Radio: This Is War!

What we say tonight has to do with blood and with bone and with anger, and also with a big job in the making. Laughter can wait. Soft music can have the evening off. No one is invited to sit down and take it easy. . . .

With these words Radio cast aside its diversity for a half-hour last Saturday night to give Americans a dramatic meditation. It was prefaced with an introduction by President Roosevelt (read by Archibald MacLeish). The four major networks and many independent stations—some 700 stations in all—contributed the time. It was the first of 13 shows...

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