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That Other Generation

Using interviews and archival recordings, the program explored various elements of the Forties, such as the efforts to put the Great Depression behind, the great housing shortage, Movies and Hollywood, Music of the Big Band era, and other topics.

11 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 5 hours, 10 min)
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Although the antics of the Baby Boomers were indeed fascinating and perhaps frightening, most kids were simply normal kids doing what normal kids do while their parents, aunts, and uncles who had the money and political power made the real decisions and ran things. These older folks, or as narrator Henry Morgan calls them in this series, That Other Generation, were probably born during the Great Depression and grew up during the War Years of the 1940s.

That Other Generation was syndicated by Group W, the broadcasting division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation The company was founded as a manufacturer of electrical devices competing with the Edison Electrical Company. Several of the oldest radio stations in the country were launched by Westinghouse in the early Twenties.

In part because of the confusion resulting from the Generation Gap, a market for nostalgic memories of the War Years began to manifest, and Group W was happy to tap that market with That Other Generation. The program was hosted by humorist Henry Morgan, who had built a reputation as a troublemaker earlier in his career. Morgan butted heads with network brass and sponsors but his somewhat irreverent humor was a hit with audiences. "If Fred Allen bit the hand that fed him," one historian wrote, "Henry Morgan tried to bite off the whole arm." An early success was narrating and acting in Norman Corwin's The Plot to Overthrow Christmas.

Eventually, Morgan had mellowed somewhat but was still popular enough to be an ideal host for That Other Generation. Using interviews and archival recordings, the program explored various elements of the Forties, such as the efforts to put the Great Depression behind, the great housing shortage at the beginning of the War, the Distraction of Movies and Hollywood, Music of the Big Band era, Fads of the forties and other topics.

Being more of a nostalgia program than a documentary, That Other Generation may not be the most accurate representation of what would become known as "The Greatest Generation", but it is interesting and informative to see how that generation saw themselves.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    11 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 10 min
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      11 shows - total playtime 5 hours 10 minutes
      1. That Other Generation 1969 1 Fueds Fights Decade Of Furors.mp3
      2. That Other Generation 1969 10 Faces And Photos.mp3
      3. That Other Generation 1969 11 Where Action Was.mp3
      4. That Other Generation 1969 3 Room And Rail Copy.mp3
      5. That Other Generation 1969 3 Room And Rail.mp3
      6. That Other Generation 1969 4 Films Other Features Of 1940s.mp3
      7. That Other Generation 1969 5 Fun Forties.mp3
      8. That Other Generation 1969 6 Day In Life Of 1940s.mp3
      9. That Other Generation 1969 7 Frequencies Of Forties.mp3
      10. That Other Generation 1969 8 Boom Town Usa.mp3
      11. That Other Generation 1969 9 Foibles Of 40s.mp3
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    11 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 10 min
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      11 shows - total playtime 5 hours 10 minutes
      1. That Other Generation 1969 1 Fueds Fights Decade Of Furors.mp3
      2. That Other Generation 1969 10 Faces And Photos.mp3
      3. That Other Generation 1969 11 Where Action Was.mp3
      4. That Other Generation 1969 3 Room And Rail Copy.mp3
      5. That Other Generation 1969 3 Room And Rail.mp3
      6. That Other Generation 1969 4 Films Other Features Of 1940s.mp3
      7. That Other Generation 1969 5 Fun Forties.mp3
      8. That Other Generation 1969 6 Day In Life Of 1940s.mp3
      9. That Other Generation 1969 7 Frequencies Of Forties.mp3
      10. That Other Generation 1969 8 Boom Town Usa.mp3
      11. That Other Generation 1969 9 Foibles Of 40s.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



    11 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 10 min

    That Other Generation Disc A001

    1. That Other Generation 1969 1 Fueds Fights Decade Of Furors
    2. That Other Generation 1969 10 Faces And Photos

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    That Other Generation Disc A002

    1. That Other Generation 1969 11 Where Action Was
    2. That Other Generation 1969 3 Room And Rail Copy

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    That Other Generation Disc A003

    1. That Other Generation 1969 3 Room And Rail
    2. That Other Generation 1969 4 Films Other Features Of 1940s

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    That Other Generation Disc A004

    1. That Other Generation 1969 5 Fun Forties
    2. That Other Generation 1969 6 Day In Life Of 1940s

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    That Other Generation Disc A005

    1. That Other Generation 1969 7 Frequencies Of Forties
    2. That Other Generation 1969 8 Boom Town Usa

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    That Other Generation Disc A006

    1. That Other Generation 1969 9 Foibles Of 40s

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