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La Guardia's the Name and Boy, Could We Use Him Now

One of the most awkward interviews I ever conducted in my life was with Marie La Guardia, widow of the late three-term mayor of New York City, the legendary Fiorello H. La Guardia. She was 86 at the time. I was researching a project about her husband and arrived at her home in Bronxville, New York, with several pages of questions about Fiorello and their life together. Despite all those pages, our conversation was over in about 15 minutes because to each one of my many queries her answer was "Yes," No," or "I don't remember," even when I tried to follow up.
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