I too would be interested in anything by Edward R. Murrow as he was a
Pawling, NY resident for many years. I would like to have these digital
files for the Historical Society.
Tom Fine wrote:
> It's time again for my annual drag-netting for more episodes in the
> Murrow/CBS News "Hear It Now" radio series. This series, probably the
> original weekly news-magazine show, aired from December 1950 through
> June 1951.
> For some background of the program, hear Fred Friendly's testimony
> before the FCC, in segment 2 of the May 19, 2005 show here:
> I have five out of the 28 or so shows in my OTR collection and am
> always eager to get more. OTR collectors, if you have some shows,
> let's swap. I've found that there is much less saved news/information
> programming in the private OTR collections than zillions of copies of
> the same somewhat dated dramas and comedies. It's too bad because the
> old school of electronic journalism runs rings around today's
> amateurish shout-fests and of coure wipes the floor with the
> myth-laden "blogosphere."
> "Hear It Now" in particular was amazing for its time -- audio
> collected from all over the world and long-format features from such
> diverse places as the Big Apple Circus, Hollywood and the Korean War
> front. The sources varied from short-wave pull-downs to wire
> recordings to telephone transmissions to field optical and disk
> recorders and even some tape and the shows were assembled and edited
> in that newfangled format of magnetic tape.
> Note that this is completely different from the 3 "I Can Hear It Now"
> LP records. This show was called "Hear It Now," was produced by CBS
> News and was aired on CBS stations from mid-December 1950 through June
> So, OTR fans, please check your collections and see if we have some
> -- Tom Fine
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