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JOSEPH MIFSUD Where are you?

The man with all of the answers

        Imagine one world - it's easy if you try?


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today (ah ah ah)

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


Songwriters: John Winston Lennon
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


CLICK IMAGE AT LEFT TO HEAR THE CBS RADIO PROGRAM SERIES - One World Flight consisted of 13 episodes which aired on CBS radio on Tuesday night from 14 Jan – 8 Apr 1947. The documentary series was produced by Norman Corwin who was the recipient of the first One World Award by the Wendell Willkie Memorial and the Common Council for American Unity. First prize was a round-the-world trip. According to Time Magazine article of Monday, 27 Jan 1947, Norman Corwin began his trip in Jun 1947. He took with him CBS Recorder Lee Bland and 225 pounds of magnetic wire-recording equipment. The trip lasted four months, covered 42,000 miles and they visited 16 countries which produced 100 hours of recorded interviews. He interviewed heads of state and common people, people of all types regardless status or walks of life. The transcript alone produced 3700 typed pages. Norman Corwin, four recording engineers and six typists took three months to develop this documentary series. Each program covered a portion of the trip and made an important contribution to the public perception of the rest of the world to help heal some of the wounds of World War II.


Brief History of the One World Award

Wendell Willkie was lawyer by trade and a Democrat; however, in 1940 Wendell ran for President on the Republican ticket, but lost to President Roosevelt. In 1942, after the United States entered World War II (which was heavily debated in America), Roosevelt sent Wendell on 50 day trip around the world to reassure our Allies of our commitment to freedom and the defeat of fascism. When Wendell returned he wrote "One World", a travelogue of his journey and plea for international cooperation after the war. The book was published in 1943 and quickly become a best seller. Wendell Willkie passed away in 1944 from a heart attack and in 1945 the One World Award was established in his honor.