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Captains Of Industry

Captains of Industry was envisioned as an inspirational, uplifting and public relations vehicle as all of North America recovered from The Great Depression. Recorded in the early 1930s by Atlas Radio Corporation of Canada, the transcribed canon comprised fifty-two biographical dramatizations of the more noteworthy industrialists and philanthropists of the late 19th century and early 20th century. Atlas Radio Corporation was founded in 1921 by David Louis Harris, a Jewish immigrant who became one of the pioneering radio, television and electronics manufacturers throughout Canada and The United States. Captains of Industry, recorded in a 15-minute format, emphasized the entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and philanthropic work which characterized each of the fifty-two subjects of the series. [oldtimeradiodownloads.com]


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