Eisenhower Day Ceremonies

Monday, June 18, 1945

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

WNYC announcers present live coverage of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's reception in New York City following the declaration of defeat of German forces. Announcers describe all aspects of the day: the wait for the General's plane, the parade bringing Dwight D. Eisenhower down 5th Avenue in front of New York Public Library and his reception at City Hall.
Mayor La Guardia and General Eisenhower both speak at a Giants - Braves baseball game at the Polo Grounds.

Reporters relay in from all over the city, transmission quality varies. Descriptions of waiting crowds. Discussion of weather conditions throughout the broadcast.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68817
Municipal archives id: LT174


Tommy Cowan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Joe Fishler, Fiorello H. La Guardia and Dick Pack


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