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.
[Comparison of Allied and German Armies]
Monday, April 05, 1943
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Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, describing the week's war news.
Discussion of success in Tunisia; it's too early to decide Rommel is finished. Germans are sending more soldiers there. Comparison of forces. Problems of transportation. A bad month for submarine sinkings.
Date is based on mention of President Roosevelt veto of the Bankhead Farm Bill, April 2, 1943.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 68900
Municipal archives id: LT193