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Command Performance

Command Performance was a spectacular wartime musical variety show broadcast from 1942 to 1946. Lauded by Time Magazine as "the best wartime program in America," Command Performance was aired for troops fighting overseas. All radio stars and the production crew donated their time and talents to the program. Troops were given the opportunity to request performance by their favorite American radio personalities. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Red Skelton, George and Gracie Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, July Garland, and Frank Sinatra were all frequently heard on the show.

Due to its popularity, Command Performance continued its production even well after the war had ended. The program continued to meet the requests for performance from American servicemen and women all over the world.

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