During Open Lines George offered a 'surprise' hotline and was himself surprised when New Orleans-based television personality Dr. Morgus instantly 'teleported' into the LA studio while they were chatting on the phone. The two fielded calls together, then later in the show Morgus asked George to help him with an experiment.
Morgus explained he could use his superior powers of mind over matter to stop a punch in mid-motion, so George reluctantly agreed to take a swing at him. Unfortunately, like so many of Morgus' experiments, it failed and George accidentally struck him, loosening one of Morgus' four remaining teeth.
Throughout the evening George played a musical tribute to veterans from all branches of the armed forces, and at the end of the program presented his rendition of H.G. Wells' The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost.
In the first half-hour of hour 2, author Steve Alten gave an update on a rumor that the Loch Ness Monster has been de-listed from the endangered species list in Scotland. If true, Alten explained, the famous water creature would no longer be protected from hunters. He also briefly discussed his theory that Nessie is actually a kind of deep water eel.
This year author and speaker Dannion Brinkley is working with The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW on a project to help our troops stationed around the world feel "home for the holidays." During the first hour, he provided this fascinating image of an apparition kneeling before a cemetery headstone. The photo was taken by amateur photographer Harry Reynolds at St. Phillips Church in Charleston, SC.