Monthly Archives: September 2013

Newspaper in the radio family living room

In the 1940s, the newspaper habit was hard to break, as demonstrated in the “Seventeen Days” video of¬†readers lining up to buy daily papers off the loading docks¬†during a New York delivery strike, and New York’s mayor reading the comics … Continue reading

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Newspaper stories behind a September Song

Knickerbocker Holiday (Theater Guild on the Air, Dec. 1945). The hit song remained, but the “journalist” character disappeared in the radio adaptation of the musical “Knickerbocker Holiday” — one of many films that were presented in radio versions. The radio … Continue reading

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