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Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt; Peace Corps, The: What Shape Shall it Take?

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Series
Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt
Program
Peace Corps, The: What Shape Shall it Take?
Program Number

207

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: President John F. Kennedy.

Program opens with a ten minute segment in which President Kennedy is interviewed one-on-one by Eleanor Roosevelt, discussing the advent of the Peace Corps. The opening segment was recorded at the White House in Washington, DC on 3/5/1961, the day the President issued the executive order creating the Peace Corps.

Balance of program was recorded in WTTG Studios in Washington, DC. Eleanor Roosevelt moderates, guests: Senator Humbert Humphrey, (D, Minnesota) chief supporter of legislation for the permanence and expansion of the Peace Corps, Chairman of Disarmament Subcommittee of Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Professor Samuel Hays, author of The Peace Corps Task Force Report, requested by President Kennedy, and a social scientist in the Department of Economics, at the University of Michigan. Senteca Kajubi, from Makerere College,University of East Africa in Uganda, which will receive the first group of Peace Corps teachers, presently at the University of Chicago; R. Sargent Shriver, Chairman of Chicago Board of Education, and newly named Director of the Peace Corps.

Duration

00:59:02

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Citation
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