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Tagged: Clifton Fadiman

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What Inventions Have Benefitted Mankind Most? 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Conversation: What Inventions Have Benefitted Mankind Most? – Nov. 6, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Sixty years ago there was no such thing as the Internet. Computers were massive and it never occurred to anyone in a...

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Christmas Ponder Past – 1956 – Past Daily Holiday Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Conversation: Christmas 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Christmas Eve 1956. Certainly a different time – different sets of values, different communication skills, different world all together. But then, as now, the times were nervous and uncertain. The...

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The Non-Conforming American – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Non-Conforming American – March 12, 1955 During the era of the 1950s a gradual, unmistakable undercurrent of social upheaval was starting to take place. Brought on largely by the Cold War, the threat of Nuclear annihilation , the stringent social mores...