Brief encounters: Pete Myers’ diaries, Part 1 of 3

Peter Myers at Radio Netherlands with the Happy Station team (from left to right Pete Myers, Jaime Báguena, Lupita Kingma-Velázquez, Rosemarie Ninaber)(© RNW)

As a young rising star in radio at the BBC, Pete Myers interviewed some of the most memorable people in the entertainment world of his time. He decided in 1972 to keep a record of his impressions of these “brief encounters” in a personal diary. Many years and many diary volumes later, Pete recorded his memories in three programmes for Radio Netherlands, offering quite a few surprising insights into some of the icons of the 1970’s.

Part 1: In the first programme, Pete recalls his brief encounters with Eartha Kitt, Stephen Sondheim, Glenda Jackson, Louis Armstrong and Carol Channing.

Producer: Pete Myers

Broadcast/production: August 6, 1990