Actor Jody Madaras was the unofficial host of the show, giving live newsreel "updates" between dance sequences.He
spoke of Roosevelt being in office and Pearl Harbor just being attacked."We're going to war," he
The show concluded with a military salute, as Madaras
, in full uniform, asked all active Coast Guard, Navy, Marines and Army members in attendance to stand.Men and women in the audience rose to their feet, hands over hearts.