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Former Governor Al Smith profiled in new book

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Those with good memories will recall the former governor that Andrew Cuomo constantly lavished during his first year in office. Ironically, it wasn't his father Mario.

Cuomo thought so highly of Al Smith that he featured his portrait in the Red Room during the beginning of his tenure. He often told the story of how "The Happy Warrior" consolidated state government and set a new standard for progressive politics.

This week on the program, Dr. Robert Chiles sits down with us to discuss his new book on the former four-term governor and presidential candidate titled "The Revolution of '28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal."

Also, reporters Mike Gormley of Newsday and Ken Lovett of the Daily News analyze the week's news.

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