Robert F. Wagner

Robert F. Wagner appears in the following:

How to Deflect a Wrecking Ball with a Violin

Thursday, November 06, 2014

50 years ago, a mayor (and frustrated violinist) was persuaded to buy the world's most famous concert hall.
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New York in Black and White: The Sixties, Civil Rights and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis

Thursday, January 27, 2000

John Rudolph's award-winning documentary on the Ocean Hill/Brownsville crisis.
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Americans for Democratic Action Roosevelt Day Dinner

Thursday, January 27, 1966

Why don't they make speeches like this anymore?


Wagner Farewell Address

Tuesday, December 28, 1965

Mayor Wagner stresses the need to recognize New York's neighborhoods and reviews the last twelve years of the city's history and problems.


Public Education Association Luncheon

Tuesday, December 21, 1965

Public Education Association Luncheon. Presentation of Citation to Mayor Wagner.

Fred McLaughlin speaks: Praises Mayor Wagner's support to NYC education. The Mayor has given the budget of the Board of Education top priority. Says Education has made great strides during Mayor Wagner's Administration.

Frank ...


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies at City Hal

Thursday, December 16, 1965

Recording of the City Hall Park Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Participants include Newbold Morris, Commissioner of Parks, Constance Baker Motley, Mayor Robert Wagner.

Department of Sanitation Band opens the ceremonies and plays "The Star Spangled Banner". Morris is the emcee and speaks first and welcomes everyone. The ...


Homage to the Mayor

Thursday, December 16, 1965

[Poor Quality Audio]. From members of The Committee of Religious Leaders composed of various faiths. The work of the Committee and the encouragement given by the Mayor.

Honor Mayor Wagner on his departure from City Hall. Rev. Dr. William Rosenblum, Rabbi of Temple Israel gives invocation. Rev. ...


Bill of Rights Day Ceremony

Wednesday, December 15, 1965

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

Presentation of awards by Bill of Rights Day Association. Mayor Wagner reads the proclamation.

Awards is given to Wagner (no really, Kennedy). He's not in attendance, and the ...


Pearl Harbor Anniversary Day Ceremonies at City Hall

Tuesday, December 07, 1965

Pearl Harbor remembered during the Vietnam War.


1965 Police Department Graduation Exercises

Wednesday, December 01, 1965

Speakers: Commissioner Vincent Broderick; Mayor Robert F. Wagner; Michael Waldman of graduating class.

Several awards are given to graduating officers. But there is only one - The Mayor's Award - where a detailed description is given of the officer's heroism. Apparently, the officer saw a man on ...


New York Public Library. Lincoln Center Library & Museum Dedication

Tuesday, November 30, 1965

N.Y. Public Library. Lincoln Center Library & Museum Dedication.
Speakers: William Schuman; John D. Rockefeller; Gilbert Chapman; Mayor Roberl F. Wagner.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150575
Municipal archives id: T1350


Change and Challenge Salute to Youth

Wednesday, November 24, 1965

Change and Challenge Salute to Youth. Presented by the New York Journal American.
The speakers include Arthur J. Rogers of the N.Y.C. Youth Board; Spyros F. Skouras of 20th Century Fox; Robert W. Dowling, of the Department of Cultural Affairs for New York City, Mayor Robert F. Wagner.


Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon

Monday, November 22, 1965

Welcome to Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon and Earl of Snowdon of the United Kingdom. Introduction of Mr. and Mrs. Wagner, various people in the royal couple's entourage and United Kingdom officials from embassy as well as some city officials.

Mayor Wagner on Princess Margaret's visit to ...


Mayor Wagner on Blackout

Wednesday, November 10, 1965

The great northeast goes dark.


Public Service Awards for Professional Achievement 3rd annual

Tuesday, November 09, 1965

This is a City Hall ceremony for the NYC Public Service Awards for Professional Achievement - the 3rd annual awards which include a $500 U.S. savings bond.for each awardee.

The speakers: Dr. Theodore Lang; Mayor' Robert F. Wagner. Notes in box give names of winners. Lang describes ...


NYC Salute to Fall

Thursday, September 30, 1965

This ceremony commences the ninth year of Salute to Seasons, a program meant to restore New York City's natural beauty. It is a "Fall Fiesta" hosted by "Carlos" (Ricardo) Montalban. Speakers include: Montalban, Mexican Council General Eugenio Pescada, and Mayor Robert Wagner
[There are unusual edits in the audio]. ...


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 ...


Cashmore Memorial Dedication

Tuesday, September 07, 1965

Judge John MacRae, Brooklyn Borough President Abe Stark and Mayor Robert F. Wagner honor the memory of the late Borough President John Cashmore at Brooklyn Borough Hall. John Lynch emcees.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150572
Municipal archives id: ...


Swearing in of Alonzo Yerby

Tuesday, August 24, 1965

Swearing in of Dr. Alonzo S. Yerby as Commissioner of Hospitals by Mayor Wagner. He is the first African-American to head the department.

Wagner talks about Dr. Yerby's merits including humaneness. Former Commissioner of Hospitals Dr. Ray Trussell is introduced.

Trussell talks about problems ...


Press Conference

Tuesday, August 17, 1965

Mayor Wanger endorses Paul R. Screvane for Democratic candidate for New York City mayor. After explaining his rationale for his endorsements for Screvane, Oran Lehman for comptroller, and Pat Moynihan for city council president. Wagner fields questions from assembled journalists.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection