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HV Kaltenborn Edits the News

(update) with 30 additional recordings: History repeats itself when H. V. Kaltenborn provides vivid commentary and pointed insight into world affairs and politics in the 1940s and 1950s.

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"Sinking of the Bismark"



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HV Kaltenborn

H.V. Kaltenborn given the 1944 Alfred L Du Pont Award for his aggressive independent and meritious gathering of the news...H. V. Kaltenborn was one of the first broadcasters to analyze the news and provide insight into current events, regardless of the popularity of the analysis. Kaltenborn was a very respected journalist and, in a huge coup, NBC snatched him away from CBS to give him his own show sponsored by the Pure Oil Company. The show premiered on April 6, 1940 and lasted into the 1950s.

Kaltenborn was known for his rich descriptions, excellent vocabulary, and his precise diction. However, he was not afraid to acknowledge when he made a mistake. During the 1948 elections, Kaltenborn called the election for Thomas Dewey after a large vote fluctuation in Dewey's favor. Later during election night, there was another large swing in Harry Truman's favor prompting Kaltenborn to retract and call the election for Truman.

During Kaltenborn's newscast, he described how Truman impersonated him (Kaltenborn) describing how Truman was losing the election. He was not afraid to laugh at himself saying, "Beware of that man in power who has no sense of humor."

Certainly a character, Kaltenborn ran away from home to fight in the Spanish-American War after which he spent time traveling around Europe. Eventually, he came back home taking a job with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle then leaving the paper at 24 to enroll in college at Harvard University. After graduation, he returned to the paper and started providing commentary on the radio beginning in 1928 at CBS.

HV KaltenbornKaltenborn was an unending well of information about international politics and foreign affairs making him uniquely suited to provide commentary on the state of the world in the 1930s. He covered the Spanish Civil War and the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Some analysts credit Kaltenborn's vivid descriptions and personal credibility with helping move The United States away from its isolationist tendencies.

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      38 shows - total playtime 8 hours 0 minutes
      1. HVKalten 390827 Neville Henderson Reply Germany Tmrw.mp3
      2. HVKalten 390921 Romania Installs Military Government.mp3
      3. HVKalten 390925 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Recesses.mp3
      4. HVKalten 390927 Warsaw Surrenders.mp3
      5. HVKalten 390929 Fdr Repeats Determination Stay Out Of War.mp3
      6. HVKalten 391002 Cardinal Mundelein Dies.mp3
      7. HVKalten 391003 Axis Peace Proposals From Pakersburg, W. Va.mp3
      8. HVKalten 391004 Hitler To Address Reichstag On Friday.mp3
      9. HVKalten 391006 Peace Slight Following Hitler Address.mp3
      10. HVKalten 391009 Senate To Vote On Tobey Motion.mp3
      11. HVKalten 391010 Analysis Of Yet Another Hitler Speech.mp3
      12. HVKalten 391011 Berlin Announces Conf. With Russia Upcut.mp3
      13. HVKalten 391013 Britain Reports 3 German Subs Destroyed.mp3
      14. HVKalten 391016 German Air Raid On Scotland.mp3
      15. HVKalten 391017 Auto Workers On Strike From Detroit, Mich.mp3
      16. HVKalten 391018 Kirkwall, Scotland Has Multiple Air Alerts.mp3
      17. HVKalten 391020 Slurs Against Ny World Fair.mp3
      18. HVKalten 391023 Potential For New Deal Between Us And Japan.mp3
      19. HVKalten 391024 Germans Seize City Of Flint.mp3
      20. HVKalten 391025 City Of Flint Mystery Deepens.mp3
      21. HVKalten 391027 Critical Of Neutrality Bill Debate Process.mp3
      22. HVKalten 391030 City Of Flint Whereabouts Still Unknown.mp3
      23. HVKalten 391031 German Subs Hit British Convoy Hard.mp3
      24. HVKalten 400126 Fdr Reporters.mp3
      25. HVKalten 400409 Report That German Liner Bremen Sunk.mp3
      26. HVKalten 401219 Fdr To Appoint New Defence Council.mp3
      27. HVKalten 410102 New Congress Starts Tomorrow.mp3
      28. HVKalten 410224 Convoy Issue Dominant Tonight.mp3
      29. HVKalten 410506 President Conferred Defence Advisers Today.mp3
      30. HVKalten 410527 Comments On Sinking Of Battleship Bismark.mp3
      31. HVKalten 411207 Comments Just After Attack On Pearl Harbor.mp3
      32. HVKalten 440606 Nbc 1100 Hvkaltenborn.mp3
      33. HVKalten 440606 Nbc 1945 Hvkaltenborn.mp3
      34. HVKalten 440607 Nbc 1545 Hvkaltenborn.mp3
      35. HVKalten 450507 Comments On End Of War In Europe.mp3
      36. HVKalten 450814 Bkgnd on Japanese surrender.mp3
      37. HVKalten 450814 Special Comments On Japanese Surrender.mp3
      38. HVKalten 470623 Taft Hartley Act.mp3
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      38 shows - total playtime 8 hours 0 minutes
      1. HVKalten 390827 Neville Henderson Reply Germany Tmrw.mp3
      2. HVKalten 390921 Romania Installs Military Government.mp3
      3. HVKalten 390925 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Recesses.mp3
      4. HVKalten 390927 Warsaw Surrenders.mp3
      5. HVKalten 390929 Fdr Repeats Determination Stay Out Of War.mp3
      6. HVKalten 391002 Cardinal Mundelein Dies.mp3
      7. HVKalten 391003 Axis Peace Proposals From Pakersburg, W. Va.mp3
      8. HVKalten 391004 Hitler To Address Reichstag On Friday.mp3
      9. HVKalten 391006 Peace Slight Following Hitler Address.mp3
      10. HVKalten 391009 Senate To Vote On Tobey Motion.mp3
      11. HVKalten 391010 Analysis Of Yet Another Hitler Speech.mp3
      12. HVKalten 391011 Berlin Announces Conf. With Russia Upcut.mp3
      13. HVKalten 391013 Britain Reports 3 German Subs Destroyed.mp3
      14. HVKalten 391016 German Air Raid On Scotland.mp3
      15. HVKalten 391017 Auto Workers On Strike From Detroit, Mich.mp3
      16. HVKalten 391018 Kirkwall, Scotland Has Multiple Air Alerts.mp3
      17. HVKalten 391020 Slurs Against Ny World Fair.mp3
      18. HVKalten 391023 Potential For New Deal Between Us And Japan.mp3
      19. HVKalten 391024 Germans Seize City Of Flint.mp3
      20. HVKalten 391025 City Of Flint Mystery Deepens.mp3
      21. HVKalten 391027 Critical Of Neutrality Bill Debate Process.mp3
      22. HVKalten 391030 City Of Flint Whereabouts Still Unknown.mp3
      23. HVKalten 391031 German Subs Hit British Convoy Hard.mp3
      24. HVKalten 400126 Fdr Reporters.mp3
      25. HVKalten 400409 Report That German Liner Bremen Sunk.mp3
      26. HVKalten 401219 Fdr To Appoint New Defence Council.mp3
      27. HVKalten 410102 New Congress Starts Tomorrow.mp3
      28. HVKalten 410224 Convoy Issue Dominant Tonight.mp3
      29. HVKalten 410506 President Conferred Defence Advisers Today.mp3
      30. HVKalten 410527 Comments On Sinking Of Battleship Bismark.mp3
      31. HVKalten 411207 Comments Just After Attack On Pearl Harbor.mp3
      32. HVKalten 440606 Nbc 1100 Hvkaltenborn.mp3
      33. HVKalten 440606 Nbc 1945 Hvkaltenborn.mp3
      34. HVKalten 440607 Nbc 1545 Hvkaltenborn.mp3
      35. HVKalten 450507 Comments On End Of War In Europe.mp3
      36. HVKalten 450814 Bkgnd on Japanese surrender.mp3
      37. HVKalten 450814 Special Comments On Japanese Surrender.mp3
      38. HVKalten 470623 Taft Hartley Act.mp3
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    38 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 0 min

    Disc A001

    1. HVKalten 390827 Neville Henderson Reply Germany Tmrw
    2. HVKalten 390921 Romania Installs Military Government
    3. HVKalten 390925 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Recesses
    4. HVKalten 390927 Warsaw Surrenders
    5. HVKalten 390929 Fdr Repeats Determination Stay Out Of War

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    Disc A002

    1. HVKalten 391002 Cardinal Mundelein Dies
    2. HVKalten 391003 Axis Peace Proposals From Pakersburg, W. Va
    3. HVKalten 391004 Hitler To Address Reichstag On Friday
    4. HVKalten 391006 Peace Slight Following Hitler Address
    5. HVKalten 391009 Senate To Vote On Tobey Motion

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    Disc A003

    1. HVKalten 391010 Analysis Of Yet Another Hitler Speech
    2. HVKalten 391011 Berlin Announces Conf. With Russia Upcut
    3. HVKalten 391013 Britain Reports 3 German Subs Destroyed
    4. HVKalten 391016 German Air Raid On Scotland
    5. HVKalten 391017 Auto Workers On Strike From Detroit, Mich

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    Disc A004

    1. HVKalten 391018 Kirkwall, Scotland Has Multiple Air Alerts
    2. HVKalten 391020 Slurs Against Ny World Fair
    3. HVKalten 391023 Potential For New Deal Between Us And Japan
    4. HVKalten 391024 Germans Seize City Of Flint
    5. HVKalten 391025 City Of Flint Mystery Deepens

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    Disc A005

    1. HVKalten 391027 Critical Of Neutrality Bill Debate Process
    2. HVKalten 391030 City Of Flint Whereabouts Still Unknown
    3. HVKalten 391031 German Subs Hit British Convoy Hard
    4. HVKalten 400126 Fdr Reporters
    5. HVKalten 400409 Report That German Liner Bremen Sunk

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    Disc A006

    1. HVKalten 401219 Fdr To Appoint New Defence Council
    2. HVKalten 410102 New Congress Starts Tomorrow
    3. HVKalten 410224 Convoy Issue Dominant Tonight
    4. HVKalten 410506 President Conferred Defence Advisers Today

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    Disc A007

    1. HVKalten 410527 Comments On Sinking Of Battleship Bismark
    2. HVKalten 411207 Comments Just After Attack On Pearl Harbor
    3. HVKalten 440606 Nbc 1100 Hvkaltenborn
    4. HVKalten 440606 Nbc 1945 Hvkaltenborn

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    Disc A008

    1. HVKalten 440607 Nbc 1545 Hvkaltenborn
    2. HVKalten 450507 Comments On End Of War In Europe
    3. HVKalten 450814 Bkgnd on Japanese surrender
    4. HVKalten 450814 Special Comments On Japanese Surrender
    5. HVKalten 470623 Taft Hartley Act

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