Marc Garber, Host, WNYC News & Afternoon News Anchor, WQXR
Marc joined WNYC in 2006 after working most of the previous three decades in commercial radio, including at WQXR when it was still part of The New York Times Company.
Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend so set your clocks ahead one hour by 2am Sunday.
The concept of "saving daylight" was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. Its main purpose to make better use of daylight.
The plan was not formally adopted in the U.S. until 1918 as a wartime conservation measure. It was widely unpopular mostly because people then rose earlier and went to bed earlier than people do today. After the war ended, the law was repealed only to return as "War Time" in 1942.
It finally became official federal law in 1966.
Nevertheless, Arizona and Hawaii don't observe it.