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Post by BobbyP on 3/31/2020, 12:43 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. November 23, 1948. WNYC, New York City. The broadcast originates from the Astor Hotel, New York City. General Eisenhower addresses The American Booksellers Association and discusses his book, "Crusade In Europe." His considers the possibility of another war and the role of religion in American life. Dwight Eisenhower, Burl Ives. 24:40.

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Post by BobbyP on 3/31/2020, 12:44 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. November 20, 1951. WNYC, New York City. The program originates from the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Astor, New York City. Irita Van Doren (host), Samuel Shellabarger (who speaks about his book, "Lord Chesterfield and His World"), Ogden Nash (who speaks about his book, "Parents Keep Out"), William O. Douglas (who speaks about his book, "Strange Lands and Friendly People"). 57:44.

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Post by BobbyP on 3/31/2020, 12:46 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. November 25, 1952. WNYC, New York City. The program originates from the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Astor). Don't miss Bennett Cerf's joke about a pregnant woman. Irita Van Doren (host), Elizabeth Vining (speaking about her book "Windows for a Crown Price"), Bennett Cerf (speaking about his book, "Good for a Laugh"), Robert Moses (who speaks about his autobiography, "Robert Moses: Builder for Democracy"). 58:21.

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Post by BobbyP on 3/31/2020, 12:48 pm

Book and Author Luncheon
February 16, 1954

Burl Ives, folksinger and author of The Burl Ives songbook : American Song in Historical Perspective, and Sir Edmund Hillary, Mountain Climber and subject of John Hunt's account of the Everest Expedition, The Conquest of Everest, are honored at this Books and Authors Luncheon. Ives performs songs and Hillary speaks. Irita Van Doren hosts.

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Post by BobbyP on 3/31/2020, 12:50 pm

Book and Author Luncheon
November 30, 1954
Guests: Russell Lynes, Fred Allen and Alben W. Barkley

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Post by BobbyP on 3/31/2020, 12:51 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. April 19, 1955. WNYC, New York City. Irita Van Doren (host), Quentin Reynolds (speaking about his book, "Headquarters"), John P. Marquand (speaking about his book, "Sincerely, Willis Wayde"), Clifton Fadiman. 56:36.

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Post by pnussbaum on 3/31/2020, 2:44 pm

Thanks, Bobby.
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Post by BobbyP on 4/5/2020, 6:54 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. October 6, 1953. WNYC, New York City. The program originates from the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Astor. Irita Van Doren (host), James Michener (speaks about his book, "The Bridges at Toko-Ri"), Agnes Meyer (speaks about her autobiography "Education for a New Morality"), Will Durant (speaking about his book, "The Renaissance"). 56:23.

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Post by BobbyP on 4/5/2020, 6:56 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. March 16, 1954. WNYC, New York City. Irita Van Doren (host), Gilbert Highet (speaking about his book, "Man's Unconquerable Mind"), Arthur C. Clarke (speaking about his book, "Prelude to Space"), Elmer Davis (speaking about both Gilbert Highet and Arthur C. Clarke). 52:09.


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Post by BobbyP on 4/5/2020, 6:58 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. October 26, 1954. WNYC, New York City. The program originates from the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Astor, New York City. Irita Van Doren (host), Francis Taylor (speaking about his book, "Fifty Centuries of Art"), Tom Davis (speaking about his book, "Doctor to the Islands"), Lydia Davis (speaking about her book, "Doctor to the Islands"), Bernard Baruch (speaking about his book, "Philosophy for Our Time"). 44:28.

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Post by BobbyP on 4/5/2020, 7:00 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. October 18, 1955. WNYC, New York City. Irita Van Doren (host), Herman Wouk (speaking about his book, "Marjorie Morningstar"), Edward Weeks (speaking about his book, "The Open Heart"), John Gunther (speaking about his book, "Inside Africa"). 61:03.

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Post by BobbyP on 4/5/2020, 7:01 pm

Books and Authors Luncheon. January 17, 1956. WNYC, New York City. Irita Van Doren (host), Grover Whalen (speaking about his autobiography, "Mr. New York"), Marguerite Higgins (speaking about reporting from Russia), Steve Allen (speaking about his television show). 57:02.

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Books and Authors Luncheon. January 15, 1957. WNYC, New York City. Irita Van Doren (host), Bruce Catton (speaking about his book, "This Hallowed Ground"), Joe E. Brown (speaking about his book, "Laughter Is a Wonderful Thing"), Marian Anderson (speaking about her book, "My Lord, What a Morning"). 59:02.

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