Announcement of Adlai Stevenson's death

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Opens with not for air radio chatter announcing different actualities.

actuality: Senator Everett Dirksen speaks about Stevenson's intelligence. Despite their political differences he had a lot of respect for him.

actuality: 1961 United Nations Adelai Stevenson and Soviet Ambassador Valerian Zorin. "I'm prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over!"

actuality: House Speaker John McCormick mourns the loss of "one of the great Americans of all time" and speaks of his work with the United Nations.

[Stock report from New York Stock exchange.]

actuality: Republican House Leader Gerald Ford - despite political differences
Stevenson was a great man, and a loss to the UN.

actuality: Stevenson in San Francisco at the June 24 anniversary meeting of the UN Charter group.

actuality: Don McKay(?) press report from London.

actuality: Lord Gladwyn, former head of the British delegation to the United Nations, speaks of Stevenson's humanity and generosity.

actuality: President Johnson announces he is sending a delegation in the presidential airplane to retrieve Stevenson's body from London.

actuality: President Johnson compares Stevenson to President Lincoln.

actuality: President Johnson speaks of Stevenson's eloquence and nobility.

actuality: President Johnson speaks of Stevenson's belief in the American people in the pursuit of peace and justice.

actuality: Kansas Senator Frank Carlson express his shock at the sudden death

actuality: Democrat Senator Illinois Paul Douglas speaks of what Stevenson meant to Illinois and to the Democratic party.

actuality: Senator Jacob K. Javits sends his condolences to Stevenson's children and calls him the most eloquent voice for freedom.

actuality: Senator Robert F. Kennedy speaks of the great loss of the statesman.

[stock report]

Close with reporter wrap up.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71921
Municipal archives id: T898