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Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

How Geopolitics Shaped WNYC’s Iconic Station Identification

Friday, June 13, 2014

NBC had tones. We had a statement of hope for the world.
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Kurt Vonnegut: "Fates Worse Than Death"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

His edgy 1982 “sermon” took on the question of whether hydrogen bombs would deliver us from more terrifying circumstances. The full audio recording is now available for the first time.
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Hear the Men Who Saw D-Day from Both Sides

Friday, June 06, 2014

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in history, where 156,000 Allied troops landed on five French beaches. But there’s a lot to learn from individual s...
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Listen to the First Detailed Account of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Monday, June 02, 2014

Shen Tong was one of China's most famous dissident leaders. Six days after the bloody suppression of student protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, he walked out of the country, ca...
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The Man Who Fought For and Founded WNYC

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC
WNYC's founding: A story from the dawn of the Radio Age.
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Leader of American Anthropology Launches WNYC Series

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

American scientists and intellectuals in the fight against fascism before World War II.

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A Report to Listeners

Monday, May 12, 2014

When WQXR was a commercial station sponsorship was a selective affair.
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Boys in the Bach Room

Monday, May 05, 2014

"One evening I got back from the mess hall before the others and bravely snapped on WQXR."
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Remembrance of Themes Past

Monday, April 28, 2014

From the February, 1944 WQXR Program Guide.

Dr. Edman, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and known for his many books, including the popular Philosopher's Holiday, is one of WQXR most ardent fans. This philosophical reaction to music is one which we feel sure is shared by many of our listeners.

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Nicholas Pileggi, The Mafia in New York City

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In a one-hour talk that has the easy-going feel of a conversation in a diner, Nicholas Pileggi provides an account of how the Mafia came to power in New York City.
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We Know What You Like

Monday, April 21, 2014

"WQXR's listeners who make themselves articulate to us have more influence in shaping our programs than many non-writing fans realize."
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An Opera Impresario Looks at Radio

Monday, April 14, 2014

"I find that many members of the Metropolitan public look to the special facilities of WQXR, which combine the advantages of both radio and recordings for the opera-loving public."
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Music For American Youth

Monday, April 07, 2014

From the January, 1941 WQXR Program Guide:

Mr. Ganz is conductor of the Young People's Chorus of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Society. He is a pioneer in the field of children's concerts, having directed such concerts for the past eighteen years. The Young People's Concerts from Town Hall, New York, January 13th and February 17th at 3:45 P.M. will be broadcast by WQXR.

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What a New Cold War Could Sound Like

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

One thing about the Cold War: It made for some great radio. 
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The Place of Radio in Musical Education

Monday, March 31, 2014

"As head of the Juilliard School of Music I am naturally especially interested in the effect of broadcasts of serious music on students and teachers of music."
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The Classics on Broadway

Monday, March 24, 2014

From the October, 1944 WQXR Program Guide:

The success which has attended the presentation on Broadway of new forms of music of great composers such as Bizet, Johann Strauss and Grieg has aroused a certain amount of resentment among music purists. As one of them remarked about Carmen Jones: "The orchestration of Bizet's music was expert and adequate, but I still prefer my Bizet straight, if you don't mind."

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Who Likes Good Music?*

Monday, March 17, 2014

"Of course some letters come from "cranks"...but most of our letters come from people who are deeply interested in radio as the newest means of mass communication."
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A Statement Regarding "Singing Commercials" *

Monday, March 10, 2014

"The station has found that "singing commercials" are too much of a transition from good music and that they are apt to create ill will among WQXR listeners."
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Music - A War Essential

Monday, March 03, 2014

Why we need music in wartime.
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