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Headliners Speak for the United Nations

Sunday, October 18, 1953

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

American Association for the United Nations and the American Jewish Committee.

Prepared for United Nations Week - October 18-24, 1953

Spots for the UN:
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz speak on UNICEF
Eddie Cantor encourages support for UN to save children from war
Harvey S. Firestone Jr., chairman of UN Week suggests we all have a duty to support peace
Mary Lord, U.S. delegate to UN Human Rights Commission, talks about the Declaration of Human Rights
George Meany of American Federation of Labor lists accomplishments of the UN
Walter Reuther of CIO says the work of the UN is the best way to avoid war
Jackie Robinson appeals for support of kids who live in poverty
Eleanor Roosevelt: "Freedom is the keystone of peace. Let's guard it through the United Nations."


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 1889
Municipal archives id: LT4972

Contributors:

Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Eddie Cantor, Mary Lord, George Meany, Walter Philip Reuther, Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Harvey Jr. S.

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This program (1949-1964) documents the coverage of the work done by the United Nations General Assembly.

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