The late and great Norman Corwin was from the generation after Carl Sandburg’s. Writing for radio in the 1930s and 40s, Corwin’s broadcast titles included, “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” a drama entirely in rhyming verse in which demons and historical figures from Hell tried to destroy Christmas, and “They Fly through the Air with the Greatest of Ease,” a gutty reaction to the Spanish Civil War. Corwin used the airwaves for morality plays–a medium to comment on society through entertainment.
See and hear Corwin on how he tried to echo Sandburg throughout his life.
The Day Carl Sandburg Died Premieres Monday, Sept. 24, at 10 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings)