Posts Tagged ‘1940s radio’

Oct 16

NBC Words At War Episode 99 “My Country: A Poem of America“

Words At War “My Country: A Poem of America“ Released June 5, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “My Country: A Poem of America”. The entire program is performed in verse. A moving, patriotic work…a sound portrait in words. Excellent radio! The program is announced as the last show of the series. “A Poem Of America.”

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Oct 09

NBC Words At War Episode 98 “Soldier To Civilian“

Words At War “Soldier To Civilian“ Released May 29, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Soldier To Civilian”. A portrait of black marketeers and other crooks and frauds on the home front.

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Oct 02

NBC Words At War Episode 97 “Wartime Racketeers“

Words At War “Wartime Racketeers“ Released May 22, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Wartime Racketeers”. A portrait of black marketeers and other crooks and frauds on the home front.

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Sep 25

NBC Words At War Episode 96 “The Road To Serfdom“

Words At War “The Road To Serfdom“ Released May 15, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “The Road To Serfdom”. Should there be government planning after the war? An excellent docudrama explaining a complex economic and political theory.

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Sep 18

NBC Words At War Episode 95 “The Hideout“

Words At War “The Hideout“ Released May 1, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “The Hideout”. A psychological study about a man who tried to run away from himself. A Czech inventor hides from the Nazis in a basement.

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Sep 11

NBC Words At War Episode 94 “Brave Men“

Words At War “Brave Men“ Released April 24, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of Ernie Pile’s book, “Brave Men”. an AFRS rebroadcast. “Brave Men”. A program originally broadcast shortly after the death of Ernie Pyle (who died April 18, 1945). Portraits of the American G.I., taken from Ernie’s last book.

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Sep 04

NBC Words At War Episode 93 “They Left the Back Door Open“

Words At War “They Left the Back Door Open“ Released April 17, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “They Left the Back Door Open”. The story of Bill Donaldson a hero who deserted from the British Army to fight against Franco in Spain.

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Aug 28

NBC Words At War Episode 92 “Apartment In Athens“

Words At War “Apartment In Athens“ Released April 10, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Apartment In Athens”.A Greek businessman decides to invite a Nazi officer to live in his apartment…a big mistake. Once a German, always a German!

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Aug 21

NBC Words At War Episode 91 “Full Employment In A Free Society”

Words At War “Full Employment In A Free Society“ Released April 3, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Full Employment In A Free Society”. The announcer says that this series is, “One of the most significant on the air.” On the road to the post-war world, Mr. Beveridge’s plans are dramatized as the only way to avoid another Depression. He calls for a “planned economy” so that the “Four Evils” will be abolished (Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor).

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Aug 14

NBC Words At War Episode 90 “Banshee Harvest“

Words At War “Banshee Harvest“ Released March 27, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Banshee Harvest”. A story of rural Ireland during the war, still fighting the battles of long ago. The common man struggles to earn a decent living…and loses.

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