Boswell's Journals, Cornelia Otis Skinner, and John Gunther

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Van Doren introduces Herman Liebert from Yale Library, who talks about James Boswell's "Boswell's London Journals." Reads some journal entries and tells stories from the book.

Van Doren introduces Skinner, who performs a skit called "A Subscriber to the Symphony."
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Van Doren introduces journalist John Gunther, who talks about his book "The Riddle of MacArthur" and Japan.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71170
Municipal archives id: LT2312