The most interesting part of the reading might be how people got some of their news. Today we can look on the Internet for news or choose from a variety of TV news shows and 24-hour cable news channels. But at that time, television was just beginning to be used and many people didn't have a TV in their house. How did they get their news?
Here is a major news story from 1941. This is from YouTube, but how did people hear it then? Did they watch it? (Look at the title.)