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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: