It Happened Today in New York City
On March 6, 1931, The March of Time premiered on CBS Radio. The news program which intercut re-enactments with actual recordings of the unfolding news stories was an instant success, ultimately leading to an award-winning newsreel series that accompanied feature films on movie screens across America. Famously lampooned in Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, the series remained on the radio until 1945 and on the screen until 1951.
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