Hello Americans was a 12 episode show Orson Welles made as another contribution to the war effort, and stems in part from his interest in Latin and South American culture. It was no doubt spurred by his time in Brazil working on the movie It's All True. The show is a generally lighthearted affair, and Welles clearly seems to enjoy himself. The first episode in particular, with Carmen Miranda, is a prime example of this.
Hello Americans did have some more serious moments, and despite some lapses into melodramatics, most were carried off reasonably well. The show is peppered with numerous editorial insertions, pertaining mainly to racism, although the odd barb against fascism pops up now and again. What is perhaps most worthwhile about the show is its portrayal of Central and South America countries as full of interesting history and people, with little condescension.
Includes 12 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD-R:
HA421115 - Carman Miranda .mp3
HA421122 - The Christ of the Andes .mp3
HA421129 - Santa Domingo - Hiati .mp3
HA421206 - The Alphabet of the Islands 01 .mp3
HA421213 - The Alphabet of the Islands 02 .mp3
HA421220 - The Story of Abendgo - The Slave .mp3
HA421227 - The Bad Will Ambassador .mp3
HA430103 - Rhythms of the Americas .mp3
HA430110 - Mexico .mp3
HA430117 - Deed to the World .mp3
HA430124 - Rhythms of the Americas .mp3
HA430131 - Pan-Americanism .mp3