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The Big Broadcast: April 1, 2012

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    01/21/62 #775 The Terrible Torch Matter (CBS) (24:34)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    04/06/50 #043 Big Book (NBC) (26:24)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    06/27/53 #062 Flashback (Sus.) (CBS) (29:42)
  • 08:30 p.m. Jack Benny
    04/02/39 April Fool's Gags (Jello) (NBC) (29:16)
  • 09:00 p.m. Our Miss Brooks
    04/03/49 April Fool (Colgate) (CBS) (29:58)
  • 09:30 p.m. My Favorite Husband
    04/01/49 April Fool's Day (Jello) (CBS) (28:16)
  • 10:00 p.m. Gangbusters
    09/15/44 Case of Billanski and Tillotson (Blue) (23:30)
  • 10:30 p.m. Behind the Mike
    09/15/40 #01 Premiere Broadcast (Sus.) (NBC) (29:40)
NPR

An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey's Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.
NPR

Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
WAMU 88.5

Hogan Cabinet Appointments Announced In Annapolis

Maryland governor-elect Larry Hogan will announce some of his cabinet appointments today, but there's no early indication which positions he will fill.

NPR

Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.

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