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December 12, 1943

Sunday, December 12, 1943

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Coal shortages. Influenza situation. Food subsides, rationing and prices. Adjustments in salaries of city employees. Relief programs. Opening of NY City Center, with Gertrude Lawrence in play "Susan and God". PAL representatives speak.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71161
Municipal archives id: LT4011

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Fiorello H. La Guardia

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About Talk to the People

The famous Sunday afternoon talks by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, “the people’s mayor.”

Mayor La Guardia’s talks have become one of WNYC's iconic broadcastings. In these original radio chats (1942-1945) from his desk at City Hall, he discussed daily food prices, condemned gambling, and admonished wayward schoolboys, politicians, and gangsters alike. Mayor La Guardia also used this address to rally New Yorkers to the war effort and press forward on his agenda, taking breaks to digress on music, the news, and whatever crossed his path during the preceding week. The program won the 1944 Peabody Award for Outstanding Public Service by a Local Station.

These recordings, made during World War II, include the two iconic readings of the comics (only two of three were ever recorded) during the newspaper deliverymen’s strike of July 1945.

The famous Sunday afternoon talks by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, “the people’s mayor.”

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