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Patriotism, Fireworks Stories - The Dago Bomb / Little Old Lady Shot; Life's Subtleties
Airdate: Saturday - July 4, 1964

Limelight Show
Original Airing

First Line After Theme Ends
Greenwich Village where the search for the truth and beauty goes on endlessly. . .
Show Description
1st Hour Shep and the fans sing happy birthday to the United States in honor of the 4th of July. He has spent the day listening to the radio and is amazed that practically nothing is being played in celebration. Shep talks of the nuttiness of which Patriotism is composed. Shep talks about the fireworks stand his father had each year, about Mr. Bruner and the Dago Bomb that fell over. He tells about the fourth of July fireworks display that the 'old man' put on every year and about the one that didn't go quite as expected... almost burning down Roosevelt High School. Red Garter Dixieland Band - "When Johnnie Comes Marching Home", "Over Hear, Over There", "Hello Dolly" and others.
1st Hour These are early versions of stories used in "The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters" Mr Bruner was replaced by Ludlow Kissel. The version with Lud Kissel appeared as "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back" in Playboy.
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Engineer and Staff in Booth Summary/Rating Credit Instruments Played
By: Jim Clavin
Rating: Not Rated
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