To Larry Cole [Letter 575]

Item Reference Code: 001_01A_011_002

Date(s) of creation

July 5, 1973


Larry Cole


Larry Cole was host of a radio show on WRVR in New York City. For Cole’s reminiscences about AR and her guest appearance on his show, see his interview in 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand, pp. 464–70.

Transcription note: This is the second page of two for this item. The first page is a note to Cole from AR’s secretary.

[Page 2]
July 5, 1973

Mr. Larry Cole
“Growing Up in New York”
Radio Station WRVR
85 Claremont Avenue
New York, N.Y.  10027

Dear Mr. Cole:

The following are the conditions under which I agree to appear on your program “Growing Up in New York.” If you find them acceptable, please sign the enclosed copy of this letter and return it to me.

1. The program on which I will appear will be a serious discussion of ideas between the host and myself, followed by a telephone question period.

2. There will be no debate, no engaging in personalities, no attacks on me, and no remarks of an offensive, insulting or derogatory nature (i.e., any disagreement is to be expressed politely and impersonally).

3. There will be no quotations from or references to any of my critics, or to any secondhand reports about me, my writing or Objectivism.

4. If the program is taped, it will be broadcast exactly as recorded without any cuts or changes of any kind. This applies also to future rebroadcasts of the program, if any.

5. The exact wording of how I will be introduced and/or referred to on the program, and how my appearance will be announced prior thereto, will be submitted to me for my prior consent.

6. If I will be asked to sign a release, or any other documents in connection with my appearance, I will receive same from you at least a day prior thereto.

Sincerely yours,


Ayn Rand


Accepted and agreed to:



AR’s interview with Larry Cole was taped on July 20, 1973 and broadcast on August 17, 1973. Her daily calendars contain numerous entries for his broadcasts.