Buffalo in the 80’s: Smiling Jimmy Griffin

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
@stevebuffalo

Run, Jimmy, Run!

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He battled with many in the media, which resulted in the media painting Jimmy Griffin as a dour, frowning guy. This is the face many knew better!

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. The operator of Buffalo Stories Tours writes about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo special at blog.buffalostories.com and daily at buffalonews.com/history. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and spent 20 years working in Buffalo radio and TV, climbing his way to news director at WBEN Radio. Since then, he's been an adjunct professor and produced PBS documentaries. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.