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Grover A. Whalen

Grover A. Whalen appears in the following:

Mr. New York: Grover Whalen's Unique Diplomacy

Monday, January 14, 2013

WNYC

In this 1956 appearance at the Books and Authors Luncheon, Grover A. Whalen takes us from his childhood on the Lower East Side to his role in assuring that the United Nations would build its headquarters in New York City. 

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Twenty-Four Years Later: Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of WNYC

Sunday, July 08, 2012

On Sunday, July 8, 2012, WNYC will mark 88 years on the air. Originally established as New York City's municipal radio station, WNYC has since become the flagship station for the country's public radio networks. In 1948, station founder Grover A. Whalen spoke briefly about what he believed to be WNYC's primary role in the lives of New York's residents.

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Grover Whalen

Sunday, June 30, 1957

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

Seymour N. Siegel hosts.


Grover Whalen, "Mr. New York" answers questions.


Panelists include Paulette Barrett, Jim Farrell, and Reardon Roate.


Television moving to Los Angeles.


Transportation problems - Whalen ...

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Grover Whalen, Marguerite Higgins, Steve Allen

Tuesday, January 17, 1956

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

Van Doren introduces Whalen, who talks about his autobiography "Mr. New York."
For more on this segment please see: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/neh-preservation-project/

Van Doren introduces Higgins, who talks about ...

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Reception for Prince of Japan, Akihito

Thursday, September 17, 1953

Would-be Emperor goes to City Hall.

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Civil defense in review

Tuesday, May 27, 1952

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

Speech opens with the Grover Whalen noting the importance of dentists - as sometimes this is the only way to determine the identity of a body.


He moves on to ...

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"Alert America" Exhibit Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, May 14, 1952

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

Opens abruptly with end of song. Grover Whalen opens the event with a short speech about the Democratic way of life, the threat of communism and the "Alert America" Exhibit. He ...

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"Alert America" Civil Defense Convoy

Monday, May 12, 1952

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

Opens with reporter describing the event at City Hall - an official ceremony to greet the "Alert America" GI convoy drivers.


Grover Whalen, Coordinator of Recruiting and Public Information for ...

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Captain Kurt Carlsen Luncheon

Tuesday, January 22, 1952

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

Presentation of scroll to Captain Kurt Carlsen for distinguished service and bronze plaque for achievement. NY Advertising Club.

See also LT8/68449.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives ...

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Churchill Arrival in New York

Saturday, January 05, 1952

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

Winston Churchill's arrival at New York Harbor on the Queen Mary. Interviews with Churchill's daughter, Sarah Churchill and Grover Whalen.
Winston Churchill speech starts abruptly. He thanks the city for ...

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Sugar Ray Robinson Tribute

Thursday, August 02, 1951

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

Speeches and ceremony to greet Sugar Ray on his return from England, after losing his middleweight championship to Randy Turpin. Walter Winchell thanks Robinson for his contribution to cancer research funding ...

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Civil defense recruiting rally

Saturday, July 21, 1951

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

Cowan introduces the program. Lucy Monroe sings the Star Spangled Banner. Cowan narrates as a banner is strung across Broadway (it doesn't seem to be going well).

Whalen introduces ...

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General MacArthur Luncheon at Waldorf

Monday, April 23, 1951

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

Starts abruptly. Grover A. Whalen, Mayor Impelliterri, Lieutenant Governor Frank C. Moore, Rabbi David de Sola Pool, Bishop Horace Donegan,


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC ...

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General MacArthur Reception at City Hall

Friday, April 20, 1951

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Reception for General of the Army Douglas MacArthur at City Hall.

Tommy Cowan provides detailed description of City Hall's preparation for General MacArthur, as well as a descriptions ...

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Recruitment ceremony for medical volunteers for Civil Defense medical emergencies

Thursday, February 01, 1951

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Unnamed female speaker: Launching the first of what we hope will be several drives to recruit volunteers for nurses and nurses aides for the medical emergency division.


Grover Whalen: Man power ...

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American Bankers Association Reception

Sunday, October 01, 1950

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

Reception for the American Bankers Association, marks the 75th Anniversary of the association and on the occasion of their annual national conference. Mayor Impellitteri welcomes ABA members to New York with ...

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Brotherhood Week

Monday, February 20, 1950

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

Grover Whalen presides. Roger W Strauss, Robert Montgomery, Patrice Munsel, and Mayor Impelliterri address the crowd (mostly school children) about the importance of brotherhood. Police Department perform "I am an American ...

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City Hall Luncheon for the Shah of Iran

Monday, November 21, 1949

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Grover Whalen introduces the Shah, who speaks on the name "Persia" and the independence of Iran. Speech is short because the Shah must hurry to the United Nations.

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Report from the Chairman : Committee of Golden Jubilee Celebration

Monday, August 30, 1948

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The Chairman in this Report from the Chairman is Grover Whalen. He is the Chairman of the Committee of the Golden Jubilee Celebration which is set to take place in the ...

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International Air Exposition : Official Mayor O'Dwyer's Day

Saturday, August 07, 1948

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

Recording of air show and speeches in honor of Mayor O'Dwyer, as part of New York City's Golden Jubilee and the opening of Idlewild Airport.

Contains patched-in audio ...

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