CUNY Digital History Archive

CUNY Digital History Archive

A participatory project to collect and preserve the histories of the City University of New York — A work in progress
Show/Hide Menu

New York Closeup (1998)

Hosted by Sam Roberts, this 1998 episode of NY1's "New York Closeup" features conversation between Roberts, Randy Mastro, deputy mayor, and Joseph Lhotta, city budget director. The episode opens on a discussion of CUNY and the city's proposal to reform what officials from the Giuliani administration viewed as a university system in crisis. Early conversation centers around admission standards and graduation rates at CUNY before the discussion turns to the city's larger budget issues for the remainder of the program. The criticisms of the CUNY system presented by the mayor's appointees in this segment were persistently leveled against the university by Giuliani and his allies during the late-1990s.
Source | Cooper, Sandi
Creator | NY1
Date Created | 1998
Item Type | Moving Image (VHS)
Cite This document | NY1, “New York Closeup (1998),” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/8502.

Print and Share