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CBS D-Day Coverage

     This is the CBS coverage of the D-Day Allied landings on the European Continent during World War II.
Each of the following broadcasts were aired in the various time lengths.
To order, select the following CD number(s) of your choice:
CBS D-Day Coverage
June 6, 1944
CD 1/34 (2:00-3:42 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Irwin Darlington w/German Reports
  Robert Trout w/German Reports
  Robert Trout w/German Reports
  Robert Trout (Beginning Of Long Form Programming)
  Tour Of The Columbia Newsroom
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Jessie Sasmore
  Ned Calmer BBC Feed Of Communique #1 (3:32 a.m.)
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Murrow Reads “Order Of The Day”
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Herbert M. Clark From London (Pool Report)
CD 2/34 (3:42-4:45 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Robert Trout Recaps News
  Eisenhower From SHAEF
  King Haakon VII
  Premier Gerbandy
  Premier Pierdot
  Wright Bryan (Pool Report) From London (Eyewitness Account Of A Parachute Drop
    Interrupted By Trout w/News Of First Fighting Inland)
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Quentin Reynolds
  John W. Vandercook (Pool Report)
  Quentin Reynolds
  James Willard (Pool Report)
CD 3/34 (4:45-5:52 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Robert Trout Recaps Events Of The Day
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Richard C. Hottelet
  David Anderson (Pool Report)
  Arthur Mann
  Edward R. Murrow & Paul White Discuss How CBS Is Covering D-Day
  Quentin Reynolds Describes Eisenhower’s Speech To Occupied Europe
  Bill Henry Reports From Washington
  Joe McCafferty From The Pentagon
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
CD 4/34 (5:52-6:52 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Robert Trout Recaps Events Of The Day
  BBC D-Day Report
  Robert Trout Continues To Re-Cap
  Charles Shaw (Pool Report)
  Trout Reads Churchill’s Statement To The House Of Commons
  Ned Calmer
  Robert Trout w/More Of Churchill’s Statement
  More Re-Cap
  Don Pryor Introduces Lt. Col. Victor M. Morrison
CD 5/34 (6:52-8:00 a.m.) 06/06/44
  George Fielding Elliott
  Station Break
  Robert Trout D-Day Updates
  Joe McCafferty At The Pentagon
  Joe King Reads Richard C. Hottelet’s Earlier Report
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Robert Trout Promotes Upcoming D-Day Events
  Station Break
  Ned Calmer
  Quentin Reynolds
  Station Break
  Alan Jackson Takes Over For Robert Trout
  Richard C. Hottelet
CD 6/34 (8:00-9:00 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Alan Jackson
  Stanley Richardson (Eyewitness Account Of The Invasion Fleet…There Are Several Failed
     Attempts To Reach Him)
  Alan Jackson Reviews CBS’s Overnight D-Day Coverage
  Merrill Mueller From SHAEF HQ On Eisenhower’s Last Hours Before Invasion
  Robert Trout Returns
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  More Attempts To Reach Richardson/Mueller
CD 7/34 (9:00-10:00 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Alan Jackson Review And Updates Of D-Day
  Robert Trout Review Update
  Charles Collingwood Action Recording
  Charles Shaw And Paul White 2-way Conversation About How CBS Will Handle D-Day
  Joe McCafferty From Pentagon
  Quentin Reynolds
  Ned Calmer
  Alan Jackson
  Quentin Reynolds Looks At Eisenhower’s Speech To Occupied Europe
  Trout Announces CBS Will Resume Regular Programming.
CD 8/34 (10:00-11:00 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Valiant Lady
  Light Of The World
  The Open Door
  Bachelor’s Children
CD 9/34 (11:00-12:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  Amanda Of Honeymoon Hill
  Second Husband
  CBS News Summary
  Aunt Jenny’s True Life Stories
CD 10/34 (12:00-1:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  Kate Smith Speaks
  Big Sister
  Helen Trent
  CBS D-Day Coverage
  Edward R. Murrow Reports From London
  Douglas Edwards Re-Caps What CBS Has Done Covering D-Day So Far
     Plus A Summary Of The News
  Quincy Howell
CD 11/34 (1:00-2:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  CBS D-Day Coverage
  John Daly Reviews The Day’s News
  Crisco Radio Newspaper
  Alan Jackson Reports
  Bernadine Flynn (Host Of Crisco Radio Newspaper)
  Alan Jackson Reports
  Bernadine Flynn Recorded Music
  Albert Leitch From Washington
CD 12/34 (2:00-3:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  Recorded Music
  News w/Quincy Howell
  William Shirer
  Recorded Music
  News Reports By Merrill Mueller (Incorrect Report Then No Report)
  Recorded Music
CD 13/34 (3:00-4:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  BBC report: King Of England
  Invasion News
  Alan Jackson For Bob Trout And His Regular 3:15 p.m. Report
  BBC Report: (3:30 p.m.)
  Merrill Mueller Report
  Bill Henry From House Of Representatives w/Moss Of Minn.
  McCormick Of Mass.
  Gore Of Tenn.
  John Daly Reports From New York
  Howard Marshall Report From The BBC
CD 14/34 (4:00-4:49 p.m.) 06/06/44
  Recorded Music
  News Reports Of Invasion
  Recorded Music
CD15/34 (5:00-6:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  News Reports: John Daly
  Quincy Howell
  Bill Shirer
  Archie Bleyer & His Orchestra
  News reports: Waiting For Communique #2
CD 16/34 (6:00-7:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  News w/Quincy Howell Including Insights Into Communique #2
  News w/Edwin C. Hill,
  Communique #2 Arrives
  Jeri Sullivan’s Dream House
  The World Today w/Douglas Edwards Reports From Edward R. Murrow
  Farnsworth Powell (Report Went To 1 Min. Early…Countdown Is Heard)
  Bill Henry
  The Meaning Of The News
CD 17/34 (7:00-8:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  News w/John Daly
  Quentin Reynolds
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Passing Parade
  American Melody Hour (Interrupted By BBC Bulletin)
  Bulletin From BBC (BBC’s Talk Up And Billboard Heard CBS Joined Too Early)
  Kent Stevenson (BBC reporter)
  John Daly
  Ward Smith From London
  Chester Wilmut’s Report Is Read From The BBC Studio
CD 18/34 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  Columbia Presents Corwin: #14 An American Trilogy-Carl Sandberg Part 1
  News w/John Daly
  Quentin Reynolds (GI Joe Report)
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Charles Shaw
  Don Pryor
  News Summary w/Bill Henry
CD 19/34 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  Burns & Allen
  Doctor Fights: #01 (First Show)
CD 20/34 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) 06/06/44
  Roosevelt D-Day Prayer
  Bob Trout, Edward R. Murrow
  Quentin Reynolds
  William Shirer
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  U.S. Navy Band Concert
CD 21/34 (11:00-12:00 a.m.) 06/06/44
  Irwin Darlington
  Ned Calmer
  Quincy Howell
  Words And Music By Joan Brooks
  Robert Trout
  George Hicks (Famous Pool Report)
  Quentin Reynolds
  Charles Shaw
CD 22/34 (12:00-1:00 a.m.) 06/07/44
  Robert Trout
  Joseph C. Harsh (sp)
  Ned Calmer
  William Shirer
  Maj. George Fielding Elliott
  Harry James & His Orchestra From Hotel Astor New York City
CD 23/34 (1:00-2:00 a.m.) 06/07/44
  CBS D-Day Coverage
  Bill Snyder, His Piano & Orchestra
CD 24/34 (2:00-3:00 a.m.) 06/07/44
  Robert Trout
  BBC News Report (8 a.m. UK Time)
  Ralph Morrison & His Orchestra From Chicago
  Manny Strand  & His Orchestra From Hollywood
  Dale Jones & Company
CD 25/34 (3:00-5:15 a.m.) 06/07/44
  News: Douglas Edwards (3:00 a.m.)
  Henry King, His Piano & Orchestra  (3:04 a.m.)
  News:Douglas Edwards (5:00 a.m.)
CD 26/34 (5:15-9:00 a.m.) 06/07/44
  Douglas Edwards Reads Communique #3
  Stanley Richardson “Pool” Report (With Raw Talk Up)
  News: Alan Jackson  (6:00 a.m.)
  News: Alan Jackson  (7:00 a.m.)
  News: Irwin Darlington  (7:28 a.m.)
  News: Irwin Darlington  (7:45 a.m.) w/Report From Richard C. Hottelet
  News: Alan Jackson  (8:00 a.m.) w/Reports From Winston Burdette
  Richard C. Hottelet
  Chris Coffin
  William J. Dunn
  News: Pool Report From Merrill Mueller
  News: Pool Report From George Wheeler
CD 27/34 (9:00-10:00 a.m.) 06/07/44
  News: Harry Marble (9:00 a.m.) Reports From Richard C. Hottelet
  Sing Along With The Landt Trio (9:15 a.m.)
  This Life Is Mine (9:45 a.m.)
CD 28/34 (10:00-11:00 a.m.) 06/07/44
  News: Harry Marble
  Light Of The World
  Open Door
  Bachelor’s Children
CD 29/34 (11:00-12:00 p.m.) 06/07/44
  News: Includes BBC Radio Newsreel  #143
  Second Husband
  Bright Horizon
  Aunt Jenny’s True Life Stories
CD 30/34 (12:00-1:00 p.m.) 06/07/44
  Kate Smith Seeks
  Big Sister
  Romance Of Helen Trent
  Our Gal Sunday
CD 31/34 (1:00-2:00 p.m.) 06/07/44
  Life Can Be Beautiful
  Ma Perkins
  Crisco Radio Newspaper: News w/Alan Jackson w/A Report From Richard C. Hottelet
CD 32/34 (2:00-3:00 p.m.) 06/07/44
  Portia Faces Life
  Joyce Jordan, M.D.
  News: Harry Marble w/Reports From John Daly
  William Shirer
  Joe McCafferty
  Perry Mason: The Puzzled Suitor
CD 33/34 (3:00-4:00 p.m.) 06/07/44
  Story Of Mary Marlin
  U.S. Navy Band Concert
  News: Robert Trout  w/A Report From Charles Shaw
  The Jubilaires
CD 34/34 (4:00-4:45 p.m.) 06/07/44
  Broadway Matinee
  The Wayfarin Stranger  w/Burl Ives
  News: John Daly
  Bill Henry talks w/A Mine Sweeper
  Quincy Howell
  What Are We Fighting For  #1 Of Six Broadcasts From West Point
     w/Guest Edward R. Murrow
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