May 1, 1932



May 1, 1932

The nation was riveted by the still-famous kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, even making the cover of Time. The child's father, famous aviator and American hero Charles Lindbergh, paid a $50,000 ransom, but the child was not returned. The press was also criticized for a media frenzy surrounding the event, as pundits like Walter Lippmaann argued for the press to show some kind of restraint.



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