Reporters, media professionals, and a graduate student explore the power of social media for sharing news and information, catalyzing social activism, and allowing citizens to play a watchdog role.
This episode examines the careers of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, and the public works that transformed the city in the 1930s. It also explores Harlem during the Depression and the complex impact of the automobile.
New York became the focal point of an extraordinary array of human and cultural energies. At the same time the new media industries of advertising, radio networks, public relations, and magazines found their homes in midtown Manhattan.