CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

December 7, 2009

Pearl Harbor: A 1942 Radio Broadcast Script

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

PEARL HARBOR : A 1942 RADIO BROADCAST SCRIPT

My files on my grandfather, Albert C. Briskay*, include a script from an NBC radio broadcast that contained interviews from non-military personnel, including my grandfather, at the Navy Yard in Pearl Harbor. Below is the text of Briskay’s part of the interview.

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NAVY YARD BROADCAST

KGU to NBC

1100-1115 – Wednesday, March 18, 1942

WAHL: Remember Pearl Harbor? This broadcast comes to you from the pulsating heart of that gigantic mid-Pacific naval base, 2200 miles west and south of San Francisco. Until three months ago, Pearl Harbor was just a name! Today it is a legend…..the place where our war began.  Here are all the complex activities that comprise a naval base.

And there are men – thousands of them – civilian workers – who ready the ships for new jobs at sea when they come in from scouring the seventy million square miles of this Pacific battle front. For every man at sea there must be (more…)

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