"My Dear Mr. President," 1939: Radio Broadcast of Interior Secretary Harold Ickes' Annual Report to the President (Part 2)
Photo shows production of the U.S. Department of Interior's radio play "My Dear Mr. President," broadcast on January 8, 1939, the subject of which was the Interior Secretary's annual report to the President (Source: "Not So Free Air," Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 11, 1939)
Part of the Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress)
Part 2- of the recording of the radio broadcast is presented in the attachment "Broadcast 2", which contains segments15 &16 of Interior Secretary's Harrold L. Ickes' Speech. This represents pages 42-46 of the Script, which is also attached. (The rest of the file is unrelated to the Department of Interior’s radio program. Due to the technical limitations, the Virtual Museum was not able to edit the second file to consist solely of parts 15 and 16 of that broadcast.)
Source: The Library of Congress.
Note to Museum VisitorThe attached broadcast recording and the pre-air script are related to an article by Professor Mordecai Lee,“Public Reporting in Public Administration, circa 1939: The Annual Report as Fictional Radio Stories.” The article is forthcoming in Public Voices (2016) Volume XV Number 1.
From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
Second photo: From the U.S. Department of the Interior Radio.
Ickes' Report to the President, 1939