- 10:10 am - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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In 1931, he was the Executive Secretary for the New York City Board of Health’s Noise Abatement Commission. Like many civil servants at the time, he was asked to deliver remarks over WNYC on the work of his agency. Though memorable, it unfortunately was not a pleasant experience.
"The announcer was running his hands through my curly red hair. As I could not shout into the air waves, ‘Take your god-damned hands out of my hair!’ all I could do, as I read doggedly on, was to shake my fist backward over my shoulder."
— James Thomas Flexner
- 12:02 pm
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Today in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye was first published by Little, Brown and Company. Author JD Salinger remained a recluse after the book’s publication and subsequent success, refusing interviews and publicity. He died in 2010 at the age of 91. In this episode of The Takeaway, authors Jonathan Safran Foer and Frank Portman, discuss Salinger’s works and his legacy.