Election Day Returns : [Thomas E. Dewey's victory over James Mead for Governor]

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

Seymour Siegel introduces the evening by explaining the station's plans for the evening. Analysts are on hand to analyze the election figures. Predictions will be made from election trends. Musical and cultural programs will be presented in "capsule form" (these are not included in this recording).

Joe Fishler and Kevin Kennedy at Police Headquarters describe the scene, explain how returns are calculated. To the Republican State Headquarters, at Hotel Roosevelt, with George Ward, where "real activity has not yet shown itself." To Hotel Biltmore, with Cowan. To Times Square, with Hal Leball (?): the vote in NYC has been "definitely quite heavy." At Municipal Building, out-of-state returns. Problems connecting to Albany, with Kenneth Joseph: reports on voting traffic, no returns yet. In Municipal Building, Professor Hugh Bone, of Queens College, with a brief roundup of what the election polls represent: Dewey expected to win.

Incomplete recording: ends before any returns have come in.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69832
Municipal archives id: LT903