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John W. Gardner, Cedric Hardwicke, and Barbara Ward

Monday, April 17, 1961

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

Irita Van Doren welcomes the audience and introduces some members present for the luncheon. There is a give away of autographed books.


Maurice Dolbier, acts as emcee. A portion of his opening remarks were not recorded.


John Gardner, president of the Carnegie Corporation and author of "Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too?" He discusses the book and the society of the day. He discusses his interest in individual achievement and self-fulfillment.


Next, Cedric Hardwicke speaks of his career as an actor. He is the author of "A Victorian in Orbit."


Finally, Barbara Ward speaks. She discusses her book "India and the West." She discusses the great technological changes, the developing nations.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71193
Municipal archives id: LT9252

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Maurice Dolbier, John W. Gardner, Irita Taylor Van Doren and Barbara Ward

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