NewsVault: KCBS Radio "Spectrum 74" November 5, 1965

This program, hosted by Hilly Rose, examined the defeat of a bond measure that would have funded the reconstruction of the War Memorial Opera House. Rose’s guests were two legendary names: impresario Sol Hurok, who favored the bond measure, and Louis Lurie, real estate tycoon and theater investor. Lurie had opposed the bond measure. 

It was a spirited exchange, to say the least! At one point, the station breaks for a commercial while the two guests argue in the background. Upon return from the break, they’re still arguing.

Note: there are a number of gaps on the original reel-to-reel recording; they remain in this digitized version. Host Hilly Rose explains he was responsible, having cut the microphones when he felt the conversation had gotten too heated!