Walter Henry Thompson, Jean Ritchie, and Telford Taylor

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Van Doren introduces Thompson, who talks about Churchill and his book "Assignment Churchill."

Van Doren introduces Ritchie, who talks about her childhood in Kentucky, music, and her book "Singing Family of the Cumberlands." She also performs. She introduces each song, which she performs on a dulcimer. Performs "Barbry Ellen,"
an unnamed song, a short Baptist hymn, and "Hop Around, Skip Around Old Betty Larkin."

Van Doren introduces Taylor, who talks about the Fifth Amendment, the "know nothing" party, and his book "Grand Inquest: The Story of Congressional Investigations."

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71233
Municipal archives id: LT6612