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.
Friday, April 30, 1943
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Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.
Hard fighting, heavy casualties in Tunisia. Germans and Russians in Poland, discovery of dead Polish soldiers.
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Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 68909
Municipal archives id: LT196