On Monday, New York Lieutenant Governor David Paterson will be sworn in to replace Eliot Spitzer as the state’s chief executive. Paterson will become New York’s first African American governor and the first blind governor in the nation’s history. We speak with Harlem journalist Herb Boyd, who has covered Paterson for years; New York State Senator Liz Krueger, who worked closely with David Paterson during his time in the New York Senate; and Carl Augusto, the president of the American Foundation for the Blind. [includes rush transcript–partial]
Last August, New York’s incoming governor David Paterson spoke at Riverside Church in Manhattan during at the funeral of the jazz legend Max Roach. In his address, Paterson invoked the memory of blacklisted actor and singer Paul Robeson, abolitionist Harriet Tubman and black nationalist leader Malcolm X.
As the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq approaches, we speak with Jonathan Steele, one of the journalists who was covered the Iraq war since 2003. Steele is the senior foreign correspondent and in-house columnist on international affairs for the London Guardian. His latest book is “Defeat: Why America and Britain Lost Iraq.”
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Mar 13, 2008, 18:29:51
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