RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1945

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Those Websters was a radio situation comedy series starring Willard Waterman
(shown below) and Constance Crowder as George and Jane Webster. The program
was launched in New York and then moved to Chicago for a short spell before finishing its run from Hollywood. It was heard Friday evenings at 9:30pm on CBS from March 9, 1945 to February 22, 1946 with Quaker Oats as the sponsor. On March 3, 1946, the series moved to Mutual where it aired Sundays at 6pm until August 22, 1948. Two years after this series came to an end, Waterman replaced Harold Peary as the title character in The Great Gildersleeve in 1950.
 

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Willard Waterman

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RADIO SHOW SIMULCAST FOR FIRST TIME ON THIS DATE IN 1954

BREAKFAST CLUB   
                          Don McNeill

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The Breakfast Club was a long-run morning variety show on NBC Blue Network/ABC radio originating in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by Don McNeill (shown above).The radio program ran from June 23, 1933 through December 27, 1968. McNeill’s 35½-year run
as host remains the longest tenure for an emcee of a network entertainment program, surpassing Johnny Carson (29½ years) on The Tonight Show and Bob Barker (34⅔ years) on The Price is Right. For one year, beginning on February 22, 1954, the show
was simulcast on ABC radio and television, ending on February 25, 1955. 

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Picture of Don McNeill (right) taken during a simulcast of The Breakfast Club

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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FORMED ON THIS DATE IN 1910

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In 1909, Chicago publisher William D. Boyce (above) lost his way
in a dense London fog. A boy came to his aid and, after guiding
the man, refused a tip, explaining that as a Scout he would not
take a tip for doing a Good Turn. This gesture by an unknown
Scout inspired a meeting with Robert Baden-Powell, the British
founder of the Boy Scouts. As a result, Boyce incorporated the  
Boy Scouts of America. He also created the Lone Scouts, which
merged with the Boy Scouts of America in 1924.

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