Richard J. Whalen, Sammy Davis Jr., and Theodore Sorensen

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

Richard J Whalen discusses civic duty and a sense of history in New York. He discusses all the rapid changes taking place in the city. Progress means that old things are torn down and replaced with new.

Next, Sammy Davis Jr. speaks. He speaks about his book "Yes I Can" and also spends much of his time discussing his conversion to Juadism and the racism he has faced. He speaks of his work in the civil rights movement.

Finally, Theodore Sorenson, author of "Kennedy" speaks. He speaks at length about the John F. Kennedy legacy and lists many things he dislikes, including the treatment of JFK's memory.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71308
Municipal archives id: T1280