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The Big Broadcast: December 18, 2011

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    12/16/56 #518 The Missing Mouse Matter (Sus.) (CBS) (29:48)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    12/22/53 #227 The Big Little Jesus (NBC) (28:14)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    12/20/59 Beeker's Barn  (Multiple Sponsors) (CBS) (29:10)
  • 08:30 p.m. Fibber McGee & Molly
    12/24/46 Fixing Toys (Johnsons's Wax) (NBC) (29:18)
  • 09:00 p.m. Jack Benny
    12/22/51 Christmas Shopping for Cuff Links (CBS) (24:40)
  • 09:30 p.m. Father Knows Best
    12/24/53 Stranded by a Snowstorm (Post Brand Flakes) (NBC) (29:40)
  • 10:00 p.m. Have Gun Will Travel
    12/21/59 Hanging Cross (CBS) (Multiple Sponsors)
  • 10:30 p.m. Columbia Workshop
    12/21/46 They Day They Gave Babies Away (Sus.) (CBS) (29:50)

'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

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