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RADIO AND WORLD WAR II
THE WAR IS OVER! THE WAR IS OVER!
Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, August 12, 1995
CAB CALLOWAY AND THE ORCHESTRA (8-14-45; very early Tuesday morning) Remote broadcast starring “His Highness of Hi-De-Ho” from the Cafe Zanzibar in New York City with many interruptions for reports of the Japanese surrender.
NEWS BULLETIN (8-14-45; approximately 7 pm EWT) An ABC reporter at President Truman’s news conference relays the official news of the Japanese surrender.
NEWS BULLETIN (8-14-45) News commentator Hilmar Baukage reports from in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. “There will be no official V-J Day until the terms of the surrender are signed.
NEWS BULLETIN (8-14-45) From the Cincinatti, Ohio Times-Star newsroom, a very excited announcer brings the official news of the surrender to Cincinatti listeners.
CBS NEWS (8-14-450 Coverage of the official news of the Japanese surrender. Robert Trout in New York, Charles Shaw in Times Square, Webley Edwards in Guam, John Adams in Manilla. Bill Henry is stationed outside the White House where he describes “a river of humanity.”
MILWAUKEE VICTORY CELEBRATION (8-14-45; Tuesday, shortly after 6 pm CWT) Radio station WISN’s on the scene coverage of the downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin celebration following the official news of the Japanese surrender.
NEWS ROUND-UP (8-14-45) NBC’s Victory Night coverage with John W. Vandercook in New York; Ben Grauer, with a mobile unit at Times Square describes the tremendous crowd; Don Goddard covers the scene in New York; Robert St. John with late bulletins.
FOURTEEN AUGUST (8-14-45) A message for the Day of Victory, written, produced and edited by Norman Corwin and spoken by Orson Welles. The joys and sadness of victory are presented in this now-classic broadcast with a look at the awful effect of the weapon used to end the war.