ORSON WELLES'S COMMENTARY (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series devoted to commentary by Orson Welles on current events. In this program, Welles discusses the atom bomb test scheduled to take place on Bikini Atoll later on the day of the broadcast; the bomb to be detonated will be adorned with a picture of Welles's wife, actress Rita Hayworth. He expresses his fear that people have "already capitulated to the bomb" by refusing to face the death and destruction atomic war would cause and by giving up on arms control. Welles protests against the end of price controls and the closing of the OPA (Office of Price Administration), and closes by asking listeners to write government officials to demand that price controls be reinstated.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: June 30, 1946 Sunday 1:15 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:15:00
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  • CATALOG ID: R88:0205
  • GENRE: Radio - Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Atomic bomb - Testing
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - Radio series, 1946
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CREDITS

    • Orson Welles … Host
    • Rita Hayworth