Tuesday, December 6, 2005

  • Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace: A Look at the Epic Russian Novel and its Author

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    Thirty-five years ago this month, Pacifica Radio station WBAI broadcast a marathon reading of Leo Tolstoy’s classic work "War and Peace." For four and a half days ending December 6, 1970, more than 170 people from all walks of life came together for a reading of the great Russian epic "War and Peace." We speak with Professor Andy Kaufman of the University of Virginia about the significance of War and Peace and its author, Leo Tolstoy. [includes rush transcript]

  • WBAI’s War and Peace Broadcast: 35 Years Later

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    We broadcast a documentary produced by the Pacifica Radio Archives about Pacifica Radio station WBAI’s 1970 War and Peace broadcast. It includes excerpts from the 1970 marathon reading, interviews with the original producers, new readings performed specifically for this broadcast, and a lot more. [includes rush transcript]

  • Actors, Journalists, Activists, Scholars and Others Continue the War and Peace Epic

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    Thirty-five years after WBAI’s 1970 War and Peace broadcast, the Pacifica Radio Archive gathered actors, activists, scholars and journalists to read sections of the epic novel. We play excerpts of readings by veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas and writer and death row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. [includes rush transcript]