Nelson A. Rockefeller

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Listen to what Nelson Rockefeller said about Belgium in 1965

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


Back in happier, non-World-Cup-matches-between-Belgium-and-USA times, this is what the New York state governor said. Listen to the whole, happy broadcast here.

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Press Conference with Governor Rockefeller on Educational TV

Saturday, February 04, 1967

Recorded in Albany, this news conference, is hosted by New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller to announce the formation of an educational television network. The recording begins during remarks made by John W. Kiermaier, President of Channel 13.

The panelists are asked about censorship in programming and politics ...


Dedication of Pier 36

Friday, September 24, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Official opening of Pier 36 on the East River for the Belgian Line. Commissioner of Public Events Richard C. Patterson speaks that this gathering symbolizes the positive relationship between Belgium and ...


Community Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, December 17, 1964

After City Hall, the celebrations were taken uptown to Harlem.


Verrazano Narrows Bridge Dedication

Saturday, November 21, 1964

Verrazano-Narrows bridge dedication.

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Lake Welch Beach Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 15, 1962

Laurence Rockefeller acts as host of the opening of Lake Welsh Beach in the Palisades. His brother, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, speaks in tribute to Laurence's long career in service of parks and conservation. Commissioner Robert Moses and conservationist Harold Wilm also speak, Wilm about the the importance of seeing New ...


Niagara Falls Power Project Opening Ceremonies

Friday, February 10, 1961

This recording marks the first flow of energy to come from the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station. After performances from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, reporter Eddie Joseph describes the event to WNYC listeners before the proceedings get underway.
President Kennedy and ex-Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Hoover provide prerecorded ...


Matisse Forum

Thursday, November 15, 1951

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Speeches in honor of exhibition opening at the Museum of Modern Art. Nelson Rockefeller discusses the provenance of the paintings in the exhibition and the shipping trouble endured to make the ...


President of Mexico, Miguel Aleman, City Hall Reception

Friday, May 02, 1947

WNYC's Tommy 'Gift-of-Gab' Cowan paints a colorful word picture of the historic event. "A picture can kill a million words," says Tommy.


President of Mexico, Miguel Aleman, Hotel Commodore Luncheon

Friday, May 02, 1947

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Short speeches by Mayor O'Dwyer, Nelson Rockefeller, and President Aleman on the occasion of his visit to New York. Aleman's speech is in Spanish, followed by an English translation.

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NY Stock Exchange 175th Anniversary

Monday, January 01, 1900

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The New York Stock Exchange celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding. Speakers include Gustave Levy, Chairman of Stock Exchange Board of Governors; G. Keith Funston, retiring President of the New York Stock Exchange; Mayor ...