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Reality Radio, Second EditionTelling True Stories in Sound$
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John Biewen and Alexa Dilworth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469633138

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.001.0001

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Living History

Living History

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(p.182) Living History
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Reality Radio, Second Edition
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Stephen Smith

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.003.0019

Stephen Smith wants you to hear history. He’s made excellent work across a broad spectrum. He produced an aural portrait of the playwright August Wilson; he uncovered war crimes in Kosovo. Some of his best docs, and those he most loves to make, explore twentieth-century history. Stephen traces the short life story of recorded sound, this magic we take for granted. And through his own pieces, like “Song Catcher, Frances Densmore of Red Wing”; “Remembering Jim Crow”; and “White House Tapes: The President Calling,” Stephen shows how radio can blast us into another time, “past the rope-line of textbook history.”

Keywords:   history, sound, race, radio

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