NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Today’s Back Story brings us back to Summer 1977 in New York City.
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It started with a heat wave and a blackout.
Meanwhile, Son of Sam was murdering people.
There was also a crowded Democratic mayoral primary, which Ed Koch would eventually win.
“For news people, there was something everyday,” former WCBS reporter Jane Tillman-Irving recalls. “And we were running the entire time.”
She also remembers chasing down stories in some unsafe neighborhoods.