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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday Is Old Radio Day: The Story of the Pacific "The Philippines and Their Fight for Freedom"

The Pacific Story:
The Pacific Story was broadcast on NBC at 11:30pm, with the first broadcast on July 11, 1943.

The series lasted 184 weeks with two weeks pre-empted and ended on January 26, 1947. It was considered a documentary.

The premise of the show was that with Europe in ruins, the Pacific might emerge as the center of political and social change in the world, and people should know something about it.

The series touched on every nation around the Pacific rim and told of their importance in the years to come when the war ended.

It was narrated by Gayne Williams and featured such authorities on Pacific affairs as Henry Luce and Pearl S. Buck.

Today it is interesting to listen to this broadcast in light of importance of the strategic location of the Philippines and our treaty promise to help defend them and the freedom they fought for:

1 comment:

  1. PI is a crazy place, remember my days drinking san miguel and hitting olongapo and subic city.....crazy stuff.....

    "monkey meat on a sitck"....!!