Voice of America
News in the Philippines
"Each night we had a 15-minute news broadcast…”
“We listened to the ‘Voice of America’ from the time the war started until we surrendered on April 8, 1942. Each night we had a fifteen-minute news broadcast through the ‘Voice of America’ which was broadcast out of San Francisco or Los Angles. We would pick that up if there was any part of the war that pertained to us.”
Editor's Note: In his oral history remembrance of his father, William Wallace, Jr. noted that 'Voice of America' was how his father learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. "And to keep up with what was going on in the world prior to their surrender to the Japanese, they would listen to the American radio: Voice of America. And so, he talked about that, and that’s literally how they found out about Pearl Harbor."