The nerve of failure

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Program Title:
The nerve of failure
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Dr. Thomas Billings, assistant professor of education at Sacramento State College, delivers the fifth annual faculty convocation lecture at the college on May 22, 1963, at the invitation of his colleagues. Just prior to this date, both Dr. Billings and Dr. Edward Beechert, assistant professor of social science, had been refused tenure and a third man, Dr. John Marica of the mathematics department, had resigned in protest. The full faculty voted 143 to 120 to support the refusal of tenure. The lecture touches on education, individualism, the power of trying and failing, and minority rights. Billings is introduced by Dr. John C. Livingston, associate professor of social science at Sacramento State College. Originally broadcast 1963-06-07 during the "Eleventh Hour" slot, fit into the regular schedule every month for timely and spontaneous programming. Rebroadcast with full Folio description 1963-07-13, and then again as a "Subscriber's choice" 1963-08-13.

Date Recorded on: 
22 May 1963.
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, 7 June 1963.
Item duration: 
1 reel (35 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1963.
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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