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Wealth of the Indies

Thursday, October 09, 1952

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

Educational re-creation of the discovery of Long Island.

Historical New York Times lists broadcast date as Thursday, 10/02/1952, at 6:30pm. It is the premiere episode.

Cast:
Lloyd Moss - Milt
Alan Feinstein - Jim
Arthur Sealan - Hudson
Alfred Israel - the Boy
Bill Myers - Coleman
Bob Gollen and Marvin Laskowitz - Music and Sound
Helen Milstead - Production Assistant
Kenneth H. Dunshee and A.M. Sullivan - Writers
L. Porter Moore - Series Consultant

Presented under the auspices of the Greater New York Civic Center Committee of the Downtown Manhattan Association, the Department of Commerce of the City of New York, and the New York Journal American, and is produced by the Municipal Broadcasting System. Heard three times weekly on the New York City Board of Education Station WNYE-FM. Rebroadcast in the City's classrooms.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68881
Municipal archives id: LT254

Contributors:

Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee, Alan Feinstein, Alfred Israel, Lloyd Moss, Bill Myers, Arthur Sealan and A. M. Sullivan

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