During World War II, blackouts, gas rationing and other constrictions kept citizens at home…and tuned in to their radios. It was in this moment that ventriloquist Edgar Bergen with his dummies Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and Effie Klinker, provided entertainment light enough to lift spirits and boost national morale. Indeed, Charlie was so popular with soldiers that the Army Air Corps made him an honorary sergeant! Now, this 10-CD set presents 20 digitally remastered and restored Bergen & McCarthy radio programs - including remotes from military bases - that include guest appearances by Judy Garland, Charles Boyer, Humphrey Bogart, Olivia de Havilland, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, and other superstars. 10 hours on 10 CDs; includes a program guide.