The 51st State
Episode #303

Episode Description
Phil Curtis reports on Abraham Beame?s third nomination for Deputy Mayor, Paul Gibson Jr. John Hamilton and Phil Curtis speak with Percy Sutton, Manhattan Borough President, about Mayor Beame?s struggle to find a Deputy Mayor. A film by Jim Gaines reports on the controversy surrounding the Work Relief Employment Program (WREP), and is followed up by an in-studio discussion with guest Paul Elston and Victor Gotbaum. Gordon Weil reports on a national opinion poll on insurance. Stephen Glauber speaks with John Bagley, a man convicted of murder after being coerced into confession, who subsequently escaped from prison, and Ken Nochimson from the New York City Board of Corrections. John Hamilton gives a brief update on the Soundview Welfare Center in the Bronx.

Gibson Jr., Paul -- Deputy Mayor Candidate
Public assistance -- Work Relief Employment Program
Bagley, John -- Ex-convict
Soundview Welfare Center -- Bronx (N.Y.)


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Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Hamilton, John

Sutton, Percy
Elston, Paul
Gotbaum, Victor
Bagley, John
Nochimson, Ken

Other Credits
Gaines, Jim (Reporter)
Gibson Jr., Paul (Reporter)
Glauber, Stephen (Reporter)
Hamilton, John (Reporter)
Weil, Gordon (Reporter)

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