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The March of Time

This old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.

March of Time

43 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 17 hours, 14 min)
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Historical Drama (1931 - 51)

March of TimeMarch of Time blurred the lines between news and entertainment in curious ways that forever changed the way we hear news. In an effort to dramatize current events, producers sought to produce a show of "News-acting" on the radio. From its debut on March 6, 1931 on Friday at 9:00 PM, the show lead listeners through current events with narrators, first Ted Husing, Harry Von Zell, and then Westbrook Van Voorhis. Harry Von Zell was the most well known of these narrators; he also narrated the popular comedy show, Burns and Allen.

Ad for March of TimeMarch of Time old time radio show portrayed many leading world figures and events including Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini the Spanish Civil War. The two dictators were portrayed as humans with faults and failures and thus could be defeated in war -- this notion gave many Americans hope that WWII would end in their favor.

Big name performers including Agnes Moorhead, Nancy Kelly, Art Carney, Orson Welles, and many more portrayed the villains, heroes, and witnesses of the true events both large and minor. The show has been long studied by scholars for its propagandistic effects because many people believed that the show's portrayal of the news was authentic and unadulterated. It created a cataclysm of authenticity. This collection includes the few rare shows know to exist.

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    THE MARCH OF TIME is a gem of a collection of these truly historic broadcasts. History, as dramatized with some of Radio's finest actors of the period, playing people in the news. Listen how Art Carney does FDR, and how Westbrook van Voorhees, The Voice of Doom, makes his iconic narratives. The past comes alive!

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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 17 hours, 14 min
    43 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 14 min
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    1. 43 shows - total playtime 17 hours 14 minutes
    2. March Of Time 310306 Big Bill Thompson Reelctd Mayor Chicago.mp3
    3. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra.mp3
    4. March Of Time 350329 Criminal Enticement.mp3
    5. March Of Time 350405 Behind Closed Doors.mp3
    6. March Of Time 350826 Italo Ethiopan Crisis Deepens.mp3
    7. March Of Time 350827 U.s. Protest Has Been Rejected.mp3
    8. March Of Time 350828 Baby Race.mp3
    9. March Of Time 350829 Infantile Paralysis Vaccine.mp3
    10. March Of Time 360417 Undeclared War Is Over.mp3
    11. March Of Time 360424 Saxleby.mp3
    12. March Of Time 360507 Hoover.mp3
    13. March Of Time 360511 Hindenberg.mp3
    14. March Of Time 360512 Japan Must Fight Britain.mp3
    15. March Of Time 360513 Good Nights Sleep.mp3
    16. March Of Time 360514 Summerville, N.j. Fire.mp3
    17. March Of Time 360515 Moscow Plane Crash.mp3
    18. March Of Time 360520 Townsend Plan.mp3
    19. March Of Time 360521 Alf Langdon, Republican Front Runner.mp3
    20. March Of Time 360527 Black Legion.mp3
    21. March Of Time 360528 Black Cancer.mp3
    22. March Of Time 371021 Id Rather Be Right.mp3
    23. March Of Time 371028 New York Mayoral Election.mp3
    24. March Of Time 371118 Life Magazine First Anniversary.mp3
    25. March Of Time 371125 Prominent Mn Labor Leader Slain Soon.mp3
    26. March Of Time 380106 Japanese Attack On U. S. Gunboat Panay.mp3
    27. March Of Time 380113 Tom Tom Heflen.mp3
    28. March Of Time 380120 Labor And Industry Conference.mp3
    29. March Of Time 380127 C.c.c. Fraud.mp3
    30. March Of Time 380203 Mayor La Guardia Makes Tour Of Midwest.mp3
    31. March Of Time 380210 Prepared Destroy Power Dare Attack Us.mp3
    32. March Of Time 380217 Equal Rights Amendment.mp3
    33. March Of Time 380303 Austria Has Pledged Friendship Germany.mp3
    34. March Of Time 380310 Exprime Min Daughter Marries Gardener.mp3
    35. March Of Time 380317 Hitler On March.mp3
    36. March Of Time 380324 Austria Has Just Been Annexed.mp3
    37. March Of Time 380331 Federal Reorganization Bill.mp3
    38. March Of Time 381005.mp3
    39. March Of Time 390317 Hitlers March On Czechoslovakia.mp3
    40. March Of Time 411211 First Week Of War.mp3
    41. March Of Time 420101 Every Continent Earth Scales Of Destiny.mp3
    42. March Of Time 450222 How Are American Wives Faring.mp3
    43. March Of Time 450315 Report On Vatican Policies.mp3
    44. March Of Time 450329 Kitchen Of Tomorrow.mp3
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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 17 hours, 14 min
    43 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 17 hours, 14 min
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    1. 43 shows - total playtime 17 hours 14 minutes
    2. March Of Time 310306 Big Bill Thompson Reelctd Mayor Chicago.mp3
    3. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra.mp3
    4. March Of Time 350329 Criminal Enticement.mp3
    5. March Of Time 350405 Behind Closed Doors.mp3
    6. March Of Time 350826 Italo Ethiopan Crisis Deepens.mp3
    7. March Of Time 350827 U.s. Protest Has Been Rejected.mp3
    8. March Of Time 350828 Baby Race.mp3
    9. March Of Time 350829 Infantile Paralysis Vaccine.mp3
    10. March Of Time 360417 Undeclared War Is Over.mp3
    11. March Of Time 360424 Saxleby.mp3
    12. March Of Time 360507 Hoover.mp3
    13. March Of Time 360511 Hindenberg.mp3
    14. March Of Time 360512 Japan Must Fight Britain.mp3
    15. March Of Time 360513 Good Nights Sleep.mp3
    16. March Of Time 360514 Summerville, N.j. Fire.mp3
    17. March Of Time 360515 Moscow Plane Crash.mp3
    18. March Of Time 360520 Townsend Plan.mp3
    19. March Of Time 360521 Alf Langdon, Republican Front Runner.mp3
    20. March Of Time 360527 Black Legion.mp3
    21. March Of Time 360528 Black Cancer.mp3
    22. March Of Time 371021 Id Rather Be Right.mp3
    23. March Of Time 371028 New York Mayoral Election.mp3
    24. March Of Time 371118 Life Magazine First Anniversary.mp3
    25. March Of Time 371125 Prominent Mn Labor Leader Slain Soon.mp3
    26. March Of Time 380106 Japanese Attack On U. S. Gunboat Panay.mp3
    27. March Of Time 380113 Tom Tom Heflen.mp3
    28. March Of Time 380120 Labor And Industry Conference.mp3
    29. March Of Time 380127 C.c.c. Fraud.mp3
    30. March Of Time 380203 Mayor La Guardia Makes Tour Of Midwest.mp3
    31. March Of Time 380210 Prepared Destroy Power Dare Attack Us.mp3
    32. March Of Time 380217 Equal Rights Amendment.mp3
    33. March Of Time 380303 Austria Has Pledged Friendship Germany.mp3
    34. March Of Time 380310 Exprime Min Daughter Marries Gardener.mp3
    35. March Of Time 380317 Hitler On March.mp3
    36. March Of Time 380324 Austria Has Just Been Annexed.mp3
    37. March Of Time 380331 Federal Reorganization Bill.mp3
    38. March Of Time 381005.mp3
    39. March Of Time 390317 Hitlers March On Czechoslovakia.mp3
    40. March Of Time 411211 First Week Of War.mp3
    41. March Of Time 420101 Every Continent Earth Scales Of Destiny.mp3
    42. March Of Time 450222 How Are American Wives Faring.mp3
    43. March Of Time 450315 Report On Vatican Policies.mp3
    44. March Of Time 450329 Kitchen Of Tomorrow.mp3
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    43 recordings on 17 Audio CDs. Total playtime 17 hours, 14 min
    43 recordings on 17 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 14 min

    March of Time Disc A001

    1. March Of Time 310306 Big Bill Thompson Reelctd Mayor Chicago
    2. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra

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    March of Time Disc A002

    1. March Of Time 350329 Criminal Enticement
    2. March Of Time 350405 Behind Closed Doors

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    March of Time Disc A003

    1. March Of Time 350826 Italo Ethiopan Crisis Deepens
    2. March Of Time 350827 U.s. Protest Has Been Rejected
    3. March Of Time 350828 Baby Race
    4. March Of Time 350829 Infantile Paralysis Vaccine

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    March of Time Disc A004

    1. March Of Time 360417 Undeclared War Is Over
    2. March Of Time 360424 Saxleby
    3. March Of Time 360507 Hoover
    4. March Of Time 360511 Hindenberg

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    March of Time Disc A005

    1. March Of Time 360512 Japan Must Fight Britain
    2. March Of Time 360513 Good Nights Sleep
    3. March Of Time 360514 Summerville, N.j. Fire
    4. March Of Time 360515 Moscow Plane Crash

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    March of Time Disc A006

    1. March Of Time 360520 Townsend Plan
    2. March Of Time 360521 Alf Langdon, Republican Front Runner
    3. March Of Time 360527 Black Legion
    4. March Of Time 360528 Black Cancer

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    March of Time Disc A007

    1. March Of Time 371021 Id Rather Be Right
    2. March Of Time 371028 New York Mayoral Election

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    March of Time Disc A008

    1. March Of Time 371118 Life Magazine First Anniversary
    2. March Of Time 371125 Prominent Mn Labor Leader Slain Soon

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    March of Time Disc A009

    1. March Of Time 380106 Japanese Attack On U. S. Gunboat Panay
    2. March Of Time 380113 Tom Tom Heflen

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    March of Time Disc A010

    1. March Of Time 380120 Labor And Industry Conference
    2. March Of Time 380127 C.c.c. Fraud

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    March of Time Disc A011

    1. March Of Time 380203 Mayor La Guardia Makes Tour Of Midwest
    2. March Of Time 380210 Prepared Destroy Power Dare Attack Us

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    March of Time Disc A012

    1. March Of Time 380217 Equal Rights Amendment
    2. March Of Time 380303 Austria Has Pledged Friendship Germany

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    March of Time Disc A013

    1. March Of Time 380310 Exprime Min Daughter Marries Gardener
    2. March Of Time 380317 Hitler On March

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    March of Time Disc A014

    1. March Of Time 380324 Austria Has Just Been Annexed
    2. March Of Time 380331 Federal Reorganization Bill

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    March of Time Disc A015

    1. March Of Time 381005
    2. March Of Time 390317 Hitlers March On Czechoslovakia
    3. March Of Time 411211 First Week Of War

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    March of Time Disc A016

    1. March Of Time 420101 Every Continent Earth Scales Of Destiny
    2. March Of Time 450222 How Are American Wives Faring

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    March of Time Disc A017

    1. March Of Time 450315 Report On Vatican Policies
    2. March Of Time 450329 Kitchen Of Tomorrow

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