Terkel continues, “It was not just a question about being American but about being thinking Americans. That was Norman Corwin. The assumption was that we are a thoughtful people.”
Clarification: We originally reported that the line “Post proofs that brotherhood is not so wild a dream as those who profit by postponing it pretend” was written by Corwin for an all-network radio broadcast. In fact, the program for which the line was written, On a Note of Triumph, was, at first, only broadcast on CBS Radio. However, the program proved so popular that a live encore performance was broadcast five days later on the CBS, NBC, Blue, and Mutual networks. The relevant sentence has been corrected. CJR regrets the error.