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Doris Day Show spot ad from December 30th 1952
Doris Day Show spot ad from December 30th 1952


The March 28th 1952 premiere of The Doris Day Show featured guest star Danny Thomas seen here with Doris Day in a publicity clip from their 1952 hit film 'I'll See You In My Dreams'
The March 28th 1952 premiere of The Doris Day Show featured guest star Danny Thomas seen here with Doris Day in a publicity clip from their 1952 hit film 'I'll See You In My Dreams'



CBS continued shopping a Doris Day vehicle to sponsors and agencies. Doris Day skotched Lever Bros. because she didn't want to do live weekly broadcasts.


Airing sustained for its first 9 weeks, CBS was relieved to get Rexall to pick up the tab for The Doris Day Show during Amos 'nn' Andy's Summer break of 1952.
Airing sustained for its first 9 weeks, CBS was relieved to get Rexall to pick up the tab for The Doris Day Show during Amos 'n' Andy's Summer break of 1952.


CBS-Columbia's big plans for rolling out a new line of Televisions hit a snag when Columbia failed to close a deal on the necessary manufacturing plant. Their sponsorship of The Doris Day Show disappeared with their plant deal.
CBS-Columbia's big plans for rolling out a new line of Televisions hit a snag when Columbia failed to close a deal on the necessary manufacturing plant. Their sponsorship of The Doris Day Show disappeared with their plant deal.


Background

Young Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff of Cinncinati showed all the promise any starry-eyed midwest girl might hope for by the age of 14. A gifted dancer, she'd already been out to Hollywood to gauge interest in her dancing talent. The reviews were good enough to send her and her dance partner back to Cinncinati to begin packing up for Hollywood on a permanent basis. But the night before her and her partner were to take off back to Hollywood a car she was riding in was hit by a train. The damage to her legs essentially foreclosed any possiblity of pursuing a dancing career.

Picking herself up, dusting herself off, and starting all over again, Doris concentrated on her singing talent--while confined to a wheelchair--and within two years she was touring with Les Brown and his band as one of his singers. Still only 16 at the time, she'd taken the name Doris Day and represented herself as being 18. She met and married trombonist Al Jorden and within two years her only child, Terry, was born. Citing an abusive relationship, the couple divorced in the Spring of 1943.

Then a single mom with a baby, Doris Day continued touring with bands, recorded a few hit records, did some of her first Radio work, and caught the attention of Bob Hope who took her out on tours with his U.S.O. shows stateside and overseas.

With an exponentially growing following, Doris Day embarked on an equally successful Film career during the 1940s. Her first starring Film role came as Miss Georgia Garrett in Romance On the High Seas (1948) for Warner Brothers. Over the next four years she appeared in increasingly prominent roles for Warner Brothers:

  • 1949 My Dream Is Yours
  • 1949 It's a Great Feeling
  • 1950 Young Man with A Horn
  • 1950 Tea for Two
  • 1950 The West Point Story
  • 1951 Storm Warning
  • 1951 Lullaby of Broadway
  • 1951 On Moonlight Bay
  • 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams
  • 1952 The Winning Team
  • 1952 April in Paris

Doris Day had arrived; the sweetheart of America and one of the top three favorite females stars of American soldiers, Marines, airmen and seamen the world over. Almost every new song she recorded shot to the top of the charts--and carried her collaborators with her. Doris Day had become a hot property in every medium known to man.

The Billboard of March 8th 1952 teased CBS' interest in a Doris Day-starring vehicle
The Billboard of March 8th 1952 teased CBS' interest in a Doris Day-starring vehicle for Radio

CBS first began teasing a possible Doris Day Radio vehicle during the Spring of 1952. Pitched as a half-hour, weekly feature, their proposed deal would give CBS six months of exclusive selling rights to the vehicle.

CBS raises the curtain on The Doris Day Show--sustained

The Doris Day Show premiered over CBS in a 25-minute format on Friday, March 28th 1952. Doris Day, one of Hollywood's least starstruck Film stars made her first solo outing in a Radio series a family affair. Drawing on the many artists and friends that had helped her during her meteoric rise to stardom, The Doris Day Show's guests for her premiere program were Danny Thomas, her co-star from I'll See You In My Dreams (1952) and Mrs. Gus Kahn, the wife of prolific songwriter Gus Kahn. I'll See You In My Dreams was based on the life of Gus Kahn and his wife Grace. Danny Thomas had portrayed Gus Kahn and Doris Day portrayed Grace Kahn.

Over the course of the next year, Doris Day's featured guests continued to be drawn from her co-stars in Film and the key musical artists that had helped her achieve her meteoric success. Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Kirk Douglas, Danny Thomas, Cornel Wilde, Howard Keel, George Murphy, Frankie Laine, Gene Nelson, Mary Wickes, and Ronald Reagan had all co-starrred with her in Film. In fact the only noticeably absent repeat Film co-star during The Doris Day Show was Jack Carson, with whom she'd reportedly had a romantic relationship that had failed.

Doris Day's premiere program also set the tone for another recurring feature throughout the series--regular reminders of the sacrifices being made by American Armed Forces in Korea--and throughout the world. For the remainder of the half-hour run of The Doris Day Show, Doris dutifully granted written requests from G.I.s and their units around the world for a favored song during her programs.

During the Summer of 1952 Lever Brothers approached CBS and Doris Day with a twice-weekly 15-minute live production, but Doris Day turned it down on spec. She wanted to preserve her freedom to do Film work. Two-a-week live broadcasts would have been too limiting. Much to CBS' relief Rexall Drugs was casting around for a Summer filler to sponsor while The Amos 'n' Andy Show took it's Summer break for 1952. Rexall picked up the tab through the 26th installment of The Doris Day Show.

When Rexall's sponsorship ran out, CBS thought the timing might be right to use The Doris Day Show to promote their ambitious plans to launch a line of custom high end televisions under their CBS-Columbia, Inc. subsidiary. As late as December 1st 1952 when the two-page LIFE magazine ad (below) appeared, CBS-Columbia was gambling that their deal for a disused Mack Truck plant would provide them the manufacturing plant they needed to produce their new televisions. That deal fell through in January 1953. CBS-Columbia pulled their sponsonship of The Doris Day Show when the plant deal fell through.

CBS-Columbia promotion of The Doris Day Show from Life Magazine

The show reverted to sustaining through March 24th 1953, almost a year to the day from the series' premiere. CBS attempted to carry the production further in an abbreviated, 15-minute format, with Louella Parsons occupying the first 10 minutes of the previously slotted 25-minute Doris Day programs. That last format change spelled the beginning of the end for the series. The Doris Day Show left the air after nine more, 15-minute programs. As Doris Day would later famously sing, "Que Sera, Sera."

But that wasn't the end of a Doris Day Show.

Series Derivatives:

AFRS 'Doris Day Show'
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Variety
Network(s): CBS
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 52-03-28 01 Guests Danny Thomas and Mrs Gus Kahn
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 52-03-28 to 53-05-26; CBS; Fifty-one, 25-minute programs and Nine, 15-minute programs;
Syndication:
Sponsors: Rexall; CBS-Columbia Televisions
Director(s): Sam Pierce [Director/Editor/Transcriber]
Martin Nelson [Director/Producer]
Principal Performers: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Grace Leboy Kahn, Jack Kirkwood, Jack Smith, Ray Bolger, Frank Loesser, Mary Wickes, Gordon MacRae, Josef Mariais and Miranda, Donald O'Connor, Liberace, Guy Mitchell, Harry James, Dennis Day, Ray Noble, Bob Crosby, Ronald Reagan, Hal Peary, David Butler, Frank Fontaine, Gene Nelson, George Jessel, Frankie Laine, Dick Haymes, Sammy Cahn, George Murphy, Walter O'Keefe, David Wayne, Johnny Desmond, Dan Dailey, Van Johnson, Cornel Wilde, Tony Martin, Kirk Douglas, Tony Martin, Jimmy Boyd, Alan Young, Broderick Crawford, Howard Keel, Charlotte Greenwood, John Agar, Johnny Desmond
Recurring Character(s):
Protagonist(s): None
Author(s): None
Writer(s) David Gregory, Fred Fox
Music Direction:
Musical Theme(s): Unknown
Announcer(s): Roy Rowan, Don Wilson
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
Episodes in Circulation:
Total Episodes in Collection: 10
Provenances:

RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were the log of the RadioGOLDINdex and newspaper listings.

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The Doris Day Show Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
52-03-28
1
Guests Danny Thomas and Mrs Gus Kahn
Y
52-03-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): new program; Danny Thomas and Mrs. Gus Kahn, guests.

Roy Rowan announces
Jack Smith and Jack Kirkwood as the next week's guests.
52-04-04
2
Guests Jack Kirkwood and Jack Smith
N
52-04-04 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:30 Doris Day Show
52-04-11
3
Guests Ray Bolger and Frank Loesser
Y
52-04-11 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:30 Doris Day Show
52-04-18
4
Guests Ray Bolger andMary Wickes
Y
52-04-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Ray Bolger, Mary Wickes.
52-04-25
5
Guests Gordon MacRae, Josef Marais and Miranda
Y
52-04-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Gordon MacRae, Josef Marais and Miranda.

52-04-25 Portsmouth TImes
FRIDAY
9 p.m. — WPAY-CBS: Singing star
Gordon MacRae and the Africanese folk song artists, Josef Marais and Miranda, will visit the "Doris Day Show." Miss Day joins her three guests in a South African folk song, "Ma Says, Pa Says."
52-05-02
6
Guests Donald O'Connor and Liberace
Y
52-05-02 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Donald O'Connor, "Liberace."

52-05-02 The Post-Standard
And the Doris Day Show at 9 p. m. on the same station will have as guests
Donald O'Connor and the popular pianist, Liberace
52-05-09
7
Guests Gordon MacRae andMary Wickes
Y
[Pre-empted in some regions]

52-05-09 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Autumn Journey (WKOW): Mental Health Week program.

52-05-09 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Doris Day Show.
52-05-16
8
Guests Guy Mitchell and Harry James
Y
[Pre-empted in some regions]

52-05-16 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:30 Cerebral Palsy.

52-05-16 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Doris Day Show:
Harry James, Guy Mitchell, Guests.
52-05-23
9
Guests Dennis Day and Ray Noble
Y
52-05-23 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW):
Dennis Day and Ray Noble, guests.
52-05-30
--
--
52-05-30 Portsmouth Times
SUNDAY
7:30 p.m. — WPAY-CBS:
The "Doris Day Show" moves to a new time with Miss Day welcoming as guest stars, singer Bob Crosby and movie star Ronald Reagan

52-05-30 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): Bob Crosby and Ronald Reagan, "Desert Song" and "My Buddy."





52-06-01
10
Guests Bob Crosby and Ronald Reagan
N
[Rexall Sponsorship begins for the Summer break of Amos 'n' Andy]

52-06-01 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): summer replacement show for Amos 'n' Andy.

52-06-01Hutchinson News-Herald
The "Doris Day Show" becomes a sponsored series Sunday at 6:30 p.m. over CBS in the "Amos 'n' Andy timespot with Rexall picking up the check. The blue-eyed singer will have two guests each week and do a little singing on the side.

52-06-22 Long Beach Press-Telegram
4:30--KNX— Doris Day, with
Ronald Reagan and Bob Crosby
52-06-08
11
Guests Hal Peary and David Butler
N
52-06-08 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Hal Peary, David Butler.
52-06-15
12
Guests Frank Fontaine and Gene Nelson
N
52-06-15 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Frank Fontaine, Gene Nelson.
52-06-22
13
Guest Howard Keel
N
52-06-22 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 6:30 Doris Day

52-06-22 Long Beach Press-Telegram
4:30--KNX— Doris Day, with
Howard Keel
52-06-29
14
Guest George Jessel
N
52-06-29 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and George Jessel.
52-07-06
15
Guest Frankie Laine
N
52-07-06 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Frankie Laine.
52-07-13
16
Guest Dick Haymes
N
52-07-13 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Dick Haymes.
52-07-20
17
Guests Gordon MacRae and Sammy Cahn
N
52-07-20 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Gordon MacRae, Sammy Cahn.
52-07-27
18
Guest Hal Peary
N
52-07-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Hal Peary.
52-08-03
19
Guests Jack Smith and Jack Kirkwood
N
52-08-03 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Jack Smith, Jack Kirkwood.
52-08-10
20
Guest Gordon MacRae
N
52-08-10 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Gordon MacRae.
52-08-17
21
Guest George Murphy

N
52-08-17 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and George Murphy.
52-08-24
22
Guest Walter O'Keefe
N
52-08-24 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Walter O'Keefe.
52-08-31
23
Guest David Wayne
N
52-08-31 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with David Wayne.
52-09-07
24
Guests Johnny Desmond and Jack Kirkwood
N
52-09-07 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Johnny Desmond, Jack Kirkwood.
52-09-14
25
Guest Dan Dailey
N
52-09-14 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): Dan Dailey, guest.
52-09-21
26
Guest Donald O'Connor
N
[Rexall sponsorship ends with the return of Amos 'n' Andy to the air]

52-09-21 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Donald O'Connor.

52-09-22 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Doris Day
. . . (6:30 p. m.) Movie star Donald O'Connor is this week's guest on the music and laugh-packed "Doris Day Show," sponsored by Rexall.
52-09-28
--
--
52-09-28 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 6:30 Amos 'n' Andy
52-10-02
--
--





52-10-09
27
Guest Van Johnson
N
52-10-09 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): on new schedule; Van Johnson, guest.
52-10-16
28
Guest Frank Fontaine
N
52-10-16 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:05 Doris Day.

52-10-16 Independent Long Beach
8:00 P.M. KNX--Doris Day Show, with Frank Fontaine.
52-10-23
29
Pre-Empted
N
52-10-23 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:05 Thomas Fairchild
52-10-30
30
Pre-Empted
N
52-10-30 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower (WKOW)
52-11-06
31
Guest(s) Unknown
N
52-11-06 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:05 Doris Day
52-11-11
32
Guest Cornel Wilde
N
52-11-11 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): Cornel Wilde makes his singing debut.
52-11-18
33
Guest Tony Martin
N
52-11-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Tony Martin.
52-11-25
34
Guest Kirk Douglas
Y
52-11-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Paul Douglas.
52-12-02
35
Guest Gordon MacRae
N
52-12-02 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Gordon MacRae.
52-12-09
36
Guest Tony Martin
N
52-12-09 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Tony Martin.
52-12-16
37
Guest Jimmy Boyd
N
[Christmas Program]

52-12-16 Syracuse Herald Journal
Jimmy Boyd is the 12-year-old freckle-faced "find" whose recording of "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus" is the pop Yuletide song of the year. He was written up in Time magazine last week and has appeared on the Perry Como, Milton Berle and Ed Sullivan TV shows.
Jimmy will be heard on the Doris Day show at 10:05 P.M. on WFBL tonight.


52-12-16 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): with Jimmy Boyd.
52-12-23
38
Guest Jack Kirkwood
Y
[Christmas Program]

52-12-23 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Jack Kirkwood.
52-12-30
39
Guest Danny Thomas
N
52-12-30 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:05 Doris Day.

52-12-30 Post Standard
Danny Thomas will visit Doris Day on the latter's broadcast at 10:05 p.m. today on WFBL. Danny and Doris co-starred, you will remember, in the hit musical "I'll See You In My Dreams." They'll team up for a couple of songs.
53-01-06
40
Guest Alan Young
N
53-01-06 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Alan Young.
53-01-13
41
Guest Broderick Crawford
N
53-01-13 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Broderick Crawford.
53-01-20
42
Guest David Wayne
N
53-01-20 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and David Wayne.
53-01-27
43
Guest Howard Keel
N
53-01-27 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Howard Keel: "Pagan Love Song," "The One I Love."
53-02-03
44
Guest Howard Keel
N
53-02-03 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Howard Keel; "Mend Your Fences," "The Girl That I Marry," "Singing In the Rain," "Mr. Tap Toe."
53-02-10
45
Guest Broderick Crawford
N
53-02-10 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Broderick Crawford.
53-02-17
46
Guest Dan Dailey
N
53-02-17 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Dan Dailey.
53-02-24
47
Guest Howard Keel
N
53-02-24 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Howard Keel.
53-03-03
48
Guest Broderick Crawford
N
53-03-03 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Brokerick Crawford.
53-03-10
49
Guest Frankie Laine
N
53-03-10 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Frankie Laine; "Sugar Bush," "How Lovely Cooks the Meat," "Ain't We Got Fun."
53-03-17
50
Guest Charlotte Greenwood
N
53-03-17 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Charlotte Greenwood.
53-03-24
51
Guest Gordon MacRae
N
53-03-24 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): and Gordon MacRae; "Just One Girl," "King Chanticleer," "I'll Forget You."





53-03-31
52
Guest(s) Unknown
N
[Changes to 15-minute format]

53-03-31 Wisconsin State Journal
9:15 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): new starting time; "Ain't We Got Fun?," "Because You're Mine."

53-03-31 Independent Long Beach
The Doris Day Show also receives a new format starting tonight. Highlight will be the reading each week of a letter from a man or woman in the armed forces and the singing of a song requested by the letter writer.

53-03-31 Long Beach Press Telegram
...
While Louella gains 10 minutes, Doris Day loses the same amount as her 9 p.m. show on KNX is chopped from 25-minutes to a mere quarter-hour.
53-04-07
53
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-04-07 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Doris Day.
53-04-14
54
Guest(s) Unknown

52-08-20 Edition of Pacific Stars and Stripes announces Doris Day as the winner of Miss Wolfhound of 1952
52-08-20 Edition of Pacific Stars and Stripes announces Doris Day as the winner of Miss Wolfhound of 1952

N
53-04-14 Wisconsin State Journal
9:05 p.m.--Doris Day (WKOW): "When the Red, Red Robin," "Moonlight Bay."

53-04-14 Portsmouth Times
DORIS DAY, who has been named "Miss Wolfhound of 1953" by the 27th Infantry Regiment in Korea, will be heard at 10:15 tonight over WPAY-CBS. Miss Day reads the letters of servicemen and answers their requests for songs.


53-05-31 San Antonio Express

New 'Miss Wolfhound
Of 1953' Picked

Doris Day, bright-eyed blonde star of "Doris Day Show," Tuesdays over KTSA, has a new title, bestowed upon her by the men of the 27th Infantry Regiment known as the "Wolfhound Division" stationed at Yao-Dung, Korea.
In appreciation of her singing, transcribed for broadcast to servicemen overseas, they have bestowed upon her the title of "Miss Wolfhound of 1953."
Each week, Miss Day receives more than 300 letters from the Wolfhounds and other plain G.I. Joes all over the world, who hear in her warm, expressive voice something that reminds them of home and the girls who are waiting for them there.


53-04-21
55
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-04-21 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Doris Day
53-04-28
56
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-04-28 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Doris Day
53-05-05
57
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-05-05 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Doris Day
53-05-12
58
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-05-12 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Doris Day
53-05-19
59
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-05-19 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Doris Day.

53-05-19 New York Times
10:15-WCBS--Doris Day Show.
53-05-26
60
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-05-26 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Doris Day.

53-05-26 New York Times
10:15-WCBS--Harry James Orchestra.

53-06-02
--
-
--
53-06-02 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:15 Coronation.

53-06-02 New York Times
10:15-WCBS--Coronation Highlights.
53-06-04
--
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--
53-06-04 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 9:00 The American Way.

53-06-09 New York Times - 10:15-WCBS--Harry James Orchestra.





AFRS END-280 'Doris Day Show' Program Log [European Theatre - AFN]

Date AFRS No. Title Avail. Notes
52-11-04
1
Guests Danny Thomas and Mrs. Gus Kahn
N
[Armed Forces Network Debut]

52-11-02 European Stars and Stripes

Doris Day Show to Make
AFN Debut Tuesday Night

FRANKFURT (S&S)--The first Doris Day show, a 30-minute program, will be introduced to AFN listeners at 8:30 pm Tuesday, 1st Lt Thomas J. Derrer, program supervisor, announced. Each week the vivacious songstress will have famous guest artists, with Danny Thomas and Mrs Gus Kahn slated for the first show.

52-11-11
2
Guests Jack Smith and Jack Kirkwood
N
52-11-09 European Stars and Stripes
Doris Day features Jack Smith and comedian Jack Kirkwood as guest entertainers on the second "Doris Day Show" for AFN listeners at 8:30 pm Tuesday.
52-11-18
3
Guests Ray Bolger and Frank Loesser
N
52-11-18 European Stars and Stripes
Song and dance man Ray Bolger and composer Frank Loesser pay a visit to The Doris Day Show at 8:30 pm.
52-11-25
4
Guest(s) Unknown
N
52-11-25 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
52-12-02
5
Guest(s) Unknown
N
52-12-02 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
52-12-09
6
Guest Donald O'Connor
N
52-12-09 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes: Popular young singer - dancer - comedian
Donald O'Connor and pianist Liberace will be the double attraction with Doris Day on her program at 8:30 p.m.
52-12-16
7
Guests Harry James and Guy Mitchell
N
52-12-16 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes: Band Leader
Harry James and vocalist Guy Mitchell will pay a visit to the Doris Day Show at 8:30 p.m.
52-12-23
8
Guests Ray Noble and Dennis Day
N
52-12-23 European Stars and Stripes

AFNotes: Doris Day and Ray Noble and Dennis Day will be heard on tonights Doris Day show at 8:30 pm.

52-12-30
9
Guests Ray Noble and Dennis Day
N
[Possible repeat or S&S error]

52-12-30 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes:
Dennis Day and Ray Noble join Doris Day on her popular half-hour of fun and song at 8:30 p.m.
53-01-06
10
Guests David Butler and Harold Peary
N
53-01-06 European Stars and Stripes
Motion picture director David Butler and Harold Peary will guest on the Doris Day Show at 8:30 pm this evening.
53-01-13
11
Guests Frankie Fontaine and Gene Nelson
N
53-01-13 European Stars and Stripes
Frankie Fontaine and Gene Nelson guest with Dodo on the Doris Day Show at 8:30 p.m. Besides making with the funny talk, Doris will join with her guests for a couple of duets and plenty of solo music in her inimitable Day manner.
53-01-20
12
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-01-20 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-01-27
13
Guest Howard Keel
N
53-01-27 European Stars and Stripes
Motion picture actor Howard Keel guests on the Doris Day Show at 8:30 pm.
53-02-03
14
Guest Frankie Laine
N
53-02-03 European Stars and Stripes
"Mr. Rhythm" pays a guest visit to the Doris Day show at 8:30 pm so naturally Frankie Laine and Dodo get together for a couple of their popular duets.
53-02-10
15
Guest Dick Haymes
N
53-02-09 European Stars and Stripes
Tuesday night Dick Haymes will be guest star on the "Doris Day Show" at 8:30.
53-02-17
16
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-02-17 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-02-24
17
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-02-24 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-03-03
18
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-03-03 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-03-10
19
Guests Jack Kirkwood and John Agar
N
53-03-09 European Stars and Stripes
Popular comedian Jack Kirkwood and screen star John Agar are the special guests of Doris Day at 8:30 Tuesday evening.
53-03-17
20
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-03-17 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-03-24
21
Guest Dan Dailey
N
53-03-23 European Stars and Stripes
Film stars Doris Day and Dan Dailey will be heard at 8:30 pm Tuesday.
53-03-31
22
Guests Johnny Desmond and Jack Kirkwood
N
53-03-31 European Stars and Stripes
Singer Johnny Desmond and comedian Jack Kirkwood will be guest stars on the Doris Day Show at 8:30 pm.
53-04-07
23
Guests Gordon MacRae and Mary Wickes
N
53-04-04 European Stars and Stripes
Gordon MacRae and comedienne Mary Wicks visit Dodo at the "Doris Day Show" at 8:30 pm Tuesday.
53-04-14
24
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-04-14 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-04-21
25
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-04-21 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-04-28
26
Guest David Wayne
N
53-04-28 European Stars and Stripes
Joining lovely singing star Doris Day on her program at 8:30 pm will be David Wayne who received his fame in the Broadway production of "Finian's Rainbow."
53-05-05
27
Guest David Wayne
N
[Possible repeat or S&S error]

53-05-05 European Stars and Stripes
Joining lovely singing star Doris Day on her program at 8:30 pm will be David Wayne who received his fame in the Broadway production of "Finian's Rainbow."
53-05-12
28
Guest Tony Martin
N
53-05-12 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes: Guest star Tony Martin will join blond and lovely Dodo in a catchy duet on the Doris Day Show at 8:30 p.m.
53-05-19
29
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-05-19 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-05-26
30
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-05-26 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-06-01
31
Guest Tony Martin
N
[Possible repeat or S&S error; Moves to Mondays over AFN]

53-06-01 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes:
Tony Martin will join Doris Day at 8:30 p.m. today in a laugh skit and song duet on the Doris Day Show.8:30 p.m.
53-06-08
32
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-06-08 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-06-15
33
Guest Howard Keel
N
53-06-15 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes:
Howard Keel returns to the Doris Day Show this evening at 8:30 to trade songs and quips with the lovely singing star. They present a Western skit which has been cooked up especially for laughing pleasure.
53-06-22
34
Guest Broderick Crawford
N
53-06-15 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes: Academy Award winner
Broderick Crawford will fill the guest star spot on the Doris Day show at 8:30 p.m.
53-06-29
35
Guest Kirk Douglas
N
53-06-29 European Stars and Stripes
Kirk Douglas will be the guest on tomorrow's edition of the Doris Day show at 9:30.
53-07-06
36
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-07-06 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--
[no listing]
53-07-13
37
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-07-13 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-07-20
38
Guest Broderick Crawford
N
53-07-20 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes: Academy Award-winning actor
Broderick Crawford will be Doris Day's guest on her show at 8:30 p.m.
53-07-27
39
Guest Howard Keel
N
53-07-27 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes:
Howard Keel will make a return performance as guest star on the Doris Day Show at 8:30
53-08-03
40
Guest Frankie Laine
N
53-08-03 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes: Dynamite
Frankie Lane will sing his latest recording hit when he joins Doris Day at 8:30 p.m.
53-08-10
41
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-08-10 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-08-17
42
Guest Gordon MacRae
N
53-08-17 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes:
Gordon MacRae will guest on the DORIS DAY show at 20:30 hours.
53-08-24
43
Guest(s) Unknown
N
53-08-24 European Stars and Stripes
AFN--2030--Doris Day
53-08-31
44
Guest Gordon MacRae
N
[Last AFN program]

53-08-31 European Stars and Stripes
AFNotes:
GORDON MACRAE guests with DORIS DAY on this, her final show of the season. Doris and Gordon make with the fast chatter and each offers a tune or two.






The Doris Day Show Radio Program Biographies




Doris Day [Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff]
Stage, Radio, Television and Film Actress; Singer; Activist
(1922--)

Birthplace: Cinncinati, Ohio, U.S.A.

Education: London University

Radiography:
1939 Barney Rapp and His Englanders
1940 Les Brown and His Orchestra
1944 One Night Stand
1944 Spotlight Bands
1946 The Jack Kirkwood Show
1946 The Sweeney and March Show
1946 The Rudy Vallee Show
1946 The Pepsodent Show
1947 Command Performance
1947 Your Hit Parade
1947 Mail Call
1948 Guest Star
1948 The Leo Forbstein Memorial Program
1948 The Carnation Contented Hour
1948 The Bob Hope Show
1948 The New Swan Show
1948 The Railroad Hour
1948 Kraft Music Hall
1950 American Cancer Society
1950 The March Of Dimes Is On the Air
1952 Stars For Defense
1952 The Doris Day Show
1954 BUd's Bandwagon
1955 The Disc Derby [Aud.]
1959 Music As You Like It
1960 Manhattan Melodies
1961 Army Bandstand
Personal Album
Here's To Veterans
Guard Session
Doris Day circa 1940
Doris Day circa 1940



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