What Makes Oral History Different
Back in 1960–61,I was an American Field Service foreign exchange student at Westchester High School here in Los Angeles—which still exists, although it has been almost swallowed up by the airport. And I had this wonderful experience of being an Italian in Los Angeles. Part of this was listening to the Italian radio station from “la bellissima città di San Pedro” on Sundays. Every Italian boy lives the day of Sunday in anxiety, waiting for the soccer results. The great privilege here was that, thanks to the time difference, by 10:00 a.m. Pd know the scores—and my Sunday anxiety was replaced by Sunday despair.
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