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Gilbert Seldes

Gilbert Seldes appears in the following:

[Censorship of the motion pictures "Le Ronde" and "M"]

Saturday, January 23, 1954

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

Seldes discusses the Supreme Court ruling regarding the censorship of "Le Ronde" and "M." They found that state censorship boards could not ban the movies based on the argument that they ...

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[Writers in television]

Thursday, January 21, 1954

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

Gilbert Seldes discusses television and suggests a code for writers. James Thurber story on television, other stories presented (poorly) on television. He disapproves of the changing of any essential nature of ...

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[Pope's view of television in Italy]

Monday, January 11, 1954

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

Seldes apologizes for an absence over the holidays. Arts in the news. A new television network for movies in Italy. Psychological difference among the audience between watching movies at home and ...

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[Television and 3D movies]

Monday, December 21, 1953

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

Seldes discusses soldiers who are refusing repatriation. [Believe he is referencing this event: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_and_British_defectors_in_the_Korean_War]


Goes on to discuss the daytime serial programs - and the claims that they allay stresses and ...

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[The exceptional man in the movies and advertising]

Thursday, December 17, 1953

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

Last week he began a survey of popular entertainment over the year, but there were so many good things that he didn't get as far as he wanted. Interesting developments in ...

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[Stoppage of newspaper publication]

Monday, December 14, 1953

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

Seldes addresses the latest news of the newspaper strike. The time for the newspaper to come is first thing in the morning.

Eisenhower's speech at the UN. FCC/regulation ...

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[Language on the radio]

Monday, December 07, 1953

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

Seldes discusses phrases used on the air. These talks are more or less ad-libbed. He has some notes he wants to talk about, and he has a rather glancing mind. The ...

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[Portrayal of families in television]

Monday, November 30, 1953

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

Seldes discusses the complex subject of "what life is like in the 49th state." By "49th state" he means in the television screen. He talks about family comedies and how they ...

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[Discussion of "Is the Comman Man Too Common?"]

Friday, November 20, 1953

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

Seldes recommends 19/20 of the book "Is the Common Man Too Common?" He also discusses his own book, "The Seven Lively Arts." He notes his key argument, that you have to ...

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[Review of "The Ladies of the Corridor"]

Wednesday, November 18, 1953

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

Seldes talks about "The Ladies of the Corridor," which cannot please even the least critical theater goer. Television shows, scheduling.


Police commissioner gave a talk criticizing the broadcasting industry for their ...

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[Commericals on the air]

Wednesday, November 11, 1953

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

Discussion of commercial endorsements on television programs. He gives an example of the subtle ways sponsors names or products are incorporated into plot lines. These endorsements sometimes disrupt the plot or ...

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[Elmer Davis and newscasting]

Monday, November 02, 1953

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

Seldes speaks of Elmer Davis as a journalist - he describes Davis as a satirist, and impartial yet opinionated newsman.


Seldes then moves on to a photograph of Sir Winston ...

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[The fine arts in relationship to the popular arts]

Wednesday, October 21, 1953

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

Discussion of the WNYC Arts Week and new definition of the popular arts. He notes that the fine arts are supported by patrons and the poverty of those who practice them, ...

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[Programming of concerts on radio]

Saturday, October 10, 1953

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

Seldes speaks about "special interest stations." He particularly speaks about how stations should deal with the intermission period from a live concert: should they stay silent or provide a commentary? The ...

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[T. S. Eliot and the caption writers of "Time" magazine]

Tuesday, September 29, 1953

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

Seldes considers the way things are said and done. He specifically discusses a quotation of T. S. Elliot and captions of photos in Time magazine and how they influence how one ...

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[Scrabble and books]

Wednesday, September 02, 1953

Seldes discusses The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbruner

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[Commercial television in Britain]

Thursday, August 06, 1953

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

Seldes begins with ways of measuring influence. A previous comment about women weathercasters. She seemed to be ignorant of the weather terminology; perhaps there should be one area of television that ...

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[Science fiction writing]

Tuesday, July 28, 1953

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

Seldes discusses the science fiction genre. He opens with a story about a science fiction story about the atomic bomb preceding the actual bomb, and the government's response.


He speaks ...

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[Ford television show]

Tuesday, June 23, 1953

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

Seldes discusses the letters that have written to him in the past two weeks. He seems to have received some criticism about his delivery. He appreciates the communication aspect of the ...

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[President Eisenhower's bookburning speech]

Tuesday, June 16, 1953

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

Seldes discusses the letters that arrived for him while he was out of town. The letters have been locked away, so he hasn't read them yet. He's not sure if people ...

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