|Orson Welles, March 1, 1937|
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As Jim Erskine puts it, "In honor of Columbus Journey coming Monday, here's one more excellent "Living Book for the Ears" program, this one hosted by the great Orson Welles! This is a story of a vision and hope and what can be accomplished when a person pursues a dream. It refers to Christopher Columbus and his voyage that discovered America but it is really so much more. It is more about the spirit in which Christopher Columbus pursued life."
You Are There: Columbus Discovers America (mp3 audio, 30 minutes) – “In fourteen-hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” and this coming Monday, in honor of this great explorer, we celebrate Columbus Day here in North America. In “Columbus Discovers America”, the events of that journey are recreated as radio reporters onboard the Santa Maria interview the Captain and crew, and give you a first-hand look at the voyage in this classic episode of “You Are There” first broadcast on October 17, 1948. Lots of great “living history” here.
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Also don't miss the cool resources on the LMN Tree Blog, including some fun free Columbus Day printables for first through third graders and other goodies for many ages.