Monday, December 03, 2012

Radio Netherlands - A Golden Anniversary - Part 2 of 8

This is the second part of an 8 part series broadcast by several radio stations around the world (including RNW of course) as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Radio Netherlands in March 1997. (Part One is here

This part covers the period 1947-1950. The programme, presented by Pete Myers, includes fragments from Eleanor Roosevelt during her trip to the Netherlands, George Marshall who came up with the famous plan to help European post-war economies, Winston Churchill on European cooperation. There is also an interview that George Sluizer made with Leonard Bernstein. Queen Juliana ascends to the throne. The thorny question of Indonesian independence is also part of this programme. I helped Luc Lucas with the research on some of the material from Indonesia.

The antennas were in Huizen, not far from where I live. And the local council put up a 1/5th size model of the towers on the roundabout nearest the place where these wooden masts once stood.

Check out this episode!

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