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This week, the Library of Congress selected 25 new audio recordings to be inducted into the National Recording Registry. They range from songs and speeches to sports broadcasts. The new additions include “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor and Metallica’s album “Master of Puppets.” Also added is George C. Marshall’s “Marshall Plan” speech from 1947 and a 1962 radio broadcast of the fourth quarter of the historic basketball game in which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points, shattering the NBA record.
Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd talks with David Mao, acting librarian of Congress, about the National Recording Registry’s new selections.
To see what’s in the National Recording Registry and to nominate audio for next year, visit the Library of Congress website.
Here are a few of our favorites from the 25 audio recordings added to the National Recording Registry this year:
This segment aired on March 25, 2016.