In the very early hours of June 6, 1944, radios across America came to life with the news everyone had been anticipating. First came the rumors, and then, a little after 3:30 am Eastern Time was confirmation: The invasion of Europe had begun. One widely listened-to-broadcast was from the NBC Studios in New York by Robert St. John, the legendary journalist and also our long-time friend. We are honored on the 79th Anniversary to share the beginning of his D-Day Broadcast that day.
St. John told his entire story in an extraordinary memoir, A Hundred Years, A Thousand Faces: The Memoir of A Century that will finally be published in 2024, more than twenty years after his passing.
“This is the European Front. Once again being established in fire and blood.” — Robert St. John