If only you could go back in time. Why you could bet on
the winning sports teams, or stop World War II, warn the founding
fathers of the problems of slavery, or save Lincoln from assassination.
Evidently, CBS news figured out time travel, but instead of changing
anything they just pick turning points in world history and report
the stories as if they were in the present day.
In "You Are There" CBS news will stake out a story,
conduct radio interviews, and describe events in present tense.
Well known newsmen of the time wrote or helped with the scripting
of the stories to make it really feel like a modern broadcast. (Modern for a late 1940s news broadcast anyway.) This
series is a pretty rare combination of genres for Old Time Radio
programs. It is historical, not really fictional, but not really
non-fiction, told in a fun interesting style. The show went from
1947 to 1950. The show managed to go from radio to television, in
the tv version none other than Walter Cronkite starred as the anchorman.
With this program, no matter the historical event, CBS news has
the microphone and the resources to make sure that
All of our Old Time Radio Programs are in MP3 format. You
can play them on your computer, you can transfer them to MP3
players (like the IPod), but, by and large, you cannot play
them on stereos, walkmen, or car radios.
The sound quality of Old Time Radio Programs can vary greatly.
Some episodes are excellent, others you have to turn up the
volume a little and ignore the static. All of the episodes can
be listened to and enjoyed. You can listen to our free samples
to get a feel for how the programs sound.
You can purchase these episodes on CD or you can
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however, we use Zip Wizard by Coffeecup Software because its
pretty good, easy to use, and free. (http://www.coffeecup.com/zip-wizard/)
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CD worth of episodes takes about 14 large files. if you are
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You Are There Episode List
You Are There 470707 AssassinationOfLincoln.mp3
You Are There 470714 StormingOfTheBastille.mp3
You Are There 470804 DrakeDefeatsSpanishArmada.mp3
You Are There 470811 05 Drake Defeats Spanish Armada.mp3
You Are There 470818 DefenseOfTheAlamo.mp3
You Are There 471021 BattleOfGettysburg.mp3
You Are There 471106 TheListeningYears.mp3
You Are There 471221 Sailing of the Pilgrims on 961620.mp3
You Are There 480118 SigningOfMagnaCarta.mp3
You Are There 480215 18 Caesar is Assassinated.mp3
You Are There 480222 19 Battle of Gettysburg.mp3
You Are There 480229 ExecutionOfJoanOfArc.mp3
You Are There 480314 DeathOfSocrates.mp3
You Are There 480321 PhiladelphiaJuly41776.mp3
You Are There 480404 Monitor and the Merrimac.mp3
You Are There 480418 26 Battle of Plassey.mp3
You Are There 480425 FallOfTroy.mp3
You Are There 480620 Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.mp3
You Are There 480919 VirginiaRatifiesTheConstitution.mp3
You Are There 481107 LeeAndGrantAtAppamatox.mp3
You Are There 481205 ExecutionOfMaximillian.mp3
You Are There 481212 ConspiracyOfTheCataline.mp3
You Are There 481219 HangingOfCaptainKidd.mp3
You Are There 481226 MonitorVsMerrimac.mp3
You Are There 490109 TrialOfCharlesI.mp3
You Are There 490227 ImpeachmentOfAndrewJohnson.mp3
You Are There 490403 ExecutionOfMaryQueenOfScots.mp3
You Are There 490424 AssassinationOfCaesar.mp3
You Are There 490501 DeathOfMontezuma.mp3
You Are There 490508 TrialOfSamuelChase.mp3
You Are There 490515 LexingtonAndConcord.mp3
You Are There 490522 BombardmentOfFtSumter.mp3
You Are There 490605 CaptureOfJohnWilkesBooth.mp3
You Are There 491127 TrialRunOfTomThumbSteamLocomotive.mp3