SUNDAY, June 25, 2917 at 2:00 pm

"What makes a Bully a Bully?"

Duffy's Tavern
"Spike McGurk, the Bully"

Originally broadcast: August 18, 1950

Family Theater
"Blue Memorandum"

Originally broadcast: September 25, 1947

Ever since early caveman days they have been around. Throughout the rise of Mesopotamia, the reign of the Roman Empire, the days of King Arthur, the British Colonization, all our various wars and even still today. They show up in our schools, our workplaces, our communities, our beaches and even our favorite hangout places.
Bullies are everywhere.
They always have been around, and unfortunately, it looks like they will always be around.
And just how does one handle a bully?
It's a question that has plagued playgrounds for centuries, has ben wondered in the workplace, and noted in our neighborhoods. And there never is really one true answer.
However, it seems as though our heroes of Old Time Radio have found possible solutions.
For example: what do you do when a bully comes into your bar and picks a fight with you? Do you stand up to him? Do you walk away? Or do you... well, you'll just have to see what happens when a bully shows up in Duffy's Tavern when the gang meets "Spike McGurk, the bully" which originally aired March 16, 1949
And then there's what happens in Family Theater's "Blue Memorandum", when an employee turns out to be wasting the company's money. And on top of it all, a daughter has been kidnapped. While this episode aired September 25, 1947-nearly 70 years ago-things like this still happen today.
But, as the saying goes, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em".
So come and join us Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 as we visit bullies from the Golden Age of Radio.
"Be there, or else!"

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