Chris Smith

Chris Smith appears in the following:

Is Cuomo to Blame for the Sins of His Associates?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

With four corruption convictions of state figures in the first half of this year alone, New York magazine contributing editor Chris Smith asks, "Can Cuomo make a comeback?"

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'The Daily Show,' in Its Own Words

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Chris Smith, the author of "The Daily Show (The Book)," discusses the impact Jon Stewart and his "correspondents" had on a generation of actual political reporters. 


Any Legislating in Albany?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Reporters talk about the arrest on corruption charges of NYS Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and what it means for the outstanding issues this legislative term.  

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Opening at Parks Dept.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bill de Blasio has appointed most of his commissioners, but not one for Parks. Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine talks about why the search for a new NYC Parks commissioner is so complicated, and fraught.


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Stop-and-Frisk and Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

As the city considers appealing a judge's decision that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional, Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend the tactic as vehemently as ever.


Gov. Cuomo: The Albany Machiavelli?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New York magazine contributing editor Chris Smith discusses "The Albany Machiavelli," his recent profile of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He discusses why governing may be getting tougher for Cuomo.

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Reasons to Love NY

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chris Smith, contributing editor at New York Magazine, highlights some of the magazine's 74 reasons to love New York this year. What are your reasons for loving New York? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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More Reasons to Love NY

Monday, December 12, 2011

Contributing editors for New York Magazine, Chris Smith and Amy Larocca, walk us through some of the "Reasons to Love New York" from the annual issue.

What happened this year that made you love New York?

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Behind New York's Budget

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cuomo chose not to take the unions on, to make them enemy, destroy them, take away all the things they've collectively bargained through contracts over the years. I guess that's hopef...

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Behind New York's Budget

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine, talks about the negotiations that led to the agreement on a budget in New York between the governor and the legislature.

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New York and National Balance of Power

Monday, November 08, 2010

Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine, and Melissa Harris-Perry, politics professor at Princeton University, MSNBC contributor, and columnist for The Nation, talk about the balance of power in New York and around the country, after the midterms.

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NYC Powers That Be

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chris Smith, political columnist for New York Magazine, takes a look at who is really running NYC — inside and outside of City Hall.

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From Adam Clayton Powell Jr. to Charles Rangel: The Past and Future of Harlem's Political Leadership

Thursday, July 29, 2010

This afternoon a House ethics panel will lay out the charges against Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), who, at 80 years old, is one of the longest-serving members of Congress. Rep. Rangel has represented Harlem since 1970, when he ousted the legendary Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Both men had long, storied careers representing what may be the country’s most famous African-American neighborhood, home to Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, and many others. But a lot has changed in Harlem since Powell, Jr. was elected in 1945. We look back at the history of Harlem politics and the power of the "Gang of Four."


Please Explain: The Soil

Friday, January 22, 2010

On today’s edition of Please Explain, we’ll look at what’s in the earth beneath our feet. Chris Smith National Leader for Technical Soil Services, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Michael A. Wilson, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Survey Research and Laboratory, describe what soil is made ...

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Social Mobility in Goa, India

Thursday, September 04, 2008

American director Chris Smith’s new film, "The Pool," explores social mobility in neighborhoods of poverty and privilege of Goa, India. It’s making its U.S. premiere at the Film Forum (209 W. Houston St.), and Chris Smith will be there for Q&A sessions at the Thurs. Sept. ...


Remembering RFK

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Many people, Kennedys among them, have drawn comparisons between Barack Obama and the Kennedy legacy. Pete Hamill, journalist and novelist who contributed an essay to A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties (Abrams, 2008), Chris Smith, contributing editor to New York Magazine, and Frederick Harris,

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Kennedy Legacy

Thursday, June 05, 2008

As Barack Obama takes the reigns of the Democratic Party, the legacy of the Kennedy family looms large. Some, however, think Obama is better off forging a path of his own. Author Pete Hamill, who covered RFK closely, reflects on the 40th anniversary of his shooting along with Chris Smith ...

Change to Spitzer's Plan

Monday, October 29, 2007

Michael Goodwin, Daily News columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner and the News' former executive editor and editorial page editor, and Chris Smith, contributing editor from New York Magazine, discuss the changes to Spitzer's drivers license plan.

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