Robert H. Jackson, Assistant Attorney General--United States, Wendell L. Willkie, Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, America's Town Meeting of the Air, Town Hall, New York City, New Deal
Discuss Business and Government Cooperation--New York City---Robert H. Jackson (left), Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and Wendell L. Willkie, President of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, before their broadcast from Town Hall this evening on the program of "America's Town Hall Meeting of the Air." In discussing the question "How can business and government work together?", Mr. Willkie scored the slurs on business and asked an end of government "catchwords" and more cooperation. Mr. Jackson renewed the charges he has made against big business.
20th Century, New York City, 1938
The Robert H. Jackson Center
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August 20, 2015
January 6, 1938
Broadcast weekly from 1935 to 1956, America's Town Meeting of the Air was one of the most important public service projects of NBC. It attracted up to 3,000,000 listeners weekly, more than 1,000 discussion clubs were formed to listen to the broadcasts and to debate the issues raised, and transcripts of each program were widely distributed at modest cost to the radio audience, teachers and schools. Robert H. Jackson and Wendell L. Willkie appeared on America's Town Meeting of the Air on January 6, 1938.