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You Are There

(update) takes historic events and dramatizes them with "live radio" coverage. Many of the announcers on You Are There were wartime correspondents in World War II.

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"The Listening Years"



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History-based dramatizations (1947 - 1950)

Goodman AceYou Are There takes historic events and dramatizes them with "live radio" coverage. Of course, many famous events were covered on radio prior to WWII, but the daily transcontinental field reports created an emotional impact that were radio reporting at its best. Many of the announcers on You Are There were real wartime correspondents in World War II.  The show was originally called CBS is There.

Goodman Ace, who also created, wrote and played "Ace" on The Easy Aces, created the show. The hosts for You Are There were Richard C. Hottelet, John Daly, and Don Hollenbeck. They began the show with "live" background coverage of the events unfolding. Then the sounds and characters involved take over. Often participants are interviewed, or the show cuts to another reporter's evaluation of the event.

Goodman AceOf course, many of the historic events took place before radio - that fact is obvious to the listener, who knows this is a radio re-enactment. But the dialogue is believable, as factual as possible, and very much in character. Director Robert Lewis Shayon uses sound effects, actors and the reporters "coverage" in an exciting and thought-provoking way.

Another way of looking at the show is that this is history reported in a way radio's audience is most used to, and so makes it easier for a listener to imaginatively participate in the world's major historical events. Vintage Tube Radio

For more American historical drama, see also: American Adventure, An American in England, American Trail, Cavalcade of America, Democracy in America, Destination Freedom, The Free Company, Frontier Fighters, Inheritance, Norman Corwin Collection, Our Nation's Heritage, Mr President, Science Magazine of the Air, You Are There.

See also: I Was There.

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    70 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 33 hours, 14 min
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    Volume 1 - 35 shows - total playtime 16 hours 18 minutes
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    1. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination Of Lincoln.mp3
    2. You Are There 470714 02 Storming Of The Bastille.mp3
    3. You Are There 470728 03 Columbus Finds America 10-12-1492.mp3
    4. You Are There 470804 04 Witchcraft Trials At Salem.mp3
    5. You Are There 470811 05 Drake Defeats Spanish Armada.mp3
    6. You Are There 470818 06 The Alamo.mp3
    7. You Are There 471106 07 Spec The Listening Years.mp3
    8. You Are There 471207 08 Napoleon Returns From Elba.mp3
    9. You Are There 471214 09 Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    10. You Are There 471220 10 Sailing Of The Mayflower.mp3
    11. You Are There 480111 13 Burrhamilton Duel [1st Half Only].mp3
    12. You Are There 480118 14 The Signing Of The Magna Carta.mp3
    13. You Are There 480208 17 The Dreyfus Case.mp3
    14. You Are There 480215 18 The Assassination Of Julius Caesar.mp3
    15. You Are There 480222 19 The Battle Of Gettysburg.mp3
    16. You Are There 480229 20 Joan Of Arc Is Burned At The Stake.mp3
    17. You Are There 480314 22 The Death Of Socrates.mp3
    18. You Are There 480321 23 Philadelphia Declaration Indep.mp3
    19. You Are There 480404 24 The Monitor And The Merrimac.mp3
    20. You Are There 480411 25 The Last Day Of Pompeii.mp3
    21. You Are There 480418 26 The Battle Of Plassey.mp3
    22. You Are There 480425 27 The Fall Of Troy.mp3
    23. You Are There 480502 28 The Surrender Of Sitting Bull.mp3
    24. You Are There 480509 29 Burrhamilton Duel 1st Half Only.mp3
    25. You Are There 480516 30 The Signing Of The Magna Carta.mp3
    26. You Are There 480523 31 Execution Of Maximillian.mp3
    27. You Are There 480620 35 Impeachment Andrew Johnson.mp3
    28. You Are There 480919 42 Virginia Ratifies The Constitution.mp3
    29. You Are There 480926 43 Ann Hutchinsons Trial.mp3
    30. You Are There 481003 44 The First Battle Of Bull Run.mp3
    31. You Are There 481010 45 Columbus Finds America.mp3
    32. You Are There 481017 46 The Trial Of Marie Antoinette.mp3
    33. You Are There 481024 47 Fall Of Troy.mp3
    34. You Are There 481031 48 The Election Thomas Jefferson.mp3
    35. You Are There 481107 49 Lee Grant At Appomattox.mp3
    Volume 2 - 35 shows - total playtime 16 hours 56 minutes
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    1. You Are There 481114 50 Napoleon Recaptured And Exiled.mp3
    2. You Are There 481121 51 Assasination Of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    3. You Are There 481205 53 The Execution Of Maxmilian.mp3
    4. You Are There 481212 54 Conspiracy Of The Cataline.mp3
    5. You Are There 481219 55 Hanging Of Captain Kidd.mp3
    6. You Are There 481226 56 The Monitor The Merrimac.mp3
    7. You Are There 490109 58 Trial Of Charles I.mp3
    8. You Are There 490116 59 Mutiny In The Colonial Army.mp3
    9. You Are There 490123 60 Toussaint Louverture Liberates Hait.mp3
    10. You Are There 490130 61 Colonel Johnson Eats The Love Apple.mp3
    11. You Are There 490206 62 The Trial Of John Peter Zenger.mp3
    12. You Are There 490213 63 The Battle Of Hastings.mp3
    13. You Are There 490220 64 The Ordeal Of Savonarola.mp3
    14. You Are There 490227 65 The Impeachment Of Andrew Johnson.mp3
    15. You Are There 490306 66 Rise Alexander Great Peace Offer.mp3
    16. You Are There 490313 67 Rise Alexander Great Battle For Asia.mp3
    17. You Are There 490320 68 Rise Alexander Great Mutiny In India.mp3
    18. You Are There 490327 69 The Okalahoma Land Run.mp3
    19. You Are There 490403 70 Execution Of Mary Queen Of Scots.mp3
    20. You Are There 490410 71 Perrys Dash To The North Pole.mp3
    21. You Are There 490417 72 Napoleon Returns From Elba.mp3
    22. You Are There 490424 73 Assassination Of Caesar.mp3
    23. You Are There 490501 74 Death Of Montezuma.mp3
    24. You Are There 490508 75 Trial Of Samuel Chase.mp3
    25. You Are There 490515 76 Lexington And Concord.mp3
    26. You Are There 490522 77 Bombardment Of Fort Sumpter.mp3
    27. You Are There 490529 78 The Siege Of Leiden Holland.mp3
    28. You Are There 490905 79 Capture Of John Wilkes Booth.mp3
    29. You Are There 491030 81 The Trial Of Burr.mp3
    30. You Are There 491127 82 Trial Run Of Tom Thumb.mp3
    31. You Are There 491225 83 Charlemagne.mp3
    32. You Are There 500122 84 New Amsterdam.mp3
    33. You Are There 500219 85 Charge Of The Light Brigade.mp3
    34. You Are There 500319 86 Stamp Act Rebellion.mp3
    35. You Are There 500514 88 William Penn Trial.mp3
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    total playtime 33 hours, 14 min
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    Volume 1 - 35 shows - total playtime 16 hours 18 minutes
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    1. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination Of Lincoln.mp3
    2. You Are There 470714 02 Storming Of The Bastille.mp3
    3. You Are There 470728 03 Columbus Finds America 10-12-1492.mp3
    4. You Are There 470804 04 Witchcraft Trials At Salem.mp3
    5. You Are There 470811 05 Drake Defeats Spanish Armada.mp3
    6. You Are There 470818 06 The Alamo.mp3
    7. You Are There 471106 07 Spec The Listening Years.mp3
    8. You Are There 471207 08 Napoleon Returns From Elba.mp3
    9. You Are There 471214 09 Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    10. You Are There 471220 10 Sailing Of The Mayflower.mp3
    11. You Are There 480111 13 Burrhamilton Duel [1st Half Only].mp3
    12. You Are There 480118 14 The Signing Of The Magna Carta.mp3
    13. You Are There 480208 17 The Dreyfus Case.mp3
    14. You Are There 480215 18 The Assassination Of Julius Caesar.mp3
    15. You Are There 480222 19 The Battle Of Gettysburg.mp3
    16. You Are There 480229 20 Joan Of Arc Is Burned At The Stake.mp3
    17. You Are There 480314 22 The Death Of Socrates.mp3
    18. You Are There 480321 23 Philadelphia Declaration Indep.mp3
    19. You Are There 480404 24 The Monitor And The Merrimac.mp3
    20. You Are There 480411 25 The Last Day Of Pompeii.mp3
    21. You Are There 480418 26 The Battle Of Plassey.mp3
    22. You Are There 480425 27 The Fall Of Troy.mp3
    23. You Are There 480502 28 The Surrender Of Sitting Bull.mp3
    24. You Are There 480509 29 Burrhamilton Duel 1st Half Only.mp3
    25. You Are There 480516 30 The Signing Of The Magna Carta.mp3
    26. You Are There 480523 31 Execution Of Maximillian.mp3
    27. You Are There 480620 35 Impeachment Andrew Johnson.mp3
    28. You Are There 480919 42 Virginia Ratifies The Constitution.mp3
    29. You Are There 480926 43 Ann Hutchinsons Trial.mp3
    30. You Are There 481003 44 The First Battle Of Bull Run.mp3
    31. You Are There 481010 45 Columbus Finds America.mp3
    32. You Are There 481017 46 The Trial Of Marie Antoinette.mp3
    33. You Are There 481024 47 Fall Of Troy.mp3
    34. You Are There 481031 48 The Election Thomas Jefferson.mp3
    35. You Are There 481107 49 Lee Grant At Appomattox.mp3
    Volume 2 - 35 shows - total playtime 16 hours 56 minutes
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    1. You Are There 481114 50 Napoleon Recaptured And Exiled.mp3
    2. You Are There 481121 51 Assasination Of Abraham Lincoln.mp3
    3. You Are There 481205 53 The Execution Of Maxmilian.mp3
    4. You Are There 481212 54 Conspiracy Of The Cataline.mp3
    5. You Are There 481219 55 Hanging Of Captain Kidd.mp3
    6. You Are There 481226 56 The Monitor The Merrimac.mp3
    7. You Are There 490109 58 Trial Of Charles I.mp3
    8. You Are There 490116 59 Mutiny In The Colonial Army.mp3
    9. You Are There 490123 60 Toussaint Louverture Liberates Hait.mp3
    10. You Are There 490130 61 Colonel Johnson Eats The Love Apple.mp3
    11. You Are There 490206 62 The Trial Of John Peter Zenger.mp3
    12. You Are There 490213 63 The Battle Of Hastings.mp3
    13. You Are There 490220 64 The Ordeal Of Savonarola.mp3
    14. You Are There 490227 65 The Impeachment Of Andrew Johnson.mp3
    15. You Are There 490306 66 Rise Alexander Great Peace Offer.mp3
    16. You Are There 490313 67 Rise Alexander Great Battle For Asia.mp3
    17. You Are There 490320 68 Rise Alexander Great Mutiny In India.mp3
    18. You Are There 490327 69 The Okalahoma Land Run.mp3
    19. You Are There 490403 70 Execution Of Mary Queen Of Scots.mp3
    20. You Are There 490410 71 Perrys Dash To The North Pole.mp3
    21. You Are There 490417 72 Napoleon Returns From Elba.mp3
    22. You Are There 490424 73 Assassination Of Caesar.mp3
    23. You Are There 490501 74 Death Of Montezuma.mp3
    24. You Are There 490508 75 Trial Of Samuel Chase.mp3
    25. You Are There 490515 76 Lexington And Concord.mp3
    26. You Are There 490522 77 Bombardment Of Fort Sumpter.mp3
    27. You Are There 490529 78 The Siege Of Leiden Holland.mp3
    28. You Are There 490905 79 Capture Of John Wilkes Booth.mp3
    29. You Are There 491030 81 The Trial Of Burr.mp3
    30. You Are There 491127 82 Trial Run Of Tom Thumb.mp3
    31. You Are There 491225 83 Charlemagne.mp3
    32. You Are There 500122 84 New Amsterdam.mp3
    33. You Are There 500219 85 Charge Of The Light Brigade.mp3
    34. You Are There 500319 86 Stamp Act Rebellion.mp3
    35. You Are There 500514 88 William Penn Trial.mp3
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    70 recordings on 35 Audio CDs
    total playtime 33 hours, 14 min

    Disc A001

    1. You Are There 470707 01 Assassination Of Lincoln
    2. You Are There 470714 02 Storming Of The Bastille

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    Disc A002

    1. You Are There 470728 03 Columbus Finds America 10-12-1492
    2. You Are There 470804 04 Witchcraft Trials At Salem

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    Disc A003

    1. You Are There 470811 05 Drake Defeats Spanish Armada
    2. You Are There 470818 06 The Alamo

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    Disc A004

    1. You Are There 471106 07 Spec The Listening Years
    2. You Are There 471207 08 Napoleon Returns From Elba

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    Disc A005

    1. You Are There 471214 09 Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln
    2. You Are There 471220 10 Sailing Of The Mayflower

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    Disc A006

    1. You Are There 480111 13 Burrhamilton Duel [1st Half Only]
    2. You Are There 480118 14 The Signing Of The Magna Carta

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    Disc A007

    1. You Are There 480208 17 The Dreyfus Case
    2. You Are There 480215 18 The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

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    Disc A008

    1. You Are There 480222 19 The Battle Of Gettysburg
    2. You Are There 480229 20 Joan Of Arc Is Burned At The Stake

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    Disc A009

    1. You Are There 480314 22 The Death Of Socrates
    2. You Are There 480321 23 Philadelphia Declaration Indep

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    Disc A010

    1. You Are There 480404 24 The Monitor And The Merrimac
    2. You Are There 480411 25 The Last Day Of Pompeii

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    Disc A011

    1. You Are There 480418 26 The Battle Of Plassey
    2. You Are There 480425 27 The Fall Of Troy

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    Disc A012

    1. You Are There 480502 28 The Surrender Of Sitting Bull
    2. You Are There 480509 29 Burrhamilton Duel 1st Half Only

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    Disc A013

    1. You Are There 480516 30 The Signing Of The Magna Carta
    2. You Are There 480523 31 Execution Of Maximillian

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    Disc A014

    1. You Are There 480620 35 Impeachment Andrew Johnson
    2. You Are There 480919 42 Virginia Ratifies The Constitution

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    Disc A015

    1. You Are There 480926 43 Ann Hutchinsons Trial
    2. You Are There 481003 44 The First Battle Of Bull Run

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    Disc A016

    1. You Are There 481010 45 Columbus Finds America
    2. You Are There 481017 46 The Trial Of Marie Antoinette

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    Disc A017

    1. You Are There 481024 47 Fall Of Troy
    2. You Are There 481031 48 The Election Thomas Jefferson

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    Disc A018

    1. You Are There 481107 49 Lee Grant At Appomattox
    2. You Are There 481114 50 Napoleon Recaptured And Exiled

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    Disc A019

    1. You Are There 481121 51 Assasination Of Abraham Lincoln
    2. You Are There 481205 53 The Execution Of Maxmilian

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    Disc A020

    1. You Are There 481212 54 Conspiracy Of The Cataline
    2. You Are There 481219 55 Hanging Of Captain Kidd

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    Disc A021

    1. You Are There 481226 56 The Monitor The Merrimac
    2. You Are There 490109 58 Trial Of Charles I

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    Disc A022

    1. You Are There 490116 59 Mutiny In The Colonial Army
    2. You Are There 490123 60 Toussaint Louverture Liberates Hait

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    Disc A023

    1. You Are There 490130 61 Colonel Johnson Eats The Love Apple
    2. You Are There 490206 62 The Trial Of John Peter Zenger

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    Disc A024

    1. You Are There 490213 63 The Battle Of Hastings
    2. You Are There 490220 64 The Ordeal Of Savonarola

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    Disc A025

    1. You Are There 490227 65 The Impeachment Of Andrew Johnson
    2. You Are There 490306 66 Rise Alexander Great Peace Offer

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    Disc A026

    1. You Are There 490313 67 Rise Alexander Great Battle For Asia
    2. You Are There 490320 68 Rise Alexander Great Mutiny In India

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    Disc A027

    1. You Are There 490327 69 The Okalahoma Land Run
    2. You Are There 490403 70 Execution Of Mary Queen Of Scots

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    Disc A028

    1. You Are There 490410 71 Perrys Dash To The North Pole
    2. You Are There 490417 72 Napoleon Returns From Elba

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    Disc A029

    1. You Are There 490424 73 Assassination Of Caesar
    2. You Are There 490501 74 Death Of Montezuma

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    Disc A030

    1. You Are There 490508 75 Trial Of Samuel Chase
    2. You Are There 490515 76 Lexington And Concord

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    Disc A031

    1. You Are There 490522 77 Bombardment Of Fort Sumpter
    2. You Are There 490529 78 The Siege Of Leiden Holland

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    Disc A032

    1. You Are There 490905 79 Capture Of John Wilkes Booth
    2. You Are There 491030 81 The Trial Of Burr

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    Disc A033

    1. You Are There 491127 82 Trial Run Of Tom Thumb
    2. You Are There 491225 83 Charlemagne

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    Disc A034

    1. You Are There 500122 84 New Amsterdam
    2. You Are There 500219 85 Charge Of The Light Brigade

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    Disc A035

    1. You Are There 500319 86 Stamp Act Rebellion
    2. You Are There 500514 88 William Penn Trial

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