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Season 1

  • S01E01 New Possibilities for Coexistence

    • October 11, 1959
    • PBS

    Program Guests: V.K. Krishna Menon, India's Defense Minister and the head of the Indian Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly; Robert R. Bowie, Director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and former Assistant Secretary of State for Policy Planning; Harrison Salisbury, New York Times international expert.

  • S01E02 What Hopes for Disarmament?

    • November 15, 1959
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Jules Moch, France's leading disarmament expert and representative to the United Nations General Assembly; Trevor Gardner, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and President of the Highcon[?] Manufacturing Company, producer of guided missile components; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

  • S01E03 Foreign Aid and Economic Policy

    • December 5, 1959
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Madame Vijay Lakshmi Pandit, India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and sister of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (NOTE: Madame Pandit withdrew from the program and was replaced by Rajendra "Raju" Coomaraswamy, Delegate from Ceylon to the United Nations and former President of the Colombo Plan Council); John Kenneth Galbraith, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and author of The Affluent Society; Dr. Arthur Lewis, Deputy Director of the United Nations Special Fund, former President of the University College of the British West Indies and advisor to Prime Minister Nkrumah of Ghana.

  • S01E04 Europe Faces East and West

    • January 3, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Senator John F. Kennedy, member of the United States Senate's Foreign Relations Committee; Erwin D. Canham, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor and President of the United States Chamber of Commerce; Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, Professor of Economics at the Center for International Studies, M.I.T. Issues discussed on the program include: the two rival trade groups and the consequences for the U.S. economy, the chances for resolving the differences among the allies of Berlin, NATO's precarious military situation, and the prospects for a joint European- American aid program to the world's underdeveloped areas. NOTE: Senator John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency before flying to Boston to record this program later the same day (January 2, 1960).

  • S01E05 Latin America: Neglected Neighbors

    • February 14, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York; Luis Munoz-Marin, Governor of Puerto Rico; Benjamin Cohen, former Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations and former Undersecretary of the United Nations; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor. The program addresses political developments in Cuba and Panama, economic problems in Venezuela, the vitalization of social and financial progress in Puerto Rico ("Operation Bootstrap") and the future of the Central and South American republics.

  • S01E06 Africa: Revolution in Haste

    • March 13, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Julius Nyerere, founder of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), Chief Minister of British-ruled Tanganyika, later the first Prime Minister of Tanganyika (now Tanzania); Barbara Ward, resident of Ghana, distinguished economist, writer and lecturer at Harvard University; Ralph Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize winner and United Nations Undersecretary for Special Political Affairs; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

  • S01E07 The American Image Abroad

    • April 17, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Denis W. Brogan, Professor of Political Science at Cambridge University, England; Harlan Cleveland, Dean of the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and senior author of The Overseas Americans; Santha Rama Rau, Indian author; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor. The program examines the reasons why America is disliked in some parts of the world, and what can be done about it. Discussions focus on American tourists, diplomats, and businessmen in overseas activities, as well as the role American movies play in shaping the country's image abroad.

  • S01E08 China: Shadow on the Summit

    • May 15, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Charles O. Porter, Representative (D-Ore.) and advocate of change in the United States' policy toward China; Blair Fraser, Canada's leading political journalist and Editor of Maclean's Magazine; Zbigniew K. Brzezinski, member of the Harvard University Government Department and an Associate of the Russian Research Center and the Center for International Affairs at Harvard; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor. The program examines the inclusion of China in disarmament talks, the future of Chinese- Soviet relations, and possible changes in the United States foreign policy on China.

  • S01E09 The Future of Democracy Abroad

    • June 5, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Adlai Stevenson, former Governor of Illinois and twice Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency; Dr. Mohammed Hatta, former Prime Minister and former Vice President of Indonesia; Henry Kissinger, Associate Director of Harvard University's Center for International Affairs and author of the bestseller, Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor. The program examines factors that assail the long-term spread and survival of democracy in the West and the underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, and their implications for U.S. policy. The program marks one of Adlai Stevenson's rare appearances on television to that point.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Britain: Ally or Neutral?

    • September 25, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Hugh Gaitskell, socialist member of Parliament and leader of the British Labor Party; Bertrand Russell, scientist, philosopher, and Nobel Prize winner in literature; Lord Robert Boothby, independent member of the House of Lords; Robert McKenzie, political sociologist at the London School of Economics. The program examines varying British points of view on defense and disarmament policies.

  • S02E02 European Unity: Obstacles and Goals

    • October 23, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Denis Healy, journalist and leading Labor Party spokesman for foreign affairs; Maurice Schumann, President of the French National Assembly's Foreign Affairs Commission; Anthony Nutting, Minister of State and author of Europe Will not Wait; Robert McKenzie, political sociologist at the London School of Economics.

  • S02E03 The Changing Shape of the United Nations

    • November 20, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Lawrence Fuchs, Dean of the Faculty at Brandeis University and co-instructor with Eleanor Roosevelt of a course on international organization and law; Raymond Aron, France's leading political writer, Professor of Sociology at the Sorbonne, author of The Century of Total War, columnist for Le Figaro, France's leading newspaper, and author of a three volume study of war; General Carlos Romulo, Philippines Ambassador to the United States, President of the United Nations Fourth General Assembly, former President of the Security Council (1957), and co-author of the United Nations charter in 1945; Senator Michael Mansfield (D-Mont.), probable successor to Lyndon Johnson as Senate Majority Leader and two-time delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.

  • S02E04 The Scientist and World Politics

    • December 18, 1960
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Sir Charles Snow, British author and physicist; Dr. Jerome Wiesner, M.I.T. professor and member of the President's Scientific Advisory Committee; Max Lerner, columnist and Professor of American Civilization at Brandeis University; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

  • S02E05 Rethinking Our Alliances

    • January 15, 1961
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Alfred Gruenther, President of the American Red Cross and former NATO Supreme Commander (1953-1956); Richard Crossman, member of Parliament and Chairman of the British Labor Party; Hans Morgenthau, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago; Saville Davis, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor.

  • S02E06 Nuclear Test Ban: First Step to Arms Control

    • February 12, 1961
    • PBS

    On arms control and the nuclear test ban, ER interviews Hans A. Bethe, Chet Holifield, Henry Kissinger, and Laurence Martin.

  • S02E07 The Peace Corps: What Shape Shall It Take?

    • March 12, 1961
    • PBS

    Program Guest: President John F. Kennedy Program opens with a ten minute segment in which President Kennedy is interviewed one-on- one by Eleanor Roosevelt, discussing the advent of the Peace Corps. The opening segment was recorded at the White House in Washington, D.C. on March 5, 1961, the day the President issued the executive order creating the Peace Corps. The remainder of the program was recorded at WTTG Studios in Washington, D.C. Program Guests: Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.), chief supporter of legislation for the permanence and expansion of the Peace Corps, Chairman of the Disarmament Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Samuel Hays, author of The Peace Corps Task Force Report requested by President Kennedy and a social scientist in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan; Senteca Kajubi, from Makere College University of East Africa in Uganda, which will receive the first group of Peace Corps teachers, and presently at the University of Chicago; R. Sargent Shriver, Chairman of the Chicago Board of Education and newly named Director of the Peace Corps.

  • S02E08 Congo: Challenge to the United States

    • April 9, 1961
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, Chief American Representative to the United Nations; G. Mennen Williams, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Jaja Wachuku, Chairman of the United Nations- Appointed Congo Conciliation Commission; Rajeshwar Dayal, Dag Hammarskjold's Special Representative in the Congo; William Frye, United Nations correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

  • S02E09 The New Aid Policy In Action

    • May 7, 1961
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Chester Bowles, Undersecretary of State; Paul Hoffman, Managing Director of the United Nations Special Fund; Barbara Ward (Lady Jackson), resident of Ghana, journalist and visiting lecturer at Harvard University; B.K. Nehru, Commissioner-General for Economic Affairs in India and the nation's roving economic ambassador; Max Millikan, Director of the Center for International Affairs at M.I.T.

  • S02E10 America's Propaganda Capabilities

    • May 26, 1961
    • PBS

    In the final episode of the season, ER and her guests, Edward R. Murrow, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Chancal Sarkar, and Roscoe Drummond, discuss American propaganda.

Season 3

  • S03E01 American Capitalism: Challenged at Home and Abroad

    • September 17, 1961
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Walter Reuther, President of the United Automobile Workers and President of the CIO Division of the AFL-CIO; Eric A. Johnston, President of the Motion Picture Association, former Chairman of the International Development Board, Special Representative of President Eisenhower to the Middle East, and President of the United States Chamber of Commerce from 1942-1946; Paul A. Samuelson, Professor of Economics at M.I.T. and economic advisor to candidate and President-elect John F. Kennedy; Robert McKenzie, well-known television moderator and a political sociologist at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Erwin D. Canham, Editor of the Christian Science Monitor, moderates the conversation (substituting for Eleanor Roosevelt). The guests discuss whether America's economic system is one of free enterprise or of mixed economy. They also analyze the need for more comprehensive planning to strengthen the United States' domestic economy and to enable the U.S. to compete successfully in world markets.

  • S03E02 Berlin: What Choice Remains

    • October 15, 1961
    • PBS

    Program opens with a ten minute interview conducted by Eleanor Roosevelt with Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Remainder of program is typical discussion format with program guests: Max Freedman, Washington correspondent for Britain's Manchester Guardian newspaper; Henry Kissinger, Director of Defense Studies at Harvard University; James Reston, Chief of the Washington, D.C. Bureau of the New York Times; Paul Tillich, renowned German-born theologian and philosopher; Dean Rusk, United States Secretary of State.

  • S03E03 United Nations: Future Endangered

    • November 12, 1961
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Harlan Cleveland, Assistant Secretary of State, in charge of United Nations Affairs, and Editor and Publisher of The Reporter magazine; C.S. Jha, Indian Ambassador to the United Nations; Stanley Hoffman, Professor of Government at Harvard University; William Frye, United Nations correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.

  • S03E04 South Asia In Crisis

    • December 10, 1961
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Jacob Javits, Republican senator from New York, member of the Senate Banking and Currency, Government Operations, and Labor and Public Welfare Committees; Vu Van Thai, Director General of the budget of the Ngo Dinh Diem government of South Vietnam for six years before his recent resignation, currently lecturing in the U. S.; Peggy Durdin, longtime Far East freelance correspondent for the New York Times; Leo Cherne, Chairman of the International Rescue Committee and Executive Director of the Research Institute of America who has spent much time in Vietnam. The program addresses the present situation in Vietnam, the need for reforms in the Ngo Dinh Diem government, the extent of U.S. military support, the consequences for the West of the new neutralism of Laos, and the importance of the entire area to the free world.

  • S03E05 Latin Americans Look At Cuba

    • January 14, 1962
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Adlai Stevenson, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (who introduces the program in a special ten minute sequence with Eleanor Roosevelt); Roberto Campos, Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nations; Theodore Draper, specialist in international Communism and author of Castro's Cuba and Cuba and U.S. Policy; Ted Szulc, Latin American correspondent for the New York Times. The program explores the possibility of a censure of Cuba at the forthcoming meeting of the Organization of American States, and the reasons why a number of Latin American countries are reluctant to take such a step. The guests also analyze Castro's Cuba as a staging area for propaganda and military intervention in other Latin American countries, and the Kennedy Alliance for Progress as a counter measure to the Cuban Youth. Opening segment with Adlai Stevenson was recorded at the United Nations in New York.

  • S03E06 Russia and China: What Does The Future Hold?

    • February 11, 1962
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Allen Dulles, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Reinhold Niebuhr, renowned Protestant theologian and Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University; Lord Lindsay of Birker, Professor and Chairman of the Far Eastern Program of the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, D.C.; Seymour Friedin, recently appointed Executive Foreign Editor of the New York Herald Tribune; Marshall Shulman, Associate Director of the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. The program explores the causes of the present Russia-China rift and the likelihood of its developing into a complete break. The guests discuss specific U.S. foreign policy moves that might be made to take advantage of the dispute as well as the directions that Soviet foreign policy might take as a result of the rift.

  • S03E07 The Future of France

    • February 25, 1962
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Raymond Aron, political writer for Le Figaro, France's leading newspaper, and holder of the the Sociology Chair at the Sorbonne; Maurice Shumann, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly; Stephen Hessel, career diplomat, presently Director for International Cultural Exchange at the Ministry of National Education in Paris; Alfred Grosser, Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Sciences and Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Center in Bologna. This program was produced at the facilities of the Radiodiffusion Television Francaise and with the assistance of the staff of Pierre Lazareff's "Cinq Collones a la Une," often cited as the leading example of television journalism in Europe.

  • S03E08 Our Relationship with the Common Market

    • April 8, 1962
    • PBS

    Program Guests: George Ball, Undersecretary of State (postlude only); Robert Marjolin, Vice President of the Commission of the European Economic Community; Kenneth Younger, Director General of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London); Albert Kervyn (Baron Albert Kervyn de Lettenhove), Director of Belgium's National Planning Office; Edwin Dale, European economic correspondent for the New York Times. The program examines the prospects of Great Britain's joining the European Common Market (official name: European Economic Community) and what such a move would mean to the United States. It further explores the differences between the Common Market idea and Atlantic partnership, as well as the relation between President Kennedy's tariff bill and the Common Market. The major portion of this program was recorded at Radiodiffusion Television Francaise in Paris. A postlude with Undersecretary of State George Ball was recorded in Washington, D.C.

  • S03E09 New Vistas for Television

    • May 6, 1962
    • PBS

    Program Guests: Newton Minow, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; John F. White, President of the National Educational Television and Radio Center; Irving Gitlin, Executive Producer, Creative Projects, NBC News; Marya Mannes, well-known critic and writer, on staff of The Reporter magazine.

  • S03E10 What Status for Women?

    • June 3, 1962
    • PBS

    The program opens with a ten minute segment in which President Kennedy is interviewed one- on-one by Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House in Washington, D.C. The remainder of the program follows the usual discussion format, with Eleanor Roosevelt as moderator. Program Guests: Arthur Goldberg, United States Secretary of Labor; Agda Rossel, Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations; Thomas Mendenhall, President of Smith College; Mirra Komarovsky, Head of the Department of Sociology at Barnard College, author of Women in the Modern World: Their Education and Their Dilemmas.