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StoryCorps 406: The Bridge

Friday, December 19, 2014

Writer Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Lyndon Johnson reacts to the Walter Jenkins incident, 1964

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

50 years ago, presidential aide Walter Jenkins was arrested for having sex with a man in a YMCA bathroom, just weeks before the 1964 presidential election. Hear a clip of LBJ's reaction.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering the Harlem Riot of 1964

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

50 years ago, riots in Harlem and Bed-Stuy spread throughout the country. Listeners join former New York Governor David Paterson and historian Peniel Joseph to discuss the riots and their legacy.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 378: In the Pool

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 18th, 1964, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo were two of several black and white protesters who jumped into the whites only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

50 Years Ago, Breakfast Changed Forever

Monday, April 28, 2014

WNYC

It arrived at the New York World's Fair 50 years ago, and breakfast was never the same. To celebrate such a sweet event, listen to this report on the 1958 Brussels World's Fair —"the first World's Fair of the Atomic Age!!"


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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your 1964 World's Fair Memories

Friday, April 18, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the World's Fair of 1964. Bill Young, World's Fair historian, host of www.nywf64.com, and co-author of The 1964-19645 New York World's Fair: Images of America Series (Arcadia), talks about the fair's significance and we take your calls with memories or reflections from the pavilions, rides, and exhibitions.

→ Events: Celebrate the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs at exhibitions and events across Queens.

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