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Debut of The March of Time – Radio News Program (March 6, 1931)
March 6, 1931

Moment 37: Debut of The March of Time – Radio News Program

One of radio’s earliest news programs, "The March of Time" was the brainchild of radio executive Fred Smith and Time magazine circulation director Roy Larsen. Radio news reporting was in its infancy when Smith suggested a show designed to dramatize the news, utilizing voices and music to re-enact what radio could not yet report live.

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