1935 – Franklin Roosevelt trying to hold America together. Foreign powers rattling sabers. Poverty and Hope. All this and Jack Benny, too.
The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour – Rudy Vallee – Franklin Roosevelt – The March of Time -The Hour of Smiles – Fred Allen – The Jack Benny Program – Milton Berle – George Burns – Gracie Allen – Portland Hoffa – Mary Livingston – And More!
Episode 2 features the years 1930 and 1931 when Radio began to be a part of the everyday lives of Americans, and brought some comfort into homes dealing with a great economic crisis.
Old Time Radio came into millions of homes bringing entertainment, news, music, and comedy. Old Time Radio also brought the United States together during two of the greatest threats it ever faced; the depression and World War 2.
This podcast examines how entertainment, radio and America grew and changed during those pivotal years.