Televised Book Program Films, 1953-56
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Brief Description:

Televised Book Program Films, consisting of a series of experimental sound films, kinescopes and negatives prepared under the direction of C. Walter Stone with the support of the Illinois State Library to produce an interesting book review program for television use. The programs include panel discussions, guest experts, interviews, film clips and still photographs relating to books, authors, subjects and libraries. Program titles include "Book Talk" (1955-56), "Free Channels: The Library Story" (1954) and "Books in Balance" (1956).

"Free Channels" includes programs on Illinois newspaper collections with Icko Iben and square dancing with Allen Sapora.

"Books in Balance" featured a panel of Ruth Weinard, Don jackson, Alice Appell and D. A. Brown reviewing Bruce Catton's This Hallowed Ground (Robert Sutton), Sinclair Lewis' Main Street (George Scouffas), Robert P. Warren's Segregation (Herbert Lassiter), Margaret Wimbeck's The Year of Love (P. K. Bannerjee) and John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage (Thomas Page). Names in parentheses were guest critics.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 18/1/61
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Televised Book Program
Volume: 3.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/1969; 1/1984
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Arrangement: by program name and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Genres/Forms of Material
Motion Pictures/Videotapes
Languages of Materials
English [eng]