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Crosley Broadcasting Corporation Transcript

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0339
This collection contains a Crosley Broadcasting Corporation transcript from the January 30, 1955 broadcast of "Personalities in your government." The transcript is preceded by typescript correspondence from Gilbert [K.] Kingsbury (Vice President, Public Relations, Crosley Broadcasting Corporation)to "Friend." The broadcast features Estes Kefauver.

Dates

  • circa 1955

Language of Materials note

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives .

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives .

Extent

0.125 Linear Feet (1 Manuscript Box)

Abstract

This collection contains a Crosley Broadcasting Corporation transcript from the January 30, 1955 broadcast of "Personalities in your government." The transcript is preceded by typescript correspondence from Gilbert [K.] Kingsbury (Vice President, Public Relations, Crosley Broadcasting Corporation)to "Friend." The broadcast features Estes Kefauver.

Biographical/Historical Note

Estes Kefauver (1903-1963) was a U.S. House Representative (1939-1949), U.S. Senator (1950-1963), and 1956 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1924 and Yale Law School in 1927. In 1935 he married Nancy Piggott, a native of Scotland. During his years in the Senate, he served on the Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, voted for the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, and sponsored the Kefauver-Harris Drug Control Act of 1962. He lost favor among Southerners with his support of the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision to desegregate schools and when he and Albert Gore, Sr., were the only southern senators to refuse to sign the Southern Manifesto, intending to block school integration, in 1956. In 1952, he lost to Adlai Stevenson for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but in 1956 he was Stevenson’s Vice Presidential running mate.

Powel Crosley, Jr. established a Cincinnati radio statio named WLW. He began broadcasting on WLW in 1922. Eventually the station had the ability to broadcast at 500,000 watts, making it one of the most powerful stations in the world. As such, the United States government used WLW to broadcast the Voice of America during World War Two.

"Personalities in your government" was broadcast on WLW. The program brought its listeners "the authentic background of prominent men and women who today are filling important positions in your national government."

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.1617.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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