[Jean Sablon, Morton Gould, Elisabeth Bergner]

Sunday, January 18, 1942

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

Begins with war news report: the Japanese blitz on Singapore has begun, Russians fought against Nazi forces outside Moscow.

Clifton Fadiman hosts the night's program, dedicated to those who have found refuge in the U.S. from the Nazis, including "songs that would make the Gestapo sing like Donald Duck."

Jean Sablon, French singer, performs "My Sister and I."

Foreign correspondent Pierre Van Paassen, and author of "Days of Our Years," talks about the underground movement in occupied countries.

Morton Gould and his orchestra perform.

Elisabeth Bergner performs a dramatization, "In This Strange Land," the story of an immigrant woman's paranoia about being sent back to Germany. A man tells her people in America are interested in their neighbors and want to help her.

Sablon performs "Madeline."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69697
Municipal archives id: LT718

Hosted by:

Clifton Fadiman


Elisabeth Bergner, Morton Gould, Jean Sablon and Pierre Van Paassen


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About Keep 'em Rolling

Office of Emergency Management-sponsored variety show to boost patriotism during the war.

This patriotic review (1942) includes dramatic radio plays, musical numbers, and practical information about how the listening public can aid in the war effort.


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