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The Big Broadcast: February 19, 2012

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    09/24/61 #759 The Double Barraled Matter (Multi-Sponsored) (CBS) (24:58)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    02/23/50 #037 The Big Grifter (NBC) (26:24)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    05/16/53 #056 The Big Con (Sus.) (CBS) (29:48)
  • 08:30 p.m. Destination Freedom
    10/17/48 #17 The Boy Who Was Traded for A Horse (Geo. Washington Carver)  (Sus.) (NBC) (29:32)
  • 09:00 p.m. Halls of Ivy
    03/31/50 Chamber Music Knockwurst Spciety (Schlitz Beer) (NBC) (29:22)
  • 09:30 p.m. Boston Blackie
    06/11/46 #061 The Disappearing Plane (Synd) (25:20)
  • 10:00 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    11/17/47 #590 Nobody Lives Forever w/Jane Wyman, Ronald Reagan (Lux) (CBS) (59:40)

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