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Uncle Don
The American Jewish Committee conceived, developed, wrote the scripts and prepared the publicity for the Uncle Don’s All Americans Contest. WOR radio star Don Carney, known to millions of American children as Uncle Don, encouraged his young listeners to send in their letters explaining “Why it’s grand to be an American.” In the first four weeks of broadcasting, the Uncle Don radio program received more than 7,000 letters from contestants. All entrants received a button signifying their membership in Uncle Don’s All-Americans Club; while the grand prize winners won tickets to a Broadway play.
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