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NYC Newspaper Strike of 1945
June 4, 2011
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Zootsuit
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For 17 days in 1945, NYC experienced what it would be like without newspapers, thanks to a delivery driver's strike.  People turned out in record numbers directly to the Newspaper headquarters to read about the latest developments.  Radio stepped up to the plate with increased news broadcasts to keep people informed of the latest current events.  NYC mayor,Fiorello LaGuardia, reads the Sunday comics over the radio as to not disappoint the children.  There is a wonderful You Tube video of him reading Dick Tracy.  What a character!  He puts so much heart and soul into this reading, makes you wish there were radio programs like that!Smile   

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