Louis J. Lefkowitz

Sunday, November 10, 1957

New York State Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz and Samuel A. Hirshowitz. (Tom Watson/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

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

Lefkowitz, Attorney General of New York, answers questions about New York state political issues.

Marvin Sleeper hosts.

Panelists: Michael Spielman, Ruth Corsnick, Ronald Deutsch, Reardon Roate, and Jim Farrell.


Stock fraud manipulators are on the upgrade. Example of stock fraud: people are offered stocks falsely, no assets exist. Investigation in to migrant labor camps. Exploitation of Puerto Ricans in labor. Delinquency commission to reduce the problem. The problem may be more pronounced in New York City than in the rest of the state. Money earmarked for youth board workers. The community can aid in the work of the family by enforcing parental responsibility. Police department. Comments on Democratic Party's accusation that he usurped the banking department by setting up a consumers division to look in to the problem of credit. Constitutional Convention. There is a need for re-organization of the courts. Favors jury trials for personal injury cases. Names some candidates for the GOP nomination. Responds to criticism that the Republicans only come out when there is a mayoral election. Speculation about Nelson Rockefeller.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72048
Municipal archives id: LT7768


Ruth Corsnick, Ronald Deutsch, Jim Farrell, Louis J. Lefkowitz, Reardon Roate, Marvin Sleeper and Michael Spielman


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