Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Discovery: Biography in Sound

After searching for information on Fred Allen while bored, I found an archive of the 1950s radio show "Biography in Sound," which provided radio documentaries on famous figures in world events and entertainment. The subjects range from Ernest Hemingway and Sinclair Lewis to Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to jazz legend Stan Kenton. Unlike the radio drama series that were commonplace in that area, it's not far off from what networks such as NPR or BBC still produce today but is different in coming from the viewpoint of another time and generation.
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