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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955 - File 029. 1955-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/769/show/728.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States
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Title File 029
Transcript ■ ,-e eminence,: n 9:45P n 7:00P n 9:8i 8:151 9:301 2:30P 7:30P 9:30P 9:30P s I : 9:301 o:30P O:30P 7:301 10:30" 8:30P 9 :301 9:301 i ■!■:■"' t S;301 -:::"! 8:30P 7:3,11' 7::!ii|| ,,-311P 9-30P 9:3»P ,-s 8:30P ,-s i-.m :„i„ m; 3:00 P \ ;iieilj ne >ff. ■""fSSi 3:3"* Dvn smoot this month passed the 200- thousand-mile-mark in DC-6 air travel. Between Dallas and Washington, ''acts 1',ei inn's "air commuter" has flown in,ne- than eighl limes around the world. Smoot's weekly radio program heard hy millions eef listeners is recorded in Dallas, linine of Sinool and Facts '"rum: lint tin- television program, "iianaiiiiLi from eighty stations throughput th,- country and in Alaska and Hawaii, is filmed in Washington, II. C. On ;i recent trip someone seiiel tee ■ moot, "I sav, your TV discussion of 'ne question, 'Was the' Sne-ak Attack "" Pearl Harbor Actuall) a Surprise?' "'« you have inside information? I u''- righl her,- in Washington al the ''"ic of the- attack, and eill through your analysis I found myself wondering if Perhaps you didn't have some- inside '"formation." Smool replied, "No. both lhe pro and '"n arguments were heese-el on informa- '"'ii available to anyone who would look tor it." 'bit how many people would lake the 'tale and effort lo search for all avail- ''e fail- on both sides of j lisl line Rational issue before making a decision? lie answer is obvious; mosl would nol. **ny would continue along the course !*hich the nation has loo often followed or many years, basing their opinions " vague misinformation and precon- 7*ived notions with very little foundation "•actual fad. . Jusl how much lime ami effort are !'u"b,-,l in presenting jusl one- of the an Smool programs? Ine sighl of Dan Smool with a book, '''-'" newspaper or more often a DAN SMOOT'S AIR TRAVELS CLIMB TO 200,000 MILES "gazine briefcase bulging wilh reference material is a feimiliar one lo his associates. Th, bibliography of on,- ,,f his latest programs lists nineteen separate sources. This represents literally hundreds of thousands ,,f weerels weirds that niiisl be n,,i onl) read, hut assimilated, ,li- gested, evaluated, and arranged in logical sequence to support the- arguments of not jusl one side hul of Iwo diametrically opposite sides in em unbiased manner and witlienit re-neird for personal prejudices. The service Dan Smoot renders with these Fads Forum programs is unique. His listeners an- rewarded wilh a distil- leition of facts carefully documented information presented in the pleasant. easy, conversational manner of Dan Smool commentator, lecturer, writer, .mil air commuter but most important ■Dan Smoot, Vmerican. Hi, ■s- News & World Report turned national spotlight on Facts Forum ' "V|lies via ils January 28 issn,'. -Commenting, -Millions of peoi ''"'Hie.I, il . i ■ ' ln''>e programs, an- given - "'iilion an,I arguments lhal could lie fl, issn 2,,,., P. Hits. ii s Tin. -I'K Facts Forum Featured in National Magazine aiming al a goal of 1.5 million circulation and conversion into a weekly." i The- 75.0011 was based on December circulation. February circulation was .175.000. US. News & II nrltl Report gives a graphic account of II. I.. Hunt, highly successful oil producer and conservationist, wine originated Facts Forum. The' magazine relates how Mr. Hunt in discussions with family and friends cam,- t,e tin- conviction lhat lhe gravest danger that lhe American people face is the loss of individual freedom -chiefly through communism and how Facts Forum was established in 1951 wilh these eiNlliilinee-el aims: "To resist totalitarianism by alerting people in its dangers, to contribute lei eidull education, and to promote' discussion of public issues. / S. Sens & II mill Report adds. "Feu-is Forum began with lln- establish- mi'iit ul neighborhood discussion groups in Dedlas and oilier Texas cities. Il evolved gradually into the big television .mil radio enterprise ,ef today." arguments lhal could in- '"'"''; their opinion on major public •" th,- widely-read publication "ii to describe the various Fads or,in, '"" programs. Warding Dan Smoot's pro and con r^ussions, / ,S. Sews & World Re- a a\s. these discussions are con- rj^'ed. usually singlehandedly, lo Dan p ".,l- ii former university teacher ,»l „''■ K'' and more recently an investi g* for the F an invei eleieil Bureau ol In- gation. ""' weeklj debates run for 30 min- and 15 minutes radio stations. I,, national news magazine noes on ;,,.t ' how governors and other promi- j.-( ( persons are interviewed during '" Forum's STATE OF THE \ \ •a °" 80 TV station 2.()r> Programs. 'Moderator <el the discussion- is llardv Burl ,ef New York. The program is carried on loo or nion- stations affiliated with the Mutual Broadcasting System and the Dun Lee Network on the Pacific Coast." Pointing up slili another Fads Forum program, ANSWERS FOR AMERICANS, / S. \eies & II ml,/ Report states: "\\ ill) Mi. Burl eis moderator and a panel eef three members, this program Features discussions of questions such as lleew Successful Is the I nited Nations?' ami 'I- There Uieis iii ihe American Press?' It is aind by 50 TV and L38 radio stations.' Fad- Forum's REPORTERS' li()l Mil I' program series was also highlighted. "This is a 350-station radio program in which moderator Robert F. Hurleigh and ;i panel of newsmen inter- \ i,-w public I igures." Attention also wa focused on ihe magazine om al this moment are reading. "In-is Forum Sews, now a monthl) publication with a 75.000 circulation, is '"-\cT 8 PORTJM NEWS, March, Page 27 ■■ I f -*' I
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