Arnold discusses his early advertising experiences, first contacts with radio, broadcasting and advertising, his role as Director of Development for NBC, pre-recorded programs and early radio advertisers.
Part of the Washington Press Club Project, this interview contains material relating to Taylor's radio career, including CBS Radio News during World War II and late 1940s, her reflections on major figures at CBS Radio News, a description of staff and programming, production of news story on atomic energy, women in broadcasting, as a radio broadcaster in Los Angeles during 1950s and 1960s and on Firing Line, 1964-1966.
Brown discusses format changes at WOR after World War II, the relationship between WOR and the Mutual Network, union work rules and their effect on network news coverage, the philosophy and practice of news coverage at WOR, the move from writer to manager of news operations, the organization of network personnel, radio personalities, including Bob and Ray and Marianne Taylor-Young, program innovations, programming cutbacks and remote reporting .
In addition to the transcripts of the individual interviews, this collection consists of miscellaneous papers relating to the memoirists who were interviewed by the Oral History Office. Includes original papers, printed materials and microfilm copies of materials not retained by Columbia. One half of the collection consists of original notes, draft transcriptions, related correspondence and documents related to the Radio Pioneer Project. Of those papers only available on microfilm, about one-third have a list of contents.
Participants discuss the creation and development of WOR from several viewpoints. Accounts deal with broadcast news, trade unions, program innovations, music, technical developments and the effects of blacklisting. Includes portions of individual interviews with George Brown, Morton Gould, Henry Morgan and Jack Poppele.