ORSON WELLES'S COMMENTARY (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series devoted to commentary by Orson Welles on current events. On this program Don Hollenbeck replaces Welles, who is ill. Hollenbeck discusses the following: a congressional compromise on measures to curb postwar inflation, which has resulted in the reimposition of some of the price controls that had been lifted a few weeks earlier; a bloody attempt at revolt in Bolivia, where the new minister of defense is a Nazi sympathizer; and the House version of the Atomic Control Bill, which entrusts greater control over atomic weapons to the military than the Senate intended. Using a fable to illustrate his point, Hollenbeck likens the governments, both American and foreign, that are hindering atomic arms control negotiations to ostriches with their heads in the sand.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: July 21, 1946 Sunday 1:15 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:15:00
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  • CATALOG ID: R88:0206
  • GENRE: Radio - Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Arms control - 1946
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - Radio series, 1946
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CREDITS

    • Don Hollenbeck … Host
    • Orson Welles