Clifton Fadiman

Clifton Fadiman appears in the following:

9th Annual National Book Awards

Tuesday, March 11, 1958

9th Annual National Book Awards. Awards honoring books by American authors published in 1957. Awardees include Robert Penn Warren for "Promises: Poems, 1954-1956," Catherine Drinker Bowen for nonfiction for "The Lion and the Throne," and John Cheever for Fiction for "the Wapshot Chronicle." Clifton Fadiman emcees, and the evening's guest ...

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National Association of Authors : The Writer's Position in America

Sunday, June 23, 1957

Langston Hughes on "The Position of the Negro Writer in America."

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Mark van Doren, Clifton Fadiman, and Sir Charles Snow

Sunday, March 10, 1957

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Irita van Doren introduces Maurice Dolbier, who introduces Mark van Doren, Irita's brother-in-law. Van Doren talks about his book "Don Quixote's Profession."


Dolbier introduces Fadiman, who does a mathematical magic ...

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Quintin Reynolds, John P. Marquand, and Clifton Fadiman

Tuesday, April 19, 1955

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Irita Van Doren introduces the first speaker, Quintin Reynolds, author of "Headquarters" a profile of the New York City Police Department. Reynolds discusses crime in New York. The book is a ...

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WNYC Book Festival - Quiz Show

Tuesday, April 14, 1953

WNYC kicks off a week's worth of programming for WNYC's first annual Festival of Books. They begin with this "Literary quiz" with Clifton Fadiman as moderator. Panelists include book reviewer for the New York Times Charles Poore, professor of philosophy at Columbia University and author Irwin Edmun, paired together as ...

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New York Public Library Discussion: Burning of Books

Tuesday, December 01, 1942

Opening of an exhibition

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[French Resistance Fighter]

Sunday, February 01, 1942

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Begins in the middle of a dramatization of a French resistance fighter who finds love while hiding out.

Nadine Connor performs.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal ...

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[Jean Sablon, Morton Gould, Elisabeth Bergner]

Sunday, January 18, 1942

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Begins with war news report: the Japanese blitz on Singapore has begun, Russians fought against Nazi forces outside Moscow.

Clifton Fadiman hosts the night's program, dedicated to those ...

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Shake Hands With Your Air Raid Warden

Sunday, January 04, 1942

A typical patriotic broadcast at a difficult time during World War II.

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