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Irita Taylor Van Doren

Irita Taylor Van Doren appears in the following:

William White, Quentin Reynolds, and Tyrone Power

Wednesday, April 29, 1953

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

Irita Van Doren hosts. Speakers include William White, Quentin Reynolds, and Tyrone Power.


William L. White discusses "Back Down the Ridge" and combat journalism. He speaks about some of the developments ...

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Benjamin Flatt Thomas's Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Meyer, and David Lilienthal

Wednesday, February 18, 1953

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Van Doren introduces Thomas, who speaks about his most recent book about Lincoln, Reads some comments from readers and critics. Van Doren requests that Thomas tell a joke about Lincoln being ...

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Elizabeth Vining, Bennett Cerf, and Robert Moses

Thursday, November 27, 1952

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WNYC announcer introduces the program to the radio audience.

Van Doren introduces Vining, who talks about her book, "Windows for a Crown Prince," about working with the future ...

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Harold Medina

Thursday, October 30, 1952

Famous jurist Harold Medina discusses the recently published biography of him, written by Hawthorne Daniels, and a pair of cases that defined him and made him the judge he is today.
A second author, Mary Borden, is introduced. Her speech, however, is missing.


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Joseph Wood Krutch, Pat Frank, and Fleur Cowles

Wednesday, March 12, 1952

This B&A Luncheon features the following authors speaking their recently published books: Joseph Wood Krutch's The Desert Year; Pat Frank's Hold back the Night; and Bloody Precedent, by Fleur Cowles. Krutch energetically discusses his role as nature writer and the wonders of the American Southwest. Pat Frank reviews his Korean ...

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Edwin Teale, Sigmund Spaeth, and Agnes De Mille

Sunday, January 20, 1952

Iritia Van Doren is the host of this Books and Authors Luncheon, which features a speech by naturalist Edwin Teale, author of "North with the Spring;" and a performance/talk by Sigmund Spaeth, author of "Opportunities in Music, from behind a piano.
(The second disc is unfortunately missing and Spaeth's ...

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Samuel Shellabarger, Ogden Nash, and William O. Douglas

Friday, November 23, 1951

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WNYC announcer introduces program to radio audience, names guests.


Van Doren introduces Shellabarger, who talks about "Lord Chesterfield and His World." How Chesterfield learned how to "make friends and influence people" ...

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Rachel Carson, Jimmy Durante, and James MacDonald

Tuesday, October 30, 1951

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

Van Doren introduces key members of the audience. A drawing for free books.


James MacDonald - "My Mission in Israel" - First US Ambassador to Israel.


Rachel Carson - ...

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Russell Davenport, Sumner Welles

Thursday, April 19, 1951

Russell Davenport's USA, the Permanent Revolution; Anita Loos' A mouse is Born; Sumner Welles The Seven Decisions that Shaped History.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 150517
Municipal archives id: LT2313

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Boswell's Journals, Cornelia Otis Skinner, and John Gunther

Tuesday, January 23, 1951

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Van Doren introduces Herman Liebert from Yale Library, who talks about James Boswell's "Boswell's London Journals." Reads some journal entries and tells stories from the book.

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Heyerdahl, Rau, Calomiris, Overstreet

Tuesday, November 28, 1950

After a discussion of Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki (he was a last minute cancellation), Santha Rama Rau discusses her book about traveling in East Asia as a young woman East of home. Angela Calomiris talks about her book Red Masquerade, in which she recounts her time spying on the Communist Party ...

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Mark Clark, Emily Kimbrough, and W. Somerset Maugham

Friday, November 10, 1950

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Clark talks about his experience during World War 2, including stories about a dog and General Patton.


Van Doren introduces Kimbrough, who talks about her latest book, "The Innocents from Indiana" ...

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George C. Kenney, Carl Carmer

Friday, December 16, 1949

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

Van Doren (who has lost her voice) introduces Mrs. Ogden Reid (Helen Rogers Reid, President of the Herald Tribune), who hosts the event. Raffle for books.


Reid introduces General Kenney, ...

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General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War; Carl Lamson Carmer's Dark Trees to the Wind; and Lillian Smith's Killers of the Dream.

Tuesday, November 29, 1949

Sides 1 and 3 are missing.
In the extant portions of the recording, WWII Air man George Kenney discusses "General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War" (captured in part); Carl Carmer is partially introduced and then we hear the latter portion of his discussion of his ...

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David Bradley, Douglass Southall Freeman, and Sigmund Spaeth

Tuesday, February 15, 1949

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

Van Doren introduces Spaeth, who talks about his "History of Popular Music in America." Plays the piano: "We Never Speak As We Pass By," "Oh, Fred Tell Them to Stop," "My ...

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Billy Rose and Robert Sherwood

Tuesday, October 26, 1948

Rose on Wine, Women and Words...Sherwood on FDR

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Davis, Ward, Baruch, Bowles

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Book and Author Luncheon host Irita Van Doren gives introductions to authors Elmer Davis, Barbara Ward, Bernard Baruch, Jim Bishop, and Chester Bowles.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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