Cleveland: City on Schedule

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Program Length: 33:52 min.

Format: Video

"Cleveland: City on Schedule" is a 34-minute 1962 film about the challenges facing the city in the post-war decade and how it was addressing them, specifically through planning and urban renewal, highlighting the Garden Valley development and closing with Erieview.  Narrated by NBC network anchor Chet Huntley, it was scripted by Frank Siegel of Storycraft and produced by the General Pictures Corporation for the Cleveland Development Foundation, an arm of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce set up to oversee the response to the challenges.  Featured in the film are mayors Frank Lausche and Anthony J. Celebreeze, housing chief Ernest J. Bohn, and urban renewal director James M. Lister.

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