Robert Moses

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Listen! The 1964 World's Fair in Sound

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The 1964 World's Fair opened 50 years ago this week. In this archive joint, master builder Robert Moses, former Governor Charles Poletti and a cornucopia of others preview attractions...

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A Conflicted Portrait of Robert Moses,'The Builder for Democracy'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Moses laments the atmosphere of distrust that has arisen around government, the result of "altogether too many newspapers" conducting too many investigations.
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Press Conference

Monday, January 17, 1966

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We interrupt the regular program of Masterwork Hour with a special news conference with Mayor john Lindsay. Swearing in and discussion with Arthur E. Palmer, Jr., Transportation Administrator, chairman.

After the swearing in, Palmer and Lindsay take questions from reporters. Some ...


Battery Park Garage Ground-Breaking Ceremonies

Friday, December 17, 1965

Robert Moses emcees the opening of the first publicly owned parking garage in New York City. Moses, Traffic Commissioner Henry Barnes, Edwin F. Wagner Jr. of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association and Deputy Mayor John Connorton discuss the role the garage will play in easing New York's traffic problems

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Adlai Stevenson Memorial at the Illinois Pavilion, World's Fair

Thursday, August 26, 1965

Robert Moses at the opening of the Adlai Stevenson Memorial at the NY World's Fair


Robert Moses Speech before NYS Judicial Conference

Thursday, July 08, 1965

Robert Moses defends the 1964 New York City's World's Fair in this speech in front of the New York State Judicial Conference. He concentrates on the many missing pavilions - organized labor, schools, several nations, and in particular what we calls"the march of law." He also talks about other criticisms ...


Churchill Pavillion

Thursday, April 29, 1965

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Introduction at World's Fair by Robert Moses; Tribute to Winston Churchill
by Mr. Joyce Hall of Hallmark (sponsor of pavilion). The tribute features many of Churchill's paintings. Message from successor of ...


Robert Moses Reminisces of Bill O'Dwyer

Wednesday, December 09, 1964

Robert Moses tells a reports about his experiences with Mayor Bill O'Dwyer. Moses says that he generally liked O'Dwyer. A reporter asks Moses if O'Dwyer is the last of the Irish politicians? Moses says that he doesn't think there is an end to the kind of rags to riches immigrant ...


Verrazano Narrows Bridge Dedication

Saturday, November 21, 1964

Verrazano-Narrows bridge dedication.

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Hall of Science Dedication

Wednesday, September 09, 1964

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Shorter version of T249, T250, Catalog # 6186.

Dedication of the World's Fair Hall of Science. City Council President Paul Screvane opens the dedication by describing how the ...


Opening of New York World's Fair for 1964

Wednesday, April 22, 1964

President LBJ celebrates the 'genius of man' at the opening of the World's Fair.


La Guardia New Air Terminal Dedication

Thursday, April 16, 1964

Commissioner Sloan Colt introduces Mario J. Cariello, Borough President of Queens, Mayor Robert F. Wagner, and Robert Moses. Robert Moses gives the dedication and tells several humorous anecdotes about Mayor La Guardia. He talks about the 'authority principal', a working partnership of government an business.

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Hall of Science Dedication

Wednesday, January 01, 1964

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Robert Moses and Charles Poletti

Wednesday, July 17, 1963

Robert Moses on the upcoming New York World's Fair.


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 ...


Halfway on the Fair

Saturday, March 10, 1962

Robert Moses speaks about his administration of the coming World's Fair in 1964. He gives an update on the Fair, his colorful criticisms of his critics, and the philosophy behind the World's Fair.
After his speech he answers questions from attendees.

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Palisades Interstate Park Commission Tribute to George Perkins, Former Commissioner, Bear Mountains.

Saturday, October 21, 1961

Lawrence Rockefeller, Commissioner Robert Moses, and Commissioner Albert R. Jube speak in praise of the recently passed George Perkins, who, like his father before him, served as President of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150462
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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 ...


New York New Jersey Recreation Conference at Bear Mountain

Friday, May 09, 1958

In this meeting of the New York - New Jersey Metropolitan Regional Recreation Conference at Bear Mountain National Park, Robert Moses and other authorities in the New York and New Jersey parks systems discuss the future and past of parks and recreation in the New York City area (defined as ...


Robert Moses on Slum Clearance

Thursday, April 17, 1958

"You can't fight a depression with cream puffs."