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Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt
Future of Democracy Abroad, The
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Roundtable discussion of foreign and domestic affairs featuring leading political, academic, and journalistic experts. Series was hosted by Eleanor Roosevelt and was filmed on location at Brandies University. Series release date: 1959

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Guests: Adlai Stevenson, former Governor of Illinois and twice Democratic candidate for the Presidency; Dr. Mohammed Hatta, former Prime Minister and former Vice President of Indonesia; Henry Kissinger, associate director of Harvard University's Center for International Affairs and author of the bestseller, Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy; Saville Davis, managing editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

In this program, Mrs. Roosevelt and her guests will consider the (?) that assail the long-term spread and survival of democracy in the West and the underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, and their implications for U.S. policy are explored. As you know, Mr. Stevenson has not made too many television appearances and this program marks one of his rare meetings with Mrs. Roosevelt in an hour-long telecast.

Recorded by WGBH from the Brandeis University campus in Waltham, MA, Sunday, June 5, 1960.

Last of the 1959-60 series. The 1960-61 series of ten programs will begin in October.



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Talk Show
Public Affairs
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