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Irita Van Doren introduces the first speaker, Quintin Reynolds, author of "Headquarters" a profile of the New York City Police Department. Reynolds discusses crime in New York. The book is a profile of Detective Frank Phillips, the most decorated active officer at the time. Reynolds speaks highly of the NYPD, dismissing claims that they are crooked.
Next, Van Doren introduces John P. Marquand, author of "Sincerely, Willis Wayde." He speaks generally about writers and the intricacies of the written word.
Finally, Clifton Fadiman speaks about
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71253
Municipal archives id: LT6458