Talk by Thomas E. Dewey
Wednesday, June 20, 1951
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The 22nd program of the series. Governor Dewey tells the audience to take responsibility for saving their lives if a nuclear attack were to occur. If we are prepared, it is less likely to happen. Our citizens are not doing their job. If an atom bomb fell in your community tonight, what would happen? Death, destruction, fire, chaos, and horror. This is no idle nightmare; it actually happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan was not prepared. Do you know what to do?
Your state government has done its job.
Asks for $12 million to buy supplies. The men dying in Korea are dying in vain if we don't protect ourselves. If total war comes, everybody will be on the front lines.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71582
Municipal archives id: LT1832