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.
[Fighting in Tunisia]
Friday, March 26, 1943
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, describing the week's war news. Chief news this week is the Allied push to throw Rommel's army out of Tunisia -- no decisive success.
Date based on the mention of an address to the Maryland General Assembly by Anthony Eden, March 26th, 1943.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 68896
Municipal archives id: LT192