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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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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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Bernie Sanders Has A Message For The Political Moment

Bernie Sanders entered the race for president talking about a political revolution at moment when Democratic voters and young people were primed to hear it.
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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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