Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.

Sunday, August 29, 1954

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

Gabe Pressman hosts. FDR, Jr., answers questions about his bid for Governor of New York.

Panelists: Ursula Mahoney of Hunter College, Fred Goldsweig of the Heights Campus of NYU, and Bob Krauss and Martin Birmingham of Washington Square College.


He's unsure of whether or not he will win the nomination. Important issues for the campaign and upcoming term. Unemployment, taxes. Farm aid. Governor Dewey has not been working in the interest of New York City. Importance of having a democratic governor. Psychological guidance in schools to spot problem children. Critique of Governor Dewey. Program for state highways. Bring in more industry. Cheap power. Minimum wage law.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71922
Municipal archives id: LT2997

Hosted by:

Gabe Pressman


Martin Birmingham, Fred Goldsweig, Robert Krauss, Ursula Mahoney and Franklin D. Roosevelt


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