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Oral history interview with Joyce Purnick, 1994.

Creator: Purnick, Joyce
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 72 pages Sound recording 1 audiocassette
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Education and journalistic career; coverage of 1977 New York City mayoral campaign for New York Post; Rupert Murdoch's favorable coverage of Edward I. Koch [Koch]; comments on press censorship and journalistic freedom; coverage of Koch administration for the New York Times: New York City transit strike, various corruption scandals; Koch's relationship with the press and desire for publicity; Koch and the African American community.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1994.

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