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[Literary criticism]

Sunday, August 21, 1955

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

Seldes discusses books and poetry in relation to literary criticism and pedantry. Discusses the book "Seven Types of Ambiguity" and poems that have affected him. Reference books for poetry, Robert Graves. ...

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[The relative popularity of arts and entertainment]

Friday, August 12, 1955

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

Seldes talks about the popularity of radio and television as related to high arts and other forms of entertainment - such as sports. He also talks about the relationship between these ...

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[Juvenile delinquency and social scientists]

Sunday, July 24, 1955

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

Gilbert Seldes discusses psychiatrists who study juvenile delinquency. He discusses the roots of delinquency according the reports he has read - including many factors related to parenting.


He also discusses ...

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[Propaganda and television]

Sunday, July 24, 1955

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

Seldes begins by discussing recent criticism of television coverage of presidential news conferences. He discuss the role of editing in such coverage, and the differences between print journalism and television journalism. ...

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[Broadway and Off-Broadway]

Monday, July 18, 1955

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

Gilbert Seldes opens by discussing Christopher Fry's "The Dark is Light Enough." He notes that it seems like Broadway and Off-Broadway are trying to do two different things, and have different ...

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[The Columbia University Arts Center and the communication arts]

Sunday, July 10, 1955

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

A luncheon given by the Columbia Associates to announce plans for an arts center - would include the communications arts (movies, radio, and television).


Reads the speech he planned to give ...

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[Progressive magazine]

Sunday, July 03, 1955

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

Gilbert Seldes discusses the magazine, "The Progressive." An article he quotes encourage more freedom of the press and a strict restriction of censorship.

Discusses Walter Lippman's work and ...

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[Pay television]

Friday, June 24, 1955

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

Series of hearings on pay telelvision in Washington. Huge amount of propaganda. People who want pay television - the people who want to make a living from it. 60-80% are for ...

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[What is truth, or the day of the small fake]

Sunday, June 12, 1955

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

Gilbert Seldes speaks extensively about political telecasts. He notes the Vice President Nixon is "extremely telegenic."


He criticizes "the fake" in television, though he believes it is okay in movies.


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[New concepts of Modern Art]

Sunday, May 29, 1955

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

Seldes reports on news items related to a controversy related to painting. Huntington Hartford wrote an article attacking non-figurative art and the Citizens Unions took out an advertisement printing the article. ...

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[Gian Carlo Manotti]

Wednesday, May 25, 1955

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

Seldes asks listeners if they think of Gian Carlo Manotti, the composer of "The Saint of Bleeker Street" as an Italian composer? Seldes wonders why this identification of 'not being an ...

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[Popular songs]

Sunday, May 15, 1955

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

Seldes discusses popular songs. He calls this one of the less controversial lively arts. He notes, however, that recently "rock and roll" music has elicited some outcry because of vulgar lyrics. ...

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[Apology for errors on previous broadcast]

Sunday, May 08, 1955

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

Seldes opens with an apology for errors he made on an earlier broadcast regarding the work of Dr. Eleanor E. Maccoby. He quoted a newspaper article about Dr. Maccoby, a lecturer ...

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["Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"]

Sunday, April 24, 1955

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

Seldes talks Tennessee Williams and his new play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Williams stated that there weren't any solutions to some of the problems that were brought up. To ...

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[Albert Einstein's influence]

Saturday, April 23, 1955

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

No obvious connection between the scientific work of Einstein and the popular arts. His work is so remote from what even the most educated person knows anything about. Universally known person. ...

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[Our Miss Brooks]

Thursday, March 17, 1955

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

Talks about Even Arden in Our Miss Brooks. The way the school teacher is viewed in television and motion pictures. Mentions The Halls of Ivy. Reads the entire article by Leslie ...

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[The possibilities of television]

Thursday, March 17, 1955

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

Seldes discusses the television game show "The $64,000 Question." He goes on to discuss book clubs - he notes a "new" book club from the Atlantic Monthly, designed for the more ...

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[Civil liberties]

Sunday, March 13, 1955

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

Seldes reports on a contest sponsored by The Fund for the Republic, part of the Ford foundation. It is competition for writing of the best one hour drama and half hour ...

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[Walter Winchell and the stock market]

Saturday, March 12, 1955

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

Begins with the disclaimer that he knows little about the stock market. The saying "everybody was in the market" was used to spread the blame. Talks about the Walter Winchell case. ...

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[The menace of atomic warfare]

Thursday, March 03, 1955

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

Seldes opens the program by discussing the stupidity of living in a world in which an atomic bomb can be dropped. He reads from a speech given by Bertrand Russell, which ...

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