Good News Program

November 4, 1937 to February 22, 1940
75 episodes known to exist
Good News Program was a radio show which ran from November 4, 1937 to February 22, 1940. It starred Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connee BosweLL, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connee BosweLL, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, and Connee BosweLL.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
November 4, 1937 - June 16, 1938
Good News of 1938
15
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2
September 1, 1938 - June 29, 1939
Good News of 1939
43
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3
November 2, 1939 - February 22, 1940
Good News of 1940
17
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Good News of 1938
November 4, 1937 - June 16, 1938
15 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connee BosweLL
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Air Date
Title
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November 4, 1937 
Firefly 
M.C.: Robert Leonard. George Murphy, Eleanor Powell, Igor Gorin, Judy Garland, Buddy Ebsen, Sophie Tucker, Irene Franklin, Cliff Edwards, Fritzie Fraganza, Ann Pennington, Jeanette MacDonald, Allan Jones, Louis B. Mayer, C. M. Chester (General Foods president) 
1:04:14 

 
December 23, 1937 
Louie B. Meyer Birthday Party 
Host: James Stewart Myrna Loy, Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Ilona Massey Christmas Program 
59:30 

 
December 30, 1937 
Newlyweds 
Host Jimmy Stewart. Myrna Loy, Freda Starr (13-year-old singer, Wallace Beery, Cedric Gibbons (MGM art director), Edie Adams, Lionel Barrymore 
59:30 

 
15 
February 10, 1938 
Of Heart 
Host: Robert Taylor. Allan Jones, Betty James, Virgina Bruce, John Carradine, Betty James, Gale Gordon. "Snooks Talks To Daddy's Boss" 
59:30 

 
16 
February 17, 1938 
Epilogue to Love 
Host: Robert Taylor. Jack Benny, Allan Jones, Jack Conway, Maureen O'Sullivan. "Daddy tries to teach Baby Snooks how to tell time" 
59:30 

 
19 
March 10, 1938 
Transient in Arcadia 
Host: Robert Taylor. Rita Johnson, Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce. "Baby Snooks helps Daddy do his income tax" 
59:30 

 
21 
March 24, 1938 
Judge Hardy's Children 
Host: Frank Morgan. Gabby Hartnett, Connie Boswell, Robert Montgomery, Rita Johnson, Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney. "Baby Snooks isn't much help as Daddy tries to rehearse a speech" 
59:30 

 
22 
March 31, 1938 
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
Host: Robert Taylor. Louis B. Mayer, Fanny Brice, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Jack Conway, Una Merkel, Gilbert Russell, Connee Boswell. 
59:30 

 
24 
April 14, 1938 
The Hebrides 
Host: Robert Taylor Judy Garland, Adrian, Florence Rice, Bernarr McFadden, Freddie Bartholomew "Daddy tries to find out why Uncle Louie is angry at Baby Snooks" 
59:04 

 
25 
April 28, 1938 
Test Pilot 
Glark Gable, Myrna Loy, Lionel Barrymoore 
60:00 

 
27 
May 5, 1938 
Manhattan Melodrama 
Host: Robert Young. Clark Gable, Florence Rice, Cedric Wilson, Robert Young, Una Merkel, Judy Garland. "Baby Snooks and Daddy in a railroad station restaurant" 
1:22:02 

 
29 
May 19, 1938 
Dark World 
"Dark World" by Arch Oboler. Joan Crawford, Douglas MacPhail. "Baby Snooks and Daddy arrive at their beach house" 
59:30 

 
30 
May 26, 1938 
Yellowjack 
Douglas MacPhail, Gus Kahn, Robert Montgomery, Robert Young, Ted Pearson, Una Merkel, Verna Felton, Virginia Bruce. "Daddy tries to sneak out to the prize fights, and Baby Snooks isn't of much help!" 
59:30 

 
32 
June 9, 1938 
By Advice of Counsel 
Guest: Nat Finston, music director for MGM. Blanche Firth Ullman, Douglas MacPhail, Mary Martin, Rita Johnson, Robert Taylor, Robert Young. "Baby Snooks and Daddy at the doctor's office" 
59:30 

 
33 
June 16, 1938 
Thicker Than Water 
Douglas MacPhail, Ed Sullivan, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Martin, Robert Taylor, Robert Young, Ted Pearson, Wright Kramer. "Baby Snooks "helps" Daddy recover from a hangover"Baby Snooks "helps" Daddy recover from a hangover 
59:30 

 
Good News of 1939
September 1, 1938 - June 29, 1939
43 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connee BosweLL
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36 
September 1, 1938 
Boy's Town 
Alice Faye, Louis B. Mayer, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Edward Flanagan. "Baby Snooks catches Daddy sneaking in at 3 A. M" 
59:30 

 
37 
September 8, 1938 
Marie Antionette 
Guest: Norma Sherrer Stars: Judy Garland 
59:53 

 
38 
September 15, 1938 
Rendezvous 
Host: Robert Young. Robert Taylor, Virginia Barrow, Rita Johnson. "Baby Snooks bedevils Daddy as he tries to relax" 
59:30 

 
39 
September 22, 1938 
Literary Gem 
Host: Robert Taylor. Guest: Maxie Rosenbloom. Phil Regan, Florence Rice, George Beck. "Baby Snooks and Daddy discuss Aunt Sophie and her new baby" 
59:30 

 
40 
September 29, 1938 
He Who Gets Slapped 
Francis Wallace, George Jessel, Phil Regan, Rita Johnson, Spencer Tracy. "Baby Snooks watches as Daddy becomes an artist" 
59:30 

 
41 
October 6, 1938 
Stablemates 
Wallace Beery, Mickey Rooney, Joe E. Brown, Joe E. Brown, Lennie Lynn. "Daddy has insomnia, and Baby Snooks is no help" 
59:30 

 
42 
October 13, 1938 
Young Dr. Kildare 
Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Allan Jones, Eleanor Powell, Francis Wallace, Jo Ann Sayers. "Daddy discovers that Baby Snooks hasn't been to school for three days!" 
59:30 

 
43 
October 20, 1938 
The Moon Is On Fire 
Host: Robert Young Joan Crawford, Billie Burke, Judy Garland. "Baby Snooks and Daddy visit the art museum" 
59:30 

 
44 
October 27, 1938 
A Free Soul 
Host: Robert Young Miliza Korjus, Frank Morgan, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Rita Johnson, Ralph Morgan 
59:30 

 
45 
November 3, 1938 
The Valiant 
Betty Jaynes, Douglas MacPhail, Ralph Morgan, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Ted Pearson 
59:30 

 
46 
November 10, 1938 
Spring Madness 
Douglas MacPhail, George Murphy, Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Ted Pearson 
59:30 

 
47 
November 17, 1938 
The Shining Hour 
Tony Martin, Louis B. Mayer, Edward Flanagan, Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Margaret Sullavan 
59:30 

 
48 
November 24, 1938 
Thanksgiving At the Hardy's 
Host: Robert Young Tony Martin, Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Ann Rutherford, George B. Seitz Thanksgiving Program 
59:30 

 
49 
December 1, 1938 
The Gambler 
Host: Robert Young Warren Hull takes over as announcer. Tony Martin, Martha Wentworth, Clarence Muse 
59:30 

 
50 
December 8, 1938 
Within the Law 
Bernard Frizell, Don Douglas, Robert Young, Rosalind Russell, Russell Hicks, Tony Martin, Vern Goodell 
59:30 

 
51 
December 15, 1938 
A Christmas Carol 
Tony Martin, Lionel Barrymore, Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Ronald Sinclair, Ann Rutherford, Franz Waxman Christmas Program 
59:30 

 
52 
December 22, 1938 
The Owl and the Pussycat 
Robert Taylor, Rita Johnson Christmas Program 
59:30 

 
53 
December 29, 1938 
Deep Rooted 
Beulah Bondi, Bill Stern, Douglas MacPhail, Lionel Barrymore 
59:30 

 
54 
January 5, 1939 
A Rose by Any Name 
Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce. Douglas MacPhail 
59:30 

 
55 
January 12, 1939 
Burn 'em Up O'connor 
Miliza Korjus, Tony Martin, Dennis O'Keefe, Cecilia Parker, Nat Pendleton, Verna Felton 
59:30 

 
56 
January 19, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
59:30 
57 
January 26, 1939 
A Bargain with Lincoln 
Lionel Barrymoore, Mickey Rooney 
59:30 
58 
February 2, 1939 
Huckleberry Finn 
Rex Ingram, Victor Killian, Claire Blanding, Mickey Rooney, Frank Nelson, Elizabeth Risdon 
59:30 

 
60 
February 16, 1939 
Fast and Loose 
Rosalind Russell, Robert Montgomery, Verna Felton, Tony Martin, Miliza Korjus, Joan Marsh, Tom Collins 
59:30 

 
61 
February 23, 1939 
Mary Had a Little Lamb 
Carey Wilson, Gertrude Niesen, Miliza Korjus 
59:30 

 
62 
March 2, 1939 
Ice Follies of 1939 
Lew Ayres, Jimmy Stewart, Joan Crawford 
59:30 

 
63 
March 9, 1939 
The Criminal Code 
Lionel Barrymore, Rita Johnson, Robert Taylor, Gertrude Niesen 
59:30 

 
64 
March 16, 1939 
Faith Is Not Always a Lady 
J. M. Carrigan, Wright Kramer, Elizabeth Risdon, Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Risdon. St. Patrick's Day Program 
59:57 

 
65 
March 23, 1939 
Sgt. Madden 
Wallace Beery, Alan Curtis, Laraine Day, Mark Lawrence, Frances Arns 
59:30 

 
66 
March 30, 1939 
Moral Victory 
Walter Pidgeon, Virginia Bruce, Gale Gordon, Leo Carrillo, Miliza Korjus, Virginia Bruce, Walter Pidgeon, Warren Hull 
59:30 

 
67 
April 6, 1939 
The Voice of Bugle Ann 
Lionel Barrymore, Douglas MacPhail, Kitty Carlisle 
59:30 

 
68 
April 13, 1939 
I'll Be Suing You 
Virginia Bruce, Melvyn Douglas, Gilbert Russell 
59:30 

 
69 
April 20, 1939 
The Hardy's Ride High 
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Ann Rutherford, Douglas MacPhail, Fay Holden, Miliza Korjus 
59:30 

 
70 
April 27, 1939 
First of the Month 
A program celebrating Lionel Barrymore's 61st birthday. Eddie Cantor, Robert Montgomery, Mickey Rooney, Rosalind Russell, Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Louis B. Mayer 
59:30 

 
71 
May 4, 1939 
Water Under the Bridge 
Rita Johnson, Gale Gordon, Ed Sullivan, Connee Boswell 
59:30 

 
72 
May 11, 1939 
Lucky Night 
Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor and Gale Gordon 
59:30 

 
73 
May 18, 1939 
Two Men Met At the Vale 
Robert Young, Wallace Beery 
57:30 

 
74 
May 25, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
59:30 

 
75 
June 1, 1939 
Yesterday 
Cary Wilson, Frances Arms 
59:30 

 
76 
June 8, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
59:30 

 
77 
June 15, 1939 
Three Days of the World's Worst Worrier 
Carey Wilson, Frances Arms 
59:30 

 
78 
June 22, 1939 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
59:30 

 
79 
June 29, 1939 
The Making of 'the Wizard of Oz' 
Frank Morgan, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Robert Young, Fred Stone, Ray Bolger, Gertrude Niesen 
59:30 

 
Good News of 1940
November 2, 1939 - February 22, 1940
17 episodes known to exist
Stars: Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Connee BosweLL
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Title
Comments
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88 
November 2, 1939 
The Night Is Dark 
Maxie Rosenbloom, Billy Hallup, Nadine Conlan. THIS IS THE 1ST SHOW WITH EDWARD ARNOLD AS MC. 
59:50 

 
89 
November 9, 1939 
The Commodore Marries 
Walter Huston, Nan Sunderland, Ed Gardner. 
1:00:00 

 
90 
November 16, 1939 
The First Act 
Marlene Dietrich, Maxie Rosenbloom, John Lake. 
59:50 

 
91 
November 23, 1939 
Bright World 
Walter Huston, Raymond Walburn. IN HONOR OF IT'S 76th ANNIVERSARY, WALTER HUSTON RECITES THE "GETTYSBERG ADDRESS" - Good rendering. THANKSGIVING STORY BY BABY SNOOKS. Thanksgiving Program 
59:50 

 
92 
November 30, 1939 
Love in an Attic 
Fay Ray, Lou Holtz, Benny Rubin, Gale Gordon 
1:00:00 

 
93 
December 7, 1939 
Excursion 
Walter Huston, Lou holtz 
1:00:00 

 
94 
December 14, 1939 
The Great Victor Herbert 
Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly. 
1:00:00 

 
95 
December 21, 1939 
Gulliver's Travels 
Lanny Ross, Jessica Dragonette 
1:00:00 

 
96 
December 28, 1939 
Invitation to the Waltz 
John Boles, Lucille Ball 
1:00:00 

 
97 
January 4, 1940 
Joe & Ethel Terp Visit the President 
Ann Southern, William Gargan, Raymond Walburn. 
1:00:00 

 
98 
January 11, 1940 
Strike Up the Band 
William Gargan, Hattie McDaniels, Lurene Tuttle 
1:00:00 

 
99 
January 18, 1940 
Joe & Ethel Terp See Gone with the Wind 
William Gargan, Lola Lane 
59:46 

 
100 
January 25, 1940 
Little Old New York 
Daryl F. Zanuk, Alice Faye, Richard Greene, Brenda Joyce. 
1:00:00 

 
101 
February 1, 1940 
Happy Year 
Claudette Colbert, Alan Marshall, William Gargan. 
1:00:00 

 
102 
February 8, 1940 
The Light That Failed 
Ronald Colman, Ida Lupino, Muriel Angeles 
1:00:00 

 
103 
February 15, 1940 
Purple and Fine Linen 
Virginia Bruce 
1:00:00 

 
104 
February 22, 1940 
The Lone Wolf Strikes 
Iris Meredith, William Gargan 
1:00:00 

 
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