Chet Huntley, Marc Connelly, and Abe Fortas

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

Opens with talk by Chet Huntley, NBC news anchorman and author of "The Generous Years: Remembrances of a Frontier Boyhood." He speaks about his boyhood in Montana. He delights the audience with a few funny stories.

Next, Marc Connelly, playwright of "The Green Pastures" and author of his memoirs, "Voices Offstage" speaks. He sings the club hymn of the Butterworth Club, and tells a humorous story about the athletic club.

Finally, Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas. He speaks about his work on the Supreme Court. He mentions the demonstrations of Martin Luther King, as well as others who have defied the law in order to support a moral right. He discusses the history of democratic descent. Several reference to the presidential election that took place the following day.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72185
Municipal archives id: T4853