Cara McCormick produced the original "From the Archives" series for WNYC during her tenure as archivist 2002-10. She has worked as a professional archivist for more than 14 years, specializing in preservation of audiovisual materials for the The New-York Historical Society, Wagner Labor Archives, New York University and others. Cara is currently based in California where she is an archive consultant for corporations and nonprofit organizations.
During the 1945 newspaper deliverymen's strike, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia kept the children of New York City up to date on the adventures of Dick Tracy and Little Orphan Annie by reading the Sunday comics over WNYC's airwaves.
To generate interest in a series of talent shows benefiting the 1957 March of Dimes, Eleanor Roosevelt tried her hand as an amateur disc jockey on WNYC.
During his freshman year at Antioch College, Rod Serling worked as an unpaid intern at WNYC. Although his newsroom and script-writing duties kept him mostly off the air, Serling's unmistakable voice can be heard in the station's public service series Toward Return to Society, produced in cooperation with the New York City Department of Correction.