Queens Borough: From the WNYC Archive

From Louis Armstrong to the opening of the 1939 World's Fair, let WNYC take you on an auditory tour of the borough.

WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us on exploration of the World's Fair and a perilous time in American History.

At the Louis Armstrong House in Corona, the director of the house shows us a behind the scenes look at of Pop's home.

And from the WNYC archive we present two audio recordings:

The New York World's Fair Reporter, Ed Fitzgerald, presents a day-by-day account of the World's Fair first broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was also on hand to deliver the opening remarks at the Fair.

 

Special thanks to WNYC archivist Andy Lanset.