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Busman’s Holiday

The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal bus down 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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