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Songs of Stephen Foster An American Legend

Songs of Stephen Foster An American Legend

Broadcast: April 9, 1940
Added: Jun 26 2014

Sometimes the history of people is written in their music. Not so much in the works of great composers, but in the songs that come from the souls of humble men and women. Alfred Lord Tennyson said, "The song that serves a nation's heart, is in itself a deed." There was a man who once expressed love, hunger, birth and death in song, and those songs are now so dear to us, the melodies inspiring so many in our country. The man's name was Stephen Foster, and today's Cavalcade of America celebrates the songs of our own American legend.