[Radio and television in the courtroom]
Tuesday, September 07, 1954
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
Seldes discusses the rights and obligations of television to broadcast open court trials. This topic has arisen because of a television and radio address by Frank Stanton, president of CBS. He emphasizes the right to broadcast legislative hearings. He believes that this is the way the public may get the facts to base intelligent action.
Seldes goes on to discuss interesting developments in theater. He discusses the Provincetown Playhouse and Eugene O'Neill. Despite many reservations about O'Neill, he was tremendously impressed.
He closes by discussing the greatness of Shakespeare.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71485
Municipal archives id: LT3109