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The Big Broadcast: December 11, 2011

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    12/20/59 Red Mystery Matter (CBS) (23:40)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    12/22/49 #030  .22 Rifle for Christmas (sus.) (NBC) (27:04)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    12/25/55 #194 12th Night (CBS) (22:14)
  • 08:30 p.m. Life Of Riley
    12/24/44 True Spirit of Christmas (American Meat Institute) (Blue) (29:44)
  • 09:00 p.m. Our Miss Brooks
    12/25/49 Magic Christmas Tree (Colgate) (CBS) (29:42)
  • 09:30 p.m. Big Town
    12/21/48 Prelude to Christmas (Lifeboy) (NBC) (29:48)
  • 10:00 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    03/10/47 It's a Wonderful Life w/Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed  (Lux) (CBS) (59:35)

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