Elmer Davis (1890-1958) was a journalist and broadcaster. He worked for the New York Times from 1914 to 1924. As nightly news analyst for CBS (1939-1941) he had an audience of 12.5 million viewers. Roosevelt appointed him head of the newly created Office of War Information (OWI) in 1941. He returned to broadcasting, this time for ABC, from 1945 to 1953.
Gilbert Highet, Arthur C. Clarke, and Elmer Davis
Tuesday, March 16, 1954
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
5th of the season. WNYC announcer introduces program.
Van Doren introduces Highet, who talks about his book, "Man's Unconquerable Mind," and other broad aspects of history and American culture.
Van Doren introduces Clarke, who talks about his book "Prelude to Space" and America's interest in space travel, the space race.
Van Doren introduces Davis, who talks about both previous speakers.
WNYC announcer closes the program.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71199
Municipal archives id: LT7298