Harlem USA : Rats

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Community of Harlem Civic Association. Hosted by Fred Weaver, narrated by George Willard. Aired Mondays at 9pm on WMCA 570.

Panel on housing problems and solutions.

Musical portion: Martin Gould's 100-piece orchestra: "Body and Soul," "Solitude." (pre-recorded)

Panel: the rat problem is specific to Harlem. Rat bites are increasing. Three people to discuss the problem: Charles Abrams, a lawyer and housing expert; James E. Fuller, chairman of liberal party; Donald Benedict, pastor of East Harlem Parish. Living conditions, statistics on tuberculosis.

Concludes with information about filing tax returns.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 69613
Municipal archives id: LT523