On 9/30/2015 7:49 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Along these lines, does anyone know if original-source recordings were
> made when Edward R. Murrow broadcast over shortwave from BBC studios?
> The WWII recordings from London that I've heard are almost all recorded
> on the other side of the short-wave transmission (ie at a CBS site on
> this side of the Atlantic). I'm wondering if the BBC had a recorder
> running when Murrow originated the broadcasts and if so, where is that
> audio today?
The recordings on the "I Can Hear It Now" discs give aural evidence of
having passed through a short-wave link, but my recollection of the
recordings on "A Reporter Remembers" is that those sounded like source
transcriptions -- that is, not including the short-wave link. Presumably
the original audio, if it wasn't handed off to CBS for "A Reporter
Remembers", is in the hands of the BBC or the British Library. CBS
presumably has tapes, from which the album was made.
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