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93: Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping (March 1, 1932)

Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping (March 1, 1932)

Radio played a leading role in alerting the nation about the “Crime of the Century” kidnapping of the baby boy of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1932. A detailed description of the 20-month-old baby was aired to assist in recovery efforts and radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the six week trial. Charles and Anne Lindbergh listened to the verdict on the radio.

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