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BIOGRAPHY (CBS): FIORELLO LAGUARDIA (23 Min., 1962, BLACK AND WHITE)
The mother of all TV biography documentary series gives its standard-setting treatment to New York City's great liberal Republican.
PERSPECTIVE ON GREATNESS: HIZZONER THE MAYOR (45 Min, 1963, BLACK AND WHITE )
The contrasting lives and politics of two consecutive mayors of New York City: Tammany Hall's Jimmy Walker and the people's crusading "Little Flower" Fiorello LaGuardia.
17 DAYS: THE STORY OF NEWSPAPER IN THE MAKING (16:33, 1945, COLOR)
Remember that famous newsreel clip of New York City's Mayor LaGuardia reading the Dick Tracy comic strip to kids during a newspaper strike? Well, here it is, right from the source it comes from, in this film documentation of the Big Apple's 1945 newspaper delivery driver strike and the extraordinary lengths people would go to get their newspapers.
Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican (December 11, 1882 - September 20, 1947) was born in Greenwich Village, New York City. Fiorello Henry La Guardia had been elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 through 1930. Irascible, energetic, and charismatic, he craved publicity and is acclaimed as one of the greatest mayors in American history. Only five feet, two inches (1.57 m) tall, he was called "the Little Flower" (Fiorello is Italian for "little flower"). La Guardia, a Republican who appealed across party lines, was very popular in New York during the 1930s. As a New Dealer, he supported President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, and in turn Roosevelt heavily funded the city and cut off patronage for La Guardia' enemies. La Guardia revitalized New York City and restored public faith in City Hall. He unified the transit system, directed the building of low-cost public housing, public playgrounds, and parks, constructed airports, reorganized the police force, defeated the powerful Tammany Hall political machine, and reestablished employment on merit in place of patronage jobs. La Guardia was a domineering leader who verged on authoritarian but whose reform politics were carefully tailored to address the sentiments of his diverse constituency. He defeated a corrupt Democratic machine, presided during a depression and a world war, made the city the model for New Deal welfare and public works programs, and championed immigrants and ethnic minorities. He succeeded with the support of a sympathetic president. He secured his place in history as a tough-minded reform mayor who helped clean out corruption, brought in gifted experts, and fixed upon the city a broad sense of responsibility for its own citizens. His administration engaged new groups that had been kept out of the political system, gave New York its modern infrastructure, and raised expectations of new levels of urban possibility. Fiorello La Guardia died of pancreatic cancer in his home at 5020 Goodridge Avenue, in Riverdale, Bronx, on September 20, 1947, aged 64. La Guardia is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.