Eyes on the Sky Number 3

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

Opens with song that proclaims "Vigilance is the Price of Freedom Today" and encourages all to join the "ground observer corp."

The United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra provides background music.

The Singing Sergeants sing "It's a Grand Night for Singing."

The broadcast then goes to Hartley, Delaware and the story of the community's effort to build an observation post. The ladies of the community raised money through a bake sale. They earned $53.64. Additionally, members of the community sought donations to aid in the building. Members of the community volunteered to man the post as observers.

This short dramatic recreation is followed by The Singing Sergeants' rendition of "Jimmy Crack Corn."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71710
Municipal archives id: LT5226


The Singing Sergeants and The United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra


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About Miscellaneous

Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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