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The 51st State
Episode #372

Episode Description
A film by Gail Jansen reports on the conditions in School District 1, where the United Federation of Teachers is running a slate of candidates against a slate backed by the neighborhood, in a re-election ordered by a Federal Judge. Shots of Lower East Side and children in a bilingual classroom. In the studio, Gordon Weil reports on the financial problems facing the Franklin National Bank, the subsequent resignation of the vice-chairman, the firing of the President and talk of investigations by the Federal government. Tom Poster reports from Albany on the Governor?s attempt to get a rent control bill that will be acceptable to both Republicans and Democrats. In the studio, Robert Anson speaks with Robert Abrams, Bronx Borough President, who is opposed to the $500 million aid package for Consolidated Edison that is before the legislature.

Subjects
School boards -- New York (State) -- Elections -- District #1
Franklin National Bank
Rent control -- Law and legislation -- New York (State)
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc

Type/Genre
News

Copyright Holder
Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Director
Colgan, Mick

Executive Producer
Raab, Selwyn

Host(s)
Hamilton, John

Guest(s)
Abrams, Robert

Other Credits
Poster, Tom (Albany Correspondent)
Smirnoff, Paul (Coordinating Producer)
Weil, Gordon (Reporter)

Formats
Digital Beta
DVD
VHS

Reference Number
ARC-FFS-48


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