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The March of Time

(update) now with an additional 20 shows: this old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.

28 old time radio show recordings
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"16th Anniversary"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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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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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    28 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 2 min
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      28 shows - total playtime 10 hours 2 minutes
      1. March Of Time 310306 Big Bill Thompson Reelctd Mayor Chicago.mp3
      2. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra.mp3
      3. March Of Time 350329 Criminal Enticement.mp3
      4. March Of Time 350405 Behind Closed Doors.mp3
      5. March Of Time 350826 Italo Ethiopan Crisis Deepens.mp3
      6. March Of Time 350827 U.s. Protest Has Been Rejected.mp3
      7. March Of Time 350828 Baby Race.mp3
      8. March Of Time 350829 Infantile Paralysis Vaccine.mp3
      9. March Of Time 360417 Undeclared War Is Over.mp3
      10. March Of Time 360424 Saxleby.mp3
      11. March Of Time 360507 Hoover.mp3
      12. March Of Time 360511 Hindenberg.mp3
      13. March Of Time 360512 Japan Must Fight Britain.mp3
      14. March Of Time 360513 Good Nights Sleep.mp3
      15. March Of Time 360514 Summerville, N.j. Fire.mp3
      16. March Of Time 360515 Moscow Plane Crash.mp3
      17. March Of Time 360520 Townsend Plan.mp3
      18. March Of Time 360521 Alf Langdon, Republican Front Runner.mp3
      19. March Of Time 360527 Black Legion.mp3
      20. March Of Time 360528 Black Cancer.mp3
      21. March Of Time 371021 Id Rather Be Right.mp3
      22. March Of Time 371028 New York Mayoral Election.mp3
      23. March Of Time 371118 Life Magazine First Anniversary.mp3
      24. March Of Time 380203 Mayor La Guardia Makes Tour Of Midwest.mp3
      25. March Of Time 380217 Equal Rights Amendment.mp3
      26. March Of Time 411211 First Week Of War.mp3
      27. March Of Time 420101 Every Continent Earth Scales Of Destiny.mp3
      28. March Of Time 450329 Kitchen Of Tomorrow.mp3
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    28 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 2 min
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      28 shows - total playtime 10 hours 2 minutes
      1. March Of Time 310306 Big Bill Thompson Reelctd Mayor Chicago.mp3
      2. March Of Time 341005 Hugh S Johnson Resigns From Nra.mp3
      3. March Of Time 350329 Criminal Enticement.mp3
      4. March Of Time 350405 Behind Closed Doors.mp3
      5. March Of Time 350826 Italo Ethiopan Crisis Deepens.mp3
      6. March Of Time 350827 U.s. Protest Has Been Rejected.mp3
      7. March Of Time 350828 Baby Race.mp3
      8. March Of Time 350829 Infantile Paralysis Vaccine.mp3
      9. March Of Time 360417 Undeclared War Is Over.mp3
      10. March Of Time 360424 Saxleby.mp3
      11. March Of Time 360507 Hoover.mp3
      12. March Of Time 360511 Hindenberg.mp3
      13. March Of Time 360512 Japan Must Fight Britain.mp3
      14. March Of Time 360513 Good Nights Sleep.mp3
      15. March Of Time 360514 Summerville, N.j. Fire.mp3
      16. March Of Time 360515 Moscow Plane Crash.mp3
      17. March Of Time 360520 Townsend Plan.mp3
      18. March Of Time 360521 Alf Langdon, Republican Front Runner.mp3
      19. March Of Time 360527 Black Legion.mp3
      20. March Of Time 360528 Black Cancer.mp3
      21. March Of Time 371021 Id Rather Be Right.mp3
      22. March Of Time 371028 New York Mayoral Election.mp3
      23. March Of Time 371118 Life Magazine First Anniversary.mp3
      24. March Of Time 380203 Mayor La Guardia Makes Tour Of Midwest.mp3
      25. March Of Time 380217 Equal Rights Amendment.mp3
      26. March Of Time 411211 First Week Of War.mp3
      27. March Of Time 420101 Every Continent Earth Scales Of Destiny.mp3
      28. March Of Time 450329 Kitchen Of Tomorrow.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



    28 recordings on 10 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 2 min

    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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    Disc A002

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Disc A007

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

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    Disc A008

    1. March Of Time 371118 Life Magazine First Anniversary
    2. March Of Time 380203 Mayor La Guardia Makes Tour Of Midwest

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    Disc A009

    1. March Of Time 380217 Equal Rights Amendment
    2. March Of Time 411211 First Week Of War

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    Disc A010

    1. March Of Time 420101 Every Continent Earth Scales Of Destiny
    2. March Of Time 450329 Kitchen Of Tomorrow

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