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NYC Mayor LaGuardia's Legendary Radio Readings

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NYC Mayor LaGuardia's Legendary Radio Readings

NYC Mayor LaGuardia's Legendary Radio Readings

NYC Mayor LaGuardia's Legendary Radio Readings

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The year is 1945. The world is at war, and New York City's newspaper delivery men are on strike.

Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia solves the problem.

Independent producer Ben Manilla shares the story behind LaGuardia's legendary radio readings of comic strips like Little Orphan Annie. It's part of our series on legendary audio moments in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

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