[The theater]

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

Seldes asks for the audience's feelings about a slogan: "Morons of the world unite, you're being treated like idiots." And "Halfwits of the world unite, you're being treated like morons. The theater has been the popular art, but within the last 50 years, the situation has changed that two other dramatic arts, movies and broadcasting, are more important. The theater reaches a smaller audience, so it's the place where ideas are constantly acceptable. Lists of plays currently on stage. Musicals. The Ray Milland Show, an attack on the intellectuals of America. His notes from the show. It is not necessary to be as stupid as that to get a farce.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71496
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