Press: No Papers for New York

A strike closes the city's three major dailies

Mayor Ed Koch stood on his dignity and declined to read the funnies over the air as Fiorello La Guardia had done during a New York City newspaper strike 33 years earlier. No matter. Soupy Sales and Eartha Kitt read Doonesbury and other comic strips on expanded news shows. New York Post Gossip Writer Diane Judge also went on the air to read her own column. Nonunion reporters at the Daily News passed the time at their 42nd Street offices by writing obituaries for future use. At the Times building across town, police kept...

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