June 6-7, 1944 Soap Opera Broadcasts on CBS
The following is an annotated list of soap operas aired June 6th and 7th, 1944 on the CBS Radio Network. These are part of the D-Day coverage which has been preserved and is available from various sources. All times are Eastern War Time.
June 6, 1944
10:00 a.m. Valiant Lady. General Mills (commercials suspended). Joan and Tubby are suspected of smuggling.
10:30. The Open Door. Royal Puddings and Gelatins. John and Rennie Merrick quarrel over whether their parents should re-marry.
10:45. Bachelor's Children. Wonder Bread. Ruth Ann cries over "Joan Gray," a fictitious ex-girlfriend of Dr. Bob's.
11:00. Amanda of Honeymoon Hill. Phillips Milk of Magnesia. Jeanette regrets mailing a letter to her husband.
11:15. Second Husband. Dr. Lyons Tooth Powder. A rebellious Fran has moved in with show producer Elsa King.
11:45. Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories. Spry All-Vegetable Shortening. Jim Abbott stands to inherit a fortune, but only if he agrees to a very unusual condition.
12:15 p.m. Big Sister. Rinso. Beautiful Hollis Travers declares her passionate love for John.
12:30. The Romance of Helen Trent. Benefax Multivitamins. Helen delivers an ultimatum to Gil-- marry me now or never.
June 7, 1944
9:45 a.m. This Life is Mine. Commercials suspended. Eden is concerned that Bob's ex-wife Lois is still very much a part of his life.
10:30. The Open Door. Royal Puddings and Gelatins. John threatens to sell the family feed and grain store.
10:45. Bachelor's Children. Wonder Bread and Hostess Cakes. To everyone's surprise, a real Joan Gray turns up in town.
11:15. Second Husband. Dr. Lyons Tooth Powder. Mildred is ineffective in trying to persuade Elsa to send Fran back home.
11:30. Bright Horizon. Swan Soap. An inscription on a bronze vase may cause Michael West to drop out of the race for governor.
11:45. Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories. Spry All-Vegetable Shortening. White ruffled curtains bring hope to Jim and Claire's relationship.
12:15 p.m. Big Sister. Rinso. Frank takes Steve to a semi-conscious Ricky.
12:30. The Romance of Helen Trent. Bisodol. Gil ponders his decision while Helen worries.
12:45. Our Gal Sunday. Anacin. Lord Henry and Sunday discuss the whereabouts of villainous Ambrose Fairbrook, III.
1:00. Life Can Be Beautiful. Ivory Soap (commercials omitted). Chichi will marry Stephen and accompany him on his trip to South America.
1:15. Ma Perkins. Oxydol. The Pendletons both want to see Jeffrey Powell, but for vastly different reasons.
2:00. Portia Faces Life. Grape Nuts Flakes and Grape Nuts Wheat Meal. Portia and Colonel Wakefield try to thwart the evil Nazi, Herr Doktor.
2:15. Joyce Jordan, M.D. Postum. A kiss between Vic Manion and Carol Brewster.
3:00. The Story of Mary Marlin. Tenderleaf Tea. Wealthy constituent Reed Morton chooses a clever way of introducing himself to Mary.