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Old Fashioned Revival Hour
Old Fashioned Revival Hour
91 Episodes
2 Volume
Classic old time radio Christian evangelicalism.The show was lead by Pastor Charles E Fuller who was one of the first radio ministers.He dedicated his life to the ministry and often traveled around the country and aired live revivals.

91 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Oklahoma City Bombing
Oklahoma City Bombing
19 Episodes
1 Volume
Oklahoma City Bombing occurred on Wed, April 19, 1995, the United States fell victim to the worst domestic terrorist attack on American soil so far.

19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Norman Corwin
Norman Corwin
120 Episodes
3 Volume
One of the greatest creative minds that has ever floated through the airwaves, Norman Corwin's poetic personality left an impression on listeners everywhere.

120 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Nixon (Richard Nixon Recordings)
Nixon (Richard Nixon Recordings)
273 Episodes
4 Volume
Richard M. Nixon was the 37th President of the United States of America, and one of the most controversial. In 1974, he became the only US President to resign from office.

273 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
New World A-Coming
New World A-Coming
48 Episodes
1 Volume
the brainchild of Roi Ottley -- aired political and racial concerns through true-life accounts of people's experiences, such as black U.S. soldiers on leave denied at restaurants and movie theaters, discrimination in the workplace, unequal pay & opportunities, and other civil rights issues. Ottley's book, by the same name, won the Peabody Award and the Life in America Award in 1943.

48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
NBC First Fabulous Fifty
NBC First Fabulous Fifty
6 Episodes
1 Volume
NBC celebrates its first 50 years on the air with a retrospective featuring bits from its most popular shows.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
NBC Anniversary Broadcasts
NBC Anniversary Broadcasts
9 Episodes
1 Volume
From its experimental beginnings NBC became the most important Radio Network in the Nation and its Broadcast Anniversaries were an All-Star Event

9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
National Hour
National Hour
12 Episodes
1 Volume
Listen as National Hour discussed and dramatized a host of issues facing Americans after the end of World War 2.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
My Hometown
My Hometown
42 Episodes
1 Volume
Terry Lee Jenkins and PAMS Company put out a full length 45 RPM to promote local towns around the country that was to be played in local radio market

42 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt Own Program
Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt Own Program
6 Episodes
1 Volume
a radio program created by Eleanor Roosevelt to give the public a glimpse into life at the White House.

6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Mr President
Mr President
156 Episodes
3 Volume
This old time radio series tells the untold tales the Commanders-in-chief's everyday life. In order to challenge the audience to guess his identity, the President's name was not revealed until the end of the show.

156 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Movie Previews
Movie Previews
178 Episodes
2 Volume
This is a compilation of movie previews on radio shows with glimpses of some of the best classics in film history.

178 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Mitch Miller Show
Mitch Miller Show
8 Episodes
1 Volume
the man who helped shape the careers for Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell, and Rosemary Clooney.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Minstrel Shows
Minstrel Shows
566 Episodes
13 Volume
Minstrelsy is considered the first truly American form of entertainment, and as such provides the forms and traditions which would eventually form vaudeville and ultimately the Hollywood movies and TV shows which shape and inform the rest of the world's opinion of American culture.

566 13
Add To Cart: $65.00
Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
104 Episodes
2 Volume
with early appearances in old time radio quiz shows, radio dramas, and as an announcer, Mike Wallace later focused on news broadcasts and earned the nickname "King of Confrontation" for his hardboiled interviewing style.

104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Memorial Day Presidential Recordings
Memorial Day Presidential Recordings
39 Episodes
1 Volume
As we all gather around the picnic table to spend time with family and friends to ring in the unofficial start of the summer season; let’s remember those empty seats at those picnic tables who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all to enjoy this time together.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Meet the Press
Meet the Press
128 Episodes
3 Volume
an excellent interview program featuring top makers and shakers of the day being put under the microscope and asked tough questions.

128 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Medical Milestones
Medical Milestones
10 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Medical Association, along with local medical societies, presented a series of short syndicated broadcasts in 1961 titled Medical Milestones which described many of those advances.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
March of Time
March of Time
29 Episodes
1 Volume
This old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.

29 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lyndon Johnson Speeches
Lyndon Johnson Speeches
270 Episodes
3 Volume
Johnson was the 36th President of the United States of America. His term as President was from 1963 when succeeded to the Presidency after the assassination for John F. Kennedy until 1969 when he was re-elected in 1964 by a large margin.

270 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas
14 Episodes
1 Volume
Journalist, Commentator, Adventurer, and Radio Pioneer -- Lowell Thomas was once America's most trusted voice on the radio.

14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lord Haw Haw
Lord Haw Haw
16 Episodes
1 Volume
In WWII, William Joyce moved from England to support fascist Germany by playing the propaganda role of Lord Haw-Haw and attempted to discourage and demoralize English Speaking Allied troops.

16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Living in an Atomic Age
Living in an Atomic Age
7 Episodes
1 Volume
In 1953 Sir Bertrand Russell, one of Britain's premier philosophers, gave a series of lectures on the implications of Living In An Atomic Age.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lear (Orson Welles)
Lear (Orson Welles)
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Orson Welles provides commentary, interviews, and thoughts about the state of the nation and the world in the tumultuous times after World War II.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Lands of the Free
Lands of the Free
15 Episodes
1 Volume
Inspired by President Roosevelt and England Prime Minister Winston Churchill "The Charter Of Freedom," this radio program illustrated various historical stories of freedom.

15 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Korean AFRS Broadcasts
Korean AFRS Broadcasts
36 Episodes
1 Volume
When the Korean War broke out, AFRS had Army broadcasters working from the old American Embassy Hotel in Seoul and mobile units were attached to combat units and followed the action.

36 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
KKK in Old Time Radio
KKK in Old Time Radio
22 Episodes
1 Volume
The KKK is a terrorist organization which began by resisting the Republican-driven Reformation after the Civil War.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Keys to the Capitol
Keys to the Capitol
10 Episodes
1 Volume
weekly news discussion program discuss news of the week in the mid-1950s.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
KEX Scrapbook of Sounds
KEX Scrapbook of Sounds
11 Episodes
1 Volume
Portland's KEX began broadcasting in 1926 and hired an ambitious vaudevillian from San Francisco named Mel Blanc.

11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Kent State Shootings
Kent State Shootings
372 Episodes
9 Volume
Radio Broadcasts are historical artifacts. In this collection, we present a timeline of the coverage of the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970, including the political climate which led up to the incident, coverage of the shootings, and the aftermath for America.

372 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
386 Episodes
5 Volume
Celebrate the first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris with this collection. Follow her career as a San Francisco District Attorney to California’s Attorney General to California’s Junior United States Senator to Vice President of the United States.

386 5
Add To Cart: $25.00
Joseph McCarthy Audio Excerpts
Joseph McCarthy Audio Excerpts
66 Episodes
1 Volume
He was best known for his attempts to root out communist in the State Department, then the Army, then just about everywhere. McCarthy was eventually censured by the Senate for his zealous attacks.

66 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Joint Sessions of Congress
Joint Sessions of Congress
43 Episodes
2 Volume
The Senate and the House of Representatives each go about their business of making laws independent of each other, however, there are several important occasions when both Houses meet in Joint Session.

43 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
John McCain
John McCain
129 Episodes
2 Volume
Relive the legacy of John Sidney McCain III through audio; A US Navy Officer who was captured in Vietnam, McCain later became US Senator for Arizona from 1987-2018 and ran for national office.

129 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy
623 Episodes
9 Volume
Extensive collection of presidential speeches, recordings, and assassination coverage + transcripts, images and documents!

623 9
Add To Cart: $45.00
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
924 Episodes
15 Volume
This collection begins in 1972 the day after Joe Biden's 30th birthday being sworn in as a Senator through his Presidency in 2021.

924 15
Add To Cart: $75.00
Jimmy Carter Speeches
Jimmy Carter Speeches
81 Episodes
2 Volume
Considered "a better man than he was a president", Jimmy Carter ushered America into the 1980s.

81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Jeffrey Silver
Jeffrey Silver
93 Episodes
2 Volume
While on vacation from Cleveland, Jeffrey Silver made a few radio auditions just for fun, and wound up as a young, professional, Hollywood radio actor.

93 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Its Your Life
Its Your Life
30 Episodes
1 Volume
Pioneering the use of magnetic tape in radio production, It's Your Life brought compelling Public Health Stories to the Air.

30 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Ira Cook Show
Ira Cook Show
24 Episodes
1 Volume
One of the AFRTS most popular DJs was Ira Cook whose personality comes shining through in every one of his recorded broadcasts; he is a white collared, narrow tie-wearing square, but he had an appreciation for popular music

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Inheritance
Inheritance
50 Episodes
2 Volume
This highly patriotic show revisits amazing people, times, and events in American History.

50 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
In Review
In Review
5 Episodes
1 Volume
using audio clips and narration, this historical old time radio show allows the listener to live through the year and understand major news events, stories, and happenings.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Impeach a President (Trump)
Impeach a President (Trump)
278 Episodes
4 Volume
Hear the proceedings and rhetoric as Donald Trump has becomes the first president in history to be impeached twice.

278 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Impeach a President (Clinton)
Impeach a President (Clinton)
85 Episodes
3 Volume
Whenever a sitting President does something that his opposition does not like, there are calls for Impeachment. The case of President Clinton's Impeachment proceedings can be instructive.

85 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
I Was There
I Was There
4 Episodes
1 Volume
rare but excellent historical old time radio show which gives an eyewitness account to notable events in history and extraordinary news stories.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
HV Kaltenborn Edits the News
HV Kaltenborn Edits the News
39 Episodes
1 Volume
History repeats itself when H. V. Kaltenborn provides vivid commentary and pointed insight into world affairs and politics in the 1940s and 1950s.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Howard Hughes Hearings
Howard Hughes Hearings
2 Episodes
1 Volume
Senate War Investigation Committee tried millionaire Howard Hughes for a misuse of government funds to build an airplane nicknamed the "Spruce Goose."

2 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Horizons West
Horizons West
13 Episodes
1 Volume
This well-written and performed program documents the exploration of America by Lewis and Clark!

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Home Front
Home Front
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Featuring William B Williams, The Home Front tells the stories of WWII from the point of view of the families and friends who stayed home.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
Hitler (Adolf) Recordings
28 Episodes
1 Volume
speeches from the most infamous man in history

28 1
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History Through the Ears of Radio
History Through the Ears of Radio
147 Episodes
6 Volume
This collection takes you back to those dangerous, yet simple times when you got your news on the go with that transistor radio tucked close to your ear.

147 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Heroes of Civilization
Heroes of Civilization
24 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection of biographical sketches of pioneers in the medical field was produced syndication in 1936.

24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Herbert Hoover Speeches
Herbert Hoover Speeches
32 Episodes
1 Volume
The first US President born west of the Mississippi, Herbert Hoover was president during the earliest years of old time radio.

32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Helen Keller
Helen Keller
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Deaf and mute, Hellen Keller's overcome all odds with the help of dedicated tutor Anne Sullivan and inspired the world.

4 1
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Health Care in America
Health Care in America
505 Episodes
12 Volume
When Americans think of the issue of health care they think of the cost for the doctor or prescriptions.

505 12
Add To Cart: $60.00
Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows
Hawaii Old Time Radio Shows
288 Episodes
7 Volume
Aloha! This collection includes old time radio shows from all genres from ting-ting steel guitar music to epic Hawaiian Adventure and detective stories to supernatural Tiki tales.

288 7
Add To Cart: $35.00
Harry S Truman Speeches
Harry S Truman Speeches
90 Episodes
2 Volume
Listen to historic speeches from the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

90 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Hanoi Hannah Excerpts
Hanoi Hannah Excerpts
4 Episodes
1 Volume
During the Vietnam War, Hanoi Hannah played progressive rock n roll music mixed with North Vietnamese propaganda.

4 1
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Great Moments in Radio
Great Moments in Radio
103 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear important Historical Events as they actually occurred on the Radio.

103 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Graduation Day Speeches
Graduation Day Speeches
178 Episodes
4 Volume
Hear some inspiring words from our national leaders and people from the worlds of business, entertainment, media, military, politics, religion, sports, and other vocations that might have inspired our studies whom we can benefit from their advice.

178 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Golden Door
Golden Door
4 Episodes
1 Volume
After the terrors of the Holocaust, some fortunate survivors were invited to enter "the Golden Door" to America, but joining this new Society was not always easy.

4 1
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GK Chesterton Recordings
GK Chesterton Recordings
3 Episodes
1 Volume
Experience a bit of the genius of G. K. Chesterton through his thoughts about architecture, Rudyard Kipling, and the ingredients for the Spice of Life.

3 1
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Gerald Ford Speeches
Gerald Ford Speeches
78 Episodes
2 Volume
President Ford became President when Richard Nixon left the office of presidency due to the Watergate scandal.

78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
George W Bush Speeches
George W Bush Speeches
275 Episodes
3 Volume
Major events during George W Bush two term presidency include the terrorist attack on 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

275 3
Add To Cart: $10.00
George HW Bush Speeches
George HW Bush Speeches
214 Episodes
4 Volume
Served as the 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush presidency saw the falling of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, Invasion of Panama, and the Gulf War.

214 4
Add To Cart: $20.00
Gallant American Women
Gallant American Women
10 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the untold stories of ordinary women who worked and sacrificed sometimes with their lives, to build the United States.

10 1
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Frontier Fighters
Frontier Fighters
40 Episodes
1 Volume
Follow the opening of the North American Continent as Frontier Fighters follow the exploits of the brave explorers who pioneered their way into the interior. Hear history unfolding before your ears.

40 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Front Line Theater
Front Line Theater
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Before AFRS could broadcast a program donated by the networks, the show had to be "decommercialized". Sometimes this meant changing the show title and cutting out the sponsor pitch.

7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Freedoms People
Freedoms People
2 Episodes
1 Volume
A deeply patriotic radio show which celebrates democracy and freedom. Made by and for African-Americans, the show featured some of the greatest leaders in 1940s black culture

2 1
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Former Slave Interviews
Former Slave Interviews
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Historic WPA Conversations with Former Slaves

8 1
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First Ladies
First Ladies
496 Episodes
8 Volume
Some First Ladies sat quietly while their husbands steered the ship of state, but as time went on, the role evolved into a position to champion a favorite cause.

496 8
Add To Cart: $40.00
First 50 Years of Radio
First 50 Years of Radio
12 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced for Westinghouse by KDKA on the station's 50th anniversary.

12 1
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Final Episodes of OTR
Final Episodes of OTR
54 Episodes
2 Volume
Even the best OTR programs eventually came to an end, learn how it happened in our Last Episode Collection.

54 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Fighting AAF
Fighting AAF
12 Episodes
1 Volume
Broadcast in 1945, this old time radio show focused on the technological achievements of the Army Air Forces (AAF) including: dropping the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, radar defenses, blind landings, hydroponics, the GI Bill, and much more. With dramatic reenactments and jazzy music interludes, this show featured interviews with the principal officers and pilots involved.

12 1
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Fifth Horseman
Fifth Horseman
8 Episodes
1 Volume
Near the beginning of the Cold War, there was a serious campaign to place atomic weapons under the direct control of the United Nations. Whatever your feelings towards the politics of such a move, The Fifth Horseman, the radio program which promoted the idea, is some of the most powerful programming of the era.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
FDR Fireside Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
FDR Fireside Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
336 Episodes
6 Volume
With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history.

336 6
Add To Cart: $30.00
Father Coughlin
Father Coughlin
61 Episodes
3 Volume
"The Radio Priest" was a success when he first discussed religious matters in the early days of radio. Father Coughlin stepped on a few toes when he expanded into calls for economic reform and political commentary.

61 3
Add To Cart: $15.00
Family Business
Family Business
1004 Episodes
21 Volume
American politics is a family business. This collection is dedicated to these dynasties in American politics from the Twentieth Century forward.

1004 21
Add To Cart: $99.00
Face to the Future
Face to the Future
18 Episodes
1 Volume
A series of reports on the state of Defense Technology in the late-1950s sponsored by NORAD.

18 1
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Exploring the Unknown
Exploring the Unknown
6 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced a decade before Sputnik brought America's educational system into question, Exploring the Unknown, may have helped to inspire the generation of scientists who eventually won the Space Race.

6 1
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Excursions in Science
Excursions in Science
55 Episodes
2 Volume
Sponsored by General Electric to increase interest and layman's knowledge of science

55 2
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Eulogies
Eulogies
116 Episodes
1 Volume
When someone you know and love passes away, someone is tapped with the awesome task of eulogizing the deceased.  That person can be your sibling, your child, a dear family member or friend, and in some cases; the President of the United States

116 1
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Enola Gay Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
Enola Gay Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
6 Episodes
1 Volume
This collection includes news stories and radio shows The US Air Force Bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

6 1
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Empire Builders
Empire Builders
7 Episodes
1 Volume
Sponsored by the Great Northern Railway, this collection contains all seven known episodes to be in existence. In these historical-drama, we get a glimpse of the history of railroads in the development and use of the Columbia River.

7 1
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Elmer Davis and the News
Elmer Davis and the News
74 Episodes
1 Volume
During the months before Pearl Harbor, FDR appointed Elmer Davis to head up the Office of War Information. From this bully pulpit, Davis helped to whip the Nation into a fury over the aggressions of the Nazi's in Europe.

74 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Election Collection
Election Collection
84 Episodes
2 Volume
old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.

84 2
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
23 Episodes
1 Volume
Known as "First Lady to the World", Eleanor Roosevelt was the legs and face of FDR's presidency, appearing where and when he could not.

23 1
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Edward Murrow (Hear It Now)
Edward Murrow (Hear It Now)
101 Episodes
2 Volume
One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII.

101 2
Add To Cart: $10.00
Education in America
Education in America
502 Episodes
11 Volume
"Education teaches us compassion and kindness, connection to others."  When anyone has any kind of education, no one can ever take that knowledge away from you.  It is with this collection that we can learn from the past to make our future brighter than our past and our present.

502 11
Add To Cart: $55.00
Dwight D Eisenhower
Dwight D Eisenhower
89 Episodes
1 Volume
Eisenhower was a national hero after serving as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during WWII and in 1952 won the Presidential Election.

89 1
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Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)
Dr John Brinkley (Medical Quack)
7 Episodes
1 Volume
began experimenting with goat glands, surgically implanting them for every ailment from fertility, to dementia, to impotency. Called a quack, charlatan, and mega-medical radio star, Dr John Brinkley is a character from the 20th century that could not have existed without the power of radio.

7 1
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Donald Trump
Donald Trump
404 Episodes
11 Volume
Former business man and television personality, Donald Trump is the 45th US president.

404 11
Add To Cart: $55.00
Doctors Today
Doctors Today
17 Episodes
1 Volume
A peacetime continuation of "Doctors at War", "Doctors Today" shared a wealth of medical information with the listening public

17 1
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Doctor Fights
Doctor Fights
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Live through the adventures of doctors on the front lines of World War II in the battlefield anthology series

4 1
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DJ Madness
DJ Madness
165 Episodes
2 Volume
The original Disc Jockeys from the Age of Radio bring you their best and greatest music from their era.

165 2
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Destination Freedom
Destination Freedom
33 Episodes
1 Volume
The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society.

33 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
Depression Era Recordings
Depression Era Recordings
37 Episodes
1 Volume
Old Time Radio Looks at the Great Depression, the economic crisis which began with the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and how it affected Americans everywhere.

37 1
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Democracy in America
Democracy in America
16 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on Alexis de Tocqueville's book published in 1835 about his travels and observations of America society.

16 1
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Crossroads
Crossroads
8 Episodes
1 Volume
An important Crossroads in life for Americans comes when they become eligible for Social Security Benefits.

8 1
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Crisis in War Town
Crisis in War Town
4 Episodes
1 Volume
Although Victory was practically assured by the time "Crisis in War Town" debuted, the program highlights the small victories that contributed to the Over All Victory.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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