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Presenting the Transcription Feature: Broadway is My Beat & The Great Gildersleeve

We start off tonight with an episode of “Broadway Is My Beat.” If you think the sophisticated avenues of Time Square to Columbus Circle are free from murder and crime, you’re dead wrong. It’s “the gaudiest, the most violent, the lonesomest mile in the world." “Broadway Is My Beat” ran from February of 1949 to August of 1954 on CBS. For most of that run, it starred Larry Thor as New York City detective Danny Clover, whose assigned “beat” was the theater district. Not that that made his job any easier. Then we drop in on “The Great Gildersleeve.” Tonight, Gildy stumbles upon the upcoming wedding of a young lady and Marine about to ship out. They just want a nice, quiet, simple wedding. Of course, that soon balloons into … well, you can guess. This is actually a very sweet story with some really good laughs. And we get to hear Lillian Randolph as Birdie sing. That’s always a treat.


Broadway Is My Beat February 17, 1950 “Dion Hartley” 3:44

The Great Gildersleeve May 27, 1953 “Witness at the Wedding” 33:33


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