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Collection
Muni
Series
Miscellaneous
Episode
Eleanor Roosevelt as a disc jockey for WNYC
Contributing Organization
WNYC (New York, New York)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/80-26xwf1q3
WNYC Archive Catalog
2316
Municipal Archives
LT687
pbcore XML database UUID
949ebf32-8c95-4f90-9f72-c856b8f8e584
Description
As part of a fundraising effort for the March of Dimes, Eleanor Roosevelt reveals her "hidden talent" as a disc jockey. Several New York City teenagers suffering from polio attend the session and make requests for Mrs. Roosevelt to play. Roosevelt discusses the children's conditions and plays popular music, including Elvis Presley, Harry Belafonte and others. After the requests, Eleanor Roosevelt talks to the listening audience. She says her sponsor is the warm-hearted American public. The March of Dimes theme this January is "Let's Finish the Job." There are not enough people who have had their complete series of three shots. Means vaccination for everyone under 40 and reducing new cases to a minimum. "I hope this inspires everyone who has been listening to give and give generously to the 1957 March of Dimes." There is a 2:58 excerpt on a 7" reel with Dolby SR.
Date
1957-02-06
Topics
Fine Arts
Contributor
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, Guest
Rights
Owner/Custodial History: Municipal Archives; Terms of Use & Repro: PUBLIC DOMAIN
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:00:00
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Citation
Chicago: “Muni; Miscellaneous; Eleanor Roosevelt as a disc jockey for WNYC,” 1957-02-06, WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 23, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_80-26xwf1q3.
MLA: “Muni; Miscellaneous; Eleanor Roosevelt as a disc jockey for WNYC.” 1957-02-06. WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 23, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_80-26xwf1q3>.
APA: Muni; Miscellaneous; Eleanor Roosevelt as a disc jockey for WNYC. Boston, MA: WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_80-26xwf1q3