Emanuel Celler

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

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Gabe Pressman hosts. Congressman Emanuel Celler answers questions about the work of the government and his ideas for changes.

Panelists: Sue MacMahon of Hunter College, Martin Birmingham and Jim Corrigan of Washington Square College, and Fred Goldsweig of Columbia University.

Questions: Assessment of 83rd congress (92%). Public Housing Program. Texas is dominated by the oil magnates. Government regulation of oil profits. Predictions for the Senate's reaction to McCarthyism. Predicts more Democratic wins in this election: considerable discomfort will lead to considerable change. Doesn't think Eisenhower's popularity will keep things from changing. Influence of labor.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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