Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, Rebecca West, and Sam Levenson

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Rowland Evans and Robert Novak discuss their biography of President Lyndon Johnson.

Rebecca West, author of "The Birds Fall Down" speaks. She discusses the difficulties of claiming tax exemptions in England, to the amusement of the audience. She lauds the London Library, attributing her research to the facilities.

Maurice Dolbier introduces former school teacher and humorist Sam Levenson, author of his autobiography "Everything But Money." He discusses his childhood in East Harlem, where he grew up poor but very happy. He attributes his happiness to his parents who provided books and music and support. He was economically deprived, but not culturally deprived.

Levenson's talk interrupted by WNYC announcer noting that the program's time has ended, followed by music. The rest of Levenson's talk was recorded and proceeds the announcer.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71430
Municipal archives id: T1525