Bird S. Coler Memorial Hospital Cornerstone Ceremony

Monday, October 10, 1949

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

Unidentified first speaker: The idea that chronic disease is incurable is wrong. Longer lifespan adds to the number of chronically ill.

Rogers, president of the borough of Manhattan: comments on inaccuracy of press reports. You can't perform miracles, you can't do anything without funds.

O'Dwyer: more about fund allocations and budgets

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69604
Municipal archives id: LT516


William O'Dwyer and Hugo E. Rogers


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About Miscellaneous

Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



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