Silent Tuesday

Twenty-four years ago, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia was one of the first speakers over WJZ, the local outlet for the then National Broadcasting Co. In 1941, immediately following the program "Information Please", where he was photographed with Franklin P. Adams on December 18, 1945, one of the "experts" on the program, he hustled to the NBC television studio to participate in ceremonies commemorating WJZ's 20 years of broadcasting. (AP Photo)

Each Tuesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Silent Generation. Born from 1927 to 1945, the Silent Generation is sandwiched between the G.I. Generation and the Boomer Generation. There were 46,582,000 Silent Generation children born. The formative years for the Silent Generation range from the early 1930s through the early 1960s.

The Silent Generation was influenced by the Great Depression and World War II.