Elizabeth Vining, Bennett Cerf, and Robert Moses

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

WNYC announcer introduces the program to the radio audience.

Van Doren introduces Vining, who talks about her book, "Windows for a Crown Prince," about working with the future emperor of Japan (Akihito). She speaks about the children in Japan and the atomic bomb.

Van Doren introduces Cerf, who talks about his book "Good for a Laugh," "What's My Line?" and his career. Tells a joke about a pregnant woman that the crowd goes crazy for. Recommends "Charlotte's Web," "Dennis the Menace," and "Every Dog Should Have a Man." Leads in to Moses's speech by implying he ought to run for mayor.

Van Doren introduces Moses, NYC Parks Commissioner, by listing his contributions to the community, like ramps in Central Park, a merry-go-round in the Park; some failures. Moses talks about his new biography, "Robert Moses: Builder for Democracy."

WNYC announcer again lists the program speakers, introduces "the UN story."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71178
Municipal archives id: LT2319