WABC Celebrates Sliwa's Guardian Angels Founding

Curtis Sliwa
Curtis Sliwa

WABC-AM/New York announces a special screening of a new documentary film, "Vigilante: The Incredible True Story of Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels" on February 13 at the newly designed Cumulus Media/New York's Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 performance studio. The screening of "Vigilante," directed by David Wexler, takes place on the 39th anniversary of Curtis Sliwa's inaugural Guardian Angels Safety Patrol into the New York City subway system on February 13, 1979.

Sliwa, a Brooklyn native, is known as the founder and force behind the Guardian Angels, a grassroots volunteer organization empowering individuals to assume local responsibility for the safety of their communities. Known by their signature red berets, the Guardian Angels expanded from just 13 members in New York City that continues to flourish in over 140 cities in 14 countries.

"The Documentary gives one an inside look into what it was like to live in New York City from 1979-1992 when crime, crack & chaos was everywhere. It was my baptism in Hell yet somehow I survived," sais Sliwa.

In addition to his work keeping communities safe through the Guardian Angels, Sliwa's 24-year career in talk radio includes 22 years at WABC Radio. He joined WABC in 1991 and launched his newest show, "Curtis + Cosby" on Tuesday, February 6. Sliwa was named to the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2013.

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