Alec Waugh, Leonard W. Labaree, and Theodore Sorensen reading a speech by John F. Kennedy

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

Van Doren introduces Waugh, Evelyn's brother, who talks about his novel "Island in the Sun" and the West Indies. For more on Alec Waugh, visit

Van Doren introduces Labaree, who talks about "Mr. Franklin," a collection of Benjamin Franklin's letters. Requests that anyone with original Franklin letters send them a copy for their collection.

Van Doren introduces Sorensen, who reads a speech by John F. Kennedy, in which he talks about achievements of Irishmen and his book (which was compiled with the help of Sorensen), "Profiles in Courage."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71260
Municipal archives id: LT7106