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Photographs from "Meet the press" radio and television programs Photographs from "Meet the press" radio and television programs
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Lccn: 93505558
Local: 11617494 (Source: DLC)
Base Material
technique: not applicable
Physical details: b&w and some color
Physical details: b&w
"Meet the press," which began in 1945 as a joint venture of the Mutual Broadcasting System and American Mercury magazine, was the first public affairs program to feature a prominent guest interviewed by a panel of journalists. Lawrence E. Spivak and Martha Rountree originated the idea for "Meet the press" and co-produced the weekly show first on radio and then in a separate National Broadcasting Company (NBC) television edition starting in 1947. Separate shows were produced until 1950 when "Meet the press" moved permanently to television. In 1953, Martha Rountree left the show, and NBC bought "Meet the press." Lawrence Spivak remained on the show as a regular panelist, producer, and moderator until his retirement in 1975. Most "Meet the press" programs were broadcast from Washington, D.C.
Finding aid (available in LC Prints and Photographs Reading Room) provides a chronological list of shows and guests, and an alphabetical index to guests.
LOT title devised. Guest name and date of show imprinted on front of most photographs or written on verso.
Negatives for some of these photographs are in negative series LC-S64.
Broadcast transcripts, correspondence, and other manuscript materials are in the Lawrence Edmund Spivak Papers in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Broadcasts are in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress.
8 x 10 in. or smaller.9 x 12 in. or smaller.
4,560 photographic prints
617 contact sheets (7,134 images)
Provision Activity Statement
1945-1980, bulk 1945-1975, 1979-1980.
Provision Activity
Production: United States 1945/1980 inclusive collection dates
Publication: 1945-1980, bulk 1945-1975, 1979-1980
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Photographs from "Meet the press" radio and television programs