Radio: Scoop

The marines landed and the situation was well in hand. NBC wanted to tell the world about it. So Newschief Abe Schechter wirelessed Iceland to ask for an American newscaster to describe the debarkation of the troops.

No dice, said the director of Iceland's Government-owned station TFJ. Then an hour later came a radiogram, promising all that Schechter wanted. But 30 minutes of testing produced nothing but squeaks from Iceland. Until one minute before broadcast time, NBC did not know whether it had a program or not. Suddenly it heard "This is the State...

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