Politics & Elections

Up Close: Ed Koch

Sunday, February 03, 2013

This week, we take a look back at the amazing life of the man who was the ultimate New Yorker: Ed Koch.

New York City's 105th mayor passed away last Friday at the age of 88.

It's been nearly a quarter of a century since he left office, but to so many New Yorkers, he was New York.

We'll pay tribute to Koch, who, with a larger than life personality and plenty of chutzpah, brought the city back from a near financial collapse.

Among our guests: the man who defeated Koch in the Democratic primary in 1989, denying him a fourth term: former Mayor David Dinkins.

Also, a colleague who joined Koch in helping to revitalize the city: former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch.

Plus we'll talk with the director of the new documentary, "Koch", Neil Barsky.

Watch Up Close with Diana Williams every Sunday morning at 11:00 on Channel 7.

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