Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

It Happened Today in New York City

01-18-laguardiaOn January 18. 1942, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia began his weekly series of Sunday radio talks on WNYC. Whether discussing food prices, pushing the war effort, condemning gangsterism, encouraging kids to stay in school, Mayor LaGuardia became a star of the air waves and a beloved mainstay to New York City listeners. The series ended in 1945, when LaGuardia had made it his practice to read the papers over the air during the newspaper delivery workers’ strike.


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