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Hosted by Professor Martin Maloney with the cooperation of the Speech Department at Northwestern University, Americana looks at American people and customs in the mid century.

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"The Poet's Life"



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WMAQ MatchbookPeople who live on the Coasts tend to forget that the real heart of America is in the Midwest. The East coast has history and commerce, the West coast embodies the future as it faces the Pacific, but it is the values and industry of the Heartland which defines who we are as Americans.

During the 1953-54 season, with the cooperation of the Speech Department at Northwestern University, Chicago’s WMAQ presented a series of radio essays entitled Americana. The series, hosted by Professor Martin Maloney, was a follow-up to the previous season’s The Meaning of America. Through both series, Maloney considers the question of what makes a nation great, and seeks the answer by looking at its heroes, its villains, life in its small towns, the character and formation of its great cities, the songs that it sings, its institutions and traditions, even the jokes that it remembers and laughs at.

Even though Americana was produced and broadcast near the midpoint of the previous century, and its language may seem quaint and dated, the conclusions and observations Mr. Maloney presents applies to the America of the Internet age.

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    24 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 11 hours, 34 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 11 hours 34 minutes
      1. Americana 53092x 001 Enclosures For A Cornerstone.mp3
      2. Americana 530930 002 The American Frontiersman.mp3
      3. Americana 531021 005 An American Rogue's Gallery.mp3
      4. Americana 5310xx xxx Rehearsal & Multiple Excerpts.mp3
      5. Americana 531107 007 The Poet's Life.mp3
      6. Americana 531205 011 An American Sampler.mp3
      7. Americana 540102 015 Some Rebels, Eccentrics And Others.mp3
      8. Americana 540115 017 Getting From Here To There.mp3
      9. Americana 540123 018 Chicago.mp3
      10. Americana 540206 020 The Writer In Person.mp3
      11. Americana 540213 021 A Study In Villainy.mp3
      12. Americana 540220 022 Great Man, Good Man.mp3
      13. Americana 540313 024 Thomas Wolfe's America.mp3
      14. Americana 541113 006 Two Literary Lights.mp3
      15. Americana 541120 007 Three Musketeers And Other Characters.mp3
      16. Americana 541127 008 Yankee Crusade.mp3
      17. Americana 541211 010 Some Pleasant People.mp3
      18. Americana 541225 011 Winter Scene.mp3
      19. Americana 550101 012 Fine Additions.mp3
      20. Americana 550115 014 The Big Town.mp3
      21. Americana 550122 015 Stories From Home.mp3
      22. Americana 550129 016 The Reason Why.mp3
      23. Americana 550205 017 Notable Books.mp3
      24. Americana 550212 018 Mr Lincoln.mp3
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    total playtime 11 hours, 34 min
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      24 shows - total playtime 11 hours 34 minutes
      1. Americana 53092x 001 Enclosures For A Cornerstone.mp3
      2. Americana 530930 002 The American Frontiersman.mp3
      3. Americana 531021 005 An American Rogue's Gallery.mp3
      4. Americana 5310xx xxx Rehearsal & Multiple Excerpts.mp3
      5. Americana 531107 007 The Poet's Life.mp3
      6. Americana 531205 011 An American Sampler.mp3
      7. Americana 540102 015 Some Rebels, Eccentrics And Others.mp3
      8. Americana 540115 017 Getting From Here To There.mp3
      9. Americana 540123 018 Chicago.mp3
      10. Americana 540206 020 The Writer In Person.mp3
      11. Americana 540213 021 A Study In Villainy.mp3
      12. Americana 540220 022 Great Man, Good Man.mp3
      13. Americana 540313 024 Thomas Wolfe's America.mp3
      14. Americana 541113 006 Two Literary Lights.mp3
      15. Americana 541120 007 Three Musketeers And Other Characters.mp3
      16. Americana 541127 008 Yankee Crusade.mp3
      17. Americana 541211 010 Some Pleasant People.mp3
      18. Americana 541225 011 Winter Scene.mp3
      19. Americana 550101 012 Fine Additions.mp3
      20. Americana 550115 014 The Big Town.mp3
      21. Americana 550122 015 Stories From Home.mp3
      22. Americana 550129 016 The Reason Why.mp3
      23. Americana 550205 017 Notable Books.mp3
      24. Americana 550212 018 Mr Lincoln.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    24 recordings on 12 Audio CDs
    total playtime 11 hours, 34 min

    Americana Disc A001

    1. Americana 53092x 001 Enclosures For A Cornerstone
    2. Americana 5310xx xxx Rehearsal & Multiple Excerpts

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    Americana Disc A002

    1. Americana 530930 002 The American Frontiersman
    2. Americana 531021 005 An American Rogue's Gallery

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    Americana Disc A003

    1. Americana 531107 007 The Poet's Life
    2. Americana 531205 011 An American Sampler

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    Americana Disc A004

    1. Americana 540102 015 Some Rebels, Eccentrics And Others
    2. Americana 540115 017 Getting From Here To There

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    Americana Disc A005

    1. Americana 540123 018 Chicago
    2. Americana 540206 020 The Writer In Person

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    Americana Disc A006

    1. Americana 540213 021 A Study In Villainy
    2. Americana 540220 022 Great Man, Good Man

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    Americana Disc A007

    1. Americana 540313 024 Thomas Wolfe's America
    2. Americana 541113 006 Two Literary Lights

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    Americana Disc A008

    1. Americana 541120 007 Three Musketeers And Other Characters
    2. Americana 541127 008 Yankee Crusade

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    Americana Disc A009

    1. Americana 541211 010 Some Pleasant People
    2. Americana 541225 011 Winter Scene

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    Americana Disc A010

    1. Americana 550101 012 Fine Additions
    2. Americana 550115 014 The Big Town

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    Americana Disc A011

    1. Americana 550122 015 Stories From Home
    2. Americana 550129 016 The Reason Why

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    Americana Disc A012

    1. Americana 550205 017 Notable Books
    2. Americana 550212 018 Mr Lincoln

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