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Fred Friendly papers, 1917-2004, bulk 1950-1990

Series V: Television and Radio, 1947-1991

This series contains a small but varied representation of Friendly's career as an announcer, from his early work as a writer and announcer for WEAN-Providence though his time as president of CBS. Materials include scripts and transcripts of programs with related notes, office correspondence and memos, and research notes.

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Subseries V.1: CBS, 1947-1991

This subseries holds scripts, transcripts, and related notes for radio programsI Can Hear it Now: 1933-1945andI Can Hear it Now: the 1960s, and episodes of the television programsSee It Now,CBS Reports,CBS News Specials, and several stand alone programs. It also contains a small amount of correspondence about the production of programs and clippings, articles, and correspondence concerning to Edward R. Murrow.


CBS Radio



Box 166 Folder F.6 Correspondence, 1964-1968


Box 166 Folder F.7 CBS News Ten-Minute Hourly Radio--Script, circa, 1968


Quote, Unquote


Box 166 Folder F.8 Audition Script, 1947 October 13


Box 166 Folder F.9 Transcript, 1947


Box 166 Folder F.10 "This is Edward R. Murrow"--Script, 1965 April 30


Box 166 Folder 11 "WCBS Looks at Television,", 1966 March 25



Box 167 "1933-1945"--Script Drafts, circa, 1948, (9 Folders)



Box 168 Folder F.1 "1933-1945"--Script Drafts, circa, 1948


Box 168 Folder F.2-3 Clippings, 1948-1970, (2 Folders)


Box 168 Folder F.4 Contracts, 1950-1951


Box 168 Folder F.5 "1960s"--Outline and Notes, 1970


Box 168 Folder F.6-10 "1960s"--Script Drafts, circa, 1970, (5 Folders)



Box 169 Folder F.1-8 "1960s"--Script Drafts, circa, 1970, (8 Folders)



Box 170 Folder F.1-2 "1960s"--Script Drafts, circa, 1970, (2 Folders)


Box 170 Folder F.3 Research Notes and Memos, 1970s


CBS TV


General


Box 170 Folder F.4 Thursday News with Fred Friendly--Introduction by Richard Salant, undated


Box 170 Folder F.5-6 Correspondence and Memos, 1961-1972, (2 Folders)


Box 170 Folder F.7 Resignation, 1966


Box 170 Folder F.8 List of Documentaries Produced by CBS, 1966-1973



Box 171 Individual Program Episodes


Box 171 Folder F.1 "CBS Building Show"--Transcript, 1966 July 9


Box 171 Folder F.2 "Conversation with President Kennedy"--Transcript, 1962 December 17


Box 171 Folder F.3 Face the Nation--Transcript, 1969 September 14


Box 171 Folder F.4 "An Hour with Ed Murrow"--Transcript, 1965 April 30


Box 171 Folder F.5-6 "The Senate and the Watergate Affair"--Transcript and Research Notes, 1973 May 13, (2 Folders)


Box 171 Folder F.7 "Small World"--List of Panels, 1959


Box 171 Folder F.8 Vietnam News Coverage--Attack on Cam Ne--Correspondence, 1965


Box 171 Folder F.9 Vietnam News Coverage--Correspondence, 1965


Box 171 Folder F.10 VIETMAN PERSPECTIVE: "The Congress and the War"--Transcript, 1966 January 30


Box 171 Folder F.11 "Watching the Watchdog"--Transcript, 1981 April 20


Box 171 Show Schedules, 1951-1957


Box 171 Folder 1F.3 Clippings, 1954-1982


Box 171 Folder F.14 Draft of Series Introduction, circa, 1954


Box 171 Folder F.15 Friendly's thoughts on SEE IT NOW, undated


Box 171 Folder F.16 Churchill--Transcript, undated


Box 171 Folder F.17 "Conversation with J. Robert Oppenheimer"--Transcript, 1955 January 4


Box 171 Folder F.18 Egypt and Israel--Transcript and Notes, 1956 March 13



Box 172 Folder F.1 "The Farm Problem"--Transcript, 1956 January 26


Joseph McCarthy Program


Box 172 Folder F.2 Clippings, 1956-1968


Box 172 Folder F.3 Transcript, 1954 March 9


Box 172 Folder F.4 Correspondence and Press Statements, 1954 March-April


Box 172 Folder F.5-6 Draft of "The Senator and the Broadcaster," by Joseph Wershba, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 172 Folder F.7 Rebuttal Program--Transcript, 1954 April 6


Box 172 Folder F.8 New York City Philharmonic--Transcript, 1954 March 2


Box 172 Folder F.9 Satchmo Program--Draft of Program Introduction, undated


Box 172 Folder F.10 "The Secret Life of Danny Kaye"--Transcript, 1957 December 2


Box 172 Folder F.11 "Statehood for Alaska and Hawaii"--Transcript, 1958 March 2


Box 172 Folder F.12 "Sweating Out Christmas in Korea"--Transcript, 1952 December 10


Box 172 Folder F.13 "The Vice Presidency"--Transcript, 1955


Box 172 Folder F.14 "Victory at Thermopylae"--Transcript, 1955 June 28



Box 173 "Business and the Press,", 1982 December 25


Box 173 Folder F.2 "A Conversation with Henry Kissinger,", 1973 February 1


Box 173 Folder F.3 "The Coverage of Terror,", undated


Box 173 Folder F.4 "Justice Black and the Bill of Rights,", 1971 July 20


Box 173 Folder F.5 "Private Lives, Public Press,", 1983 April 11


Box 173 CBS Reports 1959-1964--booklet, 1964


Transcripts


Box 173 Folder F.7 "109 Days to Venus,", 1962 December 12


Box 173 Folder F.8 "Abortion and the Law,", 1965 April 5


Box 173 Folder F.9 "Barry Goldwater-The View from the Right,", 1962 March 3


Box 173 Folder F.10 "The Beat Majority and the Supreme Court,", 1962 March 29


Box 173 Folder F.11 "Berlin: End of the Line,", 1960 June 17


Box 173 Folder F.12 "Biography of a Bookie Joint,", 1961-1963


Box 173 Folder F.13 "Biography of a Cancer,", 1960 April 21


Box 173 Folder F.14 "Biography of a Missile,", 1959 October 27


Box 173 Folder F.15 "Birth Control and the Law,", 1963 May 29


Box 173 Folder F.16 "Brazil: The Rude Awakening,", 1961 November 2


Box 173 Folder F.17 "Breaking the Trade Barrier,", 1962 May 24


Box 173 Folder F.18 "Britain: Blood, Sweat and Tears Plus 20,", 1961 March 30


Box 173 Folder F.19 "Bulldozed America,", 1965 September 14


Box 173 Folder F.20 "The Business of Health: Medicine, Money and Politics,", 1961 February 2


Box 173 Folder F.21 "The Business of Heroin,", 1964 January 22


Box 173 Folder F.22 "The California Battleground: Nixon vs. Brown,", 1962 October 31



Box 174 Folder F.1 "Can We Disarm?", 1961 December 14


Box 174 Folder F.2 "Carl Sandburg at Gettysburg,", 1961 April 13


Box 174 Folder F.3 "The Case of the Boston Electra,", 1961 February 16


Box 174 Folder F.4 "Case History of a Rumor,", 1963 November 13


Box 174 Folder F.5 "The Catholics and the Schools,", 1964 February 5


Box 174 Folder F.6 "Cigarettes: A Collision of Interests,", 1964 April 15


Box 174 Folder F.7 "The Crisis of Presidential Succession,", 1964 January 8


Box 174 Folder F.8 "Crossroads Africa: Pilot for a Peace Corps,", 1961 March 16


Box 174 Folder F.9-10 "D-Day Plus 20 Years: Eisenhower Returns to Normandy,", 1964 June 5, (2 Folders)


Box 174 Folder F.11 "Deadlock: The Railroad Dispute,", 1963 June 12


Box 174 Folder F.12 "Death In the City Room,", 1962 January 25


Box 174 Folder F.13 "DeGaulle: The Challenge,", 1964 May 6


Box 174 Folder F.14 "DeGaulle: Roots of Power,", 1964 April 29


Box 174 Folder F.15 "The Divorce Dilemma,", 1966 February 15


Box 174 Folder F.16 "East Europe: Satellites Out of Orbit,", 1965 February 8


Box 174 Folder F.17 "The Education of George Waruhiu,", 1964 June 24


Box 174 Folder F.18 "Eisenhower,"1963 January 23


Box 174 Folder F.19 "The Fat American,", 1962 January 18


Box 174 Folder F.20 "Filibuster-Birth Struggle of a Law,", 1964 March 18


Box 174 Folder F.21 "The Flight from Hollywood,", 1964 February 19


Box 174 Folder F.22 "Germany Since Hitler: Adenauer Sums Up,", 1963 February 6


Box 174 Folder F.23 "Gideon's Trumpet: The Poor Man and the Law,", 1964 October 7



Box 175 Folder F.1 "The Great American Funeral,", 1963 October 23


Box 175 Folder F.2 "The Great Holiday Massacre,", 1960 December 26


Box 175 Folder F.3 "The Harlem Temper,", 1963-1964


Box 175 Folder F.4 "Harvest of Shame,", 1960 November 25


Box 175 Folder F.5 "The Hidden Face of Poverty" and "Death of a Navy Yard,", 1965 January 4


Box 175 Folder F.6 "The Hot and Cold Wars of Allen Dulles,", 1962 April 26


Box 175 Folder F.7 "An Hour With the Secretary of State,", 1962 November 28


Box 175 Folder F.8 "I.O.U. $315,000,000,000,", 1966 March 15


Box 175 Folder F.9 "In Case of War,", 1961 November 9


Box 175 Folder F.10 "Iran: Brittle Ally,", 1961 December 18


Box 175 Folder F.11 "John Kennedy: The View from the Cabinet,", 1963 December 18


Box 175 Folder F.12 "The Keeper of the Rules: Congressman Smith and the New Frontier,", 1961 January 19


Box 175 Folder F.13 "The Legacy of the Thresher,", 1964 March 4


Box 175 Folder F.14 "LSD: The Spring Grove Experiment,", 1966 May 17


Box 175 Folder F.15 "The Man Who Built New York,", 1963 April 17


Box 175 Folder F.16 "McNamara and the Pentagon,", 1963 September 25


Box 175 Folder F.17 "Mexico: A Lesson in Latin,", 1966 April 26


Box 175 Folder F.18 "Mississippi and the 15th Amendment,", 1962 September 26


Box 175 Folder F.19 "Money and the Next President,", 1960 October 27


Box 175 Folder F.20 "Mr. Europe and the Common Market,", 1962 March 22


Box 175 Folder F.21 "Murder and the Right to Bear Arms,", 1964 June 10


Box 175 Folder F.22 "New York Battleground: The Race for the Senate,", 1964 October 21


Box 175 Folder F.23 "Nigeria: The Freedom Explosion,", 1960 February 15


Box 175 Folder F.24 "The Other Face of Dixie,", 1962 October 24


Box 175 Folder F.25 "Our Election Day Illusions: The Beat Majority,", 1961 January 5



Box 176 Folder F.1 "The Policeman's Lot,", 1966 March 29


Box 176 Folder F.2 "The Population Explosion,", 1959 November 11


Box 176 Folder F.3 "The Press and the Law," 1965 January 181, 1965 January


Box 176 Folder F.4 "The Priest and the Politician,", 1963 September 18


Box 176 Folder F.5 "The Rating Game,", 1965 July 12


Box 176 Folder F.6 "A Real Case of Murder: The People vs. Peter Manceri,", 1961 March 2


Box 176 Folder F.7 "Reflections of a Soviet Scientist,", 1963 May 22


Box 176 Folder F.8 "Rescue with Yul Brynner,", 1960 December 10


Box 176 Folder F.9 "Sabotage in South Africa,", 1962 December 19


Box 176 Folder F.10 "Segregation: Northern Style,", 1964 December 9


Box 176 Folder F.11 "The Selling of the Pentagon,", 1971 March 23


Box 176 Folder F.12 "The Selling of the Pentagon: A Postscript,", 1971


Box 176 Folder F.13 "The Selling of the Pentagon"--Summaries of Criticism, 1971


Box 176 Folder F.14 "Showdown in the Congo,", 1962 October 3


Box 176 Folder F.15 "The Space Lag,", 1960 January 6


Box 176 Folder F.16 "Storm Over the Supreme Court,", 1963


Box 176 Folder F.17-18 "Story of a New Drug"--Research Material, 1963, (2 Folders)



Box 177 Folder F.1 "The Taxed American,", 1962


Box 177 Folder F.2 "The Teen-Age Smoker,", 1962 September 19


Box 177 Folder F.3 "Three Presidents on the Presidency - Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy,", 1963 November 27


Box 177 Folder F.4 "Thunder on the Right,", 1962 February 22


Box 177 Folder F.5 "The Trials of Charles de Gaulle,", 1961 May 25


Box 177 Folder F.6 "Trujillo: Portrait of a Dictator,", 1960 September 15


Box 177 Folder F.7 "UFO: Friend, Foe or Fantasy,", 1966 May 10


Box 177 Folder F.8 "U.N.: Beleaguered Fortress,", 1965 April 19


Box 177 Folder F.9 "The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception,", 1982, (2 Folders)


Box 177 Folder F.10 "The U.S. and the Two Chinas,", 1964 November 11


Box 177 Folder F.11 "Vietnam: The Deadly Decision,", 1964 April 1


Box 177 Folder F.12 "Vietnam: The Other War,", 1966 April 12


Box 177 Folder F.13 "The Volga,", 1966 January 4


Box 177 Folder F.14 "Walter Lippmann on Leadership,", 1960 August 11


Box 177 Folder F.15 "Walter Lippman, Year End,", 1961 December 21



Box 178 Folder F.1 "Walter Lippman, Year End,", 1961 December 21


Box 178 Folder F.2 "The War at the Top of the World,", 1963 January 9


Box 178 Folder F.3 "The Water Famine,", 1961 October 19


Box 178 Folder F.4 "Who Speaks for Birmingham?", 1961 May 18


Box 178 Folder F.5 "Who Speaks for the South?", 1960 May 27


Box 178 Folder F.6 "Why Man in Space?", 1961 April 27


Box 178 Folder F.7 "The Year of the Polaris,", 1960 October 11



Box 179 Edward R. Murrow, 1947-1991


Box 179 Folder F.1 "Edward R. Murrow and the News" (CBS TV program)--Promotional Materials, 1947


Box 179 Folder F.4 Murrow's Address to the Radio and Television Network Directors Association, 1958 October 15


Box 179 Folder F.5 CBS Correspondence Concerning Murrow's Death, 1965


Box 179 Folder F.6 Editorials about Murrow's Death, 1965 April 27-28


Box 179 Folder F.7 Memorial Symposium, 1985-1991


Box 179 Folder F.8 Murrow: The Man Who Made the News (HBO film)--Promotional Packet and Correspondence, 1985


Box 179 Folder F.9 Prime Time: The Life of Edward R. Murrow , 1969


Box 179 Folder F.11 Good Night and Good Luck: An Evening with Edward R. Murrow by Joseph Vitale--Draft of Play, undated


Subseries V.2: NBC Radio, 1948-1950

Subseries V.2 contains scripts of two programs that Friendly wrote and directed while working as a radio producer for NBC; the quiz showWho Said That?andThe Quick and the Dead, a documentary about the creation of the atomic bomb. It also includes a script of "Thinking Things Through," an interview with Richard Charles Rothschild.


Box 179 Folder F.12-13 Who Said That --Contract and Scripts, 1948-1949, (2 Folders)


Box 179 Folder F.14-15 The Quick and the Dead --Drafts and Scripts, 1950 July, (2 Folders)


Box 179 Folder F.16 Thinking Things Through --Transcript, 1950 September 15


Subseries V.3: PBS Television, 1968-1986

This subseries is comprised of notes on funding for public television and transcripts for the PBS specials "Behind the Lines" and "The Whole World is Watching," as well asWhy in the World, a public affairs program aimed at teenagers, which Friendly helped write and moderate.



Box 180 Folder F.1 Ethics and Funding for Public TV--Notes and Correspondence, 1968-1969


Box 180 Folder F.2 "The Whole World is Watching"--Transcript, 1968 December 22


Box 180 Folder F.3 "Behind the Lines"--Transcript, 1971


Box 180 Folder F.4 "Why in the World"--1984-1986


Subseries V.4: WEAN Radio, 1947

This small subseries of material from Friendly's first radio job in Providence, Rhode Island contains scripts for several programs includingFootprints in the Sands of Time, which he wrote and narrated.


Box 180 Folder F.5 Footprints on the Sands of Time --Transcripts, circa, 1947


Box 180 Folder F.6 "Foreign Correspondent"--Transcript, circa, 1947


Box 180 Folder F.7-8 "Gallup Poll of the Air"--Transcript and Notes, 1947, (2 Folders)


Box 180 Folder F.9 Research Notes, circa, 1947