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Virtual Event: Radio Goes to War
Thursday September 9 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on radio. This one-hour, virtual presentation examines how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sound clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the armed forces) and more!
Steve Darnall is the host of a radio show in Chicago (Those Were the Days) dedicated to the “Golden Age” of radio. Over the years, he’s spoken at dozens of libraries on topics related to different aspects of radio history.
Please register to view this event on Zoom. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.
Only 100 people will be able to watch via Zoom, so if the meeting is full please watch live on the DeKalb Public Library Facebook page.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. In memory of Dorothy Thorsen.
For additional information or help with registration, please contact Samantha at email@example.com or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.