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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