U.S. Dept. of State International Broadcasting Division
Rare sound recording of Wiener's March 24, 1948 interview on the U. S. government-sponsored program "Radio Forum," hosted by Ben Wilbur—most likely the earliest recorded interview with Wiener extant. Wiener was interviewed jointly with Dr. B. E. Shackelford, president of the IRE. The interview was held in New York City at the time of the IRE's 36th annual meeting. In the interview Wiener discusses communications engineering and its applications in a wide variety of fields—a topic of great interest in the postwar years, when electronic computing, communications technologies and information theory were beginning to attract a great deal of attention.