Democratic National Committee Program

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

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14420. Democratic National Committee Program. November 6, 1944. Paid political announcement. Congressman Dawson (Ill.) speaking on behalf of President Roosevelt. Congressman Dawson. 13 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6419. Democratic National Committee Program. November 6, 1944. CBS net. The program is also known as, "The Roosevelt Special." A political program broadcast the night before the election... well calculated to make the blood of any Republican boil. A vicious, cunning political appeal, and possibly very successful. Among other features, the program features big name, famous personalities who appear briefly only to say, "I'm voting for F. D. R." A ninety-four year old Republican (who shook the hand of Abraham Lincoln, "the greatest Republican of them all"), tells why he's voting for Roosevelt too! A fascinating, albeit low point in American political broadcasting. James Cagney, Keenan Wynn, Franklin Roosevelt, Cliff Nazarro, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Bennett, Irving Berlin, Mrs. Irving Berlin, Virginia Bruce, R. H. Cherry (?), Groucho Marx, Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, John Garfield, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Rita Hayworth, Walter Huston, Rex Ingram, George Jessel, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Evelyn Keyes, Paul Muni, George Raft, Edward G. Robinson, Gale Sondergaard, Lana Turner, Monty Woolley, Jane Wyman, Elmer Rice, Waldo Pierce, Constance Bennett, Dorothy Maynor, Vincent Sheean, Marc Connelly, Louis Untermeyer, Fannie Hurst, Olin Downes, Fay Wray, Bennett Cerf, John Dewey, Benay Venuta, Eddie Dowling, Russell Crouse, Paul Strand, Dorothy Parker, John Gunther, Vilhjalmur Stefanson, Charles Boyer, Alonzo Myers, Barney Ross, Edna Ferber, The Ink Spots, Gertrude Berg, Milton Berle, Franchot Tone, Frank Sinatra, Quentin Reynolds, June Richmond, Judy Garland, Humphrey Bogart, W. Averell Harriman, Clarence Muse, James Gleason, Harry Carey, Richard Whorf, Betty Hall (a 19-year-old voter), Julius Oscar (a 94-year-old voter), Norman Corwin (writer, director), Yip Harburg (music), Earl Robinson (music). 60:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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