Documentary 1050 : You, Robert Wagner
Friday, January 01, 1965
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From card catalog: Documentary 1050, "You, Robert Wagner" dubbed from WHN, NY. A salute to R. Wagner from 1954-1965 covering events of his reign as mayor using documentary recordings of the time.
Begins with speech explaining he will not seek re-election. Formal program introduction by John Grimes of WHN News.
Many clips from June 24, 1965, a testimonial dinner in honor of Wagner.
- Wagner, after the announcement, saying he has nothing to say
- Election night, 1953
- Harry Hirshfield at testimonial dinner
- Wagner's support for citizens saying what they think about the government
- Inauguration Day, 1954: We are New York City
- Wagner's comments on waterfront crisis and strikes: "Let's get back to work."
- Sen John Pastore at testimonial dinner, commenting on Wagner's good work and reputation in and outside of the city, Wagner's father
Grimes goes through Wagner's history in Municipal Service.
- June, 1963, talking to City Council
- Opening of Shea Stadium
- in 1959, award given by President Truman
- Sen John F Kennedy at testimonial dinner
- Sen Kennedy again at Battery Park
- Wagner discussing Wife's death, decision to not seek re-election
- people's response to Wagner's decision to not seek re-election
- again at the testimonial dinner, Wagner's reflection on his time as Mayor, vision of New York City's future, his own plans for the future.
Thanks to Brooklyn Public Library Audio-Visual Department
WNH News and Public Affairs
Written, produced, and directed by John Grimes
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 8737