The Eleanor Roosevelt Program

This radio program aired every weekday on NBC between 11 October 1950 and 31 August 1951 between 12:30 and 1:15 pm. Structured around two segments, ER and her son, Elliott Roosevelt, first discussed a question sent in by a listener, then ER (with or without Elliott) interviewed a guest. The NBC television program, Mrs. Roosevelt Meets the Public, aired during the same period (October 1950 through July 1951), giving her an on-air presence six days a week.

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October 1950

  • Episode 1: October 11, 1950. In the opening segment of the inaugural episode, ER and Brigadier General David Sarnoff, executive at RCA, discus Voice of America. In the second segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt interview radio comedian Fred Allen.
  • Episode 2: October 12, 1950. In the first segment, ER interviews Perle Mesta, U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. In the second segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about corruption in the New York City Police Department and in politics more broadly.
  • Episode 3: October 13, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listeners question about teenage delinquency. In the interview segment, ER discuss civil defense in the time of war with Colonel Lawrence Wilkinson, Lady Margaret D'Arcy, and Francis Littlewood
  • Episode 4: October 16, 1950. In the interview segment, ER interviews radio and television critic John Crosby. The recording is only of interview segment of the show.
  • Episode 5: October 17, 1950. In the interview segment, ER discusses theater with actor Jose Ferrer. The recording is only of interview segment of the show.
  • Episode 6: October 18, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss civil service and efficient government. In the interview segment, ER and Senator Estes Kefauver discuss the Senate's Crime Investigative Committee and organized crime.
  • Episode 7: October 19, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss whether or not women can run a household successfully while also working a job that has different hours than her husband works. In the interview segment, ER interviews boxer Ezzard Charles.
  • Episode 8: October 20, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss working for a boss who is a woman. In the interview segment, ER and actress Tallulah Bankhead discuss the Foster Parent Plan and baseball.
  • Episode 9: October 23, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt answer a listener's question about war profiteering and the steps that Congress could make to reduce profits. In the interview segment, ER interviews journalist May Craig about her career, especially Craig's work during World War II.
  • Episode 10: October 24. In the opening segment, ER answers a listener's question about whether or not racial and religious intolerance is abating in the United States. In the interview segment, ER interviews Lesley Storm, the author, John Wildberg, the producer, and Anthony Ireland, an actor, about their play Black Chiffron.
  • Episode 11: October 25, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt answer a listener's question about the prospects of a young couple living a rural life. In the interview segment, ER interviews actor Van Heflin.
  • Episode 12: October 26, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the television habits of children and the appropriate age for military enlistment. In the interview segment, ER interviews columnist and socialite Elsa Maxwell.
  • Episode 13: October 27, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether a person should vote for the political candidate or the party. In the interview segment, ER interviews radio personality Henry Morgan.
  • Episode 14: October 30, 1950. This file has the segments in reverse order First is the interview then the question and answer segment. In the interview segment, ER interviews actor Robert Montgomery. In the second segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss how ER is able to manage her busy schedule.
  • Episode 15: October 31, 1950. In the interview segment, ER discusses moving from small towns to large cities and the importance of foreign education with novelist Emily Kimbrough. This recording includes part of episode 21, as well.

November 1950

  • Episode 16: November 1, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the accomplishments of the United Nations. In the interview segment, ER and author John Steinbeck discuss his new play, "Burning Bright."
  • Episode 17: November 2, 1950. In the opening segment, ER answers question about spiritual life in America. In the interview segment, she speaks with actor and producer Helen Hayes about the American National Theater and Academy.
  • Episode 18: November 3, 1950. In the interview segment, ER interviews comic book illustrator Al Capp. This partial recording only includes the interview segment of the show.
  • Episode 19: November 6, 1950. In the interview segment, ER interviews television host and "number one shopping expert" Kathi Norris and her husband Wilbur Stark. This partial recording only includes the interview segment of the show.
  • Episode 20: November 7, 1950. n the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about different committees of the United Nations and the makeup of the United States' delegation to the UN. In the interview segment, ER discusses the hotel industry with Neil Lang, the general manager of the Park Sheraton, and Bob Neal, the Park Sheraton's resident manager.
  • Episode 21: November 8, 1950.
  • Episode 22: November 9, 1950. In the interview segment, ER interviews radio personality Lanny Ross. This partial recording only includes the interview segment of the show.
  • Episode 23: November 10, 1950. In the opening segment, ER awards Adele Rosenwald Levy "The Eleanor Roosevelt Community Service Citation" for her work as president of the Citizens’ Committee on Children. In the interview segment, ER discusses Citizens’ Committee on Children with Adele Rosenwald Levy and Ruth Pruyn Field. This partial recording includes the interview segment and an award presentation, but no opening discussion.
  • Episode 24: November 13, 1950. In the interview segment, ER interviews fashion designer Sally Victor. This partial recording only includes the interview segment of the program.
  • Episode 25: November 14, 1950.
  • Episode 26: November 15, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss memorable gifts that she and FDR received while in the White House. In the interview segment, ER interviews movie producer Stanley Kramer.
  • Episode 27: November 16, 1950. In the opening segment (not included in this recording) ER discuss a question about peace and America's military buildup. In the interview segment, ER talks with guest composer/entertainer Skitch Henderson.  This partial recording only includes the interview segment of the show.
  • Episode 28: November 17, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss a question about ER's choices for books and articles to read to be well-informed. In the interview segment, ER discusses Wiltwyck School.
  • Episode 29: November 20, 1950. In this segment, ER interviews Douglas Lee, the creator of many of Broadway's electric signs.
  • Episode 30: November 21, 1950.
  • Episode 31: November 22, 1950.
  • Episode 32: November 23, 1950. In the first segment of the Thanksgiving episode, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss what they and their listeners can be thankful for. In the second segment, ER reads a Thanksgiving poem written by her aunt Bye (Anna Roosevelt Cowles). In another segment of the Thanksgiving Day episode, Warren Austin discusses the tension between support of the UN and American patriotism. A final recording includes segment introductions by Elliott Roosevelt.
  • Episode 33: November 24, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the politics surrounding the United Nations' Children's Emergency Fun. In the interview segment, ER discusses aid efforts for children in post-war Europe with John Barclay, organizing secretary for International Health for Children.
  • Episode 34: November 27, 1950. In the interview segment, ER interviews radio talk-show personalities, and married couple, Jinx Falkenburg and Tex McCrary. This partial recording only includes the interview segment of the show.
  • Episode 35: November 28, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the class and educational dimensions of the military draft. In the interview segment, ER interviews author and theater critic John Mason Brown.
  • Episode 36: November 29, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about party politics and candidate qualifications. In the interview segment, ER discusses some of the issues facing the American youth with Alice Thompson, editor and publisher of Seventeen Magazine.
  • Episode 37: November 30, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the Barden Bill and religious education. In the interview segment, ER interviews job placement expert Walter Lowen.

December 1950

  • Episode 38: December 1, 1950. In the opening segment ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a question about the differences between the Democratic and Republican Parties. In the second segment, ER discusses the infiltration of the Communist Party, USA with FBI informant Angela Calomiris. At the end of the recording are snippets of interviews from other episodes.
  • Episode 39: December 4, 1950.
  • Episode 40: December 5, 1950.
  • Episode 41: December 6, 1950.
  • Episode 42: December 7, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a question about whether or not ER would accept the nomination for president. In the interview segment, ER discusses national economic issues with columnist Sylvia Porter.
  • Episode 43: December 8, 1950.In a second interview, ER interviews Newton Randolph, a representative of Save a Friend in Europe (SAFE) Imports.
  • Episode 44: December 11, 1950.
  • Episode 45: December 12, 1950. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt responds to a listener's question about ER's Christmas shopping habits. In the interview segment, ER interviews Edith Benham Helm on her role as social secretary for several first ladies. In a second interview,ER discusses life behind the Iron Curtain with Boris Shube, former political advisor to the American Radio Station in Berlin.
  • Episode 46: December 13, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about ER's immense workload. In the interview segment, ER discusses Levittown, New York, and other developments in housing with William Levitt, real estate developer.
  • Episode 47: December 14, 1950.In the interview segment, ER discusses religion and science with atomic physicist and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Milliken. This partial recording includes the interview segment of the program only.
  • Episode 48: December 15, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about how to overcome political difference between family members. In the interview segment, ER interviews H.V. Kaltenborn, radio news commentator.
  • Episode 49: December 18, 1950.In the first segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the portrayal of the United Nations in the media and whether these reports could, or should, be unbiased. In this interview segment, ER discusses atomic warfare with aviation expert Major Alexander de Seversky.
  • Episode 50: December 19, 1950.
  • Episode 51: December 20, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the importance of television for children. In the interview segment, ER interviews opera singer Marjorie Lawrence.
  • Episode 52: December 21, 1950.In the interview segment, ER discusses topics related to Latin America with author, lecturer, and columnist Edward Tomlinson. This partial recording includes the interview segment of the program only.
  • Episode 53: December 22, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about their Christmas customs. In the interview segment, ER interviews United Nations interpreters Rory Crim and David Chang Xi Ho from the United Nations Headquarters.
  • Episode 54: December 25, 1950.In this segment of the Christmas episode, ER reads excerpts from A Christmas Carol as Elliott Roosevelt narrates parts not read.
  • Episode 55: December 26, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the propriety of ER endorsing NYC mayoral candidates. In the interview segment, ER interviews author Santha Rama Rau.
  • Episode 56: December 27, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about how Americans can bring peace abroad if Americans constantly argue amongst themselves. In the interview segment, ER interviews reporter Malcolm Johnson about his book Crime on the Labor Front.
  • Episode 57: December 28, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about a comment from Bertrand Russell who called Great Britain a U.S. satellite. In the interview segment, ER discusses United Nations programs for children with editor Helen Ferris. ER and Ferris collaborated on the book Partners: The United Nations and Youth.
  • Episode 58: December 29, 1950.In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about why the United States shoulders the economic burden abroad when there is still poverty at home. In the interview segment, ER interviews Roger Baldwin, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.

 

January 1951

  • Episode 59: January 1, 1951. In the New Year's Day episode, ER and her guests read messages of peace. Her guests are: Ambassador Hernan Santa Cruz of Chile, French Premier René Plevin, Sir Benegal Rau of India, Ambassador Abba Eban of Israel, General Carlos Romulo of the Philippines and Sir Gladwyn Jebb of Great Britain. In the final segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about why United Nations forces fighting in Korea were disproportionately comprised of American troops.
  • Episode 60: January 2, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the merits of socialized healthcare. In the interview segment, ER interviews Glamour magazine editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Penrose.
  • Episode 61: January 3, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the United States' willingness to work with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. In the interview segment, ER interviews Dr. Sydney G. Margolin, an expert on family relations.
  • Episode 62: January 4, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the fear's that Russia may have regarding expansion from the West, and what influence Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto has on the USSR. In the interview segment, ER discusses education and child raising with the Vicomtesse Antoinette de Bellaigue.
  • Episode 63: January 5, 1951. In the in interview segment, ER discusses censorship with Gilbert Seldes, war correspondent, playwright, and political columnist. This partial recording includes the interview segment only.
  • Episode 64: January 8, 1951. In the interview segment, ER interviews portrait artist Douglas Chandor. This partial recording include only part of the interview segment.
  • Episode 65: January 9, 1951. In the first segment, ER discusses the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund with Lois F. Slade, Josephine Colletti, and Augusta Mendoza. In the second segment, ER interviews Ruth Gruber, author of Israel Without Tears.
  • Episode 66: January 10, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the merits of free and open discussion with communists in America. In the in interview segment, ER discusses the Colombo Plan with Lord Gordon Macdonald.
  • Episode 67: January 11, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's request to discuss the value of the United Nations. In the interview segment, ER and NBC announcer Ben Grauer discuss his broadcasting career.
  • Episode 68: January 12, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt answer a question about peace and drafting college men. In the interview segment, not included in the recording, ER interviews Robert Lange.
  • Episode 69: January 15, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about military manpower and conscription during the Korean War. In the interview segment, ER's guest is radio show host Mary Margaret McBride. In a final segment, ER reads a letter from a listener regarding older women returning to work.
  • Episode 70: January 16, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the threat of communism in the United States. In the interview segment, ER's guest is humorist Abe Burrows.
  • Episode 71: January 17, 1951. The segments in this recording are not in order. In the first segment, ER plays a recording from the previous Sunday's Mrs. Roosevelt Meets the Public about Cold War foreign policy. In the interview segment, ER discusses medical care advances and public health policy with Mary Lasker, co-founder of the Lasker Foundation.
  • Episode 72: January 18, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the USSR's representation in the United Nations and the Soviet's apparent abuse of veto power. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Edgar Ansel Mowrer, journalist and author of the book Challenge and Decision.
  • Episode 73: January 19, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about ways to improve children's reading habits. In the interview segment, ER discusses the UN's possible role in preventing a future world war with Elvira K. Fradkin, author of the book A World Airlift.
  • Episode 74: January 22, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about US relations with communist Yugoslavia. In the interview segment, ER's guest is producer and director Arch Oboler.
  • Episode 75: January 23, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about repression against people who were former members of groups associated with the Communist Party. In the interview segment, ER discusses proper nutrition and diets with Dr. Gayelord Hauser, author of the book Look Younger and Live Longer.
  • Episode 76: January 24, 1951. In the opening segment, ER responds to a listener's question about the effectiveness of US foreign aid, if the aid is just as likely to be used for corrupt purposes. In the interview segment, ER interviews Igor Gorin, a baritone singer.
  • Episode 77: January 25, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about programs that connect American children with children abroad. In the interview segment, ER discusses defense housing shortages and residential segregation with Charles Abrams.
  • Episode 78: January 26, 1951. In the interview segment, ER discusses the relationship between juvenile delinquency and cinema with Marjorie Granger Dawson, associate editor of Community Relations for the Motion Picture Association of America.
  • Episode 79: January 29, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the issues that the United States faces with "isms" such as Nazism, Communism and Fascism. In the interview segment ER's guest is African American professional baseball star Jackie Robinson.
  • Episode 80: January 30, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether New York City should put itself in a state of war preparedness. In the interview segment, ER discusses cancer and the Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases with Dr. Cornelius Rhoads and Laurence Rockefeller.
  • Episode 81: January 31, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the advisability of accepting the Chinese into the United Nations. In the interview segment, ER's guest is William Lawrence, New York Times journalist and author of Hell Bomb.

February 1951

  • Episode 82: February 1, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about volunteer civilian defense program. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Elmore Mckee, creator of radio series "The People Act."
  • Episode 83: February 2, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt answer a listener's question about the links between communism and Anna Rosenberg. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Frank Pace. Jr., Secretary of the Army.
  • Episode 84: February 5, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the United States support of un-democratic countries. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Vincent Impellitteri, mayor of New York City.
  • Episode 85: February 6, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about universal military training for women. In the interview segment, ER discuss with Musician's Emergency Fund and the Veterans Music Service with Mrs. Lytle Hull.
  • Episode 86: February 7, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether the United States needs war in order to be prosperous. In the interview segment, ER discusses international affairs with Senator William Knowland.
  • Episode 87: February 8, 1951. In the interview segment, ER's guest is playwright Robert Sherwood. The opening segment is missing from the recording.
  • Episode 88:  February 9, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a question about the problem of juvenile delinquency and employment. In the interview segment, ER's guest is former tennis star and artist Mickey Falkenburg Wagstaff. An additional track contains advertisements and announcer content from ER's program, and a segment in which ER discusses the historic Staten Island Dutch Schoolhouse with Dr. Vernon Hampton, president of the Staten Island Historical Society.
  • Episode 89: February 12, 1951. In the opening segment, ER discusses graft and corruption in government. From Washington, ER interviews secretary of the Air Force, Thomas K. Fenletter.
  • Episode 90: February 13, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about possible military alliances with Chinese Nationalist forces. In the interview segment, ER's guest is entertainer Burl Ives. In additional tracks, Elliott Roosevelt reads a public service announcement from the civil service program about preparedness during an air raid, and Ben Grauer and Elliott Roosevelt read commercials and the introduction to the show.
  • Episode 91: February 14, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to young listener's question regarding why Russia should be a participant in the United Nations. In the interview segment, ER discusses women's role in the Korean War and President Truman's loyalty commission with Senator Margaret Chase Smith.
  • Episode 92: February 15, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the Human Rights Commission and the new United Nations building. In the interview, ER's guest is Republican Senator Owen Brewster.
  • Episode 93: February 16, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about censorship during the Korean War. In the interview segment, ER discusses defense mobilization and inflation with the Secretary of Treasury John Wesley Snyder.
  • Episode 94: February 19, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the proper age for elected officials. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Secretary of Navy Francis P. Matthews.
  • Episode 95: February 20, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about ER's opposition to Franco while she is willing to support communist Yugoslavia. In the interview segment, which was previously recorded from Washington, DC, ER and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn discuss rearmament, the Marshall Plan, and United States foreign policy.
  • Episode 96: February 21, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the right of recent immigrants to voice an opinion about United States foreign policy and American foreign aid to China. In the interview segment, ER discusses military and economic aid to Europe with Herbert H. Lehman.
  • Episode 97: February 22, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the effects of global uncertainty on career aspirations. In the interview segment, ER's guest is French actress Denise Darcel.
  • Episode 98: February 23, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the court case Kellems v. United States and the right of the government to seize private citizen's money. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Weston Vernon, Jr., vice president and chairman of the Executive Committee of the New York State bar Association.
  • Episode 99: February 26, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about what individual Americans can do to aid world peace. In the interview segment, ER's guest is American actress Janis Carter.
  • Episode 100: February 27, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the United Nation's position on human rights and how the organization defines human rights. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Lancing B. Shield, president of the Grand Union Company.
  • Episode 101: February 28, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about some of the "human interest stories" from when ER lived in the White House. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Evelyn Hanes, the founder and executive director of the Huckleberry School, an artist retreat and rural school in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

 

March 1951

  • Episode 102: March 1, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about freedom of speech and opinion for U.S. journalists and political commentators. In the interview segment, ER's guest is composer Sigmund Romberg.
  • Episode 103: March 2, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about what Americans can do to calm their anxieties regarding war, communism, and economic collapse. In the interview segment, ER's guest is the creator of the radio soap opera "Portia Faces Life," Mona Kent.
  • Episode 104: March 5, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about the varying levels of freedom for workers and citizens in countries like Greece, Turkey, Iran, Sweden, France, and Great Britain. In the interview segment, ER discusses the UN’s Children Emergency Fund with opera singer Yarmila Novotná. A portion of the interview is missing from the recording.
  • Episode 105: March 6, 1951.
  • Episode 106: March 7, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about the release and return to power of German war criminals and industrialists. In the interview segment, ER’s guest is Suzanne Dadolle, a French actress and model who was also a former member of the French Army. The first track in this record contains the opening segment and second half of the interview. The second track contains the first half of the interview.
  • Episode 107: March 8, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about military promotion policies regarding age and experience. In the interview segment, ER’s guest is Eugene Gilbert, founder of Gilbert Youth Research Organization, an enterprise that surveys youth for information that helps advertising.
  • Episode 108: March 9, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about non-communist countries selling goods to Russia that end up in North Korea. In the interview segment, ER discusses the rescue of people from communist-controlled Germany with Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt, director of The Fighting Group Against Inhumanity.
  • Episode 109: March 12, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about the United States’ decision to reject the use of Chinese Nationalist troops in Korea. In the interview segment, ER and Dorothy Stratton directory of the Girl Scouts, discuss girl and women power in national defense.
  • Episode 110: March 13, 1951. Recording quality is poor; some sections were inaudible and not transcribed. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about the government loyalty program and whether communism could work in the United States. In the interview segment, ER discusses production problems, rationing and black markets with Michael V. DiSalle, the head of the Office of Price Administration.
  • Episode 111: March 14, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about sharing atomic technologies with Russia and fostering trade agreements with India. In the interview segment, ER and Ernesta Barlow, wartime journalist and lecturer, discuss Barlow’s recent trip to Yugoslavia.
  • Episode 112: March 15, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about hysteria and wasteful spending in the face of potential air raids. In the interview segment, ER discusses housing shortages with Raymond Foley, administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency.
  • Episode 113: March 16, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about why the Soviet Union is so feared by many Americans. In the interview segment, which was pre-recorded in Washington, DC, ER and Senator Karl Mundt discuss modernizing the two-party system.
  • Episode 114: March 19, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about the ways that the Soviet Union has changed since the 1920s. In the interview segment, which was pre-recorded in Washington, DC, ER discusses the potential for a Federated Europe or European Union with Ambassador Henri Bonnet of France.
  • Episode 115: March 20, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about whether someone from the United States of Great Britain should have been appointed Navy Supreme commander of NATO. In the interview segment, ER’s guest is Roy E. Larsen, president of Time, Inc. In a second interview segment, ER’s guest is the Comtesse Yolande de Metzebran.
  • Episode 116: March 21, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about the need for courage in a world at war for democracy. In the interview segment, ER’s guest is John Kieran, author of the Information Please Almanac.
  • Episode 117: March 22, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about how to discuss the advantages of living in the United States and the disadvantages of living in a communist country. In the interview segment, ER and Dr. Vera Micheles Dean discuss several topics related to Asia. In a second interview segment, ER and Helen Hall discuss Hall's work at the United Neighborhood Houses of New York, a federation of 50 settlement houses and neighborhood centers.
  • Episode 118: March 23, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about universal military training. In the interview segment, ER’s guest is Judge Robert P. Patterson, the secretary of war.
  • Episode 119: March 26, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about young mothers leaving the house to work in factories and the effect that has on children. The letter writer is particularly concerned that middle-aged women with grown children are unable to find steady employment. In the interview segment, ER and Ambassador Ernest A. Gross discuss challenges the United Nations faces in finding a peaceful solution in Korea.
  • Episode 120: March 27, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener who is critical of ER's stance on working with nations who have trade agreements with Russia. In the opening segment, ER’s guest is Charles Berlitz, linguist and executive officer of the Berlitz School of Languages.
  • Episode 121: March 28, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about the amendment that sets a term limit for a president. In the interview segment, ER and sociologist Dr. Donald Powell Wilson discuss the prison system.
  • Episode 122: March 29, 1951.
  • Episode 123: March 30, 1951.

 

April 1951

  • Episode 124: April 2, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question about German opposition to the present Allied decartelization laws. In the interview segment, ER’s guest in Nelson Rockefeller, chairman of the International Development Advisory Board. The interview segment of this recording is incomplete.
  • Episode 125: April 3, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the college basketball gambling scandal in New York City. In the interview segment discusses the Cold War and the economic, social, and political atmosphere of Berlin with Ernst Reuter, mayor of West Berlin.
  • Episode 126: April 4, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the relationship between the mob and corruption in in government. In the interview segment, ER's guest is circus owner and former performer George Hamid. This recording has the interview segment twice. The transcription, which contains the whole show, begins at 22:35.
  • Episode 127: April 5, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about ER's favorite artists and her favorite works of art. In the interview segment, ER discusses foreign policy and Europe with Senator William Benton.
  • Episode 128: April 6, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about how politicians misuse congressional immunity. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Elizabeth Impellitteri, the wife of Mayor Vincent Impellitteri of New York City. ER also plays a segment from her Sunday afternoon television show, Mrs. Roosevelt Meets the Public, featuring a discussion about the branches of the military working together.
  • Episode 129: April 9, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the United States role in the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. In the interview segment, ER discusses propaganda with Edward Barrett, assistant secretary of state for public affairs.
  • Episode 130: April 10, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the kinds of gifts that ER and FDR received when they were in the White House. In the interview segment, ER discusses the developing Cold War in Western Europe and the Marshall Plan with former Premier of France Paul Reynaud.
  • Episode 131: April 11, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about how countries are accepted into NATO. In the interview segment, ER discusses refugees behind the Iron Curtain with David Martin, executive secretary of the International Rescue Committee.
  • Episode 132: April 12, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about labor unions role in the defense mobilization drive in Washington, D.C. In the interview segment, ER's guest is poet, author, and television star Louis Untermeyer.
  • Episode 133: April 13, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about ER's upcoming trip to Europe for the United Nations Human Rights meeting. In the interview segment, ER discusses women's education with Millicent McIntosh, dean of Barnard College.
  • Episode 134: April 16, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the different commissions that are a part of the United Nations. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans. In a final segment, ER quotes a passage from the Declaration of Independence.
  • Episode 135: April 17, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether or not the United States should sign the United Nations Genocide Pact. In the interview segment, ER discusses the conditions of several Asian countries with Rev. Franklin Fry and Albert Crews.
  • Episode 136: April 18, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the Soviet Union's delegates obstructing progress in the United Nations. In the interview segment, ER and her guest John Gunther discuss his experiences in occupied Japan.
  • Episode 137: April 19, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether or not husband and wives should have vacations alone without bringing the rest of their family. In the interview segment, ER's discusses the North Side Center for Child Development with Dr. Kenneth Clark and Dr. Mamie Clark.
  • Episode 138: April 20, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the best ways we can interpret deliberately misleading news from other countries. In the interview segment, ER and her guest, David Schonfield, the foreign editor for the Financial Times, discuss Britain's economy.
  • Episode 139: April 23, 1951.

    In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the
    funding for the United Nations and the UN's spending habits. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Cord Meyer, Jr., chairman of the Policy Committee of the United World Federalists.

  • Episode 140: April 24, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the differences and similarities between the League of Nations and the United Nations. In the interview segment, ER discusses congressional redistricting with Congressman Emanuel Cellar.
  • Episode 141: April 25, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the feasibility of drafting older and middle-aged men as opposed to younger ones. In the interview segment, ER and her guest, Narcissa Cox Vanderlip, discuss the New York Infirmary, a hospital staffed entirely by women physicians and surgeons.
  • Episode 142: April 26, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether or not people who admit to having former Communist affiliations should have their livelihoods jeopardized because of it. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Paul Hoffman, author of Peace Can Be Won.
  • Episode 143: April 27, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about why the United States has switched from fighting the Japanese and working with the Soviet Union during World War II to fighting the Russians and working with the Japanese in the Korean War. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Marguerite Higgins, correspondent in Korea for the New York Herald Tribune.
  • Episode 144: April 30, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about some of the beautiful places ER has visited. In the interview segment, ER's guest is the entertainer Bob Hope.

 

May 1951

  • Episode 145: May 1, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the relationship between Great Britain and communist China. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Victor Nyborg, president of the Better Business Bureau. In a final segment, ER reads a message about Israel Independence Day.
  • Episode 146: May 2, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the FDR Presidential Library at Hyde Park. In the interview segment, ER's guest is David Loth, author of The People's General, a biography of the Marquis de Lafayatte.
  • Episode 147: May 3, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about Juan Péron and freedom of the press. In the interview segment, ER's guest Oren Root, president of the National Association for Mental Health.
  • Episode 148: May 4, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about an article on German reconstruction efforts written by ER. In the interview segment, ER's guest is William Bradford Huie, editor of The New American Mercury magazine.
  • Episode 149: May 7, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a question from a viewer of her television show. The letter suggests ways that American propaganda could influence American interests abroad. In the interview segment, ER discusses the Bureau of Child Welfare in New York City with Amelia Igel, director of the Bureau of Child Welfare, and Mrs. Townson, a foster mother.
  • Episode 150: May 8, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listeners question about whether or not trials should be televised. In the interview segment, ER's guests are actress Dorothy McGuire and her husband, photographer John Swope.
  • Episode 151: May 9, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listeners question about whether or not Americans take their freedoms for granted. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Frances L. Roth is the director of The Restaurant Institute in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Episode 152: May 10, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the living conditions of Jews in Russia. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Oscar Ewing, the United States Federal Security Administrator.
  • Episode 153: May 11. 1951. he opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the possibility of a world government. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Eddie Dowling, playwright, producer, director, and actor.
  • Episode 154: May 14, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about a statement made by Winston Churchill regarding the United States' as supreme command of the NATO Navy rather than the British Navy. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Christopher Fry, author of The Lady's Not for Burning.
  • Episode 155: May 15, 1951. This episode was recorded in London. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the United States' responsibility in keeping global peace while also arming allies. In the interview segment, ER's guest is English car manufacturer William Rootes.
  • Episode 156: May 16, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the overuse of the term communist in the United States. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Stella Isaacs, Dowager Marchioness of Reading.
  • Episode 157: May 17, 1951. This episode was recorded in London while ER attended the United Nations Human Rights Commission. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur in Korea. In the interview segment, ER's guest is Frederick Elwyn Jones, Labour MP.
  • Episode 158: May 18, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in London, England. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss India's attitude toward Western and Soviet imperialism. In the interview segment, ER and Robert Boothby, a Conservative Party member of the House of Commons discuss the British Labour Party's recent split.
  • Episode 159: May 21, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the release of Robert Vogeler, an American journalist arrested in Hungary for alleged spy activities. In the following segment, ER interviews well-known travel writer, Alec Waugh.
  • Episode 160: May 22, 1951. In Geneva, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the state of Great Britain's economy. In the following segment, ER interviews Dr. Charles Malik, the new chair of the United Nations Human Rights Condition.
  • Episode 161: May 23, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the Canton administration system in Switzerland. In the following segment, ER interviews William E. Rappard, a professor and expert on education, neutrality, and international law.
  • Episode 162: May 24, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in London, England. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding British trade with communist China. In the interview segment, ER discusses American-Anglo relations with Louise Cochrane, an American ex-pat who lived in London during World War II.
  • Episode 163: May 25, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss partisan rivalries in both the United States the United Kingdom. In the interview segment, ER discusses advances in military technology with Sir Robert Watson-Watt, a British scientist and developer of radar defense equipment.
  • Episode 164: May 28, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss their travels through the Swiss Alps. In the following segment, ER interviews Swiss journalist Urs Schwartz.
  • Episode 165: May 29, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt describe spring in Europe. In the following segment, ER interviews Dr. Martha Eliot, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization.
  • Episode 166: May 30, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding whether or not the US should give aid to India without diplomatic conditions. In the interview segment, ER and Dr. Renée Girod, president of the Swiss Feminist Movement, discuss women's enfranchisement in Switzerland.
  • Episode 167: May 31, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding whether or not global economic security is achievable. In the following segment, ER interviews Ed Allen, Jan Scholl, and Guy Pisingeur, members of the United Nation's International Labor Organization. In the closing segment, ER interviews Jerzy Shapiro, director of the Information Center of the European office of the United Nations, and Robert Nivell, who operates several UN radio facilities in Switzerland.

June 1951

  • Episode 168: June 1, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's suggestion that the United Nations admit communist China in exchange for an end to the Korean War. In the interview segment, ER discusses Swiss journalism with Bernard Béguin, editor of Journal de Genève.
  • Episode 169: June 4, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's suggestion that the United Nations admit communist China in exchange for an end to the Korean War. In the interview segment, ER discusses Swiss journalism with Bernard Béguin, editor of Journal de Genève. An additional track contains a clip of Elliott Roosevelt discussing a book, Vacation Study published by UNESCO, and a clip of Elliott Roosevelt introducing the program. In the final segment of the second track, ER urges listeners to donate mean packages to England through CARE.
  • Episode 170: June 5, 1951. In the opening segment, ER reads a listener's letter regarding foster care. In the following segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding US militarism and the war in Korea. In the interview segment, ER discusses Allied operations in Europe with General Anthony Biddle, one of General Dwight D. Eisenhower's "top men." Segments are out of order on the recording.  
  • Episode 171: June 6, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Paris. In the opening segment, ER reads a listener's letter that asks how the United States and Soviet Russia can reach diplomatic agreement. In the following segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the treatment of refugees. In the interview segment, ER and Dr. John W. Taylor discuss the work being done by UNESCO. Segments are out of order on the recording.
  • Episode 172: June 7, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Paris. In the opening segment, ER reads a listener's letter regarding foster care. In the following segment, ER and Elliott respond to a listener's question regarding political corruption. In the interview segment, ER discusses the Marshall Plan and the rebuilding of Europe with Milton Katz, a United States special representative to Europe.
  • Episode 173: June 8, 1951. In the opening segment, ER awards a community service citation to Florence L. Harrison, director of the Service Bureau for Women's Organizations, for her organization's work in providing services to women's organizations in Connecticut. In the second segment, ER and Elliott respond to a listener's question about wage increases and the cost of consumer goods. In the interview segment, ER discusses political unrest in Iran with Max Thornburg, the former vice-president of Overseas Consultants Inc. and former oil advisor to the State Department.
  • Episode 174: June 11, 1951. Recording quality is poor. Occasionally the recording skips for several seconds. This show was recorded while ER was attending UN Human Rights Meetings in Geneva. In the opening segment ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the danger of the United States being infiltrated by communists. In the interview segment, ER's guest is the assistant director of the International School in Geneva, William Oats, and two of his students.
  • Episode 175: June 12, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER reads a quote by Thomas Jefferson. In the following segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding General MacArthur's actions in Korea and life behind the iron curtain, more broadly. In the closing segment, ER interviews Wlodzimierz Moderow, director of the European Office of the United Nations. Segments are out of order on the recording.
  • Episode 176: June 13, 1951. This recording was produced while ER was in Geneva, Switzerland. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding Swiss neutrality. In the following segment, ER interviews Dr. Paul Ruegger, president of the International Red Cross.
  • Episode 177: June 14, 1951. In the opening segment, ER reads a listener's letter regarding foster care. In the following segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the Schuman Plan, which sought to create a shared market for European coal and steel. In the closing segment, ER interviews Dr. Hildegard Brucher, an elected official from West Germany. In a separate track, Ben Grauer reads commercials.
  • Episode 178: June 15, 1951. In the opening segment, ER awards her community service citation to Mildred Weisenfeld, director of the National Council to Combat Blindness. In the following segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the enfranchisement of eighteen year-olds and the United States' comparative lack of manpower to the Soviet Union. In the closing segment, ER interviews Swiss composer Jean Binet.
  • Episode 179: June 18, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott respond to a listener's question regarding conscientious objectors. In the following segment, ER interviews James Horan and Howard Swiggett, authors of "The Pinkerton Story." In a separate track, ER discusses the UNESCO gift coupon plan and Ben Grauer reads announcements.
  • Episode 180: June 19, 1951. Recording quality is poor. Occasionally the recording skips for several seconds. At end the recording becomes inaudible and not transcribed. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about what to do when neither the Democrats nor Republicans appeal to an individual. In the interview segment, ER asks editor and author Russell W. Davenport about his new book, USA: The Permanent Revolution. In three additional tracks, ER asks listeners to donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ben Grauer reads commercials, and Ben Grauer reads concluding remarks.
  • Episode 181: June 20, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and respond to a listener's question regarding the burning of a communist controlled Malaysian Village by British soldiers. In the following segment, ER interviews Colonel Mary Hallaren, commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps (WAC).
  • Episode 182: June 21, 1951. In the opening segment, ER responds to a listener who questions whether the United States should fight the Cold War. In the following segment, ER interviews Ahmed Kassem Gouda, a journalist and newscaster who is a regular commentator for the Egyptian State broadcasting system. All advertisements are at the end of the recording.
  • Episode 183: June 22, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to listener's criticism that the US supports non-democratic governments in Greece and Korea. In the following segment, ER interviews the German Consul General in New York, Dr. Heinrich Krekeler.
  • Episode 184: June 25, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt commemorate the first anniversary of the Korean War by detailing what led to the conflict. In the interview segment, ER asks Carl Dodd, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, to describe his wartime experiences. In separate tracks, ER reads an ad that describes a contest to design a new slogan for the United Cerebral Palsy Organization, and Ben Grauer reads commercials and concluding remarks.
  • Episode 185: June 26, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding US aid for Israel and a possible Marshall Plan for that country. In the interview segment, ER discusses human relations and the nature of making agreements with social scientist Stuart Chase author of Roads to Agreement.
  • Episode 186: June 27, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding US aid to Israel. In the following segment, ER interviews Walter Philipp, an aspiring painter of clowns.
  • Episode 187: June 28, 1951. Recording is inaudible, so no transcription exists. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about mechanisms for democracy at the local level.
  • Episode 188: June 29, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener’s question regarding travel in post-war Europe. In the following segment, ER interviews creators and publishers of the comic Archie, Louis Silberkleit and John Goldwater.

July 1951

  • Episode 189: July 2, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the location of the United Nation's headquarters. In the interview segment, ER discusses life in the South Pacific with James Michener, author of Tales of the South Pacific and Return to Paradise. A separate recording includes Ben Grauer's concluding remarks.
  • Episode 190: July 3, 1951. Recording quality is poor. Recording is inaudible after 5:13. In the opening segment ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about equal pay for equal work for women. The interview segment features John Wilmot.
  • Episode 191: July 4, 1951. In honor of July Fourth, ER details the history of Independence Day. In the closing segment, ER interviews General Omar Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Episode 192: July 5, 1951. Recording quality is poor, and therefore there is no transcription of this program. In the opening segment, ER and Elliot discuss freedom of press abroad. ER interviews Henry E. Abt, president of the Brand Names Foundation.
  • Episode 193: July 6, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the tax burdens faced by those with a fixed income. In the following segment, ER interviews Major Burton Elgin, president of the Forty-Plus Club.
  • Episode 194: July 9, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether or not foreign dignitaries pay a luxury tax. In the interview segment, ER discusses the tactics of the Communist Party with New York Herald Tribune reporter Ogden Reid.
  • Episode 195: July 10, 1951. Recording quality is poor, and therefore there is no transcription of this program. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about why the US is fighting a war in Korea. The interview segment features Zelda Popkin.
  • Episode 196: July 11, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's concerns of a reconstructed Germany. In the interview segment, ER discusses the war in Korea with American fighter pilot John C. Meyer.
  • Episode 197: July 12, 1951. Recording is poor quality. Recording is not transcribed after 16:30. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding changing gender roles in the United States. In the following segment, ER interviews Ralph Meeker, star of the picture Four in a Jeep.
  • Episode 198: July 13, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott respond to a listener's question regarding recent material aid to India. In the following segment, ER issues her community service citation to Mrs. Herbert Levison, president of the woman's auxiliary of the fifty-two association, a group that offers services to wounded veterans. In the interview segment, ER and Franklin Gregory, a public relations representative for CARE, discuss the desperate situations faced by civilians living in war-torn regions. In the closing segment, ER comments on a listener's letter regarding the importance of foster care.
  • Episode 199: July 16, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question on whether or not peddling dope should be punishable by death. In the interview segment, ER interviews Galo Plaza, President of Ecuador. In another segment, ER discusses a quote by Abraham Lincoln regarding Henry Clay and American patriotism.
  • Episode 200: July 17, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliot Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the possibility of world peace through a UN police force and potential economic consequences of peace. In the following segment, ER interviews Editor and Chief of Mademoiselle Magazine, Mrs. Betsy Talbot Blackwell, and her associate, Miss Jane Augustine.
  • Episode 201: July 18, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the importance of elementary school teachers in the fight against communism. In the interview segment, ER discusses child labor with Dr. Eduard C. Linderman, chairman of the National Child Labor Committee.
  • Episode 202: July 19, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether or not wives should follow their husbands while they are fulfilling military service. In the following segment, ER interviews Miss Michael Drury, author of the article "Women and the New War." Some announcements are in a separate audio file.
  • Episode 203: July 20, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the justice systems of Soviet countries. In the interview segment, ER asks the former head of the Norwegian Airforce, Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen, about his past experiences as an explorer and his future hope for world government. In this closing segment, ER issues her community citation award to Joe Romica, for his work in the police-boys club in Freeport, Long Island.
  • Episode 204: July 23, 1951. In this episode, ER interviews Phil Rizzuto, Malcolm Child, and S. Ralph Lazarus.
  • Episode 205: July 24, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's letter regarding the British attitude toward American spy-hunting and the danger of communist spies in the United Kingdom. In the interview segment, ER interviews Major Ruth Weidner and Captain Jonita Ruth Bonham, nurses who work in flying wounded soldiers to hospitals in Korea.
  • Episode 206: July 25, 1951.
  • Episode 207: July 26, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding inefficiency in Congress. In the following segment, ER and Elliott discuss the role of Soviet espionage. In the interview segment, ER interviews Florence B. Shaw, President of the National Travelers Aid Association.
  • Episode 208: July 27, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding inefficiency in Congress. In the interview segment, ER and journalist Lester Markel discuss the International Press Institute.
  • Episode 209: July 30, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt the proper amounts to tip service workers in Europe. The interview, featuring Rex Stout, is missing from this recording.
  • Episode 210: July 31, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the threat of atomic attack on American cities. In the interview segment, ER asks Oscar C. Pogge, director of the Bureau of Old Age and Survivors Insurance Division, questions about collecting social security benefits.

August 1951

  • Episode 211: August 1, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott respond to a listener's question regarding communist China's expansion into neighboring countries. In the interview segment, ER and entertainer Phil Regan discuss Regan's recent appointment as US ambassador to Ireland.
  • Episode 212: August 2, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott respond to a listener's request to define Americanism. In the interview segment, ER discusses labor relations with Elinore Morehouse Herrick, a member of the editorial staff at the New York Herald Tribune and former director of the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Episode 213: August 3, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss respond to a listener's letter regarding the GI Bill and the benefits to be received by veterans of the Korean War. In a closing segment, ER reads an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence. In a separate recording, Ben Grauer reads a message from the American Heritage Foundation. The interview segment, featuring Orvin Lehman, is missing from this recording.
  • Episode 214: August 6, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding FDR's four elections for the presidency. In the following segment, ER interviews Clark Eichelberger, director of the American Association for the United Nations.
  • Episode 215: August 7, 1951. In this segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the imprisonment of William Oatis, an American journalist imprisoned by Czechoslovakia for espionage. The interview segment, featuring Marion B. Folsom, is missing from this recording.
  • Episode 216: August 8, 1951. In this segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question regarding the terms of the Japanese peace treaty after World War II. The interview segment, with Christian Burkel and G. James Fleming, is missing from this recording.
  • Episode 217: August 9, 1951. In the first track, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about whether people are, or are not, "war-like." In a second track, ER and Elliott Roosevelt conclude their response to a listener's question regarding the causes of war. This track also includes the interview segment, in which ER discusses the future of opera with composer Gian Carlo Menotti.
  • Episode 218: August 10, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about allowing inmates serving life sentences to serve in the military. In the interview segment, ER and Elmo Roper, the famous pollster, discuss popular sentiment toward world government. In a separate recording, Ben Grauer reads advertisements.
  • Episode 219: August 13, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about fair trade. In the interview segment, ER discusses the Korean war with the chief of the Washington Bureau of Newsweek.
  • Episode 220: August 14, 1951. In the opening segment, ER interviews William Ziegler Jr., president of the Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind, about his involvement with charity work for the visually impaired. In the following segment, ER and Dr. Rosemary Park, President of Connecticut College, discuss recent trends in higher education and Dr. Park's own work in the study of folktales.
  • Episode 221: August 15, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the treatment of Native Americans by the United States government. In the following segment, a selection of Victor Borge's music is played. This recording is missing the interview with Victor Borge.
  • Episode 222: August 16, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's letter about how members of congress make decisions. In the interview segment, ER discusses the theater with composer, director, and producer, John Golden.
  • Episode 223: August 17, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about McCarthyism. In the interview segment, ER speaks with naturalist Ivan T. Sanderson about his travels and explorations.
  • Episode 224: August 20, 1951. Recording is poor quality; some sections were inaudible and not transcribed. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to listener's question about UNESCO aid given to Africa. In the Interview segment, ER discusses the effects of the Holocaust and the formation of the United Jewish Appeal with Quentin Reynolds and Jack Garfein.
  • Episode 225: August 21, 1951. ER interviews Hortense Powdermaker. The recording only includes one segment, in which Ben Grauer completes his station identification, reads advertisements, and quotes a statement given by Senator Estes Kefauver.
  • Episode 226: August 22, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss the cultural and political consequences stemming from the U.S. occupation of Japan. In the interview segment, ER discusses the importance of inventions with John C. Green, Director of the Office of Technical Services of the Department of Commerce.
  • Episode 227: August 23, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about free speech and the criticism of public individuals. In the interview segment, ER discusses Communist China with Lynn and Amos Landman, authors of Profile of Red China.
  • Episode 228: August 24, 1951. Recording quality is poor. Recording becomes inaudible after 18:45. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about displaced persons in Europe. In the following segment, ER interviews author Joyce Kerry.
  • Episode 229: August 27, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt list several "unforgettable characters" they have met over the years. In the following segment, ER interviews Millard W. Rice, Executive Secretary of the Disabled American Veteran Service Foundation. In a separate track, Ben Grauer reads advertisements.
  • Episode 230: August 28, 1951. In the opening segment, ER responds to a listener's question regarding some the "unforgettable personalities" she has encountered. In the first interview segment, ER discusses the youth program, Junior Achievement with Rome E. Collin, Junior Achievement's National Executive Director, and Dorothy Jacommara, a high school student participating in the organization. In the second interview segment, ER interviews His Eminence Archbishop Michael, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Episode 231: August 29, 1951. In the opening segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about the United States' international alliances and whether or not the U.S. assumes "power is knowledge." In the interview segment, ER and author Joseph Gaer discuss the lore behind the Old Testament.
  • Episode 232: August 30, 1951. In the interview segment, ER interviews James Beard, an actor turned historian of food. In the closing segment, Elliott Roosevelt discusses a UNESCO run school in Mexico and Ben Grauer reads commercials. The opening segment is missing from this recording.
  • Episode 233: August 31, 1951. Recording quality is poor. Recording quality becomes inaudible in some sections and not transcribed. In the last episode of the series, ER and Elliott Roosevelt discuss their favorite moments and how the show was produced. ER also responds to a listener question on the Cicero riot.

Undated

Many of the following programs have catalog or recording dates, but no confirmed air dates. We have provided what information we have. Since these are clips, we have also included run time (in parentheses).

  • October 18, 1950 (recording date). In this segment, ER interviews Sarah Churchill, daughter of Winston Churchill, about her role in the film, Royal Wedding. (21:06)
  • October 25, 1950 (catalog date). In this segment, ER interviews concert violinist Yehudi Menuhin. (20:17)
  • October 26, 1950 (catalog date). In this segment, ER interviews author P.J. Wodehouse. (20:57)
  • October 26, 1950 (catalog date). In this segment, Elliott Roosevelt and ER respond to a listener's question about whether or not doctors should be drafted into the military. (09:58)
  • October 26, 1950 (catalog date). In this segment, Elliott Roosevelt and ER respond to a listener's question about the books and articles that ER reads.(10:08)
  • October 26, 1950 (catalog date). In this segment, Elliott Roosevelt and ER respond to a listener's question about the prospects of world peace and what can be done to attain it. (10:21)
  • October 26, 1950 (catalog date). In this segment, Elliott Roosevelt and ER respond to a listener's question about the role of high school and college athletic programs. (10:05)
  • November 20, 1950 (catalog date). In this interview segment, ER discusses Chinese history and culture with traveler and author Graham Peck.
  • November 28, 1950 (catalog date). In this segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question about child rearing in the modern age.
  • January 10, 1951 (catalog date). In this segment, ER plays a clip from ER Meets the Public that discusses the Brussels Conference and the responses to economic depression. (04:34)
  • February 19, 1951 (catalog date). In this interview segment, ER discusses the play Darkness at Noon with its author Sidney Kingsley. (22:04)
  • March 12, 1951 (catalog date). In this segment, ER responds to a listener’s question about the new health care services in England. In the interview segment, ER discusses fundraising for disabled children with Clara Savage Littledale, editor of Parents magazine.(09:14)
  • June 20, 1951 (catalog date). In this interview segment, ER and Dr. Leonard Shields, Surgeon General of the Public Health Department, discuss the opening of a new clinical center at the National Institute of Health.(12:13)
  • June 26, 1951 (catalog date). In this segment, ER and Elliott Roosevelt respond to a listener's question on whether or not peddling dope should be punishable by death.(11:41)