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National Archives And Big Broadcast Talk About Impact Of Radio In The '40s

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Connie Potter with the National Archives says the 1940 census forms were digitized over the past three years and have been made available online. Potter says this provides a fascinating snapshot of what America was like 72 years ago.

The National Archives has partnered with the Census bureau and events have been held nationwide to mark the first time such forms have been made available digitally.

One of those events is tonight at the National Archives auditorium, and it features a voice WAMU listeners may be familiar with: Ed Walker, host of the Big Broadcast, will present a program that discusses life in the 40s and how radio impacted and enriched those lives.

Seating is free, but limited. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Behind the Scenes of the Big Broadcast

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