1940’s

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September 2, 1940 – The View From Berlin

September 2, 1940 – Sigrid Schultz Reports from Berlin – Mutual Broadcasting – September 2, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 2, 1940, as reported from Berlin. The first full year of war, and a heavily censored newscast by Chicago Tribune and Mutual Broadcasting correspondent Sigrid Schultz. As...

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September 1, 1941 – The War Swings Into Its Third Year

September 1, 1941 – NBC Red Network – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1941 –Labor Day in America on this day, but hardly a holiday in the rest of the world, which marked this September 1st as the second anniversary of the beginning...

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FDR Addresses Canadian Parliament- August 25, 1943 – Past Daily Reference Room

On this August 25th in 1943, President Roosevelt addressed the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on the occasion of concluding the Quebec Conference with UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Stalin. The War was making progress and the allies were slowly winning – but it wasn’t without struggle. Here...

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August 25, 1941 – Opening New Fronts – The View From Tehran

August 25, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 25th, seventy-five years ago, was about the opening of a new front in this War. Now it was the Middle-East, with British and Russian troops moving into Iran,...

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Eliane Richepin Plays The Music Of Arthur Honegger – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Eliane Richepin with the ORTF Orchetra, conducted by Pierre-Michel Le Conte – Honneger: Concertino – ORTF 1948/49 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Back to performances via French Radio this weekend. A performance of the Honegger Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, featuring the highly underrated and undeservedly overlooked French pianist...

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Bernard Herrmann And The CBS Concert Orchestra Play Music Of Charles Tomlinson Griffes – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramphone

Griffes: Two Indian Sketches For Strings – CBS Concert Orchestra – Bernard Herrmann – March 22, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Bernard Herrmann, known primarily for his landmark film scores was also a vigorous supporter of new music as well as Music Director for CBS. Beginning in the...

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Harry James And His Orchestra – Live At El Patio Playhouse, Hollywood – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Harry James and His Orchestra – Spotlight Bands – April 13, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry James – Trumpeter and leader of one of the pivotal groups of the Big Band era. This program, part of the Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands series, was a weekly 3-day-a-week program which...

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Farrell Dobbs – 3rd Party Candidate 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Farrell Dobbs – Socialist Workers Party – Campaign Address – August 6, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Farrell Dobbs, candidate for President on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in 1948, took advantage of the Equal Time clause in the 1927 Radio Act and the 1934 Communications Act to...

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Gene Krupa And His Orchestra On The Air – 1944 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra – Spotlight Bands – November 11, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary Gene Krupa and his Orchestra this week. From a broadcast sponsored by Coca-Cola and rebroadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service – Spotlight Bands from November 11, 1944. It occurred...