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News Recordings 1946

Americans were enjoying the first year of peacetime after the WWII as Churchill described the "Iron Curtain" descending across the European continent.

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"First Peacetime Easter"



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Walter Winchell 1946Bob Hope 1946Edward Murrow 1946So intense was the nation's dedication to defeating the foe during the Second World War that settling into the peacetime world was somewhat fractious.

Walter Winchell, being the sort of reporter he was, delivered the news with all the intensity of being in the middle of the Blitz, but his news items are filled with the innuendo that make gossip columnists so much fun. On February 10, he reports on a pair of suicide attempts, a "dope fiend" in Harry James' Band, and Winston Churchill enduring a rough flight from Miami while vacationing in the United States.

After serving CBS listeners from Europe since before the beginning of the War, on Feb 24, Edward R. Murrow gives his impressions of Great Britain before returning to the United States. On March 5, Churchill give his "Sinews of Peace" address at Westminster College, Missouri. In this speech, he describes "an Iron Curtain" descending across the European continent, dividing it between the Soviet sphere of influence and the free West. At the time, most Americans still thought of the Soviet Union as their noble ally from the recent War.

Home is What You Make It on NBC explores "the kitchen of Tomorrow" on April 20. Cesar Saerchinger mourns the gutting of the OPA and the inflation that is sure to come with the end of price control when NBC's Story Behind the Headlines explores "The First Peace-time Easter" on April 21. On May 6, Assault comes from behind to win the Kentucky Derby (Assault went on to be the only thoroughbred out of Texas to win the Triple Crown in 1946.)

On June 4, American Family News describes the Chicago's worst hotel fire ever. On June 8,  Bob Hope is interviewed on Seattle's KOMO where he talks about playing golf in Spokane with Bing. A destructive tornado strikes the Windsor Detroit area on June 17, and we hear reports of the aftermath on the 18th. Walgreen's Drug Store celebrates its 45 anniversary with "Radio's Biggest Show" from Hollywood on June 18, starring Bob Hope, Vera Vague, Dennis Day, Ginny Sims and Rochester.

The Lear Radio Laboratories did very well providing electronics for the War Effort, and used part of the money to sponsor Orson Welles in a commentary program, The Lear Radio Show. Welles' reputation as a gifted orator and artist are well deserved, but his opinions, while very much his own, are not always popular. Lear made it a point to open each broadcast with the disclaimer that the opinions expressed were Welles' own and did not necessarily reflect that of the sponsor. Welles used the forum to lash out at the folly of atomic war and the injustice of racism, among other topics. One thing is certain, when you were chastised by Orson Welles, you knew it, although your head may have spun at the artistry of his language.

On July 1, the Army and Navy went ahead with Operation Crossroads, the detonation of two atomic devices at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific (on July 5, the first bikini swimsuits go on sale in Paris). On September 22, CBS presents Stars In The Afternoon, a 90 minute preview of the upcoming season on the Columbia System.

On October 1 we hear a British report from the continuing trial against Nazi war criminals from Nuremberg. Mr. Saerchinger, on the October 13 Story Behind the News, discusses the Paris Peace Conference that preceded the opening of the United Nations in New York.

Christmas of the first full year of peace was destined to be a big deal. Jack Benny performs from Birmingham General Hospital and Bob Hope has a full cast plus guests for the Pepsodent Show from California's Sawtelle Veteran's Hospital.

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    50 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 52 min
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      50 shows - total playtime 19 hours 52 minutes
      1. News 460210 ABC Jergens Journal Walter Winchell Free Speech.mp3
      2. News 460214 ABC Breakfast In Hollywood Johnny Qualin.mp3
      3. News 460224 CBS Edward R Murrow Leaving Britain.mp3
      4. News 4602xx 588 Muggsy Spanier His Allstars Squeeze Me.mp3
      5. News 460305 BBC Winston Churchill The Sinews Of Peace.mp3
      6. News 4603xx 605 Roy Eldridge his V Discatters Old Rob Roy.mp3
      7. News 460420 NBC Home Is What You Make It.mp3
      8. News 460421 NBC Story Behind Headlines First Peace Easter.mp3
      9. News 460425 CBC To Canada In Style.mp3
      10. News 460506 WHAS Kentucky Derby Clem McCarthy.mp3
      11. News 460520 James Brynes On Post War Treaty Talks In Paris.mp3
      12. News 460524 BBC Empire Day Speech By HRH Princess Elizabeth.mp3
      13. News 460604 CBS WBBM American Family News.mp3
      14. News 460608 KOMO Bob Hope Special Interview from Seattle.mp3
      15. News 460618 CBC Windsor tornado.mp3
      16. News 460618 CBS Radios Biggest Show Walgreens 45th Anniv.mp3
      17. News 460621 WJZ Alan Prescott What To Do This Weekend.mp3
      18. News 460625 CBC Weather expert explains the Windsor tornado.mp3
      19. News 460626 ABC Forum The UN Conference.mp3
      20. News 460630 ABC Lear Radio Show 42 OPA Set To End.mp3
      21. News 460721 ABC Lear Radio Show 45 OPA One Year Extension.mp3
      22. News 460721 NBC Story Behind Headlines British Labour Gov.mp3
      23. News 460723 BBC Sir Hartley Shawcross Reads Witness Accounts.mp3
      24. News 460728 ABC Lear 46 Black Veteran Blinded Police.mp3
      25. News 460804 ABC Lear Radio Show 47 Clement Attlee.mp3
      26. News 460811 ABC Lear Radio Show 48 Race Relations.mp3
      27. News 460818 ABC Lear Radio Show 49 Batesburg Not Aiken.mp3
      28. News 460818 NBC Story Behind Headlines Trumans Trial Balloon.mp3
      29. News 460825 ABC Lear Radio Show 50 Welles Movie Banned.mp3
      30. News 460831 WJR CBS Country Journal.mp3
      31. News 460922 CBS Stars Afternoon Preview News Fall Line up.mp3
      32. News 461001 BBC Judgment at Nuremberg.mp3
      33. News 461001 Geoffrey Lawrence Goring Hess Nuremberg.mp3
      34. News 461008 BBC Huis Clos by Jean Paul Sartre.mp3
      35. News 461013 NBC Story Behind Headlines So Called Peace Conf.mp3
      36. News 461103 CBS Louella Parsons Bebe Daniels Ben Lyons.mp3
      37. News 461108 AFRS AFRA Workshop Night Flight Arch Oboler.mp3
      38. News 461210 ABC Dateline Headline Byline.mp3
      39. News 461221 ABC Jergens Journal Walter Winchell.mp3
      40. News 461222 AFRS Jack Benny Birmingham Gen Hospital.mp3
      41. News 461224 ABC Christmas Party.mp3
      42. News 461224 AFRS Bob Hope Sawtelle Veterans Hospital CA.mp3
      43. News 461225 NBC Christmas America Proctor Gamble Christmas.mp3
      44. News 461226 WOR MBS In Review News 46In Review.mp3
      45. News 461231 NBC New Years Eve Party With Fred Waring.mp3
      46. News 46xxxx AFRS Chiquita Christmas Program.mp3
      47. News 46xxxx Great Crepitation News Fart Contest Record.mp3
      48. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeche pt 1.mp3
      49. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeches pt2.mp3
      50. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeches pt3.mp3
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    50 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 52 min
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      50 shows - total playtime 19 hours 52 minutes
      1. News 460210 ABC Jergens Journal Walter Winchell Free Speech.mp3
      2. News 460214 ABC Breakfast In Hollywood Johnny Qualin.mp3
      3. News 460224 CBS Edward R Murrow Leaving Britain.mp3
      4. News 4602xx 588 Muggsy Spanier His Allstars Squeeze Me.mp3
      5. News 460305 BBC Winston Churchill The Sinews Of Peace.mp3
      6. News 4603xx 605 Roy Eldridge his V Discatters Old Rob Roy.mp3
      7. News 460420 NBC Home Is What You Make It.mp3
      8. News 460421 NBC Story Behind Headlines First Peace Easter.mp3
      9. News 460425 CBC To Canada In Style.mp3
      10. News 460506 WHAS Kentucky Derby Clem McCarthy.mp3
      11. News 460520 James Brynes On Post War Treaty Talks In Paris.mp3
      12. News 460524 BBC Empire Day Speech By HRH Princess Elizabeth.mp3
      13. News 460604 CBS WBBM American Family News.mp3
      14. News 460608 KOMO Bob Hope Special Interview from Seattle.mp3
      15. News 460618 CBC Windsor tornado.mp3
      16. News 460618 CBS Radios Biggest Show Walgreens 45th Anniv.mp3
      17. News 460621 WJZ Alan Prescott What To Do This Weekend.mp3
      18. News 460625 CBC Weather expert explains the Windsor tornado.mp3
      19. News 460626 ABC Forum The UN Conference.mp3
      20. News 460630 ABC Lear Radio Show 42 OPA Set To End.mp3
      21. News 460721 ABC Lear Radio Show 45 OPA One Year Extension.mp3
      22. News 460721 NBC Story Behind Headlines British Labour Gov.mp3
      23. News 460723 BBC Sir Hartley Shawcross Reads Witness Accounts.mp3
      24. News 460728 ABC Lear 46 Black Veteran Blinded Police.mp3
      25. News 460804 ABC Lear Radio Show 47 Clement Attlee.mp3
      26. News 460811 ABC Lear Radio Show 48 Race Relations.mp3
      27. News 460818 ABC Lear Radio Show 49 Batesburg Not Aiken.mp3
      28. News 460818 NBC Story Behind Headlines Trumans Trial Balloon.mp3
      29. News 460825 ABC Lear Radio Show 50 Welles Movie Banned.mp3
      30. News 460831 WJR CBS Country Journal.mp3
      31. News 460922 CBS Stars Afternoon Preview News Fall Line up.mp3
      32. News 461001 BBC Judgment at Nuremberg.mp3
      33. News 461001 Geoffrey Lawrence Goring Hess Nuremberg.mp3
      34. News 461008 BBC Huis Clos by Jean Paul Sartre.mp3
      35. News 461013 NBC Story Behind Headlines So Called Peace Conf.mp3
      36. News 461103 CBS Louella Parsons Bebe Daniels Ben Lyons.mp3
      37. News 461108 AFRS AFRA Workshop Night Flight Arch Oboler.mp3
      38. News 461210 ABC Dateline Headline Byline.mp3
      39. News 461221 ABC Jergens Journal Walter Winchell.mp3
      40. News 461222 AFRS Jack Benny Birmingham Gen Hospital.mp3
      41. News 461224 ABC Christmas Party.mp3
      42. News 461224 AFRS Bob Hope Sawtelle Veterans Hospital CA.mp3
      43. News 461225 NBC Christmas America Proctor Gamble Christmas.mp3
      44. News 461226 WOR MBS In Review News 46In Review.mp3
      45. News 461231 NBC New Years Eve Party With Fred Waring.mp3
      46. News 46xxxx AFRS Chiquita Christmas Program.mp3
      47. News 46xxxx Great Crepitation News Fart Contest Record.mp3
      48. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeche pt 1.mp3
      49. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeches pt2.mp3
      50. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeches pt3.mp3
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    50 recordings on 19 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 50 min

    Disc A001

    1. News 4602xx 588 Muggsy Spanier His Allstars Squeeze Me
    2. News 4603xx 605 Roy Eldridge his V Discatters Old Rob Roy
    3. News 46xxxx AFRS Chiquita Christmas Program
    4. News 46xxxx Great Crepitation News Fart Contest Record

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    Disc A002

    1. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeche pt 1

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    Disc A003

    1. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeches pt2
    2. News 46xxxx Rendezvous with Destiny FDR speeches pt3
    3. News 460210 ABC Jergens Journal Walter Winchell Free Speech

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    Disc A004

    1. News 460214 ABC Breakfast In Hollywood Johnny Qualin
    2. News 460224 CBS Edward R Murrow Leaving Britain

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    Disc A005

    1. News 460305 BBC Winston Churchill The Sinews Of Peace

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    Disc A006

    1. News 460420 NBC Home Is What You Make It
    2. News 460421 NBC Story Behind Headlines First Peace Easter
    3. News 460425 CBC To Canada In Style
    4. News 460506 WHAS Kentucky Derby Clem McCarthy
    5. News 460520 James Brynes On Post War Treaty Talks In Paris
    6. News 460524 BBC Empire Day Speech By HRH Princess Elizabeth
    7. News 460604 CBS WBBM American Family News

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    Disc A007

    1. News 460608 KOMO Bob Hope Special Interview from Seattle
    2. News 460618 CBC Windsor tornado

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    Disc A008

    1. News 460618 CBS Radios Biggest Show Walgreens 45th Anniv

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    Disc A009

    1. News 460621 WJZ Alan Prescott What To Do This Weekend
    2. News 460625 CBC Weather expert explains the Windsor tornado
    3. News 460626 ABC Forum The UN Conference
    4. News 460630 ABC Lear Radio Show 42 OPA Set To End

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    Disc A010

    1. News 460721 ABC Lear Radio Show 45 OPA One Year Extension
    2. News 460721 NBC Story Behind Headlines British Labour Gov
    3. News 460723 BBC Sir Hartley Shawcross Reads Witness Accounts
    4. News 460728 ABC Lear 46 Black Veteran Blinded Police
    5. News 460804 ABC Lear Radio Show 47 Clement Attlee

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    Disc A011

    1. News 460811 ABC Lear Radio Show 48 Race Relations
    2. News 460818 ABC Lear Radio Show 49 Batesburg Not Aiken
    3. News 460818 NBC Story Behind Headlines Trumans Trial Balloon
    4. News 460825 ABC Lear Radio Show 50 Welles Movie Banned

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    Disc A012

    1. News 460831 WJR CBS Country Journal
    2. News 461001 BBC Judgment at Nuremberg
    3. News 461001 Geoffrey Lawrence Goring Hess Nuremberg

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    Disc A013

    1. News 461008 BBC Huis Clos by Jean Paul Sartre

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    Disc A014

    1. News 461013 NBC Story Behind Headlines So Called Peace Conf
    2. News 461103 CBS Louella Parsons Bebe Daniels Ben Lyons
    3. News 461108 AFRS AFRA Workshop Night Flight Arch Oboler

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    Disc A015

    1. News 461210 ABC Dateline Headline Byline
    2. News 461221 ABC Jergens Journal Walter Winchell
    3. News 461222 AFRS Jack Benny Birmingham Gen Hospital

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    Disc A016

    1. News 461224 AFRS Bob Hope Sawtelle Veterans Hospital CA

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    Disc A017

    1. News 461225 NBC Christmas America Proctor Gamble Christmas

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    Disc A018

    1. News 461226 WOR MBS In Review News 46In Review

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    Disc A019

    1. News 461231 NBC New Years Eve Party With Fred Waring

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