot, John Gambling, and Peter Potter.
--Audience bow: Ben Gross, author of "I Looked and I Listened," a book which gave Ed Sullivan the idea for this episode.
Finale:
--Paul Whiteman leads his orchestra on "When Day Is Done."

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