The Promise of the City

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Two hundred years ago Samuel Johnson wrote: “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” People move into cities because there they can find the widest possible variety of choice of occupation or distraction, of friends, goods and services. They can be cheated, however, by slums, traffic congestion, water or air pollution, poor housing, crime, and the myriad of other problems that confront a large city with a varied population. But they can also be satisfied, if they are willing to devote time and attention to these problems. Now, more than ever before, we have the resources, the wealth, the knowledge and the techniques to solve our urban problems. It is up to us to decide whether or not we want to do this. The program and the series concludes with some comments on urban development by Branch Rickey, Governor David Lawrence of Pennsylvania, and Richard K. Mellon, one of the leading men in the redevelopment of Pittsburgh.
WQED, Pittsburgh; Gilbert Altschul; George Deming; William N. Cassella; John Grove; Paul Barnes; John W. Ziegler; John E. Bebout; Frederick L. Bird; John C. Bollens; Patrick Healy, Jr.; Victor Jones; Bernard E. Loshbough; C. David Loeks; Park H. Martin; James A. Norton; Harry N. Osgood; Harold E. Shefelman; Alfred Willoughby; Coleman Woodbury
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
City and town life.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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Other: GR00466128; MDPI Barcode: 40000003094978

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