Book Discussion on The Power Broker

Robert Caro talked about his book The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, published by Vintage. This biography of… read more

Robert Caro talked about his book The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, published by Vintage. This biography of Robert Moses won a Pulitzer Prize in 1974. He talked about how he came to write this book about the power of unelected public authorities. Mr. Caro detailed some of the great urban landscapes designed by Robert Moses and the costs to the people and neighborhoods of New York City.

This program was presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Robert Moses and the Modern City: Remaking the Metropolis” The exhibit at three museums in New York City focuses on the extensive physical transformation of New York City guided by city planner Robert Moses (1888-1981), from 1934 to 1968. close

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Book Discussion on The Power Broker

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2007
Last Aired:
May 28, 2007

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  • Feb 18, 2007 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 2007 | 9:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 19, 2007 | 3:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • May 06, 2007 | 10:54am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 2007 | 6:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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