The 6,481 Radio Times collection recorded hours to be digitized cover a host of topics with important scholarly value including: local and national news, international affairs, environmental issues, judicial issues, governance, science, athletics, wars and conflict, politics, education, historical preservation, literature, film, television, and numerous social issues. The Radio Times collection contains in-depth interviews with many prominent individuals including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, author Salman Rushdie, athlete Diana Nyad, President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Al Gore, actress Jane Fonda, and Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Literature is well represented in the Radio Times collection with many Pulitzer Prize-winning author interviews including novelist Toni Morrison, science writer Deborah Blum, American biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, fiction writer Jhumpa Lahiri, author and opinion columnist Anna Quindlen, and poet Paul Muldoon. Other award-winning author interviews include Amy Tan, Pearl Cleage, and Nora Ephron. This Radio Times collection is also rich with music, stage and film artist interviews including Patti Labelle, LeVar Burton, Phyllis Diller, Mike Farrell, Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, David Duchovny, Dennis Quaid, Lawrence Fishburne, and Wynton Marsalis. Radio Times has covered dozens of local, state, and national elections, and has interviewed numerous past and present Members of Congress, government officials and state legislators about important public policy issues. The collection also documents important Philadelphia-related events like the opening of the Kimmel Center, many Mummer’s Parades, the inclusion of Laurel Hill Cemetery as a National Historic Landmark, the Amtrak 188 derailment, and the Republican National Convention in 2000.
Ms. Kyra McGrath
Ms. Gianna Tripodi-Bhise
1988 - 1988
Many of the 6,481 recorded hours to be digitized are national in scope of content and interest with some having a focus on issues specific to the Greater Philadelphia Region.