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Pacific Story

During and after the devastation World War II caused across Europe, some men and women in political and academic circles thought that Pacific Rim nations might emerge as great influences on the rest of the world. Pacific Story brought together experts to educate listeners about the history, politics, geography, and cultures of these nations. The 30-minute program aired on NBC between 1943 and Jan. 26, 1947.

Owen Lattimore, Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration's emissary to China, served as consultant to the show. Respected authorities on the areas such as author Pearl S. Buck and Henry Luce taught the radio audience about China, Hawaii (which was not yet a U.S. State), Indochina, New Zealand, Australia, India, Burma, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Siberia, and more. The shows are still important sources of historical information about Pacific Rim peoples and nations where listeners can get a glimpse into the past, present, and perhaps, the future.

Creators: Jennings Pierce, Inez Richardson Producer/Writer: Arnold Marquis Narrator: Gayne Whitman

There are 82 shows in our collection! Date Aired
Siberia-Americas Newest Asiatic Neighbor ep 03 July 25, 1943
Chinese Revolution October 31, 1943
Philippines & Their Fight for Freedom November 7, 1943
Chang Kaishek Freedom & Equality November 14, 1943
Australia Rising Power in the Pacific November 21, 1943
Japans Black Dragon Society November 28, 1943
Thailand-Enslavement of a Free People December 5, 1943
Indo China-Collapse of French Empire in the Pacific December 12, 1943
Dutch East Indies-Beggars of the Sea December 19, 1943
Philippines-Jose Rizal Martyr December 26, 1943
Soviet Asiatic New Human World October 24, 1943
Burma Keystone to the Far East October 17, 1943
The Old China August 1, 1943
The New China August 8, 1943
Monsoon Asia August 22, 1943
Monsoon Asia-Adventures and International Rivalries ep 07 August 29, 1943
India-from Clive to Ghandi September 5, 1943
Islands of the Pacific September 12, 1943
WW1 in the Pacific September 19, 1943
Manchurian Candidate Incident & Sequel September 26, 1943
Chinas Exiled Universities October 10, 1943
Korea-Japans Oldest Enemy January 9, 1944
New Zealand January 16, 1944
Nehru of India January 23, 1944
Formosa-Prize of the China Sea January 30, 1944

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