BW – EP60: Home For The Fourth—A History of Radio Programming on Independence Day

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On episode 60 of Breaking Walls, we present a look at the history of audio in America on the fourth of July in honor of the 241st anniversary of America’s Independence Day.

We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll get angry, and perhaps, we’ll all be able to answer what it means to be an American.

• Norman Corwin Presents: Home for the Fourth, which originally aired on July 4, 1944.
• A little-known tale about how the American Revolution began from 1948
• Jean Sheppard tells Fourth of July fireworks stories from the Limelight in Greenwich Village, New York in 1964.
• Bill Stern tells a tale about three founding fathers who all died on the Fourth of July from 1947
• The historical significance of the Liberty Bells’ inscription, as told in 1954
• Why love is the only way to truly have independence and revolution
• Where we can go from here in America

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