America Looks Abroad

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


85102. America Looks Abroad. January 7, 1940. Program #10. NBC net. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. The world was very interested in President Roosevelt's State of The Union message. There is little liklihood of a quick German victory or quick British defeat. "Asia may be more important than Europe." William T. Stone (Vice President of The Foreign Policy Association, director of the Washington bureau). 14:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85103. America Looks Abroad. January 14, 1940. Program #11. NBC net. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. Food rationing has begun in Britain. The Minister of War (Hoar-Belisha) has resigned. Perhaps Mr. Churchill will be named War Minister. How Britain will receive aid from the Commonwealth, except for Eire. James Frederick Green (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85126. America Looks Abroad. January 21, 1940. Program #12. NBC net. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of the coming expiration of the Japanese-American trade treaty. With the installation of a new Japanese cabinet, what will be our relations with Japan? America is the principal supply of Japan's war materials. Walter Lippman has warned that an embargo would prompt Japan to become more aggressive with the United States. A. Randall Elliott (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85127. America Looks Abroad. January 28, 1940. Program #13. NBC net. "Can America Defend Its Neutral Rights?". Sustaining. 3:15 P.M. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. America's protests to the British. The meaning of the Panama Declaration. David Popper (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85128. America Looks Abroad. February 4, 1940. Program #14. NBC net. "The Tug Of War In The Balkans". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of the current meaning in Belgrade, and of the German interest in the raw materials of the Balkans, especially Roumanian oil. The program opening is slightly upcut. John C. De Wilde (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

85061. America Looks Abroad. February 11, 1940. Program #15. NBC net. "Is Europe Ready For Roosevelt Peace Moves?". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. President Roosevelt has launched his three-front "peace offensive." Vera Mishelis Dean (Research Director of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85062. America Looks Abroad. February 18, 1940. Program #16. NBC net. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of the sinking of the "Graf Spee." "This hemisphere is not shielded from world affairs." Latin American exports have been disrupted. An announcement is made that "the program will not be heard next week on this station," implying that the program will be pre-empted on all NBC stations. Howard J. Trueblood (research associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85101. America Looks Abroad. March 3, 1940. Program #18. NBC net. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of Sumner Wells' mission in Europe. Efforts are being made to end the Russo-Finnish war. "Germany is poised for a decisive blow." Mr. Wells has met with many Nazis, from Hitler on down. Britain has threatened to cut off coal imports to Italy. Finland will be over-run without help from Britain. A question from listeners: "What was the real reason for sending Sumner Wells to Europe?" William T. Stone (Vice President of The Foreign Policy Association, director the the Washington bureau). 14:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105255. America Looks Abroad. March 31, 1940. Program #21. NBC net. "Britain's Home Front". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. Will Chamberlain's government "crack up?" Churchill has said, "An intensification of the trouble is expected." The program's opening is upcut. The program scheduled for April 7, 1940 will not be heard. James Frederick Green (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

77135. America Looks Abroad. April 14, 1940. Program #22. NBC net, WFIL, Philadelphia origination. "Germany's War Aims In Scandinavia". Sustaining. The program is produced in cooperation with The Foreign Policy Association. Comments after the recent German invasion of Denmark and Norway. "For Germany, the invasion of Scandinavia is a long shot." The program on April 7, 1940 was pre-empted. John C. De Wilde (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77136. America Looks Abroad. April 21, 1940. Program #23. NBC net. "War Spreads In Europe". Sustaining. The program is produced in cooperation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of the German invasion of Norway and its implications for Britain and the Low Countries. A state of seige has been proclaimed in Holland. "Germany will invade the low countries only as a last resort." Vera Mishelis Dean (? Director of the Research Department of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78338. America Looks Abroad. April 28, 1940. Program #24. NBC net. "The American Republics Face The War". Sustaining. A program presented by The Foreign Policy Association, from Washington, D.C. A talk about the ineffective Panama Declaration of neutrality. Will Canada assume "moral responsibilty" for Greenland? If Germany invades The Netherlands or Denmark, what would happen to their possessionjs in the western hemisphere? John McCullough (Editor of the Foreign Policy Association's "Pan American News Service"). 14:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

78339. America Looks Abroad. May 5, 1940. Program #25. NBC net. "The Norwegian Campaign: Its Lessons and Effects". Sustaining. A program presented by The Foreign Policy Association, from Washington, D.C. An analysis of the defeat of the British in Norway. "Britain's sense of security is diminishing." "The British have done too little and too late." The talk is complete, the music fill to time has been deleted. David Popper (Research Associate with The Foreign Policy Association). 13:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

84498. America Looks Abroad. May 12, 1940. Program #26. NBC net. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. Germany has invaded Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Mrs. Dean admires the German military plans. Chamberlain has resigned, Churchill has formed a new cabinet. Vera Mishelis Dean (director of the research department of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85063. America Looks Abroad. May 19, 1940. Program #27. NBC net. "America and The European Crisis". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. Congression opinion has begun to shift. How should we organize our first line of defense? Allied troops have landed on Aruba and Curacao. The Japanese have warned that a similar action in the Dutch East Indies would be considered a hostile act. In the event of a British defeat, the United States will have to defend the entire hemisphere. William T. Stone (Vice President of The Foreign Policy Association, Washington, D. C.). 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85057. America Looks Abroad. May 26, 1940. Program #28. NBC net. Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. "Hitler does not shrink from risking everything." "The Allies underestimated Hitler." "We must face the possibility of a German victory in Europe." "The fighting spirit has apparently gone out of Democracy." John C. De Wilde (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Associate). 12:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85058. America Looks Abroad. June 2, 1940. Program #29. NBC net. "Great Britain Prepares For Invasion". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. The Germans are now only twenty-two miles from Britain. "The third phase of the war is now beginning." Germany may first strike at France. There has been no successful invasion of Britain since 1066. There may be fighting in the heart of London. "This is a turning point in history." James Frederick Green (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85059. America Looks Abroad. June 9, 1940. Program #30. NBC net. "Italy Girds Itself For War". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. Which side will Mussolini choose? "The Italian people are on the eve of the war of supreme independence." "Mussolini is a proud man." Vera Mishelis Dean (Research Director of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105256. America Looks Abroad. June 16, 1940. Program #31. NBC net. "The Battle Of France and The United States". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. "This has been a black week for the Democracies." The Germans have marched into Paris, aided by Italy. "Rumors of an imminent French surrender are flying thick and fast." David Popper (Resaearch Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105257. America Looks Abroad. June 23, 1940. Program #32. NBC net. "The Plight Of Britain". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. "Germany has wiped out its humiliation for its World War defeat." "Their next objective is to crush the British Empire." Churchill has said, "The battle of France is over, the battle of Britain is about to begin." A. Randall Elliott (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82889. America Looks Abroad. June 30, 1940. Program #33. NBC net. "What Next In Europe?". Sustaining. The program is produced in cooperation with The Foreign Policy Association. The Russian invasion of Roumania has thrown the Europeans into confusion. Is Stalin planning to stab Hitler in the back? For Russia, mastery of the Black Sea is a matter of life and death. Hitler may make peace with England and attack Russia. John C. De Wilde (Research Associate of the Foreign Policy Association). 14:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82986. America Looks Abroad. July 7, 1940. Program #34. NBC net. "The Fate Of The British Dominion". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. What will happen to the Empire if England is defeated by Hitler? Canada is to be considered as protected by the Monroe Doctrine. James Frederick Green (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82987. America Looks Abroad. July 14, 1940. Program #35. NBC net. "The New Order In France". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. A discussion of the new French government located at Versailles, under Marshal Petain. An analysis of French politics under the Germans David Popper (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105258. America Looks Abroad. July 21, 1940. Program #36. NBC net. "Economic Defense Of The Americas". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with the Foreign Policy Association. The "Inter-American Conference in Cuba" is starting today. The program originates from Havana. Mr. McCullough speaks in Spanish. The program ends early and a brief piano fill is heard. The system cue has been deleted. Howard J. Trueblood (research associate of the Foreign Policy Association), John McCullough (Latin American expert for the Foreign Policy Association). 14:40. Audio condition: Very good shortwave audio. Complete as above.

82981. America Looks Abroad. July 28, 1940. Program #37. NBC net. (no title). Sustaining. The program is produced is co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. The broadcast originates from The Interamerican Conference, Havana. A summary of the conference's accomplishments and goals. Argentina has not tried to sabotage the meeting, but does have her own opinions. John McCullough (Editor of the Foreign Policy Association's "Pan American News Service"). 14:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82982. America Looks Abroad. August 4, 1940. Program #38. NBC net. "Germany Strikes At Britain". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of the German invasion plans and the mutual use of the blockade. The governments of Japan, Germany and Italy might look upon the selective American export embargoes as hostile acts. "Our foreign policy is a series of contradictions." Vera Mishelis Dean (? Director of The Research Depart of The Foreign Poilicy Association). 13:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82983. America Looks Abroad. August 11, 1940. Program #39. NBC net. "Italy's Invasion Of Africa". Sustaining. The program isproduced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of Italy's recent attacks on British colonies in Africa. Japan has again made demands on the British. A. Randall Elliott (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79090. America Looks Abroad. August 18, 1940. Program #40. NBC net. "America's Choice In Europe". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. Is it legal to transfer destroyers to Britain? William T. Stone (Vice President and Washington representative of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

79091. America Looks Abroad. August 25, 1940. Program #41. NBC net. "The Seige Of Britain". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. An analysis of the German "war of attrition." The program was pre-empted the next two weeks. John C. De Wilde (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85147. America Looks Abroad. September 15, 1940. Program #42. NBC net. "America Weighs Her Course". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. The battle of Britain is approaching, it's "the hour of decision." Is the deal with Britain for foreign bases the start of our involvement in the war? "We have learned the meaning of total war." Mr. Hull has issued a third warning to Japan. "We have seen the abandonment of our neutrality and isolation." William T. Stone (Vice President of The Foreign Policy Association, Director of the Washington bureau), Don Fisher (announcer). 14:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85096. America Looks Abroad. September 22, 1940. Program #43. NBC net. "Europe Under Nazi Rule". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. The Italians plan to capture the Suez canal. An analysis of Axis intentions. The air attack by Germany on England has continued for two weeks. Vera Mishelis Dean (Research Director of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85097. America Looks Abroad. September 29, 1940. Program #44. NBC net. "Japan's Plans In Indochina". Sustaining. Japan has just joined the "Axis." The "Axis" pact is mainly directed against the United States. Russia is not pleased. An Imperial conference was held in Japan on Septemeber 19th. President Roosevelt has embargoed the export of scrap iron and steel to Japan. China is America's first line of defense in the Pacific. Should the U. S. fleet be kept in the Pacific? T. A. Bissen (Research Associate, The Foreign Policy Association). 14:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

63920. America Looks Abroad. October 6, 1940. Program #45. NBC net. "The British Empure Under Fire". Sustaining. An analysis of the British empire's preparations for the war. "Gandhi has refused to stab Britain in the back." The air time is to change to 2:30 P. M. next week. James Frederick Green (Foreign Policy Association "expert" on Great Britain). 14:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85098. America Looks Abroad. October 13, 1940. Program #46. NBC net. "Conscription and Our Defenses". Sustaining. Comments on the recently enacted peacetime conscription. "The army has been starved for funds." "We are approaching an hour of decision." David Popper (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82976. America Looks Abroad. October 20, 1940. Program #47. NBC net. "Washington Answers The Axis Powers". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. While we can undoubtedly beat Japan, we would be involved in a long and costly battle. Was the "Triple Alliance" an empty threat? There is an unwillingness is Washington to, "take the lead." William T. Stone (Vice President of the Foreign Policy Association, Director of the Washington Bureau). 14:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82978. America Looks Abroad. October 27, 1940. Program #48. NBC net, WNBC, Hartford, Connecticut origination. "America's Economic Defense". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. A small headline with large signicance: "President Decrees Denfense Priority." An analysis on how the new defense program may affect American production. "We can enjoy both guns and butter." John C. De Wilde (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82977. America Looks Abroad. November 3, 1940. Program #49. NBC net. "The Struggle In The Eastern Mediterranean". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. Greece is being invaded by Germany. The Italians plan to use Greece as a supply base with which to fight Britain. Greece's chances do not look hopeful. "One by one, the Balkan states are succumbing." Britain is being threatened on all four points (sides). David Popper (Research Assocate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82971. America Looks Abroad. November 10, 1940. Program #50. NBC net. "New Bases For American Defense". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation of The Foreign policy Association. The best defense is strategic outposts from which to be offensive. A summary of preparations being made in the Caribbean. A. Randall Elliott (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82972. America Looks Abroad. November 17, 1940. Program #51. NBC net. "The Outlook In The Far East". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. "The crisis in the far East has been almost overlooked." Another Japanese "Imperial Conference" has been held, which is most unusual. There have been Japanese attempts at Conciliation. "It has been a black week for Italy." T. A. Bissen (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82966. America Looks Abroad. November 24, 1940. Program #52. NBC net. "Russia's Role In The World Conflict". Sustaining. 2:15 P.M. The program is produced in cooperation with The Foreign Policy Association. Premier Molotov visited Berlin on November 12th. What can or will Moscow do? Vera Mishelis Dean (? Director of the Research Department of the Foreign Policy Association), Ben Grauer (? announcer). 14:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105259. America Looks Abroad. December 1, 1940. Program #53. NBC net. "Aid To Britain". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. "A week ago, Britain's rose-colored glasses were suddenly removed." "England was nearing the end of its financial resources." William T. Stone (Vice-President of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82968. America Looks Abroad. December 8, 1940. Program #54. NBC net. "Axis Prospects In The Balkans". Sustaining. The program is produced in cooperation with The Foreign Policy Association. A summary of Axis setbacks in Greece and the Balkans. The Greek army is occupying a portion of Albania. Mr. Pepper summarizes the factors that are favorable to Britain. David Pepper (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association). 14:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82973. America Looks Abroad. December 15, 1940. Program #55. NBC net, WFIL Philadelphia origination. "Inside Germany". Sustaining. The program is produced in co-operation with The Foreign Policy Association. A summary of Hitler's recent speech and beliefs. An analysis of the German economic situation. Hitler's speech was intended to bolster homefront morale. There are only two ways Germany can be defeated. See cat. #12206 for Mr. Hitler's speech. John C. De Wilde (Research Associate of The Foreign Policy Association," who follows affairs in Germany). 14:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82890. America Looks Abroad. December 22, 1940. Program #56. NBC net. "Inside England". Sustaining. The program is produced in cooperation with The Foreign Policy Association. Britain needs America's ships, airplanes and industrial production. James Frederick Green (Research Associate of the Foreign Policy Association). 14:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82891. America Looks Abroad. December 29, 1940. Program #57. NBC net. "War and Peace Prospects For 1941". Sustaining. The program is produced is cooperation with The Foreign Policy Association. "Germany must seek to deliver a mortal blow to the British Islands in the next few weeks or months." Germany may come into conflict with Russia. "The U. S. wants to stay out of the conflict." "The secret of British resistance is civilian courage." Is a negotiated peace possible? The British would consider this a German victory. They cannot achieve a decisive defeat of Hitler without the assistance or intervention of the United States. Vera Mishelis Dean (? Director of the Research Department of the Foreign Policy Association). 14:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65335. America Looks Abroad. January 1941. KFWB, Los Angeles. Sponsored by: Dr. Cowan's Friendly Credit Dentist. A commentary about Nazism and the German mindset. A cogent, if somewhat biased summary. Robert Arden, Neal Reagan (announcer), Bill Fuller (commercial spokesman). 15:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65338. America Looks Abroad. April 9, 1941. KFWB, Los Angeles. Sponsored by: Dr. Cowan's Friendly Credit Dentist. The Balkan situation is grim tonight. A Greek port has fallen to the Nazis. Plans and troop movements in the Balkans. Robert Arden, Lou Marcell (announcer). 14:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65337. America Looks Abroad. May 16, 1941. KFWB, Los Angeles. Sponsored by: Dr. Cowan's Friendly Credit Dentist. Mr. Roosevelt had conceded that the initiative in the world situation lies with the totalitarian Axis. Mr. Arden voices concern about the island of Martinique in the Caribbean, now that France is under the control of "totalitarian powers." "The Nazis cannot afford to be without their 'so-called' diplomatic missions, which are really being used as 'brain centers' for propaganda." The "Hess Mystery" is still very much in the news. The grandiose Nazi plans were foiled by a sprained ankle and a Scots farmer with a pitchfork! Robert Arden, Neal Reagan (announcer). 14:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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