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In the early months of World War II, radio producer Louis G. Cowan was faced with a problem. Not long before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, Cowan had joined the radio arm of the War Department's Special Services division, where his primary duties had been to produce radio-based propaganda for civilian audiences. Now, however, hundreds of thousands of newly enlisted soldiers were in desperate need of mainstream entertainment - in particular, the sort of radio shows they had enjoyed while they were civilians. In anticipation of the conflict to come, a 'Buddy Disc' program had already been established to distribute recorded music and comedy programs to recreation centers and mess halls, but for troops stationed far away from home, there was a constant need for the sort of morale-building entertainment that radio could best provide. Cowan considered the audience for such a show. As a result of the attack the previous December, in a short three months, hundreds of thousand s of outrage

In the early months of World War II, radio producer Louis G. Cowan was faced with a problem. Not long before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, Cowan had joined the radio arm of the War Department's Special Services division, where his primary duties had been to produce radio-based propaganda for civilian audiences. Now, however, hundreds of thousands of newly enlisted soldiers were in desperate need of mainstream entertainment - in particular, the sort of radio shows they had enjoyed while they were civilians. In anticipation of the conflict to come, a 'Buddy Disc' program had already been established to distribute recorded music and comedy programs to recreation centers and mess halls, but for troops stationed far away from home, there was a constant need for the sort of morale-building entertainment that radio could best provide. Cowan considered the audience for such a show. As a result of the attack the previous December, in a short three months, hundreds of thousand s of outrage
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In the early months of World War II, radio producer Louis G. Cowan was faced with a problem. Not long before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, Cowan had joined the radio arm of the War Department's Special Services division, where his primary duties had been to produce radio-based propaganda for civilian audiences. Now, however, hundreds of thousands of newly enlisted soldiers were in desperate need of mainstream entertainment - in particular, the sort of radio shows they had enjoyed while they were civilians. In anticipation of the conflict to come, a 'Buddy Disc' program had already been established to distribute recorded music and comedy programs to recreation centers and mess halls, but for troops stationed far away from home, there was a constant need for the sort of morale-building entertainment that radio could best provide. Cowan considered the audience for such a show. As a result of the attack the previous December, in a short three months, hundreds of thousand s of outrage

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ensemble Cast

Length:

9h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:33