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News Recordings 1947

The biggest news of the year: Chuck Yeager fly faster than the speed of sound, Princess Elizabeth spoke to the world on her 21st Birthday, the US Army Air Force found a flying disk in Roswell, the UN votes to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab sectors, and early Cold War propaganda hit the airwaves.

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1947 Transitor Inventors
Chuck Yeager
1946 Atomic TestAtomicSS Exodus sails from MarseilleThe second full year of peace after WWII, 1947 is notable for the events that occurred which would not really make news until much later. Part of this was because of the need for secrecy in relation to national security. Secrecy is the business of the Central Intelligence Agency, which was created in 1947.

The year also saw Chuck Yeager fly faster than the speed of sound, and although Yeager was awarded the MacKay and Collier Trophies, his contribution to aviation would not be generally recognized until Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff was published in 1979. Scientists at Bell Laboratories developed the transistor, which would not only revolutionize radios and televisions, it would spawn the microchip and computer industries.

The War was still fresh in people's minds in 1947. Just a week before Valentine's Day, Canada would close the last of the War Bride Reception Centers. During the War, 43,500 women (accompanied by 21,000 children) from Great Britain would marry Canadian servicemen and immigrate to North America.

On Feb 9, Cesar Saerchinger discusses the formation of the UN Security Council and the council's duties in the new Atomic world. In March, Saerchinger would discuss the Conference of Foreign Ministers in Moscow, which would take a back seat to the tensions over the Greek Civil War. The situation in Greece would lead to the announcement of the Truman Doctrine, which stated the position of the United States that it would support governments whose countries were in danger of falling to the Communists. This is generally considered the opening of the Cold War.

In April, Princess Elizabeth spoke to the world over the BBC on the occasion of her 21st birthday, and in July the Royal Family will announce her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. The couple will marry at Westminster Abbey in November.

On April 27 came the announcement that Babe Ruth would assume the title of Director of Baseball for the American Legion. Ruth had been largely inactive in baseball since his playing days came to an end in 1935. More stricken by cancer, Ruth would take this last chance to continue serving the game and the young men who meant so much to him. On May 3, Jet Pilot wins the Kentucky Derby by a head at 6 to 1.

One of the earliest Cold War campaigns was the broadcasts of The Voice of America, which were countered by English language news broadcasts from Radio Moscow. On June 5, in a speech at Harvard University, Secretary of State George Marshall announced a plan for the economic recovery of War torn Europe.

On July 8, the Army Air force announced the recovery of a "flying disk" which crash landed near Roswell, New Mexico. The incident made minor headlines at the time, mostly because of flying saucer sitings earlier in the summer in Washington State. However, the incident was largely forgotten until the Seventies when the Roswell Incident became the basis of several popular conspiracy theories. The next week Warriors for Peace profiles Task Force Furnace, a US Army command near Yuma, Arizona, which is tasked with developing and testing gear to allow our boys to fight efficiently in desert conditions.

On July 11, the SS Exodus sails from Marseille, carrying 4,515 Jewish emigrants to illegally enter Palestine. A week later, the ship was intercepted by the Royal Navy 20 miles off Haifa. Although the ship failed to deliver its passengers to the Holy Land, the incident focused the world's attention on the struggle for a Jewish Homeland in Palestine. On July 31, reports of Jewish terrorists killing British soldiers in Palestine are broadcast on the ABC News.

Howard HughesHoward Hughes and Liberty Ship builder Henry Kaiser were looked at by the Senate War Investigating Committee for misuse of government funds while building the HK-1 Hercules, the Spruce Goose. The hearings are the subject of an ABC Special report on August 5. Of course, the huge aircraft was not completed in time to use in the War, but frustrated by the hearings, Hughes managed to get the monster into the air on November 2.

During the first two weeks of September, Walter Winchell reports that the Russians are not faring well at the United Nations in Lake Success, NY. He also warns of Communist infiltration of American labor organizations. Hollywood Fights Back showcases Hollywood stars who are set to fight for their First Amendment Rights in response to the House Un American Activities Committee.

Various news programs report rioting in France during November and December, instigated by the French Communist Party. Demonstrations in the Holy Land are also reported after the UN votes to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab sectors.

The AFRS Christmas Special this year skips the usual Hollywood Variety format and presents a drama of soldiers on barracks duty in occupied Germany, far from home.

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      1. News 470000 Abc Bob Hope Shriner Special D.Shore R.Rogers.mp3
      2. News 470000 Afrs Uso On With Show.mp3
      3. News 470000 French Broad Sy 3rd Anniv Afn Rendezvous Paris.mp3
      4. News 470000 Nbc Story Behind Headlines Civil Rights Huac.mp3
      5. News 470000 Whas 25th Anniversary Show.mp3
      6. News 470000 Wtip Aircheck 2.mp3
      7. News 470000 Wtip Aircheck.mp3
      8. News 470120 Mbs Your Land And Mine Henry J Taylor.mp3
      9. News 470126 Cbs We People Jack Benny Hank Greenberg.mp3
      10. News 470203 Cbs Time For Reason About Radio Lyman Bryson.mp3
      11. News 470207 Cbc War Bride Reception Centres Close.mp3
      12. News 470209 Nbc Story Behind Headlines UN Sec Council.mp3
      13. News 470212 Mbs Adventure Parade Foamy Razorback.mp3
      14. News 470309 Abc Louella Parsons Show Jean Hersholt.mp3
      15. News 470309 Nbc Story Behind Headlines Big Four Meet.mp3
      16. News 470311 Abc Hollywood Tour.mp3
      17. News 470315 Nbc News.mp3
      18. News 470316 Radio Moscow News.mp3
      19. News 470423 Bbc Princess Elizabeth 21st Birthday.mp3
      20. News 470424 Radio Moscow News.mp3
      21. News 470427 Babe Ruth Farewell.mp3
      22. News 470503 Whas Kentucky Derby Clem Mccarthy.mp3
      23. News 470518 Wmca Just Dream Richard Widmark.mp3
      24. News 470523 Wcco Aircheck Spring Gophers Game Bernie Bierman.mp3
      25. News 470605 George Marshall Marshall Plan Speech Harvard.mp3
      26. News 470607 Truman Address 35th Div Reunion Memorial Service.mp3
      27. News 470627 Abc San Francisco Unlimited 01 Street Interviews.mp3
      28. News 470628 Cbs Time Reason Americas Leadership For Freedom.mp3
      29. News 470700 Syn Accidentally Yours Lum Abner.mp3
      30. News 470701 Abc Rhythm Time With Rosa Rio Fs Humoresque.mp3
      31. News 470708 Abc News Roswell.mp3
      32. News 470713 Abc Warriors Peace Am Solders Taskforce Furnace.mp3
      33. News 470727 Bbc Announcement Of Royal Betrothal.mp3
      34. News 470731 Abc Air Force Party 40th Anniv Army Air Force.mp3
      35. News 470731 Abc Buakhage News.mp3
      36. News 470731 Abc Martin Agronsky News.mp3
      37. News 470805 Abc Special Event Invst Hughes Airplane Contract.mp3
      38. News 470825 Wnbc Bob Smith Show Donald Duck.mp3
      39. News 470831 Cbs Time For Reason East End Of Europe.mp3
      40. News 470902 Mbs Beauty Vs Brains Miss America Contestants.mp3
      41. News 470905 Abc Jergens Journal Russia Req Allies Alliance.mp3
      42. News 470912 Abc Jergens Journal Russia Warmongers Jailed.mp3
      43. News 470912 Paul Weston Orchestra Freedom Train.mp3
      44. News 471012 Cbc New Look In Fashion.mp3
      45. News 471015 Wjz New York Tonight Allen Prescott.mp3
      46. News 471020 Bbc Radio 4 On These Days 1997.mp3
      47. News 471026 Abc Hollywood Fights Back.mp3
      48. News 471030 Abc Whats Doing Ladies.mp3
      49. News 471102 Abc Hollywood Fights Back.mp3
      50. News 471106 Cbs Is There Radio Listening Years.mp3
      51. News 471109 Abc Jergens Journal Walter Winchell.mp3
      52. News 471109 Abc Louella Parsons Show Joan Crawford.mp3
      53. News 471115 Nbc News Of World.mp3
      54. News 471126 Cbs News Of World Morgan Beatty.mp3
      55. News 471127 Nbc Elgin Holiday Special 6 Annual Thanksgiving.mp3
      56. News 471201 Nbc News.mp3
      57. News 471223 Cbc Letter To Santa.mp3
      58. News 471225 Afrs Christmas 47.mp3
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      58 shows - total playtime 17 hours 0 minutes
      1. News 470000 Abc Bob Hope Shriner Special D.Shore R.Rogers.mp3
      2. News 470000 Afrs Uso On With Show.mp3
      3. News 470000 French Broad Sy 3rd Anniv Afn Rendezvous Paris.mp3
      4. News 470000 Nbc Story Behind Headlines Civil Rights Huac.mp3
      5. News 470000 Whas 25th Anniversary Show.mp3
      6. News 470000 Wtip Aircheck 2.mp3
      7. News 470000 Wtip Aircheck.mp3
      8. News 470120 Mbs Your Land And Mine Henry J Taylor.mp3
      9. News 470126 Cbs We People Jack Benny Hank Greenberg.mp3
      10. News 470203 Cbs Time For Reason About Radio Lyman Bryson.mp3
      11. News 470207 Cbc War Bride Reception Centres Close.mp3
      12. News 470209 Nbc Story Behind Headlines UN Sec Council.mp3
      13. News 470212 Mbs Adventure Parade Foamy Razorback.mp3
      14. News 470309 Abc Louella Parsons Show Jean Hersholt.mp3
      15. News 470309 Nbc Story Behind Headlines Big Four Meet.mp3
      16. News 470311 Abc Hollywood Tour.mp3
      17. News 470315 Nbc News.mp3
      18. News 470316 Radio Moscow News.mp3
      19. News 470423 Bbc Princess Elizabeth 21st Birthday.mp3
      20. News 470424 Radio Moscow News.mp3
      21. News 470427 Babe Ruth Farewell.mp3
      22. News 470503 Whas Kentucky Derby Clem Mccarthy.mp3
      23. News 470518 Wmca Just Dream Richard Widmark.mp3
      24. News 470523 Wcco Aircheck Spring Gophers Game Bernie Bierman.mp3
      25. News 470605 George Marshall Marshall Plan Speech Harvard.mp3
      26. News 470607 Truman Address 35th Div Reunion Memorial Service.mp3
      27. News 470627 Abc San Francisco Unlimited 01 Street Interviews.mp3
      28. News 470628 Cbs Time Reason Americas Leadership For Freedom.mp3
      29. News 470700 Syn Accidentally Yours Lum Abner.mp3
      30. News 470701 Abc Rhythm Time With Rosa Rio Fs Humoresque.mp3
      31. News 470708 Abc News Roswell.mp3
      32. News 470713 Abc Warriors Peace Am Solders Taskforce Furnace.mp3
      33. News 470727 Bbc Announcement Of Royal Betrothal.mp3
      34. News 470731 Abc Air Force Party 40th Anniv Army Air Force.mp3
      35. News 470731 Abc Buakhage News.mp3
      36. News 470731 Abc Martin Agronsky News.mp3
      37. News 470805 Abc Special Event Invst Hughes Airplane Contract.mp3
      38. News 470825 Wnbc Bob Smith Show Donald Duck.mp3
      39. News 470831 Cbs Time For Reason East End Of Europe.mp3
      40. News 470902 Mbs Beauty Vs Brains Miss America Contestants.mp3
      41. News 470905 Abc Jergens Journal Russia Req Allies Alliance.mp3
      42. News 470912 Abc Jergens Journal Russia Warmongers Jailed.mp3
      43. News 470912 Paul Weston Orchestra Freedom Train.mp3
      44. News 471012 Cbc New Look In Fashion.mp3
      45. News 471015 Wjz New York Tonight Allen Prescott.mp3
      46. News 471020 Bbc Radio 4 On These Days 1997.mp3
      47. News 471026 Abc Hollywood Fights Back.mp3
      48. News 471030 Abc Whats Doing Ladies.mp3
      49. News 471102 Abc Hollywood Fights Back.mp3
      50. News 471106 Cbs Is There Radio Listening Years.mp3
      51. News 471109 Abc Jergens Journal Walter Winchell.mp3
      52. News 471109 Abc Louella Parsons Show Joan Crawford.mp3
      53. News 471115 Nbc News Of World.mp3
      54. News 471126 Cbs News Of World Morgan Beatty.mp3
      55. News 471127 Nbc Elgin Holiday Special 6 Annual Thanksgiving.mp3
      56. News 471201 Nbc News.mp3
      57. News 471223 Cbc Letter To Santa.mp3
      58. News 471225 Afrs Christmas 47.mp3
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    58 recordings on 17 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 0 min

    News Recordings 1947 Disc A001

    1. News 470000 Abc Bob Hope Shriner Special D.Shore R.Rogers
    2. News 470000 Afrs Uso On With Show

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A002

    1. News 470000 French Broad Sy 3rd Anniv Afn Rendezvous Paris
    2. News 470000 Nbc Story Behind Headlines Civil Rights Huac
    3. News 470000 Whas 25th Anniversary Show
    4. News 470000 Wtip Aircheck 2
    5. News 470000 Wtip Aircheck
    6. News 470120 Mbs Your Land And Mine Henry J Taylor

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A003

    1. News 470126 Cbs We People Jack Benny Hank Greenberg
    2. News 470203 Cbs Time For Reason About Radio Lyman Bryson
    3. News 470207 Cbc War Bride Reception Centres Close
    4. News 470209 Nbc Story Behind Headlines UN Sec Council

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A004

    1. News 470212 Mbs Adventure Parade Foamy Razorback
    2. News 470309 Abc Louella Parsons Show Jean Hersholt
    3. News 470309 Nbc Story Behind Headlines Big Four Meet
    4. News 470311 Abc Hollywood Tour

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A005

    1. News 470315 Nbc News
    2. News 470316 Radio Moscow News
    3. News 470423 Bbc Princess Elizabeth 21st Birthday

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A006

    1. News 470424 Radio Moscow News
    2. News 470427 Babe Ruth Farewell
    3. News 470503 Whas Kentucky Derby Clem Mccarthy
    4. News 470518 Wmca Just Dream Richard Widmark

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A007

    1. News 470523 Wcco Aircheck Spring Gophers Game Bernie Bierman
    2. News 470605 George Marshall Marshall Plan Speech Harvard
    3. News 470607 Truman Address 35th Div Reunion Memorial Service
    4. News 470627 Abc San Francisco Unlimited 01 Street Interviews
    5. News 470628 Cbs Time Reason Americas Leadership For Freedom

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A008

    1. News 470700 Syn Accidentally Yours Lum Abner
    2. News 470701 Abc Rhythm Time With Rosa Rio Fs Humoresque
    3. News 470708 Abc News Roswell
    4. News 470713 Abc Warriors Peace Am Solders Taskforce Furnace
    5. News 470727 Bbc Announcement Of Royal Betrothal

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A009

    1. News 470731 Abc Air Force Party 40th Anniv Army Air Force
    2. News 470731 Abc Buakhage News
    3. News 470731 Abc Martin Agronsky News

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A010

    1. News 470805 Abc Special Event Invst Hughes Airplane Contract
    2. News 470825 Wnbc Bob Smith Show Donald Duck
    3. News 470831 Cbs Time For Reason East End Of Europe

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A011

    1. News 470902 Mbs Beauty Vs Brains Miss America Contestants
    2. News 470905 Abc Jergens Journal Russia Req Allies Alliance
    3. News 470912 Abc Jergens Journal Russia Warmongers Jailed
    4. News 470912 Paul Weston Orchestra Freedom Train
    5. News 471012 Cbc New Look In Fashion

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A012

    1. News 471015 Wjz New York Tonight Allen Prescott

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A013

    1. News 471020 Bbc Radio 4 On These Days 1997

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A014

    1. News 471026 Abc Hollywood Fights Back
    2. News 471030 Abc Whats Doing Ladies

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A015

    1. News 471102 Abc Hollywood Fights Back
    2. News 471106 Cbs Is There Radio Listening Years

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A016

    1. News 471109 Abc Jergens Journal Walter Winchell
    2. News 471109 Abc Louella Parsons Show Joan Crawford
    3. News 471115 Nbc News Of World

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    News Recordings 1947 Disc A017

    1. News 471126 Cbs News Of World Morgan Beatty
    2. News 471201 Nbc News
    3. News 471223 Cbc Letter To Santa
    4. News 471225 Afrs Christmas 47

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