[Four mayoral candidates speak at mayoral debate.]
Original Airdate: 4/25/1983
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Carroll Miles (Professor, Simmons College) moderates a mayoral debate at Simmons College before the mayoral primary election in 1983. The tape includes footage of mayoral candidates Robert Kiley, Mel King, Fred Langone and Eloise Linger speaking at the debate. Robert Kiley talks about restoring the faith of residents in city government and making the city government work efficiently. Kiley talks about the need to eliminate corruption, the need to establish sound fiscal management and the need to reduce crime. Kiley says that the Boston Public School System must be reformed. Mel King discusses his professional experience and long history of work within the community. King talks about the importance of crime prevention and the need to work with community youth. King states his intention to change the climate of fear in the city. King mentions his proposals for addressing unemployment in the city, including the "Boston jobs for Boston people" program. Fred Langone talks about his years of service to the city and his experience in dealing with the city's finances. Langone condemns the fiscal mismanagement of the present administration. Linger addresses US government foreign policy, school desegregation and racism, women's rights and the anti-abortion referendum. Linger talks about the housing shortage and other social problems. She advocates less spending on defense and more spending on housing and other social issues.
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Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Socialist Workers Party
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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