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NY1’s Errol Louis has been interviewing powerful politicians and cultural icons for years, but it’s when the TV cameras are turned off that things really get interesting. From career highlights, to personal moments, to stories that have never been told, join Errol each week for intimate conversations with the people who are shaping the future of New York and beyond. Listen to "You Decide with Errol Louis" every Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.

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NY1’s Errol Louis has been interviewing powerful politicians and cultural icons for years, but it’s when the TV cameras are turned off that things really get interesting. From career highlights, to personal moments, to stories that have never been told, join Errol each week for intimate conversations with the people who are shaping the future of New York and beyond. Listen to "You Decide with Errol Louis" every Wednesday, wherever you listen to podcasts.

    The Making of a Mosaic, Part 3: A Re-Election Fight & Looking Back, Three Decades Later

    The Making of a Mosaic, Part 3: A Re-Election Fight & Looking Back, Three Decades Later

    After a turbulent four years in office, David Dinkins was forced to wage a tough re-election fight against rival Rudy Giuliani. And, three decades after Dinkins first took office, Errol explores the former mayor’s legacy.
     
    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
    Listen to Part 1 and Part 2. 
     
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    Head to ny1.com/themakingofamosaic
     
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    • 42 min
    The Making of a Mosaic, Part 2: David Dinkins Leads a Divided City

    The Making of a Mosaic, Part 2: David Dinkins Leads a Divided City

    When David Dinkins took office on January 1, 1990, as New York City’s first African American mayor, he promised to bring the divided city together. But his administration faced a host of problems, from racial tensions and concerns about public safety to a budget deficit. From the perspective of Dinkins and his top advisers, Errol delves into Dinkins’ time in office, the challenges he faced and some of the administration’s high points, including Nelson Mandela’s visit to the city.
     
    Stay tuned for part three, which will explore Dinkins’ re-election fight in 1993 and his legacy, 30 years later.
     
    In case you missed Part 1: The Historic Dinkins Campaign Comes Together
     
    For more information on this miniseries: head to ny1.com/themakingofamosaic
     
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    • 42 min
    The Making of a Mosaic, Part 1: The Historic Dinkins Campaign Comes Together

    The Making of a Mosaic, Part 1: The Historic Dinkins Campaign Comes Together

    David Dinkins made history 30 years ago when he was inaugurated on January 1, 1990, as New York City’s first African American mayor. With the help of some of Dinkins’ closest advisers and Dinkins himself, Errol explores the Mayor’s journey from the Manhattan Borough President’s Office to his successful campaign facing longtime incumbent Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani.
     
    Stay tuned for parts two and three, which will focus on Dinkins’ four years in office to his loss to Rudy Giuliani in 1993 and his legacy today.
     
    Join the conversation using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.
     
    Find out more about this series on our website: ny1.com/themakingofamosaic

    • 48 min
    A Year of 'You Decide'

    A Year of 'You Decide'

    As we head into the new year and the first full year of “You Decide,” Errol and producer Mariya Abedi look back on some of the most memorable conversations and what they’re planning for 2020.
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    • 15 min
    Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller

    Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns joins Errol for a candid conversation about his long career, shining a spotlight on different parts of American history. He takes Errol on a journey from his first film, “Brooklyn Bridge,” to his latest, “Country Music,” which has become one of his most-watched series. He talks about how he got into the industry in the first place, discusses his creative process, and stresses the importance for public broadcasting. And he explains why being based out of a small town in New Hampshire has helped his career.
    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
    Country Music, a Film by Ken Burns.
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    • 46 min
    Gail Collins: Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Tales from a Life in Journalism

    Gail Collins: Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Tales from a Life in Journalism

    Gail Collins is a legend in journalism, working in the industry since the 70s and is currently an op-ed columnist at The New York Times. She joins Errol to share stories from her time covering Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump, stresses the importance of local news and holding state elected officials accountable and talks about how the city’s economic prospects have changed over the decades. She also discusses her newest book, “No Stopping Us Now: A History of Older Women in America,” which shines a spotlight on the achievements of women in American history.
    Join the conversation using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.
    MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
    “No Stopping Us Now: A History of Older Women in America”

    • 32 min

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