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CBS World News Today January 9, 1944
CBS News via archive.org ^ | 1/9/44

Posted on 01/09/2014 12:03:59 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson

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Douglas Edwards

CBS World News Today – January 9, 1944


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
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1 posted on 01/09/2014 12:03:59 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...

I don’t know what time of day this was broadcast in 1944. In 2014 it will wait for Rush to be over.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 12:04:58 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Here is part of the Wikipedia entry for CBS correspondent Webley Edwards, reporting from Hawaii in today’s broadcast.

“Edwards was the first radio announcer to broadcast the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. It was he who said on air: "Attention. This is no exercise. The Japanese are attacking Pearl Harbor!....All Army, Navy and Marine personnel to report to duty". After the attack, Edwards worked as a reporter for CBS Radio. Among his most notable experiences was landing the first interview with Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Edwards, of CBS, was one of only two broadcast journalists aboard the USS Missouri during the surrender ceremony at Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. He was the "chief announcer" for the ceremony, Merrill Mueller of NBC was the "narrator." Edwards has the distinction of being the only broadcaster to witness the very beginning and end of the United States' involvement in WWII.”

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Webley Edwards

3 posted on 01/09/2014 12:06:18 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

“More on the war after Rush...”


4 posted on 01/09/2014 12:14:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Can’t wait for the summer! For some reason I think there might be hours and hours of interesting broadcasts then...


5 posted on 01/09/2014 6:42:05 PM PST by rotstan
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