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Radio and television requests
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1927, 1948-1965 (Creation)
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18.5 cm of textual records (2 boxes)
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Series consists of correspondence and other documents regarding Russell's radio broadcasts and television appearances, primarily with the BBC, but also including US networks ABC, CBS and NBC; Canada’s CBC; Australia’s ABC; Polskie Radio, Radio Free Europe, and many others. The BBC material includes a file on “The Life and Times of Bertrand Russell”, a 92nd birthday tribute; it contains a script, shot lists, and other documents relating to the May, 1964 broadcast, featuring Robert Bolt (interviewer), A.J. Ayer, Robert Boothby, Michael Foot, Julian Huxley, Miles Malleson and Leonard Woof. Also included are letters regarding a 1959 broadcast relating to Wisdom of the West, and correspondence with journalists such as Alistair Cooke, Kenneth Harris and Woodrow Wyatt. Most of the series was acquired with Archives 1, with a few additional items acquired with Archives 2.
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The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of company or last name of correspondent. Following the BBC correspondence, there are BBC "statements" (contracts and payment vouchers).
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For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 430.
Box numbers for this series: 1.30-1.31 (RA1), 11.68 (RA2, addenda).
Document numbers were not used for this series.