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One of a series of programs produced for members of the Byrd Expedition stationed at Little America, an Antarctic research station at the South Pole. Admiral Byrd, in Maine for the summer, addresses those who remain at the station. He describes daily life in Antarctica and thanks the person who developed the broadcasts, Clyde Wagoner, head of the General Electric Company News Bureau. Sponsored by the Bangor Daily News, whose editor, Monte Bourjaily, addresses the audience. Also features Stuart Mosher, Doc Rockwell, performers from the Lakewood Playhouse in Skowhegan and several area musical performers. Recorded August 2, 1940.

Publication Date

8-2-1940

Keywords

Robert E. Byrd, Maine, polar exploration, entertainment, radio, communication, 1940s

Disciplines

History | Radio

Collection Number

MS 608

Recording Number

Tape 16, part 1

Length of Audio Recording

26:45

Broadcast with Admiral Byrd from Bangor to Little America, Antarctic Exploration Base

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