Breaking Walls

Norman Corwin Delivers a Thanksgiving Eulogy—11.9.1941

June 6th, 2018

Episode description

On the eve of World War II (for the United States) Norman Corwin had control of CBS' Columbia Workshop for 26 weeks. It was his final night as the producer/director, November 9th, 1941. That evening he produced a play entitled "Psalm for a Dark Year." It was a Thanksgiving ode for a troubled world. At the end of this play, he delivered a speech talking about the hard times passed, and the hard times yet to come. He stressed how thankful Americans should be. It was poignant, and fitting.

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