Civil Defense plans in Ithaca

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Leonard introduces the 34th program in civil defense broadcast over the civil defense network, linking "virtually every radio station in New York state." "Your chances of surviving an atomic attack are pretty good -- if you've had civil defense training. But what happens then?"

A unnamed reporter plays for the audience the sounds of Ithaca. A dramatization of a New York City family visiting Ithaca to learn about their civil defense plan. What would happen if they were evacuated from New York City to Ithaca? They drive around the city and universities.

Leonard concludes the program. "The basic purpose of this series is to encourage you to think about your own plan for survival." "Civil defense is common sense."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71574
Municipal archives id: LT1842