797th Plenary Meeting of General Assembly: 14th Session
17 Sep 1959 - The General Assembly at the 797th plenary meeting of the 14th session.
United Nations Dateline
1 Sep 1966 - The UN is a vast centre of information about politics and technology, human rights and peace-keeping, hunger and plenty. The words "United Nations, NY” appear almost daily in thousands of newspapers around the world. This progmmme takes the viewer into a vital, but rarely--seen part of the UN -- the realm of the "newsmakers". It is a backstage tour with the men and women who get the news, write it, film it speak it, and televise it.
Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin in Concert
1 Nov 1994 - The highlight of this memorable musical program is a rehearsal and performance by these two famous musicians of a new "raga" specially composed by Shankar.
The Most Beautiful Place on Earth
1 Dec 1969 - "The most beautiful place on earth"... that's Laurence Gould's description of Antarctica, a continent, he first saw in 1934 when he was second-in-command to Admiral Byrd in the flight across the South Pole.
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