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(S7.E11.) Podcast Rebroadcast, America Called to War Again

WWII: America Called to War Again

This podcast was originally aired on radio December 15, 1941. It was the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights for the U.S. Constitution. It was also one week after the attack of Japan on Pearl Harbor that started World War Two for the U.S., even though the war had been raging for many years in other parts of the world. To motivate the U.S. citizens to once again take up arms in battle, a special radio broadcast explained that the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the American way of life was at risk. To deliver this message, the greatest stars of Hollywood put together a drama that reminded the listeners of what was at stake and why they must take action. The radio broadcast ends with a moving speech by President Roosevelt.

The podcast "Journey into American History" kindly granted permission to a rebroadcast of their podcast episode. Their podcast is composed of other episodes from a radio program in the later 1930s and early 1940s that celebrates U.S. history. The podcast can be subscribed to through iTunes. The web site for the podcast is http://www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory/History/American-History/Journeys-Into-American-History-Podcast/23108

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. (S7.E11.) Podcast Rebroadcast, Calling America to War Again.m4a

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David Arendale and the rest of the Then and Now Podcast Team