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Re-enactment of the formation of the Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen and the building of City Hall.
Includes supplementary message from Andrew G. Hagstrom, President of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen about the 167th anniversary of the organization and the Mechanics Institute.
Lloyd Moss - Narrator
Alfred Israel - Boyd
Alan Feinstein - the Mayor
Joy Selikson - Amanda
Marilyn Arms - Mrs. Newton
Marvin Laskowitz - Sound and Music
Helen Milstead - Production Assistant
Kenneth H. Dunshee - Writer
L. Porter Moore - Series Consultant
Historical New York Times lists broadcast date as Thursday, 11/20/1952, at 6:30pm.
Presented under the auspices of the Greater New York Civic Center Committee of the Downtown Manhattan Association, the Department of Commerce of the City of New York, and the New York Journal American, and is produced by the Municipal Broadcasting System. Heard three times weekly on the New York City Board of Education Station WNYE-FM. Rebroadcast in the City's classrooms.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 68893
Municipal archives id: LT261