Tuesday, November 22, 2011

History Center Re-creates WWII Radio Broadcast

Step back in time and tune in to December 8, 1941, a Studio@620/WMNF Radio Theater Project production written and directed by Emmy Award winning PBS documentary film director Larry Elliston and performed live at the Tampa Bay History Center on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.

The classic 1940s-era syndicated radio show Lum & Abner sets the stage, preceding the live broadcast of MacDill Field Radio News, as it might have been heard on WDAE in 1941. Staged 70 years and one day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 8, 1941 recreates the tension and anxiety that gripped Tampa on that dark day in American history.

Dr. Gary Mormino will introduce the program, leading a short panel discussion featuring Tampa residents who grew up in Tampa during WWII.

December 8, 1941 is presented by Tampa Bay History Center, the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, Studio@620, WMNF 88.5 FM and the Florida Humanities Council. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tampabayhistorycenter.org or call (813) 228-0097.

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