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Betty Groebli - Capital By-Lines

The vast space from Washington to the ends of the earth is but a source of reference for Betty Groebli's "Capital By-Lines." As hostess of the 45 minute noontime program (12:15 until 1:00), Betty Groebli manages to conjure up a trio of fascinating guests each day from all parts of the world and from all facets of life. Within the past year she has mixed Senator Paul Douglas with Charlie Byrd, Drew Pearson with the Beatles, Sister Sarah of the Medical Mission with Carol Lynley, and Santa Claus with the Smothers Brothers. The end result, as always, is an entertaining, informative and thoroughly spontaneous forty-five minute montage of names in the news.

An appearance in "Bell, Book and Candle" in Nashville was the originating point of Betty's radio career. She was seen by the manager of WLAC, Nashville, who immediately decided she was destined for radio. Consequently, under the name of Mary Manning, she conducted an interview program for WLAC for three years. Nashville television was not far behind and simultaneously signed her to appear as a performer on "RFD Nashville," a variety show.

Betty Groebli has also kept close tabs on the entertainment industry by acting in radio mystery dramas, attending the Max Reinhardt Theatre Workshop and graduating from the University of California in Santa Barbara after having acted in thirty-two productions.

From experience and the projection of a warm personality, Betty Groebli makes "Capital By-Lines" the most talked about interview program in Washington.

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