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.
[Updates on Tunisia]
Friday, March 12, 1943
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The first report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information.
German counter-attack in the Southern Ukraine. Russians in the North; costly German successes in the South. Men and women are being forced in to German service; other means of drafting. Russian campaign is the greatest in all history. German Field Marshall Rommel in Tunisia. The weather changes expected in Tunisia may impact the German submarine's success in sinking of Allied forces ships. It has been a quiet week in the Pacific. The Lend Lease Act has been renewed. Tax week.
Date based on historic New York Times article.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
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