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"The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7/27 7-11pm est
WAMU ^ | 7/27/14 | Ed Walker

Posted on 07/27/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by Vision

Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana.

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The Big Broadcast is a Sunday night tradition for families throughout the WAMU listening area. Each week, Big Broadcast host Ed Walker offers listeners priceless recordings of popular radio programs from the '30s, '40s and '50s. Priceless, especially, for a man whose first sentence as a child was, 'Turn the radio on.'
1 posted on 07/27/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by Vision
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To: 4everontheRight; Arthur McGowan; BluesDuke; bsf53; Calvin Locke; citizen; Cold Heat; ...
Happy Sunday Night...Classic Radio Time...


2 posted on 07/27/2014 1:59:20 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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3 posted on 07/27/2014 1:59:53 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Hi All, how are you doing? I love the month of July and am sorry to see it go.

A good lineup this evening. Duffy’s Tavern, Gangbusters, and Box 13 are solid programs...and we end with Cary Grant in Screen Directors Playhouse...fun stuff.

After a busy weekend I’m ready for a good evening of OTR...


4 posted on 07/27/2014 2:02:10 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision
Hello, FRiends! Thanks, Vision!

Please pray for the peace of safety of Israel.

It's a nice lineup with a "Box 13" and a performance from Cary Grantin teh Screen Director's Playhouse.

These brief synopses are used with permission from the RadioGOLDINdex © 2014 J. David Goldin.

7:00 PM Eastern War Time. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. September 10, 1956. Program #1. CBS net. "The Confidential Matter". Sustaining. Ed Morgan, one of Johnny's best pals, seems to have embezzled $80,000 before his death. While hiring Johnny, the executive for "Eternity Mutual Insurance" reminisces about when the company was located in the "Johnstone Building." The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Jack Edwards, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Stacy Harris, Bob Miller, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Frank Gerstle. 13:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

7:15 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. September 11, 1956. Program #2. CBS net. "The Confidential Matter". Sustaining. A trail back into a man's past is faint and twisting, and at times, runs through quicksand! The system cue has been deleted. Bob Bailey, Les Crutchfield (writer), Jack Johnstone (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Jack Edwards, Russell Thorson, Shirley Mitchell, Stacy Harris, Bob Miller, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, Amerigo Moreno (music supervisor), Frank Gerstle. 13:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

7:30 Dragnet. October 19, 1952. Program #174. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Big Pill". Two Marines are poisoned in a cheap hotel by the slightly mad "Stubby." See cat. #46858 for a network, sponsored version. Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Virginia Gregg, Jack Kruschen, John Robinson (writer), Walter Schumann (music). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8:00 Gunsmoke. October 9, 1955. CBS net. "The Coward". Sponsored by: Chesterfield, L & M. An unknown coward in Dodge is out to kill Marshal Dillon. Good radio, well-done! One of the commercials features an interview with the president of "Industrial Nucleonics," manufacturers of "Accu-Ray." The script was used on the Gunsmoke television series on March 7, 1959. The script was rebroadcast on the radio series on January 4, 1959 (see cat. #52155). William Conrad, Parley Baer, George Fenneman (commercial spokesman), Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Vic Perrin, John Dehner, Jack Edwards, Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), John Meston (writer), Tom Hanley (sound patterns), Ray Kemper (sound patterns), George Walsh (announcer). 25:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8:30 Duffy's Tavern. November 9, 1945. Program #105. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Eddie the waiter quits, so Archie gets guest Maxie Rosenbloom to be his replacement. The script was used on the program again on February 16, 1951 (see cat. #50783) The show also features Maxie Rosenbloom, but with Arthur Treacher as the quitting waiter. Maxie Rosenbloom, Ed Gardner, Eddie Green, Sandra Gould (as "Miss Duffy"), Charlie Cantor, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, David Titus (producer, director), Marvin Miller (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9:00 Gangbusters. September 10, 1949. Program #597. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Red-Hot Readers". Sponsored by: World-Wide Handicrafts. "Pops" and his teen-aged thieves forge and cash money orders." WRVR rebroadcast date: July 30, 1973. Santos Ortega, Betty Furness. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9:30 Box Thirteen. December 12, 1948. Program #17. Mutual net origination, Mayfair syndication. "The Haunted Artist". Commercials added locally. An artist's latest canvas seems to be haunted. A stone quarry keeps appearing on one side of the canvas. The date is approximate. Alan Ladd, Edmond MacDonald, Richard Sanville (director), Rudy Schrager (composer, conductor), Russell Hughes (writer), Sylvia Picker, Vern Carstensen (production supervisor). 26:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

10:00 Screen Directors' Playhouse. November 9, 1950. NBC net. "Shadow Of A Doubt". Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. Uncle Charlie comes to town, suspected of being "The Merry Widow Murderer." Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Hy Averback, Earle Ross, Gail Bonney, Lois Corbett, Anne Whitfield, Richard Allen Simmons (adaptor), Bill Cairn (director), Howard Wiley (producer). 59:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5 posted on 07/27/2014 2:04:17 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Prayers to Israel Gina. How are you doing?


6 posted on 07/27/2014 2:49:12 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Good grief! I just noticed my gross typos in my comment on the synopsis list. Don’t know how I didn’t that without catching them.

Anyway! Hi, Vision. It’s hot as a firecracker here! Well, a very HUMID firecracker. We’re doing fine. It sounds like you and Keith and I have all been very busy this weekend, work, work and then housework! Are you doing well, besides being busy?


7 posted on 07/27/2014 2:53:21 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Yea, things are good. Took a trip down to see my Dad in Williamsburg. Started to have OTR withdraw down there so pulled out an app and was able to drift off to sleep to The Six Shooter. That short lived show is probably my favorite program.

Just had to cut an evening scooter ride short due to a few drops of rain. Nuts.

Anyway, seasonally we're kinda cool here. You must have our humidity or the humidity is on the way. Anything cooking? I'm reheating some frozen steaks.

8 posted on 07/27/2014 3:33:53 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Sounds good! You can take OTR with you everywhere you go with the snazzy apps. :-)

We’re grilling burgers and frying some potatoes for fries. Mmmmm... Which reminds me, I need to go make the patties and get them marinating.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 3:36:31 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

You marinate burgers?


10 posted on 07/27/2014 3:45:20 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

I make the patties on a cookie sheet, then douse them on both sides with Worcestershire sauce and add garlic powder and pepper. I cover them and let them soak like that till grilling time.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 3:54:12 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

The shows are good. We’re drawn in to Johnny Dollar’s matter, and that Dragnet was good, although awful.


12 posted on 07/27/2014 4:57:31 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
I agree. How did Dragnet end? I missed the last minute.

20th Century ran this GS last week. It's a good one.

13 posted on 07/27/2014 5:06:54 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

They cold-busted “Stubby” for the young Marine’s murder. He got life.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 5:18:12 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

I think I heard that, they got him at the bar and ran him in. No major climax.


15 posted on 07/27/2014 5:19:45 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

No, he broke down and confessed. He was a lunatic.

Ed does a good King Henry on the Joy Boys. He’s played that before, but it’s funny to hear it again.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 5:28:23 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision; WXRGina

Hey, folks — the burgers sound terrific! Anybody have a recipe for kielbasa and cabbage? I’ve got a refrigerator full, and I don’t know what to do with it.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 5:28:42 PM PDT by bsf53 (bsf53)
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To: bsf53

Hey.

I’d grill or pan fry the sausage and saute the cabbage in butter.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 5:34:55 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Duffy’s Tavern is kinda lame.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 5:38:06 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

In college I made golombki for a Polish fraternity brother, using his own Polish cookbook. It was delicious, but an incredible amount of work — make rice, cut up kielbasa, chop onions, mix together with spices, roll up the meat-rice mixture in cabbage leaves (the exasperating part), enough to fill a 9x13 baking pan, top it with mushroom sauce, bake. Took me two hours. I’d like to make something like it again, maybe serve the rice/meat over cooked cabbage, but I’ve forgotten what the spices were! arrgh!


20 posted on 07/27/2014 5:43:34 PM PDT by bsf53 (bsf53)
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Brian, why can’t you just fry your cabbage with some onion in a little oil and the sausage? I’ll bet that would be good.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 5:54:08 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Ah! I just saw your comment. Basically the same thing I said. Fried cabbage is awesome, too.


22 posted on 07/27/2014 5:54:53 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

That was freaky.


23 posted on 07/27/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

Yeah, it was! Jealous woman is bad woman, and when she’s a crook, look out!


24 posted on 07/27/2014 6:25:30 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
There are a few songs from the 40’s time that talk about how great bananas are. I wonder if importing them was new around that time.
25 posted on 07/27/2014 6:27:24 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: bsf53

Yea, that sounds good. A chef I worked for would saute cabbage in butter for St. Patrick’s Day. Whatever he did is was remarkable.


26 posted on 07/27/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

27 posted on 07/27/2014 6:30:33 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

We didn’t grow our own bananas?


28 posted on 07/27/2014 6:34:07 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision; Homer_J_Simpson
I am amazed to see that there were TV's around, even sold as "kits" before WW2 http://www.earlytelevision.org/andrea.html


29 posted on 07/27/2014 6:40:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: WXRGina
I don't think so. Do you know of US banana farms? The ones from the store are from S. America.
30 posted on 07/27/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

No, I know of none, but I’ve never thought about it to research it. Bananas are tropical, so there it is.


31 posted on 07/27/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: GeronL
‘39, wow. Didn't know they were around then. There must have been a few stations around NYC. I doubt there were signals outside of that area.A 5" tv kit was roughly $1,300 today.
32 posted on 07/27/2014 6:46:47 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Vision

I was surprised too. Probably still pretty experimental back then?


33 posted on 07/27/2014 6:47:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: WXRGina
I could be wrong, but it seems people in the 30’s, 40’s, maybe 50’s were excited about bananas.
34 posted on 07/27/2014 6:48:13 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: GeronL

Wow!

The first regularly scheduled television service in the United States began on July 2, 1928, fifteen months before the United Kingdom. The Federal Radio Commission authorized C. F. Jenkins to broadcast from experimental station W3XK in Wheaton Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. For at least the first eighteen months, 48-line silhouette images from motion picture film were broadcast, although beginning in the summer of 1929 he occasionally broadcast in halftones.[84][85]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_television#Broadcast_television


35 posted on 07/27/2014 6:50:58 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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The Worlds Fair was in New York City that year, TV was being demonstrated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_in_television According to Wiki... April 30 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, appearing at the opening ceremony of the 1939 New York World's Fair, becomes the first President of the United States to give a speech that is broadcast by television. April - RCA, General Electric, Dumont and others begin selling television sets to the public in the New York City area. Screen sizes typically range from 5 to 12 inches, and Dumont features 14-inch and 16-inch models. Prices start at $200 and go as high as $1000. May 17 – The first baseball game (Princeton University vs. Columbia University) is broadcast by television, from Baker Field in New York. Bill Stern is the announcer. May 19 – The Walt Disney cartoon Donald's Cousin Gus airs on NBC's experimental station W2XBS (later WNBC-TV) in New York. This marked the first movie cartoon to be televised in the United States. June 1 – The first heavyweight boxing match is televised, Max Baer vs Lou Nova, from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. August 26 – The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York. Poland broadcasts a feature film for the first time—Barbara Radziwiłłówna (1936)—using the experimental transmitter mounted atop the Prudential building in Warsaw. September 30 – The first televised college football game, Fordham University vs Waynesburg College, at Randall's Island, New York. October 22 – The first National Football League game is televised. The Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Eagles at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.
36 posted on 07/27/2014 6:51:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Vision

Since the USA seems to be quickly becoming a “banana republic”, maybe we can grow our own.


37 posted on 07/27/2014 6:51:47 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Vision
The Worlds Fair was in New York City that year, TV was being demonstrated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_in_television

According to Wiki...

April 30 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, appearing at the opening ceremony of the 1939 New York World's Fair, becomes the first President of the United States to give a speech that is broadcast by television.

April - RCA, General Electric, Dumont and others begin selling television sets to the public in the New York City area. Screen sizes typically range from 5 to 12 inches, and Dumont features 14-inch and 16-inch models. Prices start at $200 and go as high as $1000.

May 17 – The first baseball game (Princeton University vs. Columbia University) is broadcast by television, from Baker Field in New York. Bill Stern is the announcer.

May 19 – The Walt Disney cartoon Donald's Cousin Gus airs on NBC's experimental station W2XBS (later WNBC-TV) in New York. This marked the first movie cartoon to be televised in the United States.

June 1 – The first heavyweight boxing match is televised, Max Baer vs Lou Nova, from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

August 26 – The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York. Poland broadcasts a feature film for the first time—Barbara Radziwiłłówna (1936)—using the experimental transmitter mounted atop the Prudential building in Warsaw.

September 30 – The first televised college football game, Fordham University vs Waynesburg College, at Randall's Island, New York.

October 22 – The first National Football League game is televised. The Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Eagles at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

38 posted on 07/27/2014 6:51:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Vision

Yep.

In another 10 years they’d actually look like people instead of shadows.


39 posted on 07/27/2014 6:53:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: logitech

We need to start learning. Most places might require a greenhouse though.


40 posted on 07/27/2014 6:53:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
Looks like it was using an electrostatic deflection oscilloscope cathode ray tube for picture.

Real oldie, have seen some from that time.

41 posted on 07/27/2014 6:54:09 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

I remember a thread about a mannequin getting a TV talk show in 1937... I guess it could have happened after all.


42 posted on 07/27/2014 6:55:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: logitech

They’ll be our new currency.


43 posted on 07/27/2014 7:02:18 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: WXRGina

Gina, All, I’m heading to the radio. Grant sounds great, enjoy the show.


44 posted on 07/27/2014 7:05:51 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: logitech
Since the USA seems to be quickly becoming a “banana republic”, maybe we can grow our own.

HAHAHAHA!!! That's funny, Honey! How come it makes me want to cry, though? Just kidding. Sorta.

45 posted on 07/27/2014 7:08:56 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Vision

Good night, Vision! See you later.


46 posted on 07/27/2014 7:09:14 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: GeronL

Hi, GeronL! It’s good to see you here. I like your picture and informative posts.


47 posted on 07/27/2014 7:11:08 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Great ending show!


48 posted on 07/27/2014 8:00:00 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: GeronL

I’m thinking any knowledge, that bypasses wallmart, will be really useful in the near future.


49 posted on 07/27/2014 8:04:42 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: logitech

lol


50 posted on 07/27/2014 8:09:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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