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CBS World News Today February 27, 1944
archive.org ^ | 2/27/44

Posted on 02/27/2014 12:33:33 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson

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Douglas Edwards

CBS World News Today


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
1 posted on 02/27/2014 12:33:33 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
“Admiral Radio takes you to CBS London, Larry LeSueur reporting.”

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Larry LeSueur, born Laurence Edward LeSueur, was an American journalist, who was a war correspondent during World War II. He worked closely with Edward R. Murrow and was one of the original Murrow's Boys.

2 posted on 02/27/2014 12:34:34 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
Eddie (real name Egbert Roscoe) Murrow was a communist. His good drinking buddy, Don Hollenbeck, was exposed for his red ties and cowardly committed suicide. Senator Joe McCarthy, a genuine patriot and war hero, had the goods on Murrow and his "boys" as well as Columbia's (now CBS) founder Billy Paley. And there's also the real story behind Eddie's ol' pal, Fred "Friendly" (actually Ferdinand Wachenheimer), who, along with Murrow, was instrumental in the scurrilous lies flung at Senator McCarthy.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 12:44:37 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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Homer -- Please don't misunderstand my prior post. It wasn't intended in any way as an attack on you. I actually do very much appreciate the history from the archives. My only cautionary note is to treat anything from CBS (or its former name of Columbia) as suspect. Since its initial founding in 1927 by Paley (a nominal Republican but thoroughly a leftist) to his hiring of Murrow and later the elevation of Cronkite to the anchor position, its advocacy of extreme anti-American liberal causes has been its stock in trade.

More trustworthy reporting and analysis came from the likes of Mutual's Fulton Lewis during the Second World War.

4 posted on 02/27/2014 12:55:18 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex
I understand - no offense taken. Unfortunately, my one source for radio programming is archive.org., so what they have is what I post. I think the Skelly Oil broadcasts are Mutual but mostly they have CBS World News, at least for the first half of 1944.

The Times wasn't exactly fellow-traveler-free during the war either. The good news is that we have modern histories that enable us to put the 70-year-old reporting in perspective. Posts like yours also serve as reality checks.

5 posted on 02/27/2014 1:13:26 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
Posts like yours also serve as reality checks.

Thank you for understanding! I came really close to asking the Admin Mod to pull my post because it could have been misinterpreted. I really appreciate your most kind remarks.

Drifting on the topic of WWII coverage a bit, I've gained some more respect for Walter Winchell, often dismissed as only a gossip columnist during that era. Yet, I think an argument can be made that Winchell was a man of depth who was one of the early media people exposing the internal communist threat. He was friends with Senator Joe McCarty and, like him, realized that America was being savaged by an enemy within.

6 posted on 02/27/2014 1:26:50 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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We (I) have noted here before that Murrow was a commie, so I would suppose the guys who traveled with him were commies, too. But these are great historical archives. The problem is that we have too many Americans who don’t pay attention to history. And by that, I mean people do not engage in critical thought about history, and historical implications. They think it’s “boring.” It’s not; some of the things that actually happened are so crazy you couldn’t make them up.

That’s why I really enjoy reading Homer’s threads about the events of 70 years ago. I do like critical thought about history.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 1:30:48 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster
That’s why I really enjoy reading Homer’s threads about the events of 70 years ago. I do like critical thought about history.

Likewise. As one interested in history, I'll even admit to reading Das Kapital and Mein Kampf as well as viewing Triumph of the Will and Birth of Nation. Of course, it's always important and prudent to understand the writer/filmmaker behind such works and, as you said, take them with that context in mind and have a critical, skeptical mind.

If the NSA were ever to explore my bookshelves and DVD collection, they'd have a tough time figuring me out! :)

It's not only Conscience of a Conservative, Liberty and Tyranny and Sarah Palin books and films. Heck, I've actually read (horrors!) the New York Times, albeit mostly for their April 1912 coverage of RMS Titanic and later the Lindbergh kidnapping case of the 1930s.

8 posted on 02/27/2014 1:47:08 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex
My grandfather was a member of the Socialist Workers Party of America. I remember when he gave me a lecture about how great socialism was in the kitchen of his home...when I was six years old. I began voraciously reading history books when I was about ten years old. I read Marx, Lenin and others when I was in High School. I watched Alexander Nevsky on PBS about the same time. My idea of "light reading" in High School was Adam Ulam's Expansion and Coexistence, A History of Soviet Foreign Policy 1919-1973. I received degrees in Political Science and German from Indiana University.

Very early on, I thought critically about the implications of the philosophy behind socialism and communism, and rejected it. There was no way you could call socialism/communism "good" and jive that with millions of people exterminated, and a society that had to build walls to keep people in. Socialism builds walls to keep people in today, but those walls are not the traditional bricks and mortar type. It's walls of controlled information, politically correct thinking, and an electronic entertainment/media/academic propaganda complex that lays down a 24/7 barrage of lies that overcomes the average Joe.

The ability to see through this is the type of critical, rational thought that people just don't do enough. Except around here, of course.

9 posted on 02/27/2014 2:12:19 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: re_nortex; henkster

Correct my reply #5 - Skelly Oil News is NBC, not MBS. The only Mutual Broadcasting I have come to at archive.org is a brief segment I have planned as a reply to the March 24 news thread.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 3:33:40 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
The only Mutual Broadcasting I have come to at archive.org is a brief segment I have planned as a reply to the March 24 news thread.

Might you know who was behind Mutual during the "Golden Age"? It seemed they were the least liberal of the mainstream media voices of the day. Evidence of that is in the form of the previously-mentioned Fulton Lewis who opposed FDR, unionism, communism and was an unwavering supporter of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

On the other hand, Columbia as well as NBC (Red and Blue) were both run by Russian descendents with, at best, sketchy backgrounds as I see it. Bill Paley was a definite fifth columnist but I'm not so certain of David Sarnoff, a man who -- if nothing else -- did believe his own press clippings as evidenced by his puffery regarding his "role" in the RMS Titanic Marconi dispatches.

11 posted on 02/27/2014 4:38:08 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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