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Seldes describes a cartoon from The New Yorker which depicts a family arriving at a cabin which contains a television set. The children appear excited while the parents seem less so. Seldes believes this will become a most famous cartoon. Seldes goes on to discuss people who take pride in noting that they do not own a television set.
Seldes goes on to discuss poetry and television. He talks about bridging the gap between intellectuals and the average man. He discusses the show "Information Please," which changed the image of the intellectual in many people's minds.
He goes on to discuss theater - and methods of financing it.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 71486
Municipal archives id: LT3110