It is August 30, 1939. The world is at peace, even the bits of it that slide off the top of the bar. People all over the globe enjoy kick-dancing, "Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons", and creating fantastical maps of what the world might look like in sixty years.
In America, things are even better. The Depression is over, having probably been solved by unrestricted free market policies enacted by whatever Republican is president at the time, and there are hardly any problems at all.
Coke comes in green glass bottles, young men and women are clean-cut and uncontroversial, and everything is way better than it will be later on no matter what anyone says. A bright future awaits!
With the Depression a thing of the past, everyone is rich and prosperous, pretty much.
But, unbeknownst to the peaceful and unsuspecting planet, a sinister figure has risen to power in the obscure potato-farming nation of Germany, and he is determined to bring the world to its knees!
Tomorrow in World War Living Room: "Radio Station WGLW takes a request!"