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TWTD Archive – April 15, 1995

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DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT – Part 2

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, April 15, 1995

REPORT TO THE NATION (4-14-45) A memorial to President Roosevelt featuring John Daly, Lily Pons, Andre Kostelanetz, CBS War Correspondent Charles Colingwood (from Paris), actor Frederic March.  “This is a solemn hour in Americanj History…” Daly recalls his work as a White House correspondent with FDR.  Servicemen tell their feelings on learning of the death of their commander-in-chief.

CBS NEWS (4-15-45) Reports on the FDR funeral at Hyde Park, New York, and on various memorial services being held in Washington D.C. Comments about President Truman and WW II news from the front lines.

WORLD NEWS TODAY (4-25-45) Bob Trout and CBS correspondents.  “The president was buried today…”  Eric Sevareid returns from his job as WW II correspondent to cover the United Nations Conference in San Francisco.  Speculation on Truman’s cabinet choices.

TRIBUTE TO FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (4-15-45) “In the hour of national sorrow, from Hollywood come the famous personalities of radio and motion pictures, uniting to pay tribute to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”  This two-hour program features Ronald Colman, John Charles Thomas, Fibber McGee and Molly, Kay Kyser, Major Meredith Willson and the AFRS orchestra, Ed “Archie” Gardner, Ginny Simms, Dick Powell, violinist Josef Segetti, James Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, Will H. Hays, Shirley Ross, Bette Davis, Robert Young, Jack Benny, Hal Peary, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Ingrid Bergman.  Announcers are Harry Von Zell, Harlow Wilcox, Ken Carpenter, and Don Wilson.