John Cashmore

Monday, February 19, 1951

Winston Churchill views 1850 census book as John Cashmore points to an entry. Brooklyn, NY., January 8, 1953. (George Mattson/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

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

Interview with John Cashmore, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from New York in 1952. Members of student newspapers around New York City question Cashmore about his campaign, his opinions are current events and his history as borough president of Brooklyn.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69110
Municipal archives id: LT315


John Cashmore, Erwin Chafkin, Martin Deutsch, Jack Freeman, Gabe Pressman and Estelle Segal


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About Campus Press Conference

This is not your run-of-the-mill 'student conference.'

"For the answers to these and other questions..." Each Campus Press Conference (1951-1962) begins with a slew of questions from the student editors of New York City college newspapers, delivered with the controlled seriousness of a teenager on the radio for the first time. Despite their endearing greenness, the student editors pose sharp inquiries to guests from the fields of science, finance, culture, and politics. 

With the country on the cusp of radical cultural and political change, these recordings offer insight to student empowerment movements, flower power, and hippie culture – a time when the youth of America began to realize their tremendous impact and ability to shape their futures. The passion and curiosity of young people is heard through interviews with elected and appointed officials and experts.

Notable guests include Jackie Robinson, Joseph Papp, Averill Harriman, and Senator Jacob Javits.


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