Mayor Lindsay Inauguration

Saturday, January 01, 1966

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

From card catalog: Bennett Cerf, Ethel Merman (sings National Anthem), remarks by Frank O'Connor, Mario Procaccino and address by Mayor.

Receptions were to be held in all five boroughs, but transit negotiations canceled the plans.

WNYC runs through the list of guests and schedule of the event, gives a history of the office of mayor, describes the scene. Band plays when Lindsay and wife enter. Bennett Serf introduces them. Ethel Merman sings the National Anthem. Invocation. Lindsay takes the oath and gives a speech about his plan for the city, fighting corruption and drug abuse. Rabbi Max Shenck speaks. Cerf introduces Frank O'Connor, then Mario Procaccino. Listing of names of elected officials, all give oath of office. Benediction.

WNYC reporter closes the event as the band plays.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70690
Municipal archives id: T1718

Hosted by:

Bennett Cerf


William C. Hecht, John V. Lindsay, Manhattaneers Drum and Bugle Corp, Ethel Merman, Frank O'Connor, Mario Procaccino and Max Schenk


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