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Busman’s Holiday

The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947 and went on a 1,300 mile detour with his bus…to Florida. This story originally aired on This American Life.

 

Images courtesy of Dennis Cimillo.
 
 

 

Bonus Material
Check out the full interview with William Cimillo on the Faye Emerson Show in 1950. Cimillo’s segment starts at minute seven (but there’s a lot of great old-time TV before that).

 

 

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