Philip Quarles

Philip Quarles appears in the following:

Van Cliburn's Musical Diplomacy Eases Tense U.S.-Soviet Relationship

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WNYC

Fifty-five years ago this week, Van Cliburn was feted in New York City for his gold medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. Our sister station WNYC covered the young Texan's triumphant return.

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Random House Founder Bennett Cerf, as Skillful Storyteller and Humorist

Friday, August 17, 2012

WNYC
Bennett Cerf of Random House speaks at this 1952 Book and Author Luncheon.
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James M. Cain, Popular Novelist, Argues to Strengthen Authors' Rights, 1946

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WNYC

Novelist and screenwriter James M. Cain promotes his idea for an American Authors Authority that would treat literature as "property." Though it never caught on at the time, Cain's plan offers insight on present-day debates about copyrights. 

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Secretary of State James Byrnes: "The Temple of Peace Must Be Built Solidly"

Monday, August 13, 2012

WNYC
Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, walks a tightrope in the years immediately following World War II as the Cold War takes root.
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Ralph Bunche Announces Landmark 1949 Arab-Israeli General Armistice Agreement

Friday, August 10, 2012

WNYC
One of the few successful peace negotiations of the Middle-East.
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William F. Buckley Jr., Mayoral Candidate, on Political Rhetoric and Theater,1965

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

WNYC
William F. Buckley discovers surrealism on the campaign trail.
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Everybody Gets the Same Number of Lines: Marc Blitzstein's Socialist Opera, "No for an Answer"

Monday, August 06, 2012

WNYC

Musical prodigy and composer Marc Blitzstein, the featured guest on this 1941 installment from  WNYC's American Music Festival, increasingly identifies with radical left-wing political movements in the hardscrabble years leading into the Depression.

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Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt Comment on America's Imperfect Democracy

Friday, August 03, 2012

WNYC
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt interviews her friend Mary McLeod Bethune in a 1949 radio broadcast in support of 'interracial understanding.'
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The Evolving Motherhood of Josephine Baker

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

WNYC
Adopting the family of man.
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Gore Vidal's Historical Novel 'Julian' and Its Modern Parallels

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

WNYC
Gore Vidal speaks at this 1964 Book and Author Luncheon 
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Louis Auchincloss Asks, "What is Serious Fiction?"

Monday, July 30, 2012

WNYC
Louis Auchincloss talks about the novelist's great themes
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Marian Anderson Speaks on Empathy, Attainment, and Race

Monday, July 23, 2012

WNYC
As eloquent in her speech as she is in her song, the contralto Marian Anderson on issues of prejudice and segregation head-on in this 1957 Books and Authors Luncheon appearance.
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Svetlana Alliluyeva's Graceful Defection from the Soviet Union

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stalin's daughter says she has no political philosophy and talks of a soon-to-be released memoir.
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The Readable Steve Allen

Monday, July 16, 2012

Steve Allen plays to the crowd with his appearance at this Book and Author Luncheon.
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