Norman Corwin, 1910-2011, poet laureate of radio of the 1930s and 1940s
October 20, 2011 7:47 PM Subscribe
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"In radio there was never a term equivalent to boob tube or couch potato." — Norman Corwin
, writer, director and producer in the golden age of radio, has died at the age of 101.
His memorable radio specials include "We Hold These Truths," broadcast 8 days after Pearl Harbor, which included a live address by President Roosevelt, and "On a Note of Triumph," broadcast on the day WWII ended in Europe. He also wrote and directed "The Undecided Molecule,"
a 1945 radio play in rhyme, starring Groucho Marx, Robert Benchley, and Vincent Price.