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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York - Part 7, Chapter 43, Late Arrival Summary & Analysis

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Part 7, Chapter 43, Late Arrival Summary

Newspaper City Editor Norton Mockridge gives his reporter Gene Gleason permission to start delving into Robert Moses. Gleason wants to investigate the Title I housing issues and they begin their series on July 30, 1956. They report on the living conditions and the fact that no construction or improvements have taken place on the Title I projects in the four years since they were turned over to private developers. The Slum Clearance program is tearing down non-slum properties and not replacing them with anything. Moses, and Moses alone, is in charge of the Title I program. As their series continues Moses is given advance knowledge of the contents and space to write his own story.

Gleason keeps digging and Fred J. Cook keeps writing. Gleason finds that project staffers will not talk to him openly. He has to meet...

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