• Short Summary

    INTERPRETED AS A SIGN OF CONFIDENCE IN THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION, ROBERT WAGNER WAS RE-ELECTED FOR A THIRD TERM AS MAYOR OF NEW YORK NOVEMBER 7.

  • Description

    1.
    SV.MR. AND MRS. WAGNER ARRIVE AT POLL.
    0.08

    2.
    SV.MR. WAGNER SIGNS IN.
    0.13

    3.
    SV.PHOTOGRAPHERS.
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    4.
    CU.MR. WAGNER ENTERS POLLING BOOTH AND THEN CURTAIN IS DRAWN AND HE REAPPEARS.
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    5.
    SV.MR. GEROSA SIGNS IN.
    0.33

    6.
    SV.MR. GEROSA ENTERS POLLING VIEW AND CLOSES CURTAINS OF POLLING BOOTH. HE REAPPEARS GIVING VICTORY SIGN.
    0.48

    7.
    SV.MR. LEFKOWITZ ENTERS POLLING BOOTH.
    1.00


    Interior lights



    Kennedy & cabinet



    long & closer shots



    left to right on Kennedy's side of table



    Enclosed



    not enough time & too many photos to properly cover



    Kennedy & the new Ambassador from Haiti Louis Mars



    long & close shots




    Initials TDH/V/WH/BB TDH/V/WH/FG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTERPRETED AS A SIGN OF CONFIDENCE IN THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION, ROBERT WAGNER WAS RE-ELECTED FOR A THIRD TERM AS MAYOR OF NEW YORK NOVEMBER 7. THE RETURNS INDICATED THAT THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC MAYOR HAD OUTPOLLED BOTH HIS OPPONENTS, WINNING 53 PER-CENT. OF THE VOTE.

    THE ELECTORAL CONTESTS TOOK ON NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE WHEN LEADING FIGURES IN BOTH THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTIES ENTERED THE CAMPAIGN. PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND EX-PRESIDENT TRUMAN THREW YEAR FULL WEIGHT BEHIND MAYOR WAGNER, AND EX-PRESIDENT EISENHOWER AND GOVERNOR ROCKFELLER CAMPAIGNED FOR STATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL LOUIS J. LEFKOWITZ. THE OTHER CANDIDATE WAS CITY CONTROLLER LAWRENCE E. GEROSA OF THE INDEPENDENT CITIZEN'S PARTY.

    MAYOR WAGNER IS THE FIRST DEMOCRAT TO BE RE-ELECTED FOR THREE TERMS SINCE THE FIVE BOROUGHS CAME TOGETHER AS GREATER NEW YORK IN 1898. THE ONLY OTHER THREE-TERM MAYOR WAS FIORELLO H. LA GUARDIA, WHO SERVED FROM 1933 THROUGH TO 1945. THE TOTAL VOTE MAY HAVE GONE OVER 2,300,00, TWO-THIRDS OF THE REGISTRATION, A FIGURE THAT HAS BEEN SURPASSED ONLY ONCE IN A MAYORAL ELECTION ... IN 1949, WHEN 2,560,848 VOTES WERE CAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OOP9YOX3IHQS89K2ZPPPPB6B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OOP9YOX3IHQS89K2ZPPPPB6B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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