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Introduction: Growing up with Radio
Introduction: Growing up with radio

I grew up with radio, listening to reports from London and the Pacific theaters of World War II. The voices of Edward R. Murrow (“This … is London.”) and H. V. Kaltenborn were my link to the outside world from Hartsdale, New York, where I was an elementary school student.

After the war came black-and-white television, with a huge magnifying lens mounted in front of the nine-inch screen (maybe a little more or less). I watched with intense inquisitiveness news events of the early 1950s such as the Army-McCarthy hearings about communists lurking in our government (Look it up if you don't remember these dramatic events from high school history class. It's worth it!) and the Democratic ...

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