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La Guardia Tribute to Nicola Tesla.

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

Mayor La Guardia reads a eulogy to Tesla written by Louis Adamic. This is followed by a solemn chorus and then by WNYC announcers extolling Tesla's virtues. They talk about Tesla being a man ahead of his time who foresaw radio, death rays that would make us safe from war, interplanetary communication, a new tube that would make radium production cheap. Recording is followed by another a portion of a La Guardia Sunday talk. Rationing and other war related issues.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 2977
Municipal archives id: LT439