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View Resource Interviews 50 Cents

Producer Ray Farkas and reporter Alex Chadwick (sometime NPR correspondent) had a simple idea: they traveled around the country with a card table, a couple of chairs, and a sign that read "Interviews 50 Cents" The result is a collection of interviews with ordinary folks that are at times funny, sad, inspirational, and moving, but always real. At this highly recommended site, provided by Journal E...
View Resource After the Day of Infamy: 'Man-on-the-Street' Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Library of Congress presents this seasonal collection of field recordings of over 200 ordinary Americans' reactions to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Made between December 8, 1941, and February 1942, the original recordings used a technology called direct-to-disk, which created fragile, lacquer-coated, aluminum disks that could be played at 33 1/3 or 78 RPMs. The...