"How Broadway Saved New York City" - Michael Riedel
When people talk about what saved New York City in the 1970s, they mention Wall Street, the real estate market or law enforcement, but they rarely mention Broadway. Michael Riedel explains how theater, and Broadway specifically, played a huge part in revitalizing and saving New York – and how a partnership between two friends and a Broadway show without a star made it happen.
Michael Riedel is an American broadcaster and journalist. He is the co-host of "Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning" on 710 WOR in New York City. He is also the host of "On the Town With Michael Riedel" on AM970. His "New York Times" best-selling book, "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway," won the Marfield Prize for non-fiction writing about the arts in 2016. Michael is a frequent guest on "Imus in the Morning," "The Mark Simone Show" on WOR and "The Tom Shillue Show" on Fox News Radio. He's at work on a sequel to "Razzle Dazzle."