scandal http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1332-kevin-baker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Based on one of the great unsolved murders in mob history, and the rise-and-fall of a real-life hero, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Crowd</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells the sweeping story of Charlie </span>O’Kane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He is the American dream come to life, a poor Irish immigrant who worked his way up from beat cop to mayor of New York at the city’s dazzling, post-war zenith. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82115 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1332 - Kevin Baker Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm http://wamc.org/post/norman-rockwell-biography-angers-family-author-stands-firm <p>Members of the Norman Rockwell family are angered over a biography of the painter published earlier this year.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:21:10 +0000 Jim Levulis 80281 at http://wamc.org Norman Rockwell Biography Angers Family; Author Stands Firm Family Of Norman Rockwell Angered Over Conclusions Drawn In New Rockwell Biography http://wamc.org/post/family-norman-rockwell-angered-over-conclusions-drawn-new-rockwell-biography <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A week ago on this program, we spoke to art critic Deborah Solomon about her new biography of iconic artist, Norman Rockwell, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The book is a 493-page account of the life and work of the longtime illustrator for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Saturday Evening Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Since the release of the book and recording of our interview with Solomon, the family of Norman Rockwell has come out saying they are angered by the book and shocked at the suggestions that Rockwell could have been secretly gay or had pedophilic impulses.</p><p>A statement issued by the Norman Rockwell Family Agency says – "Ms. Solomon's conclusions demand scrutiny. The Family now feels that her purpose in befriending us and writing this fictionalized account was publicity, financial gain and self-aggrandizement.”</p><p>Thomas Rockwell is Norman Rockwell’s second son and an author. Perhaps best known for his young adult classic, <em>How to Eat Fried Worms</em> He joins us along with his daughter, Norman Rockwell’s granddaughter, Abigail Rockwell.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80193 at http://wamc.org Family Of Norman Rockwell Angered Over Conclusions Drawn In New Rockwell Biography Vox Pop : Open Forum - Political Scandals And Comebacks : 7/9/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-political-scandals-and-comebacks-7913 <p>Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is back in the spotlight this week as he has declared a run for Comptroller of the City of New York.&nbsp;</p><p>Spitzer is among a slate of politicians from around the country who are making comebacks after having been embroiled in sex scandals, a list that includes former New York Congressman and now NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, and embattled South Carolina Governor turned Congressman Mark Sanford.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 68779 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Political Scandals And Comebacks : 7/9/13 Rich Honen http://wamc.org/post/rich-honen-20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a visit with some thoughts on headlines from the business world. To help us sort this all out – we welcome Rich Honen - with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.</p><p>Today we talk about how government and corporate worlds each handle scandals.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67399 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Peter Welch http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-peter-welch-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The IRS scandal has invited criticism from both sides of the aisle.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that the public trust has been violated.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 65814 at http://wamc.org Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence http://wamc.org/post/game-over-jerry-sandusky-penn-state-and-culture-silence We welcome Bob Dvorchak, co-author of, <em>Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence</em>. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:44:55 +0000 Joe Donahue 37395 at http://wamc.org