ORSON WELLES'S COMMENTARY (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series devoted to commentary by Orson Welles on current events. Welles's topic on this program is "the question of moral indebtedness," his belief that those who enjoy freedom are thereby morally obligated to help those less privileged. He calls for "militancy" on the part of whites in fighting racism, and cites two particular cases in which whites should fight for justice: recent lynchings in Georgia, and the blinding of a black veteran, Isaac Woodard, by a South Carolina policeman. Welles defends himself against charges of being a communist and inciting riots. He says that he is fighting now for changes that may take generations to occur.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: August 11, 1946 Sunday 1:15 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:15:00
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  • CATALOG ID: R88:0209
  • GENRE: Radio - Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - News/Talk
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - Radio series, 1946
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CREDITS

    • Orson Welles … Host
    • Isaac Woodard