Hate, Incorporated

Friday, November 02, 1945

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

"The racket that debases motherhood and sets it up as a front for bigoted and undemocratic activities."

Dramatization of discrimination during wartime.

After receiving word that her son had died in combat, Mrs. Morriss receives a message from an anti-Jewish group, the White Cross Mothers. Her daughter's boyfriend suggests she join the group as a spy. At the meeting, a mother is heard making the argument that she and the other mothers could work together to spread anti-union literature. Mrs. Morriss responds by telling the group they should discuss the issues calmly, that they could reach a compromise -- the American way. The crowd does not respond well.

Back at home, Mrs. Morriss's daughter receives a phone call from the police station: Mrs. Morriss was discovered wandering the streets, badly beaten, and was taken to the hospital. After hearing their story, the police investigators begin investigating the White Cross Mothers' trashcans, looking for information on the club's monetary backing. Instead, they discover information about the group's next plan: a violent protest against striking workers. The police arrest the leader of the group and discover from her further information of the financial backers.

Philadelphia, WIP.

Fourth in the series dedicated to the fight against the elements of HATE, INC. Presented in cooperation with the Philadelphia Fellowship Commission.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69018
Municipal archives id: LT334


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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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