Danny Kaye

Thursday, October 10, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews Danny Kaye about humor and performance style, with a great demonstration on how to imitate accents, as well as a compendium of some of Mr Kaye's accents.

WNYC archives id: 56215


John Simon 1968

Thursday, October 03, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews film and theater critic John Simon, who has recently published Private Screenings (1967), his newest compilation of film reviews. Mr. Simon discusses whether or not film has become the most vital art form of the day and whether or not it receives the criticism it deserves. ...


Edward Villella

Thursday, September 26, 1968

What makes a good dancer?


Al Hirschfeld

Thursday, September 12, 1968

The man of a thousand Ninas.


Michael Harrington

Thursday, August 22, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews democratic socialist Michael Harrington, who is currently the chairman of the board of the League of Industrial Democracy. Mr. Harrington, who has recently released his newest book Toward a Democratic Left: A Radical Program for a New Majority (1968), explains why the American system no longer works, ...


Thomas Wilfred

Thursday, July 18, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews Thomas Wilfred, a pioneer in the art of light. Mr. Wilfred gives an overview of his life, explaining his lifelong fascination with light and how he made a living before creating Lumia, or art created from light. He also discusses the Clavilux, an instrument created specifically for ...


Arthur C. Clarke

Thursday, July 11, 1968

Patricia Marx and science-fiction author Sir Arthur C. Clarke discuss his recent collaboration with filmmaker Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay for "2001: A Space Odyssey". Clarke muses on the century to come, prophesying the imminence of space travel, contact with alien life, and the potential for human immortality. Recorded a ...


Martin Garbus

Thursday, June 13, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews attorney Martin Garbus, Director Counsel of the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the ACLU. Mr. Garbus touches on a number of subjects ranging from the recent Supreme Court case of King v. Smith (1968), the difficulties in expanding integration in the southern states, Cesar Chavez, and future endeavors ...


David Schoenbrun

Thursday, May 30, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews noted journalist David Schoenbrun, who has recently published his book Vietnam: How We Got In, How To Get Out (1968). Mr. Schoenbrun goes into great detail as to how the United States can bring an end to the Vietnam War, which would be through peace talks. However, ...


Earl Reiback

Thursday, February 08, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews nuclear physicist and artist Earl M. Reiback on the development of his light sculptures and theory of "luminal art". Considering himself both a sculptor and choreographer of light, Reiback describes his techniques and impulses for creating these light installations. Often incorporating psychedelic colors and sound, Reiback hopes ...


Wolf Von Eckardt

Thursday, February 01, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews Wolf von Eckardt, architecture critic for the Washington Post and author of the recently released book, A Place to Live: The Crisis of the Cities. In the interview, von Eckardt expresses the desire to see technology be used more in modern architecture while also retaining the feeling ...


David Halberstam

Thursday, January 18, 1968

Patricia Marx interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Halberstam, whose recently published novel, One Very Hot Day, depicts the Vietnam War from a non-journalistic perspective. Halberstam discusses how 1968 Vietnam is not much improved from 1963 Vietnam, and his pessimistic feelings regarding America's future outcome.

WNYC archives id: 56197


Anthony Lewis

Friday, April 07, 1967

Patricia Marx interviews Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anthony Lewis, author of "Gideon's Trumpet" and "Portrait of a Decade: The Second American Revolution". Lewis discusses the differences between the American and British legal systems, using an analysis of their respective historical development to explain their divergent approaches to civil rights issues ...


Peter Brook

Thursday, January 26, 1967

How to turn a great play into a great film.


Colin Davis

Thursday, January 19, 1967

Colin Davis on why he became a conductor.


Theodore Sorensen

Sunday, January 01, 1967

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Patricia Marx interviews Theodore Sorensen, the former adviser to President John F. Kennedy, and current editor-at-large of the Saturday Review, for which he has recently ...


James Dickey

Thursday, October 13, 1966

Patricia Marx sits down with Southern poet James Dickey to discuss his introduction to writing and the inspirations for his work. Dickey affirms that a writer must pursue interests outside the literary arts, viewing poetry as an "interpretive art" informed by a writer's sundry experiences of the external world. Throughout ...


Dick Gregory

Tuesday, November 03, 1964

Comedian Dick Gregory isn't joking around here.


Gunter Grass

Tuesday, July 28, 1964

Patricia Marx interviews German author Günter Grass, who has recently published Dog Years, the third and final volume of his Danzig Trilogy. Mr. Grass discusses the role of fantasy and symbolism in his writings, especially regarding the first book of his Danzig Trilogy, The Tin Drum, and the inspiration behind ...


Woody Allen

Wednesday, July 08, 1964

Patricia Marx interviews Woody Allen about his rise to stardom and his reflections on his new-found success. He offers his opinion on the arts, women, and psychoanalysis, and discusses the many writing opportunities he’s been given since he started performing stand-up comedy, including his upcoming first feature film, What’s New ...