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11 December: The show Henry Luce didn’t really like

Westbrook Van Voorhis, the unforgettable Voice of Time. (Photo: CBS.)

Westbrook Van Voorhis, the unforgettable Voice of Time. (Photo: CBS.)

On the same day as Congress declares war against the Third Reich, in Pearl Harbour’s immediate aftermath and countering the Reich’s and Fascist Italy’s declarations against the United States, one of old-time radio’s most eloquent radio exercises in the aftermath comes from a series launched in Cincinnati more than a decade earlier. A series that became a radio legend despite the apparent disdain of the publishing titan whose signature creation inseminated it.

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11 December: Stitches in time . . .

Westbrook Van Voorhis---the voice of time or the voice of fate, either one worked for The March of Time. (Photo: NBC)

Westbrook Van Voorhis—the voice of time or the voice of fate, either one worked for The March of Time. (Photo: NBC)

The immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbour continues to bristle in the United States and around the world, and one of its most eloquent radio exercises comes from a series launched in Cincinnati in 1929 and becoming a radio legend in spite of the apparent disdain of the publishing titan whose signature creation fueled it.

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