Radio: Outspoken Broadcast

Dear Fellow Americans. . . . We ask you to spend 30 minutes with us facing quietly and without passion or prejudice a danger which threatens all of us—a danger so great that if it is not met and conquered now, even though we win this war, we shall be defeated in victory. . . . This danger is race hatred.

With this introduction, CBS began one of the most eloquent and outspoken programs in radio history (An Open Letter to the American People). With no bombast and with a great deal of level,...

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