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Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt; South Asia in Crisis

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Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt
South Asia in Crisis
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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: Jacob Javits, Republican senator from New York since 1956, a member of the Senate's Banking and Currency, Government Operations, and Labor and Public Welfare Committees; Vu Van Thai, director general of the budget of the Ngo Dinh Diem government of South Vietnam for six years before his recent resignation. Educated in France, he is now lecturing in this country; Peggy Durdin, Longtime Far East freelance correspondent for the New York Times; Leo Cherne, chairman of the International Rescue Committee and executive director of the Research Institute of America. He had spent a good deal of time in Vietnam.

Mrs. Roosevelt and her guests will discuss the present situation in Vietnam, the need for reforms in the Ngo Dinh Diem government, the extent of U.S. military support, the consequences for the West of the new neutralism of Laos, and the importance of the entire area to the free world.

Recorded at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, on Sunday, December, 3, 1961.

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Broadcast program

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Talk Show
Public Affairs
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