Carlos Lacerda

Thursday, June 25, 1964

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

Card catalog: Juracy Magalhaes, Ambassador from Brazil to US, speaks of administration of President Humberto Castelo Branco, problem of country, etc.

Note: Magalhaes is in attendance, but Lacerda is the speaker. In the copy we have, there is a rough edit during the introduction that indicates missing content. Perhaps the ambassador speaking?

NY Times listing: Lincoln Gordon, Ambassador to Brazil; Juracy Magalhaes, Brazilian Ambassador to the US; Carlos Lacerda.

Host presents the main table, introduces Lacerda, Governor of the Brazilian state of Guanabara.

Talk comes on the heels of a revolution in Brazil in which President Joao Goulart was deposed. Discusses the revolution and the new government's progress reducing the deficit, agrarian reform, increase in education opportunities, improvements in state services. His own experience with the previous President.

Joe Newman leads Question and Answer period. Lacerda is asked why he is considered a communist, about future elections in Brazil.

Program ends, Q & A continues: plans for slums in Rio (favelas), Juscelino Kubitschek. Questions are barely audible, so long gaps of near-silence.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70374
Municipal archives id: T412

Hosted by:

Joe Newman


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