The Press: Loudspeaker

Harold ("Boake"') Carter was an obscure news commentator for Philadelphia's Station WCAU when he went to Hopewell, N. J. in March 1932 to broadcast descriptions of the frantic search for the Lindbergh baby's kidnapper. Four years later, with the kidnapper awaiting death at Trenton (see p. 20), Broadcaster Boake Carter and his brash news comments had grown to be something of a national institution.

Throughout the month preceding Bruno Richard Hauptmann's electrocution, Carter had relentlessly goaded New Jersey's Governor Harold Giles Hoffman and his henchmen for playing political football with the...

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