Elmer Davis (1890-1958) was a journalist and broadcaster. He worked for the New York Times from 1914 to 1924. As nightly news analyst for CBS (1939-1941) he had an audience of 12.5 million viewers. Roosevelt appointed him head of the newly created Office of War Information (OWI) in 1941. He returned to broadcasting, this time for ABC, from 1945 to 1953.
[Communist International, Office of War Mobilization, Ration Books]
Friday, May 21, 1943
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Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.
-Dissolution of the Communist International
-Creation of the Office of War Mobilization headed by Former Supreme Court Justice James F. Byrnes
-Applications for ration books
-Rubber strike ends
[Poor quality original.]
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
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