+ 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
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 75 old time radio episodes:
|06.01.1941||elmer davis and the news comments on columbia's war coverage|
|02.12.1941||elmer davis and the news franco and mussolini meet||
+ Franco has met with Mussolini.
|02.11.1941||elmer davis and the news british italian armistice rumored||
+ Britain is to sign an armistice with Italy through the intervention of France. The body of the sh...
|02.10.1941||elmer davis and the news britain breaks with romania||
+ Britain has broken off relations with Rumania.
|01.23.1941||elmer davis and the news charles lindbergh opposes lend lease||
+ Charles Lindbergh has testified before a Congressional committee against the Lease-Lend bill.
|01.22.1941||elmer davis and the news british take tobruk||
+ The British have captured Tobruk.
|01.21.1941||elmer davis and the news british attack tobruk (start upcut)||
+ The British have started an attack on Tobruk. The body of the show only.
|12.18.1940||elmer davis and the news fdr plan receives mixed reception||
+ Comments about President Roosevelt's "lease" plan of armaments for Britain.
|12.17.1940||elmer davis and the news fdr outlines british finance plans||
+ President Roosevelt has suggested that British Munitions orders be "leased" to England. The body ...
|12.16.1940||elmer davis and the news british request aid from us||
+ Britain has asked the United States for financial guarantees.
|09.18.1940||elmer davis and the news one raid in eight reaches london||
+ There has been a twelfth night of air raids on London. The body of the show only.
|09.03.1940||elmer davis and the news fdr decrees 50 destroyers to britain (start upcut)||
+ President Roosevelt has exchanged fifty destroyers for military bases in Britain. The body of the...
|09.02.1940||elmer davis and the news heavy damage in night raids over britain||
+ Night air raids on England are taking their toll. The body of the show only.
|07.23.1940||elmer davis and the news germans say die is cast||
+ Germans peace proposal rejected by the British. The body of the show only.
|07.22.1940||elmer davis and the news hull suggests collective trusteeship||
+ The Inter-American Conference re-affirms the ideals of the Monroe Doctrine. The body of the show ...
|07.21.1940||elmer davis and the news havana conference opens||
+ The Inter-American Conference is to begin shortly.
|07.17.1940||elmer davis and the news wheeler out as candidate (start upcut)||
+ President Roosevelt has announced his decision to seek a third term. The opening commercial and c...
|07.16.1940||elmer davis and the news fdr to state 3rd term policy shortly||
+ Sponsored by: Gillette Blades. The Democratic convention to begin shortly. Part of first commerci...
|07.15.1940||elmer davis and the news democratic convention opened today||
+ Sponsored by: Post Toasties. Speculations on the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The fin...
|06.22.1940||elmer davis and the news french german armistice signed||
+ The German-French Armistice has been signed, but will not take effect until Italy has signed.
|06.21.1940||elmer davis and the news french receive armistice terms||
+ Sponsored by: Gillette Blades. German surrender demands have been presented to the French.
|06.20.1940||elmer davis and the news french german armistice tomorrow||
+ The French possibly will surrender to Hitler tomorrow.
|06.04.1940||elmer davis and the news germans capture dunkerque||
+ The Germans have occupied Dunkirk.
|06.03.1940||elmer davis and the news germans bomb paris||
+ The first great air raid on Paris has taken place.
|06.02.1940||elmer davis and the news germans crowd in on dunkerque||
+ The British are retreating toward Dunkirk.