Posted ByGerry O. on August 23, 2001 at 00:00:15:
In Reply to: was 1955 last show or 1957 ? posted byMichael Scott on August 22, 2001 at 18:17:30:
: When viewing these Jack Benny mp3's some mention
: or have listed shows from 1957. most everyone else
: says no may 1955. what's the truth?
Jack broadcast his last NEW radio show over CBS in 1955. However, after that CBS ran repeats of Benny broadcasts for the next two years. These repeats were broadcast in Jack's "reserved" time slot of 7 PM on Sundays. Most, if not all, of the repeats were shows from the last couple of seasons. Not only were shows from those years recorded prior to broadcast, but CBS probably felt that repeating relatively recent episodes would sound more current, rather than go back further and possibly have dated topical references and musical numbers. The CBS reruns ran through 1957...so there's your two-year discrepency.