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Joan frequently makes mention of music and radio shows in her journal.

On Tuesday, January 4, 1938, Joan writes, ” We’re reading As You Like It (you may not but I do) in English and Shakespeare makes the awfullest puns—worse than Jack Benny—really!”

Who was Jack Benny?  Only an immensely famous comedian on radio, in movies, and later on television.

Listen to a Jack Benny radio show.  What is the humor like?  Is it different than comedians today?  What does it have in common with today’s humor?  Find some shows here.

The radio was so important for the war on the homefront. Visit this site for much fascinating actual audio recordings.  You can search this site here.

Be sure to look at this page of this website and here for links to FDR’s and Churchill’s speeches.

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