Letters: Who's The Youngest Mayor In America?

Audie Cornish reads letters from listeners who point out that Pittsburgh has one of the youngest mayors in America, not San Antonio.

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. It's time now for a correction. Yesterday, we told you about San Antonio's 37-year-old mayor, Julian Castro. He's giving the keynote address at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Some of you also heard us say - mistakenly - that Castro is the youngest mayor of a major U.S. city. As listener Mike Gaines of Atlanta tells us: Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who is 32 years old, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is a major city, is younger.

Well, our apologies to Mayor Ravenstahl and more importantly to the Steel City. To atone, we thought we'd take a moment to list a few great things about Pittsburgh in no particular order...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: The Penguins have won the Stanley Cup.

CORNISH: Back in 2009, Pittsburgh's Penguins took home hockey's top prize. The same year...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the Super Bowl for a sixth time.

CORNISH: Alas, your Pirates haven't been much to write home about, but this year, they're just a few games out of first place.

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CORNISH: There's also Carnegie Mellon University...

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CORNISH: ...and the Andy Warhol Museum.

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Andy, do you feel that the public has insulted your art?

ANDY WARHOL: No.

CORNISH: Foodies...

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CORNISH: ...you can have the Church Brew Works to be thankful for and Primanti Brothers and Heinz Ketchup.

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JANEZ DETD: (Singing) Heinz 57...

CORNISH: Birders...

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CORNISH: ...the National Aviary. And literature lovers...

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CORNISH: ...no Pittsburgh, perhaps no Gertrude Stein or Michael Chabon or August Wilson.

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CORNISH: While we're giving thanks, thank you, Pittsburgh for this guy.

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JEFF GOLDBLUM: (as Dr. Ian Malcolm) Life finds a way.

CORNISH: Actor Jeff Goldblum. And for this guy, Michael Keaton.

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MICHAEL KEATON: (as Batman/Bruce Wayne) I'm Batman.

CORNISH: You've also got some great views and some truly impressive bridges. And who could forget perhaps your greatest export.

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FRED ROGERS: (Singing) It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine? Could you be mine?

CORNISH: Mister Rogers. Pittsburgh, you are, without a doubt, a major city, and we salute you.

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ROGERS: (Singing) ...would you be mine? Could you be mine? I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you. I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you. So let's make the most of this...

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