David Goldin Collection. 1932 - 1952. Audio Recordings of Radio Broadcasts of Speeches, Interviews, Combat Reports, Special Events, Public Affairs, and Entertainment for U.S. Troops. 1932 - 1952. COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM V-E DAY COVERAGE


David Goldin Collection. 1932 - 1952. Audio Recordings of Radio Broadcasts of Speeches, Interviews, Combat Reports, Special Events, Public Affairs, and Entertainment for U.S. Troops. 1932 - 1952. COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM V-E DAY COVERAGE


BROADCAST SOUND RECORDING NEWS PROGRAM: In celebration of Victory In Europe, Columbia Broadcasting System presents special overseas/studio news reports and programs with some on-the-scene celebrating in U.S. and overseas broadcast on V-E Day. Messages from overseas by U.S. Army Generals and Navy Admirals. Reactions in U.S., Europe, Philippines, and Guam, to end of war in Europe. Music and dramatic sketches about the U.S. Merchant Marine, combined service band program, special religious program, a program saluting Americans who won the war. Part 10- Continuation of OVERSEAS V-E DAY MESSAGES by Gen. Henry D. G. Crerar of Canada (speaking from France), Lt. Gen. Alexander McC. Patch of the 7th Army, Gen. Leonard T. Jerou of the 15th Army, CBS commentator Bob Trout with the reaction of San Francisco, Bill Henry reports on the city sights. Part 12- Continuation of SIGHTS OF SAN FRANCISCO, Maj. George Fielding Eliot recalls a meeting with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and comments on the meaning of V-E Day, Dan Lumberg talks about Latin American governments entering the war, William L. Shirer recalls the day the European war started, William J. Dunn in Manila for the V-E Day reaction there, Bob Trout gives program previews. Part 14- ACROSS THE COUNTRY REACTION. Alan Jackson in New York switches to Tom Hanlon at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles, then a switch to Norman Runyon at the Boeing B-29 plant in Seattle ("beeper" heard during ending of this portion), switch to Vess Box of KRLD, Dallas with reaction there, then a switch to WBBM, Chicago. Part 16- Continuation of AMERICA CELEBRATES. Conclusion of report from Detroit, then a switch to Gunnar Back in House Radio Gallery in Washington, D.C. with interviews with Representatives Andrew J. May (Democrat, Ky.), Charles M. LaFollette (Republican, Ind.), F. Edward Hebert (Democrat, La.), Jerry Voorhis (Democrat, Calif.), switch to Jack Knell and Lee Kirby in Lincolnton, N.C. whoreport on the small town's celebration, Harry Clark at Times Square in New York City. Parts 17 and 18- SPECIAL 5-STAR BROADCAST officially memorializing our Victory In Europe. Worldwide pickups. Program originates in Washington. Heard are Brig. Gen. Luther Miller, Fleet Adm. William D. Leahy (who speaks on the war's greatest loss, Franklin D. Roosevelt), Gen. George C. Marshall with V-E Day message, and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking from Europe with a V-E Day address. Parts 19 and 20- Continuation of SPECIAL 5-STAR MEMORIAL BROADCAST. Heard are Fleet Adm. Ernest J. King, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz from Guam, Gen. Henry H. Arnold, Gen. Douglas MacArthur from the Philippines. Most of the speeches give thanks that the war in Europe is over, and ask for everyone's support in the effort against Japan, music by unidentified orchestra includes "You're A Grand Ole Flag" and various service hymns. Following the Special Broadcast, CBS commentator Quincy Howe analyses what lies ahead for America and Germany, predicts how Germany will be in need of food and other essentials. Part 21- LONDON VICTORY DAY CELEBRATION. Phil Cohen hosts various pick-ups,. Romney Wheeler in London's Trafalgar Square with reaction, Edward R. Murrow in London's Picadilly Circus with interviews, Sgt. Dick Dudley in a Lambeth pub with interviews, Douglas Edwards at Buckingham Palace awaiting the King and Queen of Great Britain. Part 23- "IT'S MARITIME." Music and dramatic sketches about the U.S. Merchant Marine. Music includes "Sailor's Hornpipe" and "Capt'n Kid." Part 28- Continuation of COMBINED SERVICE BAND PROGRAM, broadcast from the Sail Loft, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., features the Army Air Force Band, the Navy Band. Music includes "Lest We Forget". "AAF Song", and a portion of the "American Rhapsody." Part 30- Continuation of COMBINED SERVICE BAND PROGRAM. Conclusion of "Pomp and Circumstance". "Stars and Stripes Forever." NEWS WITH BILL HIGHT.Unconditional surrender goes into effect, Peace Treaty signing, cease-fire order sounded -

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