Re:sound #91: The War and Peace Show

This hour: a radio station dedicates five days of air-time to a live reading of Tolstoy's War and Peace.

2008 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: a radio station dedicates five days of air-time to a live reading of Tolstoy's War and Peace.

The War and Peace Broadcast: 35 Years Later
by Brian DeShazor and Christopher Sprinkle (WBAI, 2005)
Kathy Dobkin was a jack of all trades at WBAI in New York City (a host, receptionist, and active in the drama and literature department) when she led a station-wide effort to produce what was then the longest continuous broadcast in radio history: five straight days, 24 hours a day, of War and Peace, unabridged. The reading featured an astonishing group of readers including some of the most eminent writers, actors, and artists of the day.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.

produced by

Brian DeShazor

Brian DeShazor is the Director of Pacifica Radio Archives and Producer and host of From the Vault.

Christopher Sprinkle

Christopher Sprinkle is an award-winning director, editor and producer specializing in documentary work.


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