This is My Block: New York City 1950

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Docudrama explaining the scale of the work of the Department of Sanitation, including trash collection, alternate side parking, and litter baskets. A father goes to speak with the Sanitation Commissioner to discuss cleaning up an empty lot in his neighborhood after his son gets hit by a truck while playing in the street. In doing so, he learns about the Herald Tribune's Cleanup Contest and WNYC's Block of the Week.

Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation of New York City (Andrew W. Mulrain), Assistant to the editor of the New York Herald Tribune (Luke P. Carroll), and Seymour N. Siegel (director of the Municipal Broadcasting Service) play themselves.

Cast:
Jack Curtis - Joe Henricks
Ellen McHue - Marie
Bobby Golly - Phil
Jack Tureen - the Sanitation Worker
Arthur Lee - Music and Sound Technician
Virginia Leighton - Production Assistant
Alvin Utkoff - Writer
Alan Carter - Director


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 31949