D-Day Relived in Real Time

Dday_4 This is not exactly an example of open culture. Actually, it’s a case of closed culture. But it’s a neat idea nonetheless.

Today, to mark the 63rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion, XM Satellite radio is going to air original NBC radio bulletins that will re-capture in real-time how America learned about the gutsy beach invasions that were taking place on the other side of the Atlantic. The recordings, to be aired on XM’s 40s station, will start at 12:41 a.m. and it looks like they will get replayed later in the day. If anyone has a subscription, let us know what you think. You can find more info here.

Now for a piece of truly open culture: Bill Moyers recently aired a new segment where he interviews aging veterans who took part in the Normandy invasion, and they recount their experiences. Give a listen on iTunes or via feed.

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