Bert Andrews (news commentary)

Bert Andrews was a Washington, DC reporter for the New York Herald Tribune. Andrews reported from both European and Pacific fronts in WW2. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for his article “A State Department Security Case” which detailed the travails of a State Depart ment employee who was under loyalty investigation but was not able to find out the charges, the allegations, or other aspects of their case, to allow a response to the investigation. The employee was one of ten discharged from the department. Andrews continued to report on similar investigations until his death in 1953 at age 52. Andrews was friendly with General Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, and was the uncle, through marriage, of John McCain. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.