HELLO AMERICANS: BRAZIL (RADIO)

Summary

One in a series of informative variety shows intended to introduce listeners to the peoples and cultures of South and Central America. Host Orson Welles introduces this show on Brazil, broadcast from Rio de Janeiro. Program highlights include the following: a Brazilian band playing several sambas, some featuring singer Carmen Miranda; Miranda giving Welles a lesson on samba vocal technique and explaining the samba band's instrumental makeup; and Welles and other cast members discussing Brazil's products, natural resources, and unique ethnic mix, and the need to conserve the Amazon jungle. In closing, Welles explains the purpose of the series and describes future shows.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: November 15, 1942 Sunday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R88:0168
  • GENRE: Radio - Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Brazil
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1942-1943
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

      Lud Gluskin........ Conductor
    • Orson Welles........ Host
    • Carmen Miranda........ Guest

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