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"The Peace Corps: What Shape Shall it Take?"

Prospects of Mankind

VHS 60 min.


Program Number

Date Aired
March 1961

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.

Recording Location
White House and WTTG Studios, Washington, D.C.

1 use copy