|Plot||:||+ Program #1. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was broadcast March 8, 1942, the transcription was distributed in April, 1942. The first tune is, "Chattanooga Choo Choo." The program originates from New York City and includes a recording of Don Dunphy and Bill Corum describing the Joe Louis-Buddy Baer fight. The fight took place January 9, 1941, Louis knocked out Baer in the first round. The program features Western Union boys and a singing telegram. The system cue is not heard. + This was the first show of Command Performance, and what a show! Hosted by Eddie Cantor, it includes Bea Wain singing Chattanooga Choo Choo, clips from the heavy weight fight, Joe Louis versus Buddy Baer which was staged the night before Louis joined the army, the funny Danny Kaye, the beautiful singing of Dinah Shore and Screen Actress from Wuthering Heights fame, Merle Oberon.|
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