Emanuel Celler

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Emanuel Celler, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front in 1951.

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

Gabe Pressman hosts.

Rep. Emanuel Celler answers questions from a panel of college newspaper editors.

Panelists: Martin Birmingham of the Washington Square Bulletin, Fred Goldsweig of the Heights Daily News of NYU, Andrew Meisels of the City College Observation Post, and Ursula Mahoney of the Hunter College Arrow.


His resolution regarding McCarthy's investigations in to communist spies, which sets him up above the law. He urges an investigation. "In the name of uncovering a communist conspiracy, he threatens the stability of our government." His views on congressional committees. Critique of the president: he takes the middle road, tries to appease McCarthy. Reaction to McCarthy's comment that the Truman administration coddled communists. Indochina. Communist threat in our own hemisphere. We should have fireside chats like with Roosevelt.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71950
Municipal archives id: LT2833