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A Bright Light During Dark Days: Bloomberg’s Sign Language Star

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
October 30, 2012

Since we noted Monday that the sign language interpreter for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) was becoming an Internet sensation, her fan base seems to have kept on growing.

Identified by the mayor as Lydia Calas, her expressive style has fascinated many and provided a bit of a bright light amid all the dark news about Superstorm Sandy. As New York magazine says, she’s given “New Yorkers a legitimate reason to smile” during some very hard times.

Now, as happens these days, there’s a Tumblr page — Lydia Calas’s Face For NYC Mayor — and the discussion about her continues on Twitter.

If you haven’t seen what folks are finding fascinating, there’s a video here. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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