Helen Hayes, Raymond Massey and Thomas Mitchell read a selection of the world's finest poetry from the greats including Keats, Browning, Kipling and Gray.
Nelson Olmsted and Raymond Massey read a selection of Edgar Allan Poe's finest work, including 'The Raven', 'The Cask of Amontillado', 'Lionizing', and 'The Purloined Letter'.
Boris Karloff, Raymond Massey and Christopher Hassall read a selection of Rudyard Kipling's finest short stories and poetry. Also included in this celebration is Kipling himself giving a speech to a group of Canadian authors and reflecting on war.
A classic radio broadcast from the World War II era, NBC War Bond Parade rallied Americans with a wide variety of entertainment and inspirational messages. This episode features everything from Raymond Massey reciting John of Gaunt's soliloquy from Shakespeare's Richard II to a comedic sketch starring Red Skelton; it also included an operatic performance from Faust and big-band music from Kay Kyser. Originally broadcast on February 7, 1944.