Listen! The 1964 World's Fair in Sound
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Take a taxi ride to Flushing to see the 1964-65 World's Fair being built.
This program, broadcast from station WRVR on September 16, 1963 as part of its Listen! series, gives an overview of the Fair seven months before its opening on April 22, 1964, including its history and ongoing construction. Various speakers expound on several pavilions (including the Disney, IBM and RCA exhibits), logistical issues, and an early instance of using computers to generate work schedules.
Among the speakers are Robert Moses, former Governor Charles Poletti, William A. Burns (Vice president in Charge of Communications and Public Relations), Stuart Constable (Vice President in Charge of Operations, Exhibitors, and Workmen) and citizens of New York City.