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Today in Europe

Relive the early days of World War II with Edward R. Murrow and the Murrow boys as they brought the news from the European capitals.

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"Another Quiet Day"



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MurrowsToday in Europe, presented by the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), brought the news from war torn Europe into American homes. The broadcast started well before the United States entered World War II in 1939, a good two years before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

While the US was not in the war, the CBS news correspondents were free to travel throughout Europe. MurrowsThere were reports from London, Geneva, and Berlin. Edward R. Murrow anchored the show with contributions from other reporters who were nicknamed "The Murrow Boys". They included William L. Shirer, Eric Sevareid, Tom Grandin, Larry LeSueur, Charles Collingwood, Howard K. Smith, Winston Burdett, Bill Downs, Mary Marvin Breckinridge (the only woman), Cecil Brown, and Richard C. Hottelet.

CBS originally sent Murrow to Europe in 1937 but with many restrictions. The rules at CBS did not allow news broadcasts and did not allow recorded interviews or other recorded sounds. When CBS was scooped by Max Jordan at NBC during the Anschluss when Germany "annexed" Austria in 1938, Murrow started making the case for a news broadcast. When the Sudetenland Crisis happened in fall 1938, Murrow was given the OK to broadcast a news roundup show though still without recordings. The show went by several names beginning with The News From Europe, then Today in Europe, finally settling on The World Today. (Please note this collection of rare news broadcasts has mixed sound quality.)

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 49 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 49 minutes
      1. Today Europe 391010 Japanese Forces Withdrawing.mp3
      2. Today Europe 391011 First Report London.mp3
      3. Today Europe 391012 First Report Berlin.mp3
      4. Today Europe 391013 First Report Geneva.mp3
      5. Today Europe 391016 First Report Berlin.mp3
      6. Today Europe 391017 German Offensive Underway.mp3
      7. Today Europe 391019 Britain France And Turkey Sign Pact.mp3
      8. Today Europe 391021 Britain France Adve Turkey Credit.mp3
      9. Today Europe 391023 Russia-Fin Negotiations Continue.mp3
      10. Today Europe 391025 Another Quiet Day.mp3
      11. Today Europe 391026 City Of Flint Released.mp3
      12. Today Europe 400118 First Report Amsterdam.mp3
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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 49 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      12 shows - total playtime 2 hours 49 minutes
      1. Today Europe 391010 Japanese Forces Withdrawing.mp3
      2. Today Europe 391011 First Report London.mp3
      3. Today Europe 391012 First Report Berlin.mp3
      4. Today Europe 391013 First Report Geneva.mp3
      5. Today Europe 391016 First Report Berlin.mp3
      6. Today Europe 391017 German Offensive Underway.mp3
      7. Today Europe 391019 Britain France And Turkey Sign Pact.mp3
      8. Today Europe 391021 Britain France Adve Turkey Credit.mp3
      9. Today Europe 391023 Russia-Fin Negotiations Continue.mp3
      10. Today Europe 391025 Another Quiet Day.mp3
      11. Today Europe 391026 City Of Flint Released.mp3
      12. Today Europe 400118 First Report Amsterdam.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 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 49 min

    Disc A001

    1. Today Europe 391010 Japanese Forces Withdrawing
    2. Today Europe 391011 First Report London
    3. Today Europe 391012 First Report Berlin
    4. Today Europe 391013 First Report Geneva
    5. Today Europe 391016 First Report Berlin

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    Disc A002

    1. Today Europe 391017 German Offensive Underway
    2. Today Europe 391019 Britain France And Turkey Sign Pact
    3. Today Europe 391021 Britain France Adve Turkey Credit
    4. Today Europe 391023 Russia-Fin Negotiations Continue

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    Disc A003

    1. Today Europe 391025 Another Quiet Day
    2. Today Europe 391026 City Of Flint Released
    3. Today Europe 400118 First Report Amsterdam

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