One World Flight
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Read the exciting story of Norman Corwin's journey.
Produced by Mary Beth Kirchner
Brief Biography of Norman Corwin
Photo credit: Andrea Bucci.
Writer/Director Norman Corwin is considered by many observers to be the
world's foremost writer in the Golden Age of Radio where he rose to the
pinnacle as he "survived ten years in radio without ever having or needing
a sponsor." His prodigious wartime contribution culminated in the classic
"On a Note of Triumph". He is the recipient of the One World Award, two
Peabody Medals, an Oscar nomination, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and an
induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.
Norman Corwin is the author of 17 books, five stage plays, and numerous
movie and TV works. His professional and academic credits include
visiting lectureship at five major universities. Currently, Mr. Corwin
teaches at the University of Southern California. In 1995, a collection
of his letters was published by Barricade Books, which includes
correspondence with Edward R. Murrow, Orson Welles, Bette Davis, Groucho
Marx and Carl Sandburg. Mr. Corwin has been producing dramatic specials
for National Public Radio, "More by Corwin", since 1995 which debuted with
the production of the Columbia duPont-award winning "Fifty Years After 14
August," narrated by Charles Kuralt.
Norman Corwin directing Charles Laughton in "To Tim at Twenty," 1940.
Cast of stars in "We Hold These Truths," 1941. Standing, left to right,
Orson Welles, Rudy Vallee, Sterling Tracy, production assistant, composer
Bernard Herrmann, Edward G. Robinson, Bob Arnold. Seated, Lionel Barrymore,
Marjorie Main, Walter Huston.
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