Radio: Radio War Reporting

For 48 hours after war struck, the U.S. heard the fascinated, friendly voices of radio reporters in the Far East ("We think exactly the same thing about that speech [F.D.R.'s to Congress] as all you folks back home."). Then for 48 hours more the U.S. heard nothing from them. Then finally, from the war typhoon's intense center, they spoke again guardedly, inured, under censorship; but not before at least two of them had done extremely valuable pieces of action reporting.

Singapore. Cecil Brown's cabled, news-reel-clear account of the sinking of the Repulse and the...

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