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In the New York City Municipal Archives WNYC Sound Collection, we hear the voices of presidents, dignitaries, world leaders, artistic revolutionaries, musical geniuses, luminaries of the literati, and cultural icons. The sounds of a city and a nation are captured through nearly a century of transformations, tribulations, and triumphs. WNYC microphones were present when Admiral Byrd returned from his historic flight over the North Pole in 1926 and when Colonel Charles Lindbergh returned from his solo flight to Paris the following year. Perhaps best known are New York City Mayor F. H. La Guardia's weekly Talk to the People broadcasts over WNYC throughout World War II.

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Judge Harold R. Medina

Thursday, February 23, 1967

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

Medina discusses the Reardon Report and the roll of the press in covering court cases.
The report, which advocated restrictions on the release and publication of information about people accused ...

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Views and People In The News: Dustin Hoffman interviewed by Ted Mann and Gail Gary

Thursday, January 26, 1967

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

Opens with engineer chatter followed by silence.

Judy Vick of the Department of Markets provides market prices for fish.

Interview begins abruptly with Ted Mann ...

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Robert Crichton, Cornelia Otis Skinner, and Garson Kanin

Monday, January 16, 1967

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

Maurice Dolbier introduces the day's first speaker, Robert Crichton, who discusses what made him decide to write about the people in a small town in Italy in the book "The Secret ...

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Louis Auchincloss, William Atwood, and Leo Rosten

Monday, January 16, 1967

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

Maurice Dolbier introduces attorney and author Louis Auchincloss, who discusses his the publication of his recent book of short stories, "Tales of Manhattan." Auchincloss discusses some of his works, including a ...

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United Neighborhood Houses of New York Annual Fall Conference

Tuesday, December 06, 1966

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the United Neighborhood Houses of New York conference. He talks about the anachronism of slum housing in the 1960's of the United States.

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Juscelino Kubitschek

Wednesday, October 19, 1966

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

From card catalog: Juscelino Kubitschek, former Pres. of Brazil, speaks of Latin America, communist threat, Brazil and its problems, Castro, the Church, etc.

Joe New man introduces the ...

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Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, Rebecca West, and Sam Levenson

Monday, October 17, 1966

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

Rowland Evans and Robert Novak discuss their biography of President Lyndon Johnson.

Rebecca West, author of "The Birds Fall Down" speaks. She discusses the difficulties of claiming tax ...

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[The Future of the Brooklyn Navy Yard]

Friday, October 07, 1966

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

Robert C. Weinberg, WNYC's critic-at-large in architecture and planning commenting on the future of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. What will become of the government's property? At least half the area will ...

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Jacob Javits

Wednesday, September 14, 1966

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

Mr. Newman introduces Senator Jacob Javits, noting that the Press Club is non-partisan as shown by yesterday's appearance by Richard Nixon and today's by Javits.

Javits mentions that ...

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Richard Nixon

Tuesday, September 13, 1966

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

Former Vice President Richard Nixon addresses an enthusiastic audience.

He relates a story about raising money for the Republican Party.

Nixon then moves on to ...

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Taxi Hearings

Wednesday, August 31, 1966

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

Second public hearing held by the Mayor's taxi panel.
Should taxis remain in the hack bureau of the police department or be under some other governing body. This meeting deals ...

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Mayor Lindsay : Keep NYC Clean

Tuesday, August 23, 1966

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

Announcement of a program for cleaning the city and continuing the drive against litter and dirt in the street. Brief ceremony regarding "C Day" and Lindsay's work with cleaning the city: ...

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Feminine Mystique or Mistake

Thursday, August 11, 1966

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

Moderator Lee Graham introduces the topic for discussion. When it comes to women there seem to be three schools of thought on how they can attain happiness: "the Feminine Mystique school ...

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Whitney Young

Wednesday, August 10, 1966

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

Whitney Young discusses civil rights and social issues. He notes that while the US government spent huge sums of money to aid European countries in the post World War II era, ...

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Convocation Dinner to honor Thurgood Marshall

Sunday, July 31, 1966

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


12th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on school integration

Jack Greenberg, Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund ,opens the evenings events by ...

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Mayor's Task Force on Municipal Archives

Friday, July 08, 1966

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

Press conference for the press to ask questions of the the task force to ensure the documents of the City are preserved. Mayor Lindsay opens with a description of the planned ...

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Arthur Sylvester

Wednesday, July 06, 1966

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

Unnamed male speaker welcomes the guests and makes reference to an earlier event held in honor of a reporter killed in the line of duty.

Victor Riesel, president ...

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George Reedy

Tuesday, June 28, 1966

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

Frank O'Connor jokes about being the subject of a plot because he was not expecting to speak. Pays tribute to George Reedy, the guest of honor for the day.
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Jack Vaughn

Wednesday, June 22, 1966

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

Guests on the dais are introduced.
Victor Riesel speaks for some time.

Jack Vaughn, director of the Peace Corps appointed by President Johnson speaks about the role ...

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Lincoln Gordon

Friday, June 17, 1966

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

Begins abruptly.

[Note on tape box indicates the only first 29 minutes of this program were aired on the radio due to limited air time]

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