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The Eternal Light Radio Program Begins in 1944

For over forty years, The Eternal Light radio program captured the interest of their listeners. Premiering on October 8, 1944, The Eternal Light series brought hope to an audience still embroiled in World War II. Programming included stories of human perseverance, humanitarian efforts, interviews, debates and Bible story reenactments. The show was produced by the Jewish Theological Seminary, in partnership with the NBC radio-broadcasting network.

Dr. Moshe Davis moderated the weekly program that often included celebrity guests. E. G. Marshall, Joan Crawford, Joseph Cotton and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel are among the list of those who appeared on The Eternal Light show. Although the radio series continued broadcasting into the 1980’s, its popularity led to the development of a televised series in 1952, in which NBC added the televised show to their Sunday morning faith programming line-up.

Enjoy this episode from October 15, 1944 “Emannuel God with Us”: