Willy Ley, Eleanor Robeson Belmont, and Whitney Griswold

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Irita Van Doren introduces German-American science writer Willy Ley, author of "Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel." He discusses the developments in space travel that had taken place previous few months - the succesful launch of the satellite Sputnik.

Van Doren next introduces Eleanor Robeson Belmont, and speaks highly of her charity work and career in the theater. Belmont tells some short anecdotes from her memoir, particularly related to her relationship with George Bernard Shaw.

Finally, Van Doren introduces President of Yale University Whitney Griswold. He discusses history, education, and the future.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71214
Municipal archives id: LT7763