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Answering You

In his address to Congress on January 6th, 1942, President Roosevelt declared: "we shall not fight isolated wars - each nation going its own way." The President also warned that "we must always be on guard against misconceptions which will arise naturally or which will be planted among us by our enemies.... We must guard against division among ourselves and among all the other united nations." This danger of division is reduced when the men and women of one country are able to communicate easily with the people in another. And this can be done with England through a channel of communication which is open to every American man, woman and child who in making history looks ahead as well as back, and who is alert to the military, economic and human problems of the world today.

The channel of communication is the British Broadcasting Corporation's program ANSWERING YOU.

And now, more than ever, there are countless questions, many of them touching upon the war, which Americans want to ask of Englishmen, their allies: questions about English things and the ways of English people, about the big and little things of life in England, about the past and present, and about future plans.

ANSWERING YOU is broadcast by short-wave from London every Sunday at 5:30 P.M. Eastern War Time and again at 10:00 P.M. Eastern War Time* (megacycles 9.58 and 6.11).*

The program is rebroadcast in the United States by many independent stations and affiliates of the Mutual Broadcasting System, and by WNYC in New York

The British Broadcasting Corporation cordially invites Americans to make full use of ANSWERING YOU for information, for clearer understanding, for the sake of a happier future. 

Please send your questions for ANSWERING YOU, with your name and address, to the British Broadcasting Corporation, 630 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Unless you specifically request otherwise, your name and address will be mentioned in the program. Questions are cabled to England every Monday. Every endeavor will be made to give each questioner advance notice of the date when ANSWERING YOU will broadcast the reply.

*CWT - 4:30 and 9:00 p.m.
MWT - 3:30 and 8:00 p.m.
PWT - 2:30 and 7:00 p.m.

*also 11.68, 11.75, 9.415 M/cs.
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