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Monday, March 08, 2010

Governing New York is no easy feat. Rick Lazio, Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Congressman explains why he still wants to take over the statehouse. And Lloyd Constantine, former senior aide Eliot Spitzer, gives an insider’s account of the March ’08 scandal and resignation. Plus, Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright; education expert Diane Ravitch explains her about-face on education policy; and choice as a burden.

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Guests:

Lloyd Constantine, Rick Lazio, Diane Ravitch and Keith L.T. Wright

State of NY Democrats

A discussion of the state of the NY Democratic party and the latest updates on Governor Paterson and Congressman Rangel with Keith L.T. Wright, New York State assembly member representing central and west Harlem.

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Campaigning for Governor

Former congressman Rick Lazio, (R-NY2), discusses his bid to be New York's next governor and his calls for Governor Paterson to resign.

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A Governor Ago

Former senior advisor to Eliot Spitzer Lloyd Constantine offers an insider's look back on the events of March 2008 when Eliot Spitzer stepped down as governor of New York in his new book Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign.

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Diane Ravitch

Education expert Diane Ravitch discusses her new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, and explains why she has completely changed her mind about how to fix the nation's schools.

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Sheena Iyengar

Sheena Iyengar, Columbia University professor and author of The Art of Choosing, offers surprising insights into "choice" and how too many options can be as bad as too few.

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Oscars Recap

TV Critic for the New York Daily News David Hinckley reviews last night's Oscars telecast.

What were your thoughts on the ceremony? Too many hosts? Too many best pictures? Comment below!

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