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Figure DON BOLT Veteran Metropolitan Newspaperman, Noted Radio Commentator (Formerly with NBC), World Traveler, Keen Student, National and International Affairs, Brilliant Lecturer REDPATH PRINTED IN U·S·A· DON BOLT Forceful Commentator, Eloquent Speaker, Thoroughly Informed—A Keen Analyst of Current Affairs DON BOLT has been close to the scene of many history–making events that have shaped current national and international history. He has had a long and varied experience as reporter, editor, radio commentator and lecturer on world affairs. A veteran of the British and American forces in the World War and widely traveled, Don Bolt is able to add his personal observation to the news of the day from actual experience with many of the important phases of world and domestic affairs. Spending the summer of 1939 in Germany, England, Italy and France, he will have a first-hand view of the European crisis for his lecture audiences next season. Native of Indiana Born Donald William Bolt at Brazil, Indiana, in 1897, he was educated at Washington University in St. Louis and Indiana University. However, before he was fairly started in high school he was off to Europe in the service of the British Merchant Marine, where he saw the survivors of the Lusitania being landed on the English coast. He was shanghied into further service, but escaped with the help of an American consul and later was returned to the United States. Colorful Newspaper Career Then followed a career in journalism, during which he covered the mine wars of West Virginia and Illinois, the expose of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, the monkey trial in Dayton, Tenn., and other famous trials. During his newspaper career, he was a star reporter for The Chicago Herald & Examiner, The St. Louis Globe Democrat and the Pittsburgh Post. NBC Commentator After engaging in the profession of advertising for several years, he turned his talents to radio. His success was instantaneous, and after a short time was placed under contract by the National Broadcasting Company. Later he served as news editor and staff commentator for station WAAF, Chicago. Recently, Mr. Bolt has been a free lance commentator, and his commentaries on foreign affairs have been widely acclaimed. LECTURE SUBJECTS News and ViewsWhat's back of today's headlines. What I Saw in EuropePersonal observations of a visit to Germany, etc., the summer of 1939. America's Dilemma An outspoken, authentic appraisal of America's role in world affairs and the future consequences of present policies. The Radio, the Press and Free SpeechA frank discussion of free speech as observed both in the fields of newspapers and radio. World propaganda and censorship. Democracy Can WorkChanges and developments since Thos. Paine and Jefferson. Its present status compared to post–revolutionary days. Adult EducationIts need and purpose. ENTHUSIASTIC PRAISE FOR DON BOLT Teachers Institute. Escanaba. Mich., C. P. Titus, Co. CommissionerI had several teachers say that Senator Nye who was originally scheduled to speak here couldn't have been better. His free and easy delivery made the audience warm up to him. He is equipped with a wealth of material. His realistic and liberal attitude is an inspiration to any audience. I was highly pleased with the substitution. Thomas Paine, ChicagoMr. Bolt's Platform appearance heightens the appreciation of those who have heard only his excellent radio comments. Critic in Billboard MagazineDon Bolt is the best radio commentator it has been our pleasure to hear; his knowledge and perspicacity are equal to the splendid voice that greets your car. Collegiate Club, ChicagoOne of the highlights of this season's forum programs. So interested was his audience that the discussion period lasted a complete hour. Without question, Chicago's best commentator. Springfield (ILL.) Register—From an EditorialHe has the diction of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the keen analysis of a Boake Carter without his bias, in short, a commentator that knows his stuff. Kiwanis Club. South Bend. Ind.Don Bolt is a splendid example of the old adage know thy subject and the words will come.His handling of discussion periods emphasizes the depth of his knowledge of current affairs… We realized after hearing Don Bolt, the value of first–hand experience; his delineation of the subject left no doubt of his thoroughness and convinces everyone of his honesty and fairness. Teachers Institute. Norway. Mich., B. R. Miller. Co. CommissionerVery favorable. Was a master of his subjects, and a fine speaker. Teachers Institute. Pt. Huron. Mich., Elvera G. Morrison His store of information is remarkable, and his presentation most interesting.
|Title||Don Bolt: veteran metropolitan newspaperman, noted radio commentator, world traveler, keen student, national and international affairs, brilliant lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Bolt, Don|
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