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The Life, Times And Issues Of Fiorello La Guardia, The Great New York Congressman And New York City Mayor, As Seen And Heard In 2 Golden Age Of Television Documentaries, 2 Golden Age Of Radio Broadcasts And A Promo Film Of Him Reading A "Dick Tracy" Cartoon! A Two Hour Journey Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD Or MP4 Video Download! #FiorelloLaGuardia #FiorelloHLaGuardia #MayorsOfNewYorkCity #MayorOfNewYorkCity #Documentaries #Biographies #17Days #InformationPlease #LiberalRepublicans #NewDeal #NewYorkCity #NewYorkCityHistory #FiorelloLaGuardia #Lawyers #Politicians #MayorsOfNewYorkCity #MayorsOfNYC #NewDeal #NewYorkCity #NewYorkCityHistory #HistoryOfNewYorkCity #NYC #NYCHIstory #HistoryOfNYC #1945NewYorkCityNewspaperDeliverymenStrike #Strikes #Newspapers #TV #Television #TVShows #TelevisionShows #TVInTheUS #TelevisionInTheUS #TVDocumentaries #TVDocumentarySeries #PromoFilms #PromotionFilms #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #GoldenAgeOfRadio #OldTimeRadio #OTR #Radio #AmericanHistory #USHistory #HistoryOfTheUS #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload
*11/20/21: Updated With "Fiorello LaGuardia: Reaction To President Franklin Roosevelt's "Arsenal Of Democracy" Address" And "Information Please: Fiorello La Guardia"!
Biography (CBS): Fiorello Laguardia (Black/White, 23 Minutes)
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 (1963, Black/White, 45 Minutes)
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.
Fiorello LaGuardia: Reaction To President Franklin Roosevelt's "Arsenal Of Democracy" Address To The Nation (Audio Only, Monday, Dec. 30, 1940, 10 Minutes)
A rousing speech of support for Democratic President Roosevelt's foreign policy delivered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Republican Mayor of New York City La Guardia in an immediate response to FDR's "Fireside Chat" Oval Office Address To The Nation the night prior.
Information Please: Fiorello La Guardia, Lefty Gomez (Audio Only, Thursday October 3, 1941, 29 Minutes)
La Guardia's appearance on the Information Please radio quiz show emceed by public intellectual Clifton Fadiman, hosting their panel regulars of writer-actor-pianist Oscar Levant and renowned wits and intellectuals Franklin P. Adams and John Kieran. Also features guest Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez, left-handed professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees.
17 Days: The Story Of Newspaper In The Making (Color, 1945, 16:33)
Remember that famous movie clip of New York City's Mayor LaGuardia reading the Dick Tracy comic strip to kids during a newspaper strike? That was both filmed and broadast on WNYC radio on July 8, 1945, and here it is, right from the source it came from: this film promotional film sponsored by the New York Daily News on the Big Apple's 1945 newspaper delivery driver strike, and the extraordinary lengths people would go to get their newspapers. A film that seeks to demonstrate the importance of newspapers in everyday life. The 1945 New York City Newspaper Deliverymen Strike (July 1 - July 17, 1045) lasted for seventeen days in the summer of 1945. There was no news delivery service operating in New York City, and it was hard to get a newspaper. The 1945 New York City Newspaper Deliverymen Strike walkout had been called for midnight on June 30, a Saturday night. Apparently many of the disgruntled workers couldn’t wait. According to the New York Times, something like a thousand men who were due to work that afternoon failed to report for duty. Some had called in sick. Many more just didn’t show up. The Times sarcastically reported three hundred deliverymen “struck by the epidemic.” All told, fourteen major papers were left without their usual means of distribution. According to an estimate in the New York Times, some 13 million customers in the city and surrounding area were deprived of their daily newspaper.
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.