A Life Magazine Anniversary Review is recalled in moments, both tragic and zany. Bob Hope hosts with guests Sid Caesar, Peggy Cass, Mary Martin, The Ray Charles Singers and Fredric March. President John F. Kennedy adds his own special salute.
Host and narrator Fredric March, with the aid of thirteen notable actors read transcripts and give reactions from many of the thirty-five Presidents concerning the burdens of the office. Actors portraying Presidents are Sidney Blackmer, MacDonald Carey, James Daly, E.G. Marshall, Herbert Marshall, Gary Merrill, Dan O'Herlihy and Robert Ryan.
Narrator Frederic March presents a scrapbook of famous men and women who have contributed significantly to the history of the 19th & 20th centuries. Rare
recordings of voices heard are those of Florence Nightingale, Thomas Alva Edison, William Jennings Bryan, John Barrymore, W.C. Handy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding and others. The sign off for WBAI is heard, giving the complete programming day for tomorrow on this listener sponsored New York City