Sunday, Nov. 14, 1943
Today Arturo Toscanini conducted Gershwin’s “American in Paris” for a concert broadcast throughout the country. The title certainly took on significance as Allies pushed north from Sicily and southern Italy. Despite the Nazi buildup in Mediterranean, talk of a major Allied invasion had progressed to such a point that people were already talking about moving on to the Pacific. Beneath it all brewed a policy conflict – would America continue to be drawn into external troubles? Would we be the world’s policeman? Big news for football fans: the strange climax of the Ohio University v University of Illinois game. As some 36,000 spectators streamed out of the Ohio stadium when Ohio scored an additional 3 points and won.