NYC's Broadway: A Story Of American Progress
It's the street that literally cuts through the island of Manhattan and figuratively through almost every city in America: Broadway. Author Fran Leadon speaks about the architectural behemoths which built up Broadway and shares what we can learn from the iconic road's expansive history on "The Source" at noon on Wednesday.
New York City's Broadway started as a "muddy cowpath" in Dutch-settled New Amsterdam during the 18th century. Since then, it has become one of the country's most eye-catching and complex thoroughfares.
The street became eponymous to the American ideal of big city living and commercial success.
What makes Broadway so emblematic and how did cities like San Antonio try to copy that same magic?
Guest: Fran Leadon, author of "Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles"
This is a prerecorded interview and we will not be taking calls during the show.