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Elmer Davis and the News

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 old time radio show recordings
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Elmer Davis
News reporter and commentator and novelist 1890 - 1958

Born in Aurora, Indiana, Elmer Davis began his news career in high school-writing for the "Aurora Bulletin". A Rhodes Scholar, he later met his Florence MacMillian in Britain and then married her in 1917. Returning to the US in the early teens, he worked as an editor for "Adventure Magazine" and then later for the "New York Times".

Elmer DavisHe began appearing on sporadic radio reports until 1939 when Roosevelt appointed him head of the OWI (Office of War Information). This collection represents his brilliantly-delivered and opinionated five-minute news reports from 1939 through 1941 - reporting and analyzing news of the day (primarily the Nazi invasion across Europe).

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    74 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 45 min
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      74 shows - total playtime 5 hours 45 minutes
      1. Elmer Davis 390915.mp3
      2. Elmer Davis 390916.mp3
      3. Elmer Davis 390918.mp3
      4. Elmer Davis 390919.mp3
      5. Elmer Davis 390920.mp3
      6. Elmer Davis 390921.mp3
      7. Elmer Davis 391002.mp3
      8. Elmer Davis 391003.mp3
      9. Elmer Davis 391004.mp3
      10. Elmer Davis 391005.mp3
      11. Elmer Davis 391006.mp3
      12. Elmer Davis 391007.mp3
      13. Elmer Davis 391008.mp3
      14. Elmer Davis 391009.mp3
      15. Elmer Davis 391010.mp3
      16. Elmer Davis 391020.mp3
      17. Elmer Davis 391021.mp3
      18. Elmer Davis 391024.mp3
      19. Elmer Davis 391029.mp3
      20. Elmer Davis 391030.mp3
      21. Elmer Davis 391031.mp3
      22. Elmer Davis 391130 News Analysis Special.mp3
      23. Elmer Davis 391130.mp3
      24. Elmer Davis 391201.mp3
      25. Elmer Davis 391202.mp3
      26. Elmer Davis 391218.mp3
      27. Elmer Davis 391219.mp3
      28. Elmer Davis 391220.mp3
      29. Elmer Davis 391221.mp3
      30. Elmer Davis 391229.mp3
      31. Elmer Davis 391230.mp3
      32. Elmer Davis 400102.mp3
      33. Elmer Davis 400211.mp3
      34. Elmer Davis 400212.mp3
      35. Elmer Davis 400213.mp3
      36. Elmer Davis 400223.mp3
      37. Elmer Davis 400331.mp3
      38. Elmer Davis 400401.mp3
      39. Elmer Davis 400402.mp3
      40. Elmer Davis 400430.mp3
      41. Elmer Davis 400501.mp3
      42. Elmer Davis 400502.mp3
      43. Elmer Davis 400509.mp3
      44. Elmer Davis 400510.mp3
      45. Elmer Davis 400511.mp3
      46. Elmer Davis 400512.mp3
      47. Elmer Davis 400513.mp3
      48. Elmer Davis 400514.mp3
      49. Elmer Davis 400521.mp3
      50. Elmer Davis 400522.mp3
      51. Elmer Davis 400523.mp3
      52. Elmer Davis 400602.mp3
      53. Elmer Davis 400603.mp3
      54. Elmer Davis 400604.mp3
      55. Elmer Davis 400620.mp3
      56. Elmer Davis 400621.mp3
      57. Elmer Davis 400622.mp3
      58. Elmer Davis 400715.mp3
      59. Elmer Davis 400716.mp3
      60. Elmer Davis 400717.mp3
      61. Elmer Davis 400721.mp3
      62. Elmer Davis 400722.mp3
      63. Elmer Davis 400723.mp3
      64. Elmer Davis 400902.mp3
      65. Elmer Davis 400903.mp3
      66. Elmer Davis 400918.mp3
      67. Elmer Davis 401216.mp3
      68. Elmer Davis 401217.mp3
      69. Elmer Davis 401218.mp3
      70. Elmer Davis 410121.mp3
      71. Elmer Davis 410122.mp3
      72. Elmer Davis 410123.mp3
      73. Elmer Davis 410210.mp3
      74. Elmer Davis 410211.mp3
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    74 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 45 min
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      74 shows - total playtime 5 hours 45 minutes
      1. Elmer Davis 390915.mp3
      2. Elmer Davis 390916.mp3
      3. Elmer Davis 390918.mp3
      4. Elmer Davis 390919.mp3
      5. Elmer Davis 390920.mp3
      6. Elmer Davis 390921.mp3
      7. Elmer Davis 391002.mp3
      8. Elmer Davis 391003.mp3
      9. Elmer Davis 391004.mp3
      10. Elmer Davis 391005.mp3
      11. Elmer Davis 391006.mp3
      12. Elmer Davis 391007.mp3
      13. Elmer Davis 391008.mp3
      14. Elmer Davis 391009.mp3
      15. Elmer Davis 391010.mp3
      16. Elmer Davis 391020.mp3
      17. Elmer Davis 391021.mp3
      18. Elmer Davis 391024.mp3
      19. Elmer Davis 391029.mp3
      20. Elmer Davis 391030.mp3
      21. Elmer Davis 391031.mp3
      22. Elmer Davis 391130 News Analysis Special.mp3
      23. Elmer Davis 391130.mp3
      24. Elmer Davis 391201.mp3
      25. Elmer Davis 391202.mp3
      26. Elmer Davis 391218.mp3
      27. Elmer Davis 391219.mp3
      28. Elmer Davis 391220.mp3
      29. Elmer Davis 391221.mp3
      30. Elmer Davis 391229.mp3
      31. Elmer Davis 391230.mp3
      32. Elmer Davis 400102.mp3
      33. Elmer Davis 400211.mp3
      34. Elmer Davis 400212.mp3
      35. Elmer Davis 400213.mp3
      36. Elmer Davis 400223.mp3
      37. Elmer Davis 400331.mp3
      38. Elmer Davis 400401.mp3
      39. Elmer Davis 400402.mp3
      40. Elmer Davis 400430.mp3
      41. Elmer Davis 400501.mp3
      42. Elmer Davis 400502.mp3
      43. Elmer Davis 400509.mp3
      44. Elmer Davis 400510.mp3
      45. Elmer Davis 400511.mp3
      46. Elmer Davis 400512.mp3
      47. Elmer Davis 400513.mp3
      48. Elmer Davis 400514.mp3
      49. Elmer Davis 400521.mp3
      50. Elmer Davis 400522.mp3
      51. Elmer Davis 400523.mp3
      52. Elmer Davis 400602.mp3
      53. Elmer Davis 400603.mp3
      54. Elmer Davis 400604.mp3
      55. Elmer Davis 400620.mp3
      56. Elmer Davis 400621.mp3
      57. Elmer Davis 400622.mp3
      58. Elmer Davis 400715.mp3
      59. Elmer Davis 400716.mp3
      60. Elmer Davis 400717.mp3
      61. Elmer Davis 400721.mp3
      62. Elmer Davis 400722.mp3
      63. Elmer Davis 400723.mp3
      64. Elmer Davis 400902.mp3
      65. Elmer Davis 400903.mp3
      66. Elmer Davis 400918.mp3
      67. Elmer Davis 401216.mp3
      68. Elmer Davis 401217.mp3
      69. Elmer Davis 401218.mp3
      70. Elmer Davis 410121.mp3
      71. Elmer Davis 410122.mp3
      72. Elmer Davis 410123.mp3
      73. Elmer Davis 410210.mp3
      74. Elmer Davis 410211.mp3
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    74 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 45 min

    Disc A001

    1. Elmer Davis 390915
    2. Elmer Davis 390916
    3. Elmer Davis 390918
    4. Elmer Davis 390919
    5. Elmer Davis 390920
    6. Elmer Davis 390921
    7. Elmer Davis 391002
    8. Elmer Davis 391003
    9. Elmer Davis 391004
    10. Elmer Davis 391005
    11. Elmer Davis 391006
    12. Elmer Davis 391007
    13. Elmer Davis 391008
    14. Elmer Davis 391009
    15. Elmer Davis 391010

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    Disc A002

    1. Elmer Davis 391020
    2. Elmer Davis 391021
    3. Elmer Davis 391024
    4. Elmer Davis 391029
    5. Elmer Davis 391030
    6. Elmer Davis 391031
    7. Elmer Davis 391130 News Analysis Special
    8. Elmer Davis 391130
    9. Elmer Davis 391201
    10. Elmer Davis 391202
    11. Elmer Davis 391218
    12. Elmer Davis 391219

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    Disc A003

    1. Elmer Davis 391220
    2. Elmer Davis 391221
    3. Elmer Davis 391229
    4. Elmer Davis 391230
    5. Elmer Davis 400102
    6. Elmer Davis 400211
    7. Elmer Davis 400212
    8. Elmer Davis 400213
    9. Elmer Davis 400223
    10. Elmer Davis 400331
    11. Elmer Davis 400401
    12. Elmer Davis 400402
    13. Elmer Davis 400430
    14. Elmer Davis 400501

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    Disc A004

    1. Elmer Davis 400502
    2. Elmer Davis 400509
    3. Elmer Davis 400510
    4. Elmer Davis 400511
    5. Elmer Davis 400512
    6. Elmer Davis 400513
    7. Elmer Davis 400514
    8. Elmer Davis 400521
    9. Elmer Davis 400522
    10. Elmer Davis 400523
    11. Elmer Davis 400602
    12. Elmer Davis 400603
    13. Elmer Davis 400604
    14. Elmer Davis 400620
    15. Elmer Davis 400621

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    Disc A005

    1. Elmer Davis 400622
    2. Elmer Davis 400715
    3. Elmer Davis 400716
    4. Elmer Davis 400717
    5. Elmer Davis 400721
    6. Elmer Davis 400722
    7. Elmer Davis 400723
    8. Elmer Davis 400902
    9. Elmer Davis 400903
    10. Elmer Davis 400918
    11. Elmer Davis 401216
    12. Elmer Davis 401217
    13. Elmer Davis 401218
    14. Elmer Davis 410121
    15. Elmer Davis 410122
    16. Elmer Davis 410123

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    Disc A006

    1. Elmer Davis 410210
    2. Elmer Davis 410211

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