WGBH Openvault

Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt; Europe Faces East and West


Sound quality varies throughout the tape, many audio losses during the first half of tape.

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt
Europe Faces East and West
Program Number


Series Description

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

Program Description

Guests: Senator John F. Kennedy, member of the United States Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee; Erwin D. Canham, Editor of Christian Science Monitor and President of the United States Chamber of Commerce; Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, professor of economics at the Center for International Studies, M.I.T. The fourth program in the series.

They (the guests) will confront such issues as 1) the two rival trade groups and the consequences for the U.S. economy 2) the chances for resolving the differences among the allies on Berlin, 3) NATO's precarious military situation, and 4) the prospects for a joint European-American aid program to the world's underdeveloped areas.

Recorded by WGBH from the Brandeis University campus in Waltham, MA, Saturday January 2, 1960.

NOTE: According to WGBH, Sen. Kennedy is expected to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier in the day on January 2. Also, he is expected to be on NBC's "Meet the Press" program of Sunday, January 3.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Talk Show
Public Affairs
Chicago: “Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt; Europe Faces East and West,” 01/02/1960, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BD5BD6B96BD4C7BB2D0B3BDADF68D1B.
MLA: “Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt; Europe Faces East and West.” 01/02/1960. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BD5BD6B96BD4C7BB2D0B3BDADF68D1B>.
APA: Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt; Europe Faces East and West. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7BD5BD6B96BD4C7BB2D0B3BDADF68D1B
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.