5 mars en AA

Publié le par kreizker

5 mars 1945 : Time Magazine fait un reportage sur des émissions radios de membres AA à Detroit.
Les AA de Detroit étaient alors à peu près 400.

L'émission s'intitulait "The Glass Crutch" (le verre béquille) .

       




anciens bâtiments de WWJ radio, 8 Mile Road, Detroit 


l'article  :


"" One of Detroit's citizens stepped up to the microphone one night last week and told how he had "hit bottom" as an alcoholic. To underline his confession, some of the more melodramatic and sordid aspects of his past were dramatized. Then he told of his regeneration. Summed up the Announcer: "Alcoholism is a disease...an obsession...an allergy..."


The man who "hit bottom" was the first in a parade of anonymous Detroiters who will describe their alcoholic pasts over WWJ every Saturday (11:15-11:30 p.m. E.W.T.). The series is the first sustained air flight of the famed organization called "Alcoholics Anonymous" (Time, Oct.23, 1944).


Detroit AA's give credit for the broadcast project to a 62-year-old William Edmund Scripps, big boss of the Detroit News and WWJ. He was so impressed by AA's reformation of a drunkard friend that he decided to do what he could to boost the organization's Detroit membership (now nearly 400). ""



 
William Edmund Scripps (vers 1930), patron de la radio 

Et de nos jours, réunions AA (style "speaker meeting")  retransmises à la radio, voir aussi : http://www.kreizker.net/article-27419138.html    

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