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Norman Corwin came to my attention during my Saturday listening sessions of Old Time Radio on WNIB, Chicago some time ago. Chuck Shaden interviewed Corwin. What really got my attention was Corwin's 'On a Note of Triumph' aired on CBS radio and other networks at the end of the war in Europe. I first heard it on a set of WWII radio casettes. I really sat up and took notice.
Corwin was the epitome of what early radio and TV was originally expected to be; a first class outlet of quality entertainment and public service. The commercial aspects of the media blinded broadcast executives. They set aside public service and cashed in on the commercial side of broadcasting. Corwin's book of letters gives you an intimate look over his shoulder as he writes to relatives, friends, and many famous figures in America and the world. He is somewhat irreverent in language, but that was Corwin in letter mode. An interesting and revealing read.