From the December 2nd, 1938 edition of the Hearne Democrat:
Broadcast By CBS
A series of twenty-six dramatic radio broadcasts, designed to show the contributions of various cultural groups to the social, economic and political development of the United States, are being presented by the United States Department of Interior, Office of Education and the Columbia Broadcasting System, each Sunday at 1 o'clock, with the cooperation of the service Bureau for Intercultural Education, and with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration.
"American All--Immigrants All" will promote better understanding for and among all cultural and racial groups through the dramatization of the contributions made by each group to American life. This series will be the presentation of their story.
The following is a list of these programs and the dates of their presentation:
December 4--No. 4--Scotch-Irish and Welsh in the United States.
December 11--No. 5--Winning Freedom.
December 18--No. 6--The Negro in the United States.
A special leaflet containing valuable information is prepared to supplement each of the 26 broadcasts. These leaflets will be sent without charge to listeners who write for them to the Office of Education, Washington, D. C.
These programs with their accompanying leaflets containing listener aid and follow up activities may be used by teachers in schools and by church and community leaders to motivate and guide discussions in such classes and study groups as: Problems for our Democracy, History, Civics, Studies of Community Life, Education for Family Living, Music, Literature, and the arts.
From the February 28th, 1939 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
Radio Dial Log
By Jo Ranson
Mayor LaGuardia on WABC
Principal speaker on the "Americans All--Immigrants All" program over WABC this coming Sunday at 2:00 p.m. will be Mayor Fiorella H. LaGuardia. The Italians' many contributions to our art and commerce will be the theme of the dramatized portion of this regular Sunday feature.
"Americans All--Immigrants All" is a CBS feature worked out in cooperation with the office of education, Department of Interior. Gilbert Seldes writes the episodes in between his chores as head of CBS' television program department. Brewster Morgan directs and produces them.
The object of "Americans All--Immigrants All" is to discourage racial and religious intolerance by showing the great debt America owes immigrant groups.
The story of Father Piestro Bandini, who founded Tonitown in Arkansas in the face of extreme local hostility, will be related as an instance of a condition which the series hopes to eliminate.
From the April 6th, 1939 edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel:
As We See It
News and Views
Of The Sentinel
A few months ago the New York City board of education authorized instruction, which gives the background and culture of various nationalities, to promote tolerance of racial and religious differences.
In this connection it is interesting to observe that John W. Studebaker, the United States commissioner of education, has supervised an educational radio series entitled "Americans All--Immigrants All." The Office of Education has also prepared 24 transcriptions which will be available for schools throughout the nation. There is a growing movement in education to adapt the school curriculum to the strengthening of democracy.
Leaders in education, writing, music, and dramatics have participated in the "Americans All--Immigrants All" series.
Dramatizing the story of the most spectacular movement of humanity in all recorded time--the movement of millions of men, women and children from other lands to the land they made their own--the recordings should be valuable aids in the teaching of history, social studies, civil government, economics, industry, agriculture, art and geography. Educational and civic groups are utilizing the programs to enrich their meetings and educational work.
The recordings, in dramatized form, deal with the contributions to American growth of many peoples--English, hispanic peoples, Scots, Irish and Welsh, French-speaking peoples, the Netherlanders, Germans, Scandinavians, Japanese, Chinese, Jews, Slavs, Italians, Greeks, Armenians, Syrians, Portuguese, Hungarians, Latvians, Estonians, and others.
Other subjects covered in this ultra-modern library are immigrant contributions in science, industry, arts and crafts, social progress, A New England Town (dramatizing interweaving a group life in an early Colonial America), An Industrial City (dramatizing the emergence of American culture in industrial cities), and Grand Finale.
These new tools of education should aid in the development of the all-important qualities of tolerance toward and good will among all peoples. They may be used to further understanding of the contributions of various nationalities in constructing the basic foundations that undergird American democracy, and to foster new appreciations for working together.