Magazine August 24, 2020, Issue

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Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy, 1951 (CBS Photo Archive/Getty/IMDb)


The Metropolitan Transit Authority has announced that one of its employees, bus driver Ralph Kramden, has had his employment terminated.

Following the release of audiotape and black-and-white footage, provided by a private source, depicting Kramden making threatening and violent gestures to his wife and promising to “one day, Alice, pow! Zoom! Right in the kisser!” the MTA, with the support of the bus drivers’ union, immediately removed Kramden from his position as a driver on the M1.

The Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the MTA issued the following statement: “While it is true that Kramden’s actions were made in

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