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Seldes discusses the ban on Charlie Chaplin and Ingrid Bergman films. He goes on to talk about the movie "Prince Valiant," based on a series of comic strips. Critics have pointed out that the comic strip describes the middle ages very well, but the movie does not.
He discusses a "candid mic" show, a program that recorded people unaware. He discusses 60 mm films at length, he notes the variety of motives in the making of such films. 60 mm provides an outlet different from the studio film makers.
He goes on to discuss education and the role of the media.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71528
Municipal archives id: LT3099