Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz

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U.S. Secretary of Labor, W. Willard Wirtz.

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

Wirtz begins by telling a few jokes.

He addresses unethical behavior among reporters, who misuse quotations, or seek to focus on scandal rather than positive news. He decries imbalanced reporting that seeks to sell newspapers rather than report real news. He also speaks of this type of reporting in the fight for civil rights.

Questions and answers follow.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70704
Municipal archives id: T1893