NYPR Archives & Preservation
January 20, 2017 - Volume 16  Issue 03
Edition # 745

1937: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in for a second time as President and delivers his inaugural speech. It is the first time a U.S. President is sworn in on January 20th.

1952:  Naturalist Edwin Way Teale talks to The New York Herald Tribune Book and Author Luncheon about his recent work, North with the Spring.
Gardening and Broadcasting
"To reach the public on the importance of wartime gardening, The Botanical Garden also made use of the media of radio broadcasting. Time was made available by Station WNYC, the Municipal Broadcasting System. On each Monday evening from 6 to 6:15 starting on March 22 [1943] and concluding on April 12, there was a question and answer program. Garden staff members were available to supply answers to various problems confronting Victory Gardeners."

Source: Dunkak, Harry M., Knowledge, Truth and Service: The New York Botanical Garden 1891-1980, pg 47.
WNYC first day of broadcast, July 8, 1924 (Municipal Archives Collection)

 WQXR's 1970s series Classical Music and the Afro-American was hosted by the distinguished American tenor George Shirley. In April 1975 he spoke with composer Ulysses Kay.
A big welcome to our new Spring Intern Ted Houghtaling from the Queens College library school program!
WNYC celebrated its 92nd anniversary this past July. Just think, 7-and-a-half short years to the big centennial. In this space we'll be linking to various historical WNYC champions, broadcasts and milestones celebrating nearly a century on the air in the public interest. This week: In 1938 WNYC gets with the grid and ties into the clock of all clocks.

This week's NEH-funded Annotations blog series features:  Diplomat U Thant, interviewed by Alistair Cooke.

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