Interview: “The First Estate: Religion in Review“

Last modified July 10, 2012

This is an audio recording from 1976 of one of the many television interviews that Sri Chinmoy gave during his lifetime. The show is presented by Dr Russell Barber and is entitled “The First Estate: Religion in Review”. In this interview,  Sri Chinmoy talks about meditation.

Dr. Russel Barber worked for 17 years serving as the Religion and Ethics Editor at NBC-TV and contributed editor to the TODAY SHOW, NBC NEWS and he was Emmy award winning Television host. Dr. Barber earned 3 Emmys and a Gabriel Award among his many honors, and he served on the Board of Advisers for the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the world’s largest monetary prize, presented each year by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in London.

After this first interview Dr. Barber and Sri Chinmoy became friends and from that day in 1976. In fact, right after this interview, he invited the president of WNBC-TV into the studio to meet Sri Chinmoy and take photographs. There have been other three shows with Russell between 1976 and 1980.


Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Name: The First Estate Interview
Release year: 1976
Duration: 10:08
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Uploaded and published: Ashish Zubaty and Tejvan Pettinger
Format: Advanced Audio Coding

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