Adlai Stevenson Memorial at the Illinois Pavilion, World's Fair

Thursday, August 26, 1965

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

Unnamed speaker reads message from the President Johnson is read.

This memorial to Adlai Stevenson also marks the anniversary of Illinois' statehood.

Robert Moses speaks. He recollects the debates surrounding where the United Nations building would be located. He goes on to discuss the role of the Ambassador to the UN. He speaks of Stevenson's role as a statesman. He speaks of the Egyptian invasion.

Governor of Illinois Otto Kerner also pays tribute to Stevenson, followed by Ambassador Arthur Goldberg.

The memorial closes with a dedication by Dr. Richard Paul Grable, Minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, IL.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71929
Municipal archives id: T1273


Arthur J. Goldberg, Otto Kerner and Robert Moses


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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