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August 07, 2012

Secretary To The New Yorker

A conversation with Janet Groth, long term mother hen to the New Yorker Magazine and its staff of writers. As receptionist from 1957 to 1978, she took messages, made afternoon tea, roused snoozing cartoonists and walked dogs. After years of work there, she decided to write her own story, The Receptionist. She tells producer Phoebe Judge about her time with cartoonists and writers such as J.D. Salinger.

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