Author Meets Critic

Sunday, March 16, 1947

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

Transcribed rebroadcast presented by the Book of the Month Club. Live audience.

Discussion of "Our Fair City," an account of corruption in municipal government edited by Col. Robert S. Allen. Features an interview with Allen and a panel discussion with Dr. Frank Kingdon and Cleveland Rogers about the topics in the book. Moderated by John K.M. McCafferty, chairman of the Book of the Month Club.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69695
Municipal archives id: LT868

Hosted by:

John K. M. McCafferty


Robert S. Allen, Frank Kingdon and Cleveland Rogers


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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.

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