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This is war! : a collection of plays about America on the march

Author: Norman Corwin
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead & Co. [1942] ©1942
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is War!" was a bellwether. As the first series of radio programs-- and the only one-- to be carried by all four nationwide networks, it was a unique experiment in American broadcasting. And it pioneered in wartime propaganda, during the first frantic months of the national emergency, in that it was the first series to attempt to present and elucidate national policies to the country, and at the same time to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Radio plays
Radio plays, American
American drama
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
This is war!
New York : Dodd, Mead & Co., [1942]
(OCoLC)610597368
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Corwin
OCLC Number: 1653427
Notes: Thirteen programs broadcast by the four major radio networks in cooperation with the U.S. government.
Description: viii pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 310 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: This is war! / Norman Corwin --
The White House and the war / William N. Robson, John Driscoll, Norman Corwin --
Your navy / Maxwell Anderson --
Your army / Stephen Vincent Benét --
The United Nations / George Faulkner --
You're on your own / Philip Wylie --
It's in the works / Norman Corwin --
Your air forces / Ranald MacDougall --
The enemy ; Concerning Axis propaganda / Norman Corwin --
Smith against the Axis / Ranald MacDougall --
To the young ; Yours received and contents noted / Norman Corwin.
Other Titles: Collection of plays about America on the march
Responsibility: by Norman Corwin [and 7 others] ; with an introduction by H.L. McClinton.

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"This is War!" was a bellwether. As the first series of radio programs-- and the only one-- to be carried by all four nationwide networks, it was a unique experiment in American broadcasting. And it pioneered in wartime propaganda, during the first frantic months of the national emergency, in that it was the first series to attempt to present and elucidate national policies to the country, and at the same time to arouse and unify the people emotionally. The series was broadcast each Saturday night for 13 weeks, beginning February 14, 1942, over approximately 600 radio stations in America."--Introduction.

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