John F. BarberDrama, Fiction, Arts

Episode Summary

Re-Imagined Radio considers Edward R. Murrow’s radio reporting of "The Blitz," fifty-seven consecutive days of German air force bombing of London during World War II. His keen observation, vivid verbal descriptions, and attention to sounds provided a sense of what was happening. What could be observed. Radio historian Jeff Porter calls the unmatched immediacy Murrow provided listeners, "the proximity effect" (Porter Lost Sound 90) and says it prompted a new form of radio storytelling. We sample several examples of Murrow's radio storytelling, and its "proximity effect," in this episode. Season 11, Episode 04 Premier Broadcast: 17 Apr. 2023 Written, Produced, Hosted by John Barber Music, Sound Design, Post Production by Marc Rose Graphics by Holly Slocum Design Website:    
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