The 51st State

Episode Description
In the studio, Tom Collins and Lew Feldstein report on the Uniform Firefighter Association strike. Also in the studio, Crane Davis reports on Local 1199, New York Hospital Workers strike. Robert Sam Anson reports on the Newspaper Guild strike. Lisa Feiner film reports on tomorrow?s vote for Proposition 1, ?Governor Rockefeller?s giant transportation bond issue.? An in studio discussion with Feiner, Anson and guest Theodore Kheel and Robert Abrams followed the film. Selwyn Raab?s film reports on the most outstanding mayors in New York City (Jimmy Walker, Fiorello LaGuardia, Bill O?Dwyer, Robert Wagner, and John Lindsay) of the last 50 years. Raab talks with Robert Wagner about the issue of pursuing a higher office after being Mayor of New York. A selection of still photographs from Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street is showcased. Crane Davis, Anson and guest Ronald Sullivan and James Rubin report on tomorrow?s Mayoral race in New Jersey. Robert Sam Anson introduces the addition of John (Jack) Hamilton as the host of the 51st State.

Strikes and lockouts -- Fire fighters
Strikes and lockouts -- Newspapers
Transportation -- Bonds issue -- Vote
Mayors -- New York (N.Y.) -- Walker, Jimmy
Mayors -- New York (N.Y.) -- LaGuardia, Fiorello Henry
Mayors -- New York (N.Y.) -- O'Dwyer, William
Mayors -- New York (N.Y.) -- Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand)
Mayors -- New York (N.Y.) -- Lindsay, John V. (John Vliet)
Davidson, Bruce -- Photographers
Mayoral elections -- New Jersey


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Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Anson, Robert Sam

Kheel, Theodore (Transit Bond Issue)
Abrams, Robert (Transit Bond Issue)
Wagner, Robert (New York Mayoral Election)
Rubin, James (New Jersey Mayoral Election)
Sullivan, Ronald (New Jersey Mayoral Election)

Other Credits
Anson, Robert Sam (Reporter, Newspaper Strike and New Jersey Mayoral Race)
Collins, Tom (Reporter, Firefighter Association Strike)
Davis, Crane (Reporter, Hospital Workers Strike and New Jersey Mayoral Race)
Feiner, Lisa (Reporter, MTA Bond Issue)
Feldstein, Lew (Reporter, Firefighter Association Strike)
Raab, Selwyn (Reporter, Outstanding Mayors)

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