Category: Oral History

Oral history: real-time 9/11 radio coverage

2016 photo courtesy of National September 11 Memorial & Museum (
CBS New York has posted “Day 1 of 9/11 as heard on 1010WINS and CBS880,” sound files of 9/11 news reports as they unfolded on the city’s two all-news radio stations, at this web link. What an incredible oral history to hear the real-time coverage again, 15[...]
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#1 Success Factor in Corporate History Campaigns

"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali
Starting early is the #1 success factor in a corporate history campaign. Allowing sufficient time will save money and ensure best-practice results. How much time? The better part of a year for a campaign or book, ideally one to two years, with the clock starting when you[...]
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“Shuffle Along” is a brilliant history play

Broadway is having a hot and heavy fling with history, with “Hamilton” as the love object. For me the bigger news is “Shuffle Along,” an audacious show that chronicles not just the original 1921 “musical sensation” but black entertainment in 20th century America. What’s more, it’s a[...]
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