Series
The Scourge of Narcotics
Title
WNYC
Producing Organization
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
WNYC (New York, New York)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-80-35t776nf
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Description
Episode Description
Program opens with rousing address from NYPD Commissioner Steve Canaday on the evils of narcotics. The listener is then given a vivid description of what drug addiction will do to the body by a member of the NYPD Narcotics bureau. Topics include: Drug jargon and the question, "Why do people fall'"; the role of personality; economic factors in addiction and the economics of drug sales; abuse of prescription drugs, narcotic trafficking and organized crime; international factors; the role of the FBI.
Series Description
"'The Scourge of Narcotics' a documentary treatment of the problems of dope addiction, based on a pamphlet produced by the New York City Police Department, was produced by the City Station in an endeavor to enlist the aid of the individual citizen to help eradicate a vicious menace to society."--1959 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1959
Created Date
1959
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Rights
Acquisition Source: Peabody Archives; Terms of Use & Repro: WNYC Transferred from original acetate 7" reel from the U of Georgia Peabody Archvies.
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:27:02.760
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Credits
Director: Zide, Larry
Host: Fallen, Gene
Narrator: Wilensky, Ben
Narrator: Titus, Frank
Producing Organization: WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Speaker: Canaday, Steve
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-facdda2f697 (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
WNYC-FM
Identifier: cpb-aacip-6b661ac1353 (Filename)
Format: Data CD
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:27:10
WNYC-FM
Identifier: cpb-aacip-68d2c5b635b (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:27:10
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Citations
Chicago: “The Scourge of Narcotics; WNYC,” 1959, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 27, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-35t776nf.
MLA: “The Scourge of Narcotics; WNYC.” 1959. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 27, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-35t776nf>.
APA: The Scourge of Narcotics; WNYC. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, WNYC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-35t776nf