The Pacific Story

The Pacific Story is a dramatized old time radio program broadcast during World War II designed to educate people about the histories of the countries and cultures of Pacific Rim nations. Episodes are hosted on the Internet Archive.

The Pacific Story was broadcast on NBC at 11:30pm, with the first broadcast on July 11, 1943.

The series lasted 184 weeks with two weeks pre-empted and ended on January 26, 1947. It was considered a documentary.

The premise of the show was that with Europe in ruins, the Pacific might emerge as the center of political and social change in the world, and people should know something about it.

The series touched on every nation around the Pacific rim and told of their importance in the years to come when the war ended.

It was narrated by Gayne Williams and featured such authorities on Pacific affairs as Henry Luce and Pearl S. Buck.