Series
International Interview
Episode
Dr. Auguste Lindt, newly-appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Title
WNYC
Producing Organization
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
WNYC (New York, New York)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
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Description
Episode Description
This is an interview with newly-appointed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Dr. Auguste Lindt. Refugees from Hungary are discussed. This predates the outbreak of revolution on October 23 and invasion by the Soviet Union on November 4. Lindt would play a lead role in aiding Hungarian refugees during the crisis.
Series Description
"A unique, informative series, WNYC's 'INTERNATIONAL INTERVIEW' is specifically designed to bring listeners a closer knowledge of world affairs. Presented in cooperation with the Foreign Press Association, the weekly program features an exclusive interview with a prominent personality in the news each week -- questioned by a news panel compromised of foreign correspondents from various overseas countries, with an American as moderator. "The unrehearsed press conference series has kept the public more fully apace with the rapidly changing world--through first-hand reports on vital issues by authoritative spokesmen. Many headlines have been made through this stimulating series 'But more important, the program has helped to crystallize world news for the general public, aiding in the interpretation of current events to help people understand the constantly changing world. "Through its objective global periscope, WNYC's 'International Interview' is fulfilling its aim of bringing people a closer knowledge of each other, through better insight on world news and events."--1956 Peabody Awards entry form.
Description
Discussion of refugees from Hungary is a focus of part of the discussion. This predates the outbreak of the revolution, October 23rd and invasion by the Soviet Union on November 4th. From: BOOK REVIEW A history of helping the displaced The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path, by Gil Loescher "Independence and expansion under Lindt and Schnyder (1956-65) Under Swiss diplomat Auguste Lindt, "UNHCR's orientation became clearly pro-American". (p 81) US government financial and diplomatic backing of UNHCR operations rose to great heights during the Soviet invasion of Hungary, when the international community specifically designated UNHCR as the "lead agency" to oversee a large-scale humanitarian emergency. Simultaneously, Lindt displayed independent action by persuading Western states that the repatriation of Hungarian minors in the interests of family unity must take precedence over Cold War calculations; this action earned the respect of the socialist governments of Yugoslavia and Hungary. "
Broadcast Date
1956-05-13
Created Date
1956
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Interview
Rights
Owner/Custodial History: WNYC; Acquisition Source: Peabody Archives; Terms of Use & Repro: Public Domain Transferred from original 7" reel from Peabody Archvies - U of Georgia
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:28:59.448
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Credits
Producing Organization: WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Speaker: Lindt, Auguste
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WNYC-FM
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Format: Data CD
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Duration: 00:30:00
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Duration: 00:30:00
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Citations
Chicago: “International Interview; Dr. Auguste Lindt, newly-appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees; WNYC,” 1956-05-13, WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-04rjf1z9.
MLA: “International Interview; Dr. Auguste Lindt, newly-appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees; WNYC.” 1956-05-13. WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-04rjf1z9>.
APA: International Interview; Dr. Auguste Lindt, newly-appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees; WNYC. Boston, MA: WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-04rjf1z9