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Dwight Eisenhower: The Grass Roots Boy - October 28, 1952

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This week marks the anniversary of D-Day.  And there's probably no person more associated with the Normandy Invasion that marked the final stages of World War II than the Allied commander Dwight Eisenhower.

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From October 28, 1952, we're hearing in this blog post, "Dwight Eisenhower:  The Grass Roots Boy".  The program, sponsored by Youth for Eisenhower, is a dramatized biography prepared for the 1952 Presidential campaign.

I'm not sure if this was carried locally by WOR or carried on the wider Mutual net, but it's a fascinating bit of political broadcasting and Presidential history.  The show was transferred from an original WOR lacquer transcription set.

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