Touchdown Club of America Olympics Fundraising Luncheon

Friday, June 13, 1952

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

Speeches given to raise money to send athletes to 1953 Olympics in Helsinki. Recording captured audio preemptively, so there is a minute or so of banter and ambiance at head.

James Connolly talks about his memories of Olympic games.

At 17:00, the host goes through the famous guests in attendance. These include William "Pudge" Heffelfinger and Alex "Babe" Weyand.

Eugene Vidal tells a story about breaking mountain climbing records in Switzerland.

Crittenberger is the main speaker.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68664
Municipal archives id: LT63


James B. Connolly, Willis Dale Crittenberger, Edward P. F. Eagan, Charles Horowitz and Eugene Luther Vidal


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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

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