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George HW Bush Speeches

72 Episodes
2 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.

72 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

Clinton (William J Clinton) Speeches

145 Episodes
4 Volume
Relive the Swinging 1990's through the historical speeches and Radio Addresses of President Clinton!

145 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

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

1957

36 Episodes
1 Volume
The "Baby Boom" reached his highest point, the Soviets launch Sputnik 1, and the "Little Rock Nine" fought against segregation.

36 1
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Random Rarities 19

39 Episodes
1 Volume
Here is a new collection of Rare Programs which will not fit in another category but are too important and entertaining not to be released in a collection.

39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

United Nations Radio

28 Episodes
1 Volume
Just like they did in time of War, the Stars turned out in force to fight for Peace with the United Nations in UN Radio.

28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Author Meets Critic

49 Episodes
2 Volume
Join the battle between authors and critics when you listen to The Author Meets the Critic.

49 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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

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

Our Freedoms Blessings

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Hear the stories of people from the great State of New York who discovered something to make our lives better or safer.

8 1
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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

Minstrel Shows

537 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.

537 13
Add To Cart: $65.00

Our Land Be Bright

12 Episodes
1 Volume
In 1947-48, the VFW began syndicating Our Land Be Bright to help publicize the issues and VFW programs which benefit both vets and their communities.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Olympic Historical Recordings

12 Episodes
1 Volume
compilation of news, historical recordings and sports shows talking about Olympic history from radio past!

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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

America First Committee Broadcasts

12 Episodes
1 Volume
an old time radio program using well know individuals like aviator Charles Lindbergh to convince America to stay OUT of WWII

12 1
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Gerald Ford Speeches

31 Episodes
1 Volume
President Ford became President when Richard Nixon left the office of presidency due to the Watergate scandal.

31 1
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Jimmy Carter Speeches

40 Episodes
1 Volume
Considered "a better man than he was a president", Jimmy Carter ushered America into the 1980s.

40 1
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George W Bush Speeches

256 Episodes
2 Volume
Major events during George W Bush two term presidency include the terrorist attack on 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

256 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Amelia Earhart

5 Episodes
1 Volume
An iconic American hero and pioneer in aviation, Amelia Earhart's story and bravery inspired many old time radio shows.

5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Chuck Yeager

3 Episodes
1 Volume
A genuine American hero, best known for being the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound. This collection includes dramatizations about Chuck Yeager as a well as appearances by this amazing man.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Your Pocketbook

11 Episodes
1 Volume
On the onset of the Korean War, Truman knew two factors were vital: the support of a strong United Nations and a strong U.S. economy.

11 1
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Stars for Defense

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Created by Federal Civil Defense Administration as a public service program to be broadcast by participating radio stations throughout the country with music and practical advice for Americans fearful of an impending attack during the Cold War.

13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

What America Means to Me

13 Episodes
1 Volume
Fascinating and Famous Americans from all walks of life from Helen Keller to Eleanor Roosevelt to Elmer Davis, discuss what America means to them personally.

13 1
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Pearl Harbor News

27 Episodes
1 Volume
News of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 was spread around the globe due to the miracle of radio.

27 1
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People Take the Lead

4 Episodes
1 Volume
Working with the American Jewish Committee, this series moves to fight for Civil Rights and overcome misguided attitudes and beliefs in regular folks.

4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barack Obama Speeches

831 Episodes
13 Volume
Born in Hawaii, Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States serving as president between 2009-2017.

831 13
Add To Cart: $35.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

1959

44 Episodes
1 Volume
From the Red Scare to the Space Race, Alaska and Hawaii entered the Union and music died when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper died in a fatal airplane crash.

44 1
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1960

31 Episodes
1 Volume
In the year 1960, it felt as though the future was about to begin as a new President would be elected, but it was also a year with many changes in Radio.

31 1
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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

VE Day Clips

14 Episodes
1 Volume
For the peoples living in the victorious nations it seemed as though it should be a time of celebration, Nazi Germany had declared their unconditional surrender to the forces of the Allied Powers.

14 1
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1961

23 Episodes
1 Volume
John F Kennedy's inauguration in January brought in the year 1961, the Berlin Wall was built, the Bay of Pigs was an international disaster, America officially enters the Vietnam War, and Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.

23 1
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1962

19 Episodes
1 Volume
John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, the world on the brink of a nuclear war with the Cuban Missile Crisis, and CBS broadcast the final episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar on September 30.

19 1
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That Other Generation

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Using interviews and archival recordings, the program explored various elements of the Forties, such as the efforts to put the Great Depression behind, the great housing shortage, Movies and Hollywood, Music of the Big Band era, and other topics.

10 1
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1958

29 Episodes
1 Volume
The year of the first American Satellite Explorer 1 launched, the Hula Hoop craze, the army inducts Elvis, 14 year old Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship, and 1958 also saw the debut of Have Gun Will Travel.

29 1
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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

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

1956

46 Episodes
1 Volume
By the mid-1950s the standard of living was increasing and rock n roll grew in popularity, UnAmerican Activities Committee searched the entertainment industry for Communist Sympathizers.

46 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

1955

51 Episodes
1 Volume
The year Disneyland opens, the FDA approved the Polio Vaccine, The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, entered the seas, and many old time radio shows left the airwaves including The Jack Benny Program.

51 1
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1954

60 Episodes
1 Volume
Americans in 1954 are beginning to turn away from the bluster and cruelty of McCarthyism and embracing Rock and Roll music.

60 1
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1953

56 Episodes
1 Volume
The Space Age is still a few years from beginning, but in many very real ways, the future begins in 1953.

56 1
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1952

56 Episodes
1 Volume
The TV revolution gains strength in 1952, but the major advances are in International Relations.

56 1
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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

1951

50 Episodes
1 Volume
The Post-War economic boom booms to a high point in 1951.

50 1
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Our Cats

22 Episodes
1 Volume
Cats are very close companions to humanity, but are they truly domesticated? According to the "Our Cats" program, being allowed to love them is enough.

22 1
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1950

49 Episodes
1 Volume
The year 1950 was filled with boundless optimism as America came out of WWII as an economic and military powerhouse.

49 1
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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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Red Scare in Old Time Radio

276 Episodes
7 Volume
After the Second World War, American culture was shaped and driven largely by fears of Communist infiltration corrupting American institutions and values.

276 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

1948

65 Episodes
1 Volume
1948 Olympics were austere, Gandhi was shot and killed, Czechoslovakia communist coop, and Israel was declared as an independent state.

65 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

1946

56 Episodes
1 Volume
Nuremberg Trials signaled the end of the Nazi regime, Operation Diana signaled the beginning of the space race, and the Baby Boom signaled a new generation of history makers.

56 1
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Polio

10 Episodes
1 Volume
Polio became one of the most worrisome of childhood diseases in the early 20th century until research by Jonas Salk resulted in a practical and effective polio vaccine.

10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

1947

56 Episodes
1 Volume
With the country on the cusp of the post-War economic boom, many elements of the past came to an end in 1947 while the future was bearing down like the beginning of the Cold War, partitioning of India and Pakistan, the development of the transistor at Bell Laboratories, breaking the sound barrier, and inventions like the Polaroid Land Camera.

56 1
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War of the Worlds

8 Episodes
1 Volume
Based on the HG Wells story about Martians invading Earth, War of the Worlds 1938 is one of the most infamous broadcasts in media history.

8 1
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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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Jeffrey Silver

91 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.

91 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

ABC News (Orson Welles Commentary)

8 Episodes
1 Volume
This program was initially sponsored by Lear Radio Laboratories. Commentaries reached a high-water mark on July 28 when Welles reads and comments on an affidavit in the case of Isaac Woodard.

8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cavalcade of America Christmas

9 Episodes
1 Volume
Produced by DuPont to improve its public image, Cavalcade of America Christmas features drama shows.

9 1
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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
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VJ Day

54 Episodes
1 Volume
Japan officially surrendered from WWII on the deck of the USS Missouri (BB-63) on September 2, 1945.

54 1
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Wolfman Jack

83 Episodes
1 Volume
As a DJ, he played a rowdy combination of Rock and Rhythm and Blues, and his trademark raspy voice conveyed an unending sense of mischief.

83 1
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Eleanor Roosevelt

24 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.

24 1
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WWI Great War Recordings

22 Episodes
1 Volume
The Great War was just a memory by the time commercial radio had become an important medium, but the experience shaped America as well as many of the personalities involved in Old Time Radio.

22 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Rare Historical

125 Episodes
2 Volume
Old Time Radio is more than a report of History, OTR Programs ARE History!

125 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Rare Holiday

42 Episodes
1 Volume
There are several holidays on a year’s calendar, and they all deserve to be celebrated.

42 1
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Prisoner of War

17 Episodes
1 Volume
Capture might seem an easier fate than being killed in battle, but the fate of a P.O.W. is rarely without a desperate cost.

17 1
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Kent State Shootings

210 Episodes
5 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.

210 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Presidential Candidate Announcements

176 Episodes
5 Volume
While only 44 men have served as President and 48 men have served as Vice President, so many Americans have stepped up to answer the call to run for these two top spots. Listen as we hear from some of these Americans as they make their plans known, give their victory, and even their concession.

176 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Presidential Debates

70 Episodes
5 Volume
Although not mandated by the Constitution and a "tradition" which only goes back to 1960, Americans have come to expect a broadcast debate between their Presidential Nominees as a part of the Election Process.

70 5
Add To Cart: $25.00

Presidential Party Nominating Conventions

152 Episodes
3 Volume
The Nominating Conventions are an important part of the path to the White House and are a vibrant example of Representative Democracy in action.

152 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Presidential Farewells and Library

25 Episodes
1 Volume
All Presidential Administrations come to an end, that is the nature of American Democracy, this collection includes their goodbye speeches.

25 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Presidential and Political Funerals

22 Episodes
1 Volume
How we send our leaders and public figures into the afterlife says as much about society as it does about the deceased.

22 1
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Impeach a President (Clinton)

43 Episodes
2 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.

43 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Sept 11 Attack

68 Episodes
3 Volume
The 9/11 attacks targeted symbols of American power and democracy and fundamentally changed American culture.

68 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Joint Sessions of Congress

38 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.

38 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Voyager Golden Record

76 Episodes
1 Volume
The Golden Records attached to the hulls of the Voyager 1&2 Deep Space Probes are mankind's ultimate "note in a bottle"

76 1
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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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Plan for Survival from Civil Defense

7 Episodes
1 Volume
Atomic Attacks and Major Pandemics do not seem related, but the response to the threat from government and citizens is surprisingly similar.

7 1
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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
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Graduation Day Speeches

122 Episodes
3 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.

122 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

American Adventure

23 Episodes
1 Volume
Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation

23 1
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American Trail

13 Episodes
1 Volume
The American Trail tells the story of these brave men and women: from Louis and Clark to the great ol' California Gold Rush.

13 1
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Behind the Scenes

21 Episodes
1 Volume
Audiences have always loved learning the little known facts about famous people they think they know. Behind The Scenes explores the lives of famous personalities and adds a few facts that never made it into the history books.

21 1
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Paramount is on the Air

16 Episodes
1 Volume
Hollywood studios used the radio to advertise upcoming films featuring songs and scenes from the films without giving away the plot.

16 1
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American Gallery

12 Episodes
1 Volume
celebrates American artists of all genres with a whole episode dedicated to each artist and their music

12 1
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You Cant Do Business with Hitler

12 Episodes
1 Volume
A Pre-War anti-Nazi propaganda program, You Can’t Do Business With Hitler was based on the true-life experience of a former employee of the US Embassy in Berlin.

12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Inheritance

23 Episodes
2 Volume
This highly patriotic show revisits amazing people, times, and events in American History.

23 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

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
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barry Gray Show

5 Episodes
1 Volume
is the father of talk radio known for his candid interviews with the shiniest stars of the day.Known as the DJ you love to hate, Gray wasn't afraid to be opinionated and aggressive on the air which got him into trouble.

5 1
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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

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
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Lyndon Johnson Speeches

43 Episodes
1 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.

43 1
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Dwight D Eisenhower

53 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.

53 1
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Mitch Miller Show

3 Episodes
1 Volume
the man who helped shape the careers for Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell, and Rosemary Clooney.

3 1
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American Heritage

3 Episodes
1 Volume
AFRS created this education program to teach service men and women about the history of our great country.

3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

18 Episodes
1 Volume
Bidwell McCormick worked in the publicity department at RKO and produced this show to share the magic of the movies. This old time radio show gives listeners an up close and personal look at the action behind the cameras in the golden age of Hollywood.

18 1
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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

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