Jacob K. Javits

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Gabe Pressman hosts. Rep. Jacob K. Javits, candidate for Attorney General for the Republican state ticket against Franklin Roosevelt, Jr.

College newspaper editor panel: Martin Birmingham of Washington Square College and Fred Goldsweig of the Heights Campus of NYU


Legitimacy of bribery charges against Averell Harriman by Senator Irving Ives. Mr. Roosevelt's consisted absence from Congress roll calls. FDR, Jr.,'s ties to Tammany Hall. The problem of Communism, comments by McCarthy against the Democratic Party. Unemployment. Ability to work closely with Senator Ives. Specific points against FDR, Jr.'s record.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71915
Municipal archives id: LT3004

Hosted by:

Gabe Pressman


Martin Birmingham, Fred Goldsweig and Jacob K. Javits


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"For the answers to these and other questions..." Each Campus Press Conference (1951-1962) begins with a slew of questions from the student editors of New York City college newspapers, delivered with the controlled seriousness of a teenager on the radio for the first time. Despite their endearing greenness, the student editors pose sharp inquiries to guests from the fields of science, finance, culture, and politics. 

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