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HELLO to HARRY TRUMAN
GOOD BYE to ERNIE PYLE
GOOD RIDDANCE to ADOLPH HITLER
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, April 22, 1995
HARRY S TRUMAN (4-16-45) Before a joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn introduces Harry S Truman, the 32nd President of the United States in his first speech to Congress.
HARRY S TRUMAN (4-17-45) The new president speaks to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, his first message to the troops as their new Commander-in-Chief.
THIS IS MY BEST (4-17-45) “I Will Not Go Back” by Milton Geiger is presented after the death of President Roosevelt. The WW II series stars Orson Welles who also produces and directs.
WORDS AT WAR (11-2-43) “Here is Your War” by Ernie Pyle. Santos Ortega stars as the WW II correspondent who tells the story of the American Doughboy in North Africa.
SPECIAL REPORT (4-18-45) From Guam, correspondent Robert McCormick reports on the death of war correspondent Ernie Pyle.
SPECIAL REPORT (4-18-45) A report from the island of Okinawa on the death of columnist/correspondent Ernie Pyle.
DEATH OF ERNIE PYLE (4-18-45) Via short wave from Guam, Robert McCormick with another special report on the death of America’s most famous war correspondent, killed at the age of 44 on Ie Jima.
CHASE AND SANBORN PROGRAM (7-29-45) Excerpt. Frances Langford, Ken Carpenter and Tony Romano talk about the film, “The Story of G.I. Joe”, based on Ernie Pyle’s life as war correspondent, and dramatize a scene from the film.
SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY (4-18-53) Excerpt. On the eighth anniversary of Ernie Pyle’s death, George Ramsby recalls meeting Pyle and presents a musical tribute “to a great American.”
SPECIAL BROADCAST (4-27-45) President Truman announces the WW II meeting of Anglo, American and Soviet forces in the heart of Nazi Germany, cutting the country in two.
JURGENS JOURNAL (4-29-45) Walter Winchell with news that “Japanese suicide planes have heavily damaged an American hospital ship…” and “Unconfirmed dispatches say that Hitler died at noon today in his underground Berlin headquarters.”
NEWS BROADCASTS (4-30-45) A montage of WW II radio sounds, scanning the dial on the night of Hitler’s death, with great speculation about the surrender of Germany. “One thing is clear, it’s now over in Europe.” News of the battle of Berlin; what to expect from Japan; Churchill’s comments; MacArthur announces the capture of Manilla; an American high official tells that Germany has surrendered.
DEATH OF ADOLPH HITLER (4-30-45) WCPO Cincinatti news commentators with speculation following the death of Adolph Hitler. Will the Allies now deal with Heinrich Himmler? Will President Truman go on the air later tonight with an announcement of V-E Day? Plus a profile of Hitler’s early life.
DEATH OF ADOLPH HITLER (4-30-45) Reactions from Allied headquarters from Mutual correspondents John Thompson, Seymour Korman and Paul Manniong on reports of Hitler’s death.