City Hall Luncheon for the Shah of Iran
Tuesday, November 22, 1949
The actual date of this episode is 1949-11-21. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
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.
Tommy Cowan comments afterward about the Shah's age (he is only 30) and mannerisms at the microphone.
Related to 69103, "Reception for Shah of Iran ; Miscellaneous"
Transfer sheet lists date as 1949-11-29; NYT lists the speech as 1949-11-21.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69014
Municipal archives id: LT279