Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review

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.


104284. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. March 12, 1943. Program #1. O.W.I. origination. Sustaining. The director of the O.W.I. gives a weekly progress report on the war. The program originates from Washington, D.C. The Germans have counter-attacked against the Russian in the Ukraine. The German government is drafting men and women into the military. The weather in Tunisia may affect the fighting against General Rommel. There have been few developments in the Pacific. Elmer Davis. 14:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69257. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. March 19, 1943. Program #2. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. From Washington, D.C., the director of the O.W.I. gives a weekly progress report on the war. There has been little activity in Tunisia, due to the mud. The Spring thaw is coming in Russia. Submarine warfare is continuing. A bill has been introduced in Congress for a United Nations Organization...with considerable opposition. Anthony Eden is in Washington D.C. for meetings. The system cue has been deleted. Elmer Davis. 14:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

85107. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. March 26, 1943. Program #3. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. "There's good news from Tunisia." A summary of news from the Russian fronts, submarine warfare, and rationing at home. The recent conversations held by Anthony Eden. The "Bankhead Bill" has been vetoed. Elmer Davis. 14:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85108. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. April 2, 1943. Program #4. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. "The news is still good this week" in Tunisia. Where are all the American airplanes? Price ceilings are to be according to the "Little Steel" formula. Rationing seems to be working. The program is announced as the fourth in the series. Elmer Davis. 14:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104285. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. April 9, 1943. Program #5. O.W.I. origination. The Director of the O.W.I. gives a weekly progress report on the war. The fighting against General Rommel in Tunisia continues. The announcer introduces this program as the fourth of the series, which appears to be incorrect. Elmer Davis. 14:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

48664. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. April 16, 1943. Program #6. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. "The campaign in Tunisia has come down to its last plase." Hitler and Mussolini have met; a summary of fighting in the Pacific. The Japanese are launching mass air attacks. Spain would like to help bring about peace. The anti-inflation price-stabilization plans are under attack after only eight days. The Second War Loan is going well. Chuck Foster and His Orchestra, Nancy Gayle (vocal), Paul Dorman (announcer). 14:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85089. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. April 23, 1943. Program #7. O.W.I. origination, NBC net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. Rommel has left Tunisia, leaving only defensive positions. The Truman committee has reported on the losses of Allied shipping. Germany is being bombed, "around the clock." The Japanese government has announced they they have executed pilots captured in the Doolittle raid. Elmer Davis. 14:19. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85090. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. April 30, 1943. Program #8. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. Russia has broken diplomatic relations with the Polish government-in-exile. Coal miners who go on strike are helping the enemy. The Japanese are taking advantage of John L. Lewis' ambitions. Elmer Davis. 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85084. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. May 7, 1943. Program #9. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. Bizerte has fallen to the Aliies. U.S. air attacks in the Pacific. Stalin is quoted as desiring, "a strong and independent Polant." The coal strike has ended, followed by a confused explanation of subsidies. Piano fill to time. Elmer Davis. 14:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85085. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. May 14, 1943. Program #10. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. "This has been a glorius week." The campaign to recapture Attu has been begun. A summary of the victory in Africa. Today is the third anniversary of the massacre of Rotterdam. German attempts to make a separate peace. Davis predicts the Germans will turn against the Nazis and will quit when they realize that they've been beaten. Elmer Davis. 14:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69468. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. May 14, 1943. Program #10. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. The head of the O.W.I. reports on the progress of the war. The fighting at Attu is going well. The Germans have finally surrendered in Tunisia. "The master race can't take it." Mr. Davis speculates on how and when the Germans will surrender. Elmer Davis. 9:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85086. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. May 21, 1943. Program #11. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. "The war is in a creative pause." The Germans may be preparing another offensive against Russia. "The war will not be over by Christmas." Fighting has taken place in Russia, China and Attu. The death of Admiral Yamamoto has been reported by the Japanese. Speculations on the cause of his death. Senator Chandler wants priority to shift to defeating Japan. Elmer Davis. 14:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85080. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. May 28, 1943. Program #12. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. War plans for the future have been made by the Allies. U.S. advances on Attu. German U-Boat plans. A summary of bombing raids on Germany. The Office of War Mobilization has been created in the U. S. "This war is going to be with us quite a while longer." The program opening is slightly upcut. Elmer Davis. 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

85081. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. June 4, 1943. Program #13. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. The coal strike has been called off; there has been a revolution in Argentina. Attu has been mostly recaptured. Good news about the submarine warfare. Generals De Gaulle and Giraud have reached an agreement. Criticism of John L. Lewis. Piano fill to time. Elmer Davis. 14:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85075. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. June 18, 1943. Program #15. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. He speculates on German intentions toward Russia. "Don't be impatient if the invasion of Europe doesn't come today or tomorrow." We lost twenty bombers while bombing Kiel. Our operations against German submarines has been very successful lately. General Tojo has called a meeting of the Japanese Diet. "There's really nothing funny about the Japs." There's the possibility of another coal strike. The House has passed a measure to abolish the domestic activities of the O.W.I. Davis reports this as the last item, with no comment. Elmer Davis. 14:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85076. Elmer Davis and His Weekly War Review. July 9, 1943. Program #18. O.W.I. origination, CBS net. Sustaining. Mr. Davis speaks from Washington, D.C. The Germans have launched an attack on Russia. There are likely to be "several" second fronts when we invade Europe. Raymond Clapper reports that our soldiers in North Africa are conc4rned about subsidies and inflation back home. Announced as the last show of the series, Mr. Davis will be traveling and leaving Washington. Elmer Davis. 7:25. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

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