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

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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  • Jim B.

    It ran at 9pm on WOR. I’ve checked and see it was broadcast at 8pm on WGN and 7pm on KHJ. So it looks like it made the network.

    Jun 8, 2009 at 8:36 am
  • Mark

    This was an interesting show actually. Talk about explicit politicking! ;0

    Jun 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm