The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Two Hundred Years Ago Tonight: The Battle of Lexington




Two Hundred Years Ago Tonight: The Battle of Lexington
 1975 | Voice of America

A Peabody Award to the Voice of America’s special bicentennial series, Two Hundred Years Ago Tonight, recreating in the theatre of the listeners’ imaginations the great events that led to the birth of the United States-listeners around the world who are generally unfamiliar with the American story. Of particular note was the segment of April 19, 1975, delineating the famous Battle of Lexington, narrated by noted commentator, Ben Grauer. Responsible for the concept and execution of the series is the senior documentary writer and producer, William N. Robson. The entire series represents a full-scale production of a magnitude rarely encountered on radio, domestic or international.



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