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20th Century International Radio Newsreel - February 24, 1939

February 22nd, 2019

Next on the blog this week, a rare example of an early attempt at “on the spot” news.

The “20th Century International Radio Newsreel” was a syndicated program.  Only one example is listed in Goldin’s database, an audition with a sales messages for radio stations.

The program of February 24, 1939 has reporter Michael Blair interviewing arriving passengers and celebrities from the Panama-Pacific Lines SS Washington at San Pedro harbor.

Our program was transferred from a single-sided 16” Presto lacquer transcription.  It appears to be a previously lost show.