Held at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, May 10, 2007
This program is another in the series of projects initiated as part of the overall Byrne archive and the Center on the American Governor. As part of the project, in conjunction with Governor Byrne’s gift of his papers, we have started a series of other projects including video interviews with former Byrne Cabinet officials, staff, academics and others who have taken key roles in the ’70s and decisions of the Byrne administration, or also have analyzed or assessed what went right and what went wrong during the Byrne Administration.
This discussion is about what the decisions in the ’70s have done to the Atlantic City of today, what went right, what went wrong, in retrospect what we might have done differently in the ’70s that might have had an impact today. And then beyond that where is the city today, what are its greatest needs, what are its greatest problems, and where should we go from there.
Transcript of the discussion available here. (38-page pdf)
More information about Atlantic city history, including images, a timeline of significant events and reflections on Atlantic City from key decision-makers is available here.