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This edition: Peter Vallone, former NYC Council Speaker

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 25, 2005.

The former Speaker of the New York City Council speaks about his book, “Learning to Govern: My Life in New York Politics, from Hell Gate to City Hall.” He discusses how being a man of faith and an adherent to the Hebrew prophet Micah has affected his life in politics. Mr. Vallone relates his experiences from being the first Speaker of a newly empowered Council and how he was instrumental in the passing of the “Safe City, Safe Streets” bill, as well as relating his experiences with three mayors of New York: Ed Koch, David Dinkins, and Rudy Giuliani.

Guest List

Prof. Douglas Muzzio Political Analyst, CUNY TV, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY

Hon. Peter Vallone, Sr. Founder and Head, VPAC