Category Archives: cold war

Radio propaganda about Russia, Iran, 1953

“I came here for Uncle Joe’s funeral, but I’m also here to learn about the new boy…” — Douglas of The World The release of more CIA records concerning the coup that re-installed the Shah of Iran in 1953 inspired … Continue reading

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Veteran and reporter confront issues of peace and war

The Internet Archive copy of this “Judgement Day” episode of “Douglas of the World” spells “judgment” with the central “e,” British style, which is appropriately international. The archive and the script itself identify this as the last show of the … Continue reading

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Eerie control of the press hits small midwestern town

This “Rogers of the Gazette” episode from January 1954, titled “Something’s Going On,” has a terrible pun in the first line and a hint of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” terror in the plot. (Of course, given that it’s “Rogers … Continue reading

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America Has Room at the Inn — in Big Town

“The power and the freedom of the press is a flaming sword; that it may be a faithful servant of all the people, use it justly. Hold it high. Guard it well!” Writer Jerry McGill, a former newspaperman, and the … Continue reading

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Covering the world for the World, after the World was gone

I’ve just caught up with the Old Time Radio Researchers Group library updates from 11 months ago and discovered that the group’s collection of “Douglas of the World” stored at the Internet Archive now has four episodes — a 300 … Continue reading

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