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Saroyan: My Name Is William

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 131 min
Event Type: Other Finds Program Origin: KPFA

A program in honor of the renowned American Armenian author William Saroyan. Fellow Fresnan, Charles Amirkhanian and Vic Bedoian present a collage of traditional Armenian music, readings from Saroyan's stories of life in Fresno California, and the author's own radio biography exclusively made for this broadcast. Saroyan often relied on his own memories about growing up in Fresno during the Depression as the basis for his fictional stories and novels. Saroyan served in the Army during World War II and was almost court-martialed after one of his stories was discovered to promote pacifism. He later was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his play “The Time of Your Life “, an honor that he refused on the principle that commerce should not judge the arts.

Part 1 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  [unidentified Armenian folk music]
Subject:  Saroyan, William, 1908-1981; Folk music -- Armenia; City and town life; Autobiographical fiction
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Saroyan, William, 1908-1981
First Broadcast Date:  2/17/1976
 
Part 2 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  [unidentified Armenian folk music] -- [Armenian folk song “Yes Seretzi” (sp?)] -- [unidentified Armenian folk music] -- [unidentified Armenian folk music]
Performers:  Fred Cody, reader
Don Sortor, reader
Subject:  Saroyan, William, 1908-1981; Folk music -- Armenia; Folk music, Armenian; City and town life; Autobiographical fiction
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Saroyan, William, 1908-1981; Cody, Fred, 1916-1983; Sortor, Don
First Broadcast Date:  2/17/1976
 
Part 3 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  [unidentified Armenian folk song]
Performers:  Fred Cody, reader
Don Sortor, reader
Subject:  Saroyan, William, 1908-1981; Folk music, Armenian; City and town life; Autobiographical fiction
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Saroyan, William, 1908-1981; Cody, Fred, 1916-1983; Sortor, Don
First Broadcast Date:  2/17/1976
 
Part 4 of 4:  
Musical Selections:  [unidentified Armenian folk music]
Performers:  Fred Cody, reader
Don Sortor, reader
Subject:  Saroyan, William, 1908-1981; Folk music -- Armenia; Folk music, Armenian; City and town life; Autobiographical fiction
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Saroyan, William, 1908-1981; Cody, Fred, 1916-1983; Sortor, Don
First Broadcast Date:  2/17/1976
 
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