Aural History

Friday, January 31, 2003

This week the Library of Congress inaugurated a National Recording Registry and named the first 50 recordings that will be permanently preserved. The selections range from President Roosevelt’s fireside chats, to Ray Charles’ smooth soul, to nineteenth century Passamaquoddy Indian song. Librarian of Congress James Billington talks with Bob about the milestones in our audio heritage and the importance of preservation.

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