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Crash of the airship Hindenburg, recorded on May 6th 1937

Crash of the airship Hindenburg, recorded on May 6th 1937

Major news events also gripped the nation. Bulletins on the hunt for the kidnapped baby son of aviator Charles Lindbergh kept listeners in an agony of suspense over several months in 1932 and in 1936 the war correspondent Hans Von Kaltenborn became the first American reporter to broadcast live from a war zone, when he brought the actual sounds of a Spanish civil war battle into ordinary homes. Equally dramatic was the fatal crash of the airship Hindenburg, recorded on May 6th 1937 by Herbert Morrison of Chicago station WLS, an event that reduced the helpless reporter to .... read more.

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Radio

1938
The War Of The Worlds by Orson Welles

The War Of The Worlds by Orson Welles. The infamous radio broadcast that panicked America on Halloween night.

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