TOWN MEETING COMES TO TOWN by Harry A. & Bonaro W. Overstreet


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The Town Meeting of the Air has put New York's Town Hall on the national map. It is unquestionably one of the most constructive educational movements in radio. And this is the story behind it. Ordinarily, the record of the inception, the beginnings and the growth of an ideal for adult education, over a period of forty years, would be of largely local interest. The Overstreets -- in bringing together not only factual records, but human interest records of the League of Political Education and of Town Hall, of the courses of lectures, of the lecturers, of the organizers, of the consistent efforts to provide channels for advancing democracy, for public discussion of all sides of many subjects -- and finally of the subscribers and members who have made it possible -- in doing this they have presented technicques and results which should form the basis for wider scope of adult education the country over. A book for club groups, for public libraries -- and for the listeners-- in on the

Pub Date: Nov. 18th, 1938
Publisher: Harper