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Jun 7 The World Is Yours Radio Program

Jun 7 First "The World is Yours" Airs over NBC Radio Network

 

Jun 7 First "The World is Yours" Airs over NBC Radio Network

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Year: 
1936
Month: 
june
Day: 
7
Date: 
Sun, 1936-06-07

The first The World Is Yours radio program is aired over the National Broadcasting Company network. A joint project of the Smithsonian, US Department of the Interior's Office of Education, and the Works Progress Administration, the half-hour programs air once a week on topics ranging from mammals to insects to geology to ethnology to art history to aeronautics, etc. Scripts are prepared by Smithsonian staff and presentations are done by out-of-work actors and musicians. The program is suspended in May of 1942 because of the war effort.