Robert Moses

Robert Moses appears in the following:

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.

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Radio Newsreel Television Working Press Association 11th Annual Mike and Screen Dinner

Monday, April 22, 1963

At the 11th Annual Radio Newsreel Television Working Press Association Mike and Screen Dinner, Harry S. Truman receives the 1962 Freedom of Information Award. He could not attend, however, due to a recent surgery. His daughter, Margaret Truman, accepts the award on his behalf and unveils a gift to his ...

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Robert Moses Luncheon Speech

Saturday, March 23, 1963

Speaking at a luncheon, Robert Moses welcomes to New York exhibitors to the 1964 Worlds Fair. He expresses his pride in New York despite an ongoing newspaper strike, in which the "sophisticated metropolis, well informed by every device of modern communication, has been reduced to capsule news, coffee house gossip, ...

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George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal Dedication Ceremony

Thursday, January 17, 1963

The following speakers celebrate the dedication of the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal: Chairman of the Port Authority S. Sloan Colt; Federal Administrator of Highways Rex M. Whitten; New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller; New Jersey Governor Richard J. Hughes; New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner, and Robert Moses.

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World Bank President Eugene R. Black Honored by New York City

Wednesday, January 16, 1963

Toastmaster Richard Patterson hosts this luncheon to honor Eugene R Black, former President of the World Bank, on the occasion of his retirement. Patterson introduces each speaker who adds their laudatory messages.

Governor Adlai Stevenson describes Eugene black as the best doctor for sick financial institutions. US ...

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Robert Moses Speaks at the Fordham University 26th Annual Inter-class Dinner

Saturday, December 01, 1962

Robert Moses, President of the 1964 World's Fair Corporation, is the guest speaker at the Fordham University 26th Annual Inter-class Dinner for the School of Business.

He speaks on the topic of management in large businesses and criticizes heads of companies that are unaware of what their ...

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Wristwatch Presented to Henson Styles of the Mirror Welfare Fund

Monday, October 29, 1962

Contents; Wristwatch presented to Mr. Herman Styles; various speakers including Harry Hirschfield, Robert Moses.

Henson Styles is awarded a wristwatch in celebration of 20 years as the Associate Editor of the New York Daily Mirror and administrator of the Welfare Fund, which supports the Mirror Youth Program. ...

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Robert Moses is Guest of Honor at the New York Mirror Welfare Fund Dinner

Monday, October 29, 1962

Robert Moses speaks as the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by the New York Mirror Welfare Fund.

Union leader Harry Van Arsdale and Publisher of the _New York Mirror_ Charles B. McCabe serve as co-chairmen. They celebrate Moses' accomplishments and defend him against his critics. ...

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Bruckner Expressway Dedication

Thursday, October 18, 1962

Parks Commissioner, Robert F. Moses; Bronx Borough President, Joseph F. Periconi; State Superintendent of Public Works, Mr. John Burch McMorran and Mayor Robert F. Wagner speak at the dedication of the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx

Moses describes the transit routes of the still unfinished Bruckner Expressway ...

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Robert Moses Speech "From LaFont to the Motor Age"

Tuesday, September 25, 1962

Robert Moses gives a speech in Arlington, Virginia titled "From LaFont to the Motor Age" on overcoming hurdles in developing city infrastructure. He gives a critique of Washington D.C. as a successfully planned state capital regarding its monuments but "seals off the city from its people." He jokes, "I urge ...

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Ed Sullivan Honored at the People to People Dinner of Champions

Thursday, August 16, 1962

Recorded at the Hotel Astor, Ed Sullivan is honored at the Dinner of Champions sponsored by the People to People Sports Committee.

The event begins with a few remarks from Gordon Macrae who performs the song "People are People" with the Merle Staton Singers. Next, the Master ...

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New York Law School Commencement Exercises

Thursday, June 21, 1962

At the commencement exercises for New York Law School, Commissioner Robert Moses acts as the keynote speaker and is given an honorary degree as Doctor of Law.
Moses' speech includes his own version of the Ten Commandments for the graduating class. He asks them to take pride in their ...

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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 ...

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Robert Moses Address at San Francisco Bay Area Council

Friday, May 04, 1962

Robert Moses contrasts the cities of New York and San Francisco and discusses slum clearance, city planning, and the coming 1964 World's Fair in an address at the San Francisco Bay Area Council.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 150459
Municipal archives id: LT9347

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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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MacArthur, Gimbel and MacCaffrey Receive Awards at the West Side Association of Commerce Dinner

Wednesday, November 15, 1961

Thomas F. Troy, President of the West Side Association of Commerce, hosts the 37th Annual Dinner, awarding Certificates of Distinguished Service to General Douglas MacArthur, Bernard F. Gimbel, and Monseigneur Joseph A. McCaffrey.

Robert Moses praises the award recipients and defends plans for the upcoming World's Fair ...

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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
Municipal archives id: ...

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Jinx Falkenberg Hosts the World's Fair Preview Day

Saturday, April 22, 1961

This recording of the World's Fair Preview Day, hosted by mistress of ceremonies Jinx Falkenburg, gives a progress update on plans for the fair.

Falkenburg describes the centerpiece of the fair: "That's the site of the symbol of the next world's fair, which will open three years ...

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