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Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Remembered For Rhetoric, Principles

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo pictured here attending the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts annual Spring Gala on March 30, 2005. Cuomo died yesterday due to heart failure. He was 82.  (Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo pictured here attending the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts annual Spring Gala on March 30, 2005. Cuomo died yesterday due to heart failure. He was 82. (Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Three term New York governor Mario Cuomo died yesterday of heart failure, just after his son, Andrew, began his second terms as that state’s chief executive.

Mario Cuomo, a Democrat, was the son of Italian immigrants and grew up in Queens. He is remembered for his oratorical skills and his dedication to progressive politics.

He cemented his spot as a national leader for the Democratic party after his 1984 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.

Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins speaks with Alan Chartock, the president and CEO of WAMC in Albany about Cuomo’s legacy. Chartock is a keen political observer and interviewed Cuomo on a number of occasions on his program, The Capitol Connection.

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