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The NBC National Hour

Listen as National Hour discussed and dramatized a host of issues facing Americans after the end of World War 2.

12 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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6 Audio CDs


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"Fight to Protect Money"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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NBC MicIn 1946, after almost 10 years of war, the whole world was changing and new issues were facing American citizens, both those who supported the war effort at home and GIs who were attempting to re-integrate into normal American life. NBC's The National Hour was a public opinion radio show that discussed and dramatized many of those new issues after the end of World War 2. The show was billed as a "mirror of public opinion reflecting what America and the world are thinking, planning, doing." 

Each show tackled a different subject such as inflation, the future of young Americans, or protecting your money from con men.  The subject was illustrated with small dramatizations and scenarios to help the listener avoid a problem or think about how to change a situation. Interviews were conducted with different experts around the country about how the show subject was affecting that part of the country.

NBC National Hour was hosted by Robert St. John and featured veteran radio reporters such as Robert McCormick, and Herbert Matthews. The show was broadcast Sundays at 4:00 PM. See also: In Review, The Answer Man, Hello Sucker, and University of Chicago Roundtable.

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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.



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 20 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 5 hours 20 minutes
      1. National Hour 451118 01 Food.mp3
      2. National Hour 451230 07 Predictions For 1946.mp3
      3. National Hour 460106 08 Aviation In Peace Time.mp3
      4. National Hour 460113 09 Struggle For Brotherhood.mp3
      5. National Hour 460120 10 Peace Time Problems.mp3
      6. National Hour 460127 11 Fight To Protect The Money.mp3
      7. National Hour 460203 12 What Is The Future Of Plastics.mp3
      8. National Hour 460210 13 The War Against Inflation.mp3
      9. National Hour 460217 14 What Now For The Marine Corps.mp3
      10. National Hour 460224 15 The Railroads Of America.mp3
      11. National Hour 460303 16 Streamlining Of The Congress.mp3
      12. National Hour 460310 17 Youth At The Crossroads.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 20 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      12 shows - total playtime 5 hours 20 minutes
      1. National Hour 451118 01 Food.mp3
      2. National Hour 451230 07 Predictions For 1946.mp3
      3. National Hour 460106 08 Aviation In Peace Time.mp3
      4. National Hour 460113 09 Struggle For Brotherhood.mp3
      5. National Hour 460120 10 Peace Time Problems.mp3
      6. National Hour 460127 11 Fight To Protect The Money.mp3
      7. National Hour 460203 12 What Is The Future Of Plastics.mp3
      8. National Hour 460210 13 The War Against Inflation.mp3
      9. National Hour 460217 14 What Now For The Marine Corps.mp3
      10. National Hour 460224 15 The Railroads Of America.mp3
      11. National Hour 460303 16 Streamlining Of The Congress.mp3
      12. National Hour 460310 17 Youth At The Crossroads.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



    12 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. National Hour 451118 01 Food
    2. National Hour 451230 07 Predictions For 1946

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    Disc A002

    1. National Hour 460106 08 Aviation In Peace Time
    2. National Hour 460113 09 Struggle For Brotherhood

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    Disc A003

    1. National Hour 460120 10 Peace Time Problems
    2. National Hour 460127 11 Fight To Protect The Money

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    Disc A004

    1. National Hour 460203 12 What Is The Future Of Plastics
    2. National Hour 460210 13 The War Against Inflation

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    Disc A005

    1. National Hour 460217 14 What Now For The Marine Corps
    2. National Hour 460224 15 The Railroads Of America

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    Disc A006

    1. National Hour 460303 16 Streamlining Of The Congress
    2. National Hour 460310 17 Youth At The Crossroads

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