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NBC Announcer Ben Grauer's Book Collection Goes Back to 1555

Ben Grauer in DC's Real Fact Comics 9 (1946) Reporting an eclipse of the sun from the jungles of Brazil, giving listeners a tense description of the state-by-state returns during a hotly contested presidential election, commentating with quiet dignity on the next selection of the NBC Symphony orchestra, bringing the theatre into your own living rooms each weekday morning on his WNBT Footlights and Klieglights program and covering the news wherever and whenever it happens is the day-by-day job ... (read more)

Dusting Off an Antique Radio from Grandma's Attic

1934 Philco model 84 four-tube radio Anyone old enough to recall the days before television remembers that radios, large or small and usually with gleaming wooden cabinets, were the nerve centers of the country's living rooms. Around them huddled America's families, with only each other to look at, listening intently to Jack Benny's jokes and Benny Goodman's notes, President Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats and Edward R. Murrow's London reports. After decades of dusty silence in ... (read more)