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Robert F. Wagner

Robert F. Wagner appears in the following:

Van Cliburn Parade

Tuesday, May 20, 1958

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

WNYC announcer describes the parade festivities in front of City Hall honoring Van Cliburn, who has just given a concert at Carnegie Hall after winning a piano the International Tchaikovsky Award ...

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December 22, 1957

Sunday, December 22, 1957

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

"The 31st in a series of monthly programs designed to help you better understand the problems of the city of New York and how the city government is meeting these problems." ...

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[Reception for Althea Gibson].

Wednesday, August 21, 1957

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Official reception for tennis star Althea Gibson after her ticket-tape parade, right after her first victory at Wimbledon. Speakers include Mayor Robert F. Wagner; the head of the United States Lawn ...

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December 26, 1956

Wednesday, December 26, 1956

The Mayor's year-ender for 1956.

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Re-dedication Ceremony of New York City Hall

Thursday, July 12, 1956

At the re-dedication ceremony of City Hall, announcer Tommy Cowan describes the restoration as well as the history of the building and surrounding areas.

"The interior of City Hall has been done over as well as the exterior and commissioner Frederick H. Zurmuhlen, of the department of ...

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Mayor Wagner

Sunday, December 25, 1955

Mayor Robert Wagner answers questions about the city budget and other municipal business.

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Harlem Retail Market Dedication

Wednesday, September 07, 1955

At the Harlem Retail Market Dedication, Commissioner of the Department of Markets, Anthony Masciarelli, introduces several public officials who say a few words in support of the project and urban renewal in general. The Harlem Retail Market replaced an open air market frequented by pushcart vendors.

Borough ...

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Mayor Wagner on Salk Vaccine

Tuesday, April 26, 1955

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Mayor Wagner statement announcing the success of the Salk polio vaccine.

Address repeated twice.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 8323

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Museum of Modern Art 25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 13, 1954

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, several speakers read a few remarks in the museum's sculpture garden. The event begins with the president, William A.M. Burden, who speaks about the leadership as well as current and upcoming exhibitions. Next a ...

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July 21, 1954

Wednesday, July 21, 1954

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Mayor Wagner answers questions from the press.

Wagner gives a brief update of the city. Department of Marine and Aviation plan to expand harbor facilities. Fire Department investigation ...

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WNYC 30th Anniversary Special

Thursday, July 08, 1954

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Excerpts illustrating WNYC's 30-year-old legacy on the air. An announcer introduces each clip and provides context.


Clip list:
Mayor La Guardia speaking at an unnamed ...

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WNYC 30th Anniversary Special : Robert Moses and Robert Wagner

Thursday, July 08, 1954

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Two speeches presented as part of WNYC's 30th anniversary coverage.

First is a speech (originally recorded 1954-06-28) by Robert Moses, Park Commissioner and Construction Coordinator, in front of ...

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Coliseum (New York City) Ground Breaking Ceremonies.)

Sunday, April 25, 1954

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Coliseum at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. Speakers include Mayor Robert Wagner; Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack; Robert Moses, Chairman of Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority, and Bernard Gimbel, Chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss the project and the various impediments they had come ...

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Opening Concert from Town Hall

Friday, February 12, 1954

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Opening concert for the 15th Annual American Music Festival.

Seymour Siegel introduces the program by discussing WNYC's role in opening a "channel of communication in a democracy" and ...

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Eternal Light Ceremony [Armistice Day 1952]

Tuesday, November 11, 1952

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34th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.
Robert F. Wagner, Borough President of Manhattan speaks.
Dolores Micheline sings the Star Spangled Banner
Mayor Impellitteri speaks.
Music ...

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East Harlem Health Center Dedication

Tuesday, November 04, 1952

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Speeches and performances in celebration of the opening of the East Harlem District Health Center. Includes a speech in Spanish.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives ...

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Harlem Welfare Center Dedication

Tuesday, November 04, 1952

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Recording of speeches and performances at dedication of Harlem Welfare Center. Includes discussions of public's response to welfare programs.

[Poor quality original.]


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal ...

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Groundbreaking for the Third Tube of the Lincoln Tunnel

Thursday, September 25, 1952

New York City Mayor hails a hole in the ground!

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Golden Medal Award Ceremony for Governor Thomas E. Dewey

Saturday, May 24, 1952

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Speeches celebrating Governor Dewey's work in "underprivileged and typifying the American way of life." Specific programs mentioned include: New York State Youth Board, New York State Commission Against Discrimination (which work ...

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Dedication of Battery Park Underpass

Thursday, May 10, 1951

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Celebration of the linking of the Westside Highway with FDR Drive through this underpass through South Ferry.

Past Borough Presidents in attendance are named: Isaacs, Hugo Rogers, Levy, ...

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