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A very presidential week on Radio Classics as we begin it with a 90-minute Centennial Birthday Special for Ronald Reagan and later we also mark the birthday of Abraham Lincoln with another 90-minute special.
Born February 6th, 1911 – Reagan, the 40th president, will be heard playing the 18th president in the 1950 Cavalcade of America episode, Ulysses In Love. It will be followed by the 1940 hour long Lux Radio Theatre version of Knute Rockne, All American with Reagan as George “The Gipper” Gipp. In the Lincoln special we have a new to the channel episode of American Portraits, with Karl Swenson as Lincoln.
We also mark the birthday of busy radio actor, Bill Johnstone with new to the channel episodes of Nightbeat (he plays Otto, The Music Man) and The Line-Up as well as The Shadow, The Whistler and Suspense.
There is a Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Marathon with Bob Bailey; Orson Welles as Phileas Fogg in a Mercury Theatre On The Air version of Jules Vernes’ Around The World In Eighty Days; new to the channel episodes of Suspense and The Charlie McCarthy Show both featuring birthday gal, Lana Turner; A couple more from The Green Hornet and much more.