Radio: Combination for Comment

As Hitler's Berlin speech was relayed through CBS's Studio 9 last week, a man who looks like a prosperous professor sat at a desk, listening through earphones. Before the hysterical roar at the end of the speech died away, he began to talk into a microphone with clipped, slightly pompous inflections, using facial expressions and gestures as if he were addressing a visible audience. Without pause Hans von Kaltenborn had translated and distilled a 73-minute speech, and for 15 minutes proceeded ex tempore to explain its significance and predict (correctly) its consequences.


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