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A Conversation With Alfred P. Sloan [electronic resource]: From NBC's Wisdom Series

From 1937 to 1956, Alfred P. Sloan was chairman of General Motors; he also helped found the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation remains a major force in American cultural life today. In this NBC program from 1954, Mr. Sloan is interviewed by NBC public service manager Edward Stanley. Sloan speaks his mind about the need for positive thinking as well as rigorous analysis in business, or in any undertaking; the societal impact of decisions made by the managers of large corporations; and more specifically, the obligation he believes should be placed on business leaders to help keep the statistical level of American employment as horizontal as possible. He also comments on the need for management and labor leaders to understand each other's p [...]
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1954
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A Conversation With Robert Moses [electronic resource]: From NBC's Wisdom Series

Over a desktop model of the Manhattan Bridge, Robert Moses speaks from his Babylon office in this 1959 NBC interview. Moses talks with landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke about urban planning, its implementation, and its political and financial dimensions. Readily acknowledging his reputation as an undiplomatic figure, Moses advances his notion that planners are people who make "pretty pictures" and propose plausible, attractive ideas, but they are not people who get things done. He discusses Jones Beach, the Lincoln Square slum-clearing project, and Manhattan public art installations. Further discussion centers on planning in other cities, particularly Flint, Michigan, and Los Angeles, as well as conflicts he has observed between reform-minded and status quo politicians and planni [...]
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1959