The Gabriel Heatter Broadcast -"We The People" -The first national exposure for Alcoholics Anonymous came with the April 25, 1939 "We The People" broadcast.
Alcoholics and God -Is there hope for habitual drunkards? A cure that borders on the miraculous-and it works! -Liberty Magazine, September, 1939.
Cleveland Plain Dealer -Late in 1939 Elrick B. Davis of the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a series of articles on Alcoholics Anonymous; the first extensive publicity the newly-formed AA Fellowship received. Here are those series of articles dated from, Octoer 21, 1939 to November 4, 1939.
John Barleycorns Victims Seek Strength In Unity -by Harrison Johnston, The Baltimore Sunday Sun, February 16, 1941
The Jack Alexander Article -"They were members of Alcoholics Anonymous, a band of ex-problem drinkers who make an avocation of helping other alcoholics to beat the liquor habit." -Jack Alexander, The Saturday Evening Post, March 1, 1941.
The Ex-Drunkards Lead The Drunkards -by Louis Azrael, The Baltimore News American, October 25, 1941
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My Return from The Half-World of Alcoholism -From Readers Digest, January 1946, this is a letter to Alcoholics Anonymous that saved the author's life. Condensed from the December 1945 issue of The A.A. Grapevine -by Anonymous.
The Drunkard's Best Friend -Nine years ago the Post reported on the then-obscure group known as Alcoholics Anonymous. Since that time these self-rehabilitated men-and women-have sobered up an astonishing number of America's heaviest drinkers. This is how they do it. -By Jack Alexander, The Saturday Evening Post, April 1, 1950.
ALCOHOLICS CAN BE CURED—DESPITE A.A. -From the September 19, 1964 Saturday Evening Post. Nationally-distributed criticism of AA first appeared in a 1963 Harpers Magazine article. The adoption of the Responsibility Pledge at the 1965 International Convention in Toronto was almost certainly a direct result of the criticism in these articles.