+ Elmer Davis (January 13, 1890 – May 18, 1958) was a well-known news reporter, author, the Director of the United States Office of War Information during World War II and a Peabody Award recipient. In August 1939, Paul White, the news chief at CBS, asked Davis to fill in as a news analyst for H. V. Kaltenborn, who was off in Europe reporting on the increasingly hostile events. Davis became an instant success. Edward R. Murrow later commented that one reason he believed that Davis was likeable was his Hoosier accent, which reminded people of a friendly neighbor. By 1941, the audience for Davis' nightly five-minute newscast and comment was 12.5 million.-WikiPedia Click here to read more about Elmer Davis
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 75 old time radio episodes:
|12.18.1939||elmer davis and the news russo finnish front||
+ News from the Russo-Finnish front.
|12.19.1939||elmer davis and the news german liner columbus scuttled||
+ A German ship has been scuttled outside the USA's "300 mile safety zone".
|12.20.1939||elmer davis and the news france & england in diplomatic drive in finland||
+ "Volunteer" units for Finland are forming in Sweden, the Finnish war is 3 weeks old.
|12.29.1939||elmer davis and the news postwar european federation discussed||
+ Daladier envisions a European Federation after the war.
|12.30.1939||elmer davis and the news hitler sees 1940 as most decisive||
+ Neither Hitler not the Pope foresee peace in 1940.
|01.02.1940||elmer davis and the news congress convenes tomorrow||
+ President Roosevelt is to speak to Congress tomorrow.
|02.11.1940||elmer davis and the news europe speculates on welles trip||
+ Speculations on the purpose of Sumner Wells' visit to Europe.
|02.12.1940||elmer davis and the news supreme ct sets aside florida convictions||
+ The Supreme Court reverses the conviction of Negroes for murder because of confessions were beat...
|02.13.1940||elmer davis and the news finns admit losses on mannerheim line||
+ The Russians are progressing against the Finns.
|02.23.1940||elmer davis and the news british arctic fleet watches russians and germans||
+ The British suggest America send significant help to Finland.
|03.31.1940||elmer davis and the news allies to stop scand. ore shipments to germany||
+ News analysis about the Finnish absorption into a dummy Soviet protectorate, French news.
|04.01.1940||elmer davis and the news japanese reorganizing nanking govt.||
+ The Japanese have solidified Imperial conquest in China.
|04.02.1940||elmer davis and the news germans raid scapa flow||
+ British ships attacked by the Germans at Scappa Flow.
|04.30.1940||elmer davis and the news it is probable the germans hold dombas||
+ The most successful day in the German invasion of Norway.
|05.01.1940||elmer davis and the news germans take dombas||
+ The Germans are steadily advancing in Norway.
|05.02.1940||elmer davis and the news british forces withdraw in norway||
+ The Germans are mopping up after the British departure from Norway.
|05.09.1940||elmer davis and the news unusual precautions in the netherlands tonight||
+ There have been unusual activities in the Netherlands tonight.
|05.10.1940||elmer davis and the news germans invade belgium and the netherlands||
+ Sponsored by: Gillette Blades. The German Blitzkreig against the Lowlands has met with only moder...
|05.11.1940||elmer davis and the news germans advance in the netherlands||
+ German domination of the air over Holland and Belgium.
|05.12.1940||elmer davis and the news third day of german advances in the netherlands||
+ Sponsored by: Gillette Blades. Germans are successful in Holland, less so in Belgium. The final c...
|05.13.1940||elmer davis and the news germans ahead of schedule||
+ German progress on the 4th day of the invasion of the Low countries.
|05.14.1940||elmer davis and the news dutch army surrenders||
+ Holland has surrendered.
|05.21.1940||elmer davis and the news germans push toward channel ports||
+ German advances in France.
|05.22.1940||elmer davis and the news allies counter and retake arras||
+ Confused Allied victories in France.
|05.23.1940||elmer davis and the news battles in northern france and western belgium undecided||
+ The battle of Northern France and Belgium is still undecided.