December 26, 1956

New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner at the dedication of the new home of the  Fashion Institute of Technology on May 4, 1959

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

Members of the press ask questions of Mayor Robert F. Wagner.

Topics discussed include:
-tuberculosis control in the city of New York
-fluoridation of drinking water
-Robert Moses' suggestion that regional matters (such as anti-pollution laws and construction of the Brooklyn Athletic Center) should be dealt with at a state level rather than by the metropolitan regional congress
-possible need for an code of ethics to supplement the city charter
-possibility of television stations filming public proceedings of the Board of Estimate

Members of the press questioning Mayor Wagner include: Marvin Sleeper, Gabe Pressman, Frank McMaster,

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69707
Municipal archives id: LT723