Democracy In Action

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.


55756. Democracy In Action. May 14, 1939. Program #1. CBS net. "Ever Faster Transportation". Sustaining. "Your Government and Transportation." Produced by the Office Of Education, Department Of The Interior, for the United States World's Fair Commission, with the co-operation of CBS and The Works Progress Administration. "The story of your government at work." "Each program in this series will interepret and supplement one of the theme exhibits in the Federal Government Building at the New York World's Fair." How our transportation system has improved since 1789. Merrill Dennison (writer), Leon Goldman (conductor), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55757. Democracy In Action. May 21, 1939. Program #2. CBS net. "Better Wings For Words". Sustaining. "Your Government and Communications." Starting in the days of Paul Revere, a letter from Boston to Philadelphia could take up to two weeks! When George Washington became president, there were only seventy five post offices in the United States. How inventions and new regulations led to rapid increases in communications. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55758. Democracy In Action. May 28, 1939. Program #3. CBS net. "More Abundant Food". Sustaining. "Your Government and Food." A survey of government's help in growing food, starting in the starving days of the Pilgrim colony and Captain Miles Standish, up to the "modern" orange and blue food stamps distributed in May, 1939. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55759. Democracy In Action. June 4, 1939. Program #4. CBS net. "For Better Housing". Sustaining. "Your Government and Shelter." From the log cabins in George Washington's day (and the "logging bees") to the housing problems of 1939. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55772. Democracy In Action. June 11, 1939. Program #5. CBS net. "Conserving Our Heritage". Sustaining. "Your Government and Conservation." The story of our natural resources, starting in 1773 with Daniel Boone. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

56348. Democracy In Action. June 18, 1939. Program #6. CBS net. "Promoting Trade". Sustaining. "Your Government and Trade." A survey of American trading since the Revolutionary War. How the government expedites local trade, trade between the states and international trade today. Merrill Dennison (writer), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor), Earle McGill (director). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55773. Democracy In Action. June 25, 1939. Program #7. CBS net. "Aiding Industry". Sustaining. "Your Government and Industry." The story of how Americans have used representative government to solve problems which they could not meet individually or in private groups; such as Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55774. Democracy In Action. July 2, 1939. Program #8. CBS net. "Money and Credit". Sustaining. "Your Government and Money." Money is security! The F. D. I. C. protects all bank deposits up to $5000, and other modern reforms. At the end of the program, the announcer declares this to be the seventh program of the series (in error). It's the eighth show. Irve Tunick (writer), Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55775. Democracy In Action. July 9, 1939. Program #9. CBS net. "For Your Social Welfare". Sustaining. "Your Government and Social Welfare" The Constitution guarantees personal and intellectual security, but what about financial security? A survey of economic security, starting in 1789. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor), Irve Tunick (writer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

56349. Democracy In Action. July 16, 1939. Program #10. CBS net. "Learning and Recreation". Sustaining. "Your Government and Education." The story of education in America, including second class postage rates and the copyright laws. In 1938, there were 213,000 schools, 1,100,000 teachers and 31,785,000 students. More than one quarter of the entire population teaches or attends schools! The history of free education, starting with Thomas Jefferson. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (music director). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

56350. Democracy In Action. July 23, 1939. Program #11. CBS net. "Protecting Us". Sustaining. "Your Government and Internal Protection." A portrait of the hundreds of agencies devoted to internal protection. In 1793, Noah Webster became the first the first enforcer of those who rob the mails. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (music director). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55760. Democracy In Action. July 30, 1939. Program #12. CBS net. "Good Neighbors All". Sustaining. "Your Government and Foreign Relations." "The hum-drum and routine activities" of the government which keeps the wheels of commerce turning and promotes international trade. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor). 29:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

55761. Democracy In Action. August 6, 1939. Program #13. CBS net. "Defending Our Borders". Sustaining. "Your Government and National Defense." How we can maintain adequate defense while keeping the military subordinate to civilian authority. A brief history of our military from the days of the Continental Army to the 1939 preparedness for defense. Merrill Dennison (writer), Earle McGill (director), Rudolph Schramm (composer), The Columbia String Orchestra, Leon Goldman (conductor), Selma Goldstone (research). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 13 programs.