The Pacific Story introduced American radio listeners to the amazing and complex histories of the countries and cultures around the Pacific Rim. Written during WWII with many European city centers laying in ruins, The Pacific Story looked to a new possible world center in the Pacific. The countries covered include Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Korea, India, Russia, Burma (Myanmar), and many more. Everything from politics to weather to culture were covered in this great and informative old time radio series.
Historian and US consultant Owen Lattimore, who grew up China created The Pacific Story. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Lattimore U.S. advisor to Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek in 1941. Owen Lattimore was later tried before a Joseph McCarthy senate hearing as a "top Soviet agent."
See also: WWII Collection.