Pegon tries to alert an annoyed Thurston that he has just seen an old friend of his who supposedly died six months earlier on board a freighter that was sunk by a drifting mine with all lives lost. Thurston become suspicious after learning of the ship's cargo, and travels to San Pedro to investigate.
Nelson Eddy sings "With A Song In My Heart." With the start of the school year, Charlie isn't interested in going, so Bergen tries to encourage him. Dorothy Lamour and Don Ameche sing "Please Make Me Be Good." Bette Davis and Don perform in a skit called "It's A Swell Night." Charlie flirts with Bette in spite of promising Bergen he won't. Don sings "That Old Feeling." W.C. Fields talks about his new film.
Fred and Portland visit Allen's Alley to ask "What is your reaction to the new wage increase for our postal workers?" Fred needs a guest for the show, so he asks Bert Lahr, who ends up defending Fred in court, charged with reading a racing form.
Gildy doesn't want to get up out of bed and the family is worried and calls the doctor. After getting a second opinion, Gildy gets taken to the hospital with a special nurse, but no one will tell him what's wrong.
Simon is confronted by a man who claims to have killed his business partner and wants Simon to prove he's guilty because the police don't believe him. Following that meeting, Simon is then confronted by the partner who is supposed to be dead, but later actually is murdered.
H. V. Kaltenborn narrates "A Salute to Network Radio on its 30th Anniversary," and tells of its history with clips from programs such as politics and war news, Bob and Ray, Arturo Toscanini performance, Arch Oboler Plays, One Man's Family, Pot Of Gold, The Fred Allen Show, and more.
After the mysterious disappearances of several sea vessels in an area now called "The Graveyard of the Pacific", The Shadow enlists the aide of the Navy Department to travel to the South Pacific to solve the mystery.
Dramatization of all known facts on the real life unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, known as The Black Dahlia, in Los Angeles in 1947. CBS offers a $5,000 reward for information sent to this program, that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer.
Phil Harris and Alice Faye star in this drama about a musician playing in a small town who gets himself involved in an accidental death, and finds a lynch mob after him, and his only friend is his former band singer.
Alice and Phil are having trouble deciding on where to take their vacation. Phil wants to go to Hawaii, but Alice thinks it would cost too much to travel there, so Remley talks Phil into buying his own boat to travel cheaply.
The News of the Week reports on the cold wave sweeping the nation. Fred jokes about Jack Benny, then interviews an 11 year old Major Bowe's "Amateur Of The Month". Kenny Baker tries to hint about needing a watch for Christmas. The Texaco Workshop Players present a Fetlock Bones mystery melodrama entitled, "Death Comes To The Mystery Story Writer," or "Cheese It, The Corpse."
* Incomplete. Songs cut out, commercials and final segment cut short.
Bob Hope tries to gets Tallulah to appear on his show. Meredith Wilson plays "The Thing." Louis Armstrong performs "Ain't Misbehavin'." Bob talks about the Christmas season and his childhood in Cleveland. Frankie Laine sings "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die." Deborah Kerr, Dorothy McGuire, and Tallulah perform a scene from the play "The Women." Bing Crosby appears in a Chesterfield cigarette commercial. Dean, Jerry, and Bob do their version of "The Women" called "The Fellows."
Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Louis Armstrong, Meredith Willson, Frankie Laine, Hostess Tallulah Bankhead and Deborah Kerr
A man desperate for money, makes a deal with a doctor friend of his for money in exchange for willing his brain to the doctor. The doctor turns up dead, and the man's daughter thinks her father may have killed him for the money, until a strange phone call leads her to investigate the crime herself.
A planeload of American scientists on an important survey in the Pacific, mysteriously disappears, and later one of the scientists is found murdered, and Ken Thurston must travel to Saigon to solve the mystery.
Jack takes Mary and Dennis to see the film "Sorry, Wrong Number," after getting tickets from guest Barbara Stanwyck. Mary tells Jack's own version of the film when Jack tried to call his sponsor. Jack has been hearing a strange echo all day long.
A dead man has been appearing in the dreams of one family member, and appearing to another while awake, all in an effort to have a will changed in favor of his sister, whom he hated in life, but now seems to have changed his mind in death.