After nearly 40 years at Pacifica Radio, Larry Bensky hosted the final edition of Sunday Salon on April 29, 2007. Perhaps best known as National Affairs Correspondent on Pacifica Radio from 1987 to 1998, Larry Bensky covered many national and international events for Pacifica, including the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, the confirmation hearings for four Supreme Court Justices, the 1990 elections in Nicaragua, and demonstrations and protests in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Most recently he anchored Pacifica’s coverage of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bensky won the prestigious George Polk Award and five Golden Reel Awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
This week, on From the Vault, Aileen Alfandary will lead us on an audio journey celebrating the life and career of Larry Bensky, one of radio’s signature broadcasters.
Produced and edited by Aaron Glantz.
Executive produced by Sasha Lilley.
Special thanks to Kent Yeglin and Bonnie Simmons.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE RECORDINGS:
BC0967 Convention Aftermath 1972 / Larry Bensky MORE INFO
KZ2320.02 President William J. Clinton’s Inaugural MORE INFO
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