New York Governor To Speak At ‘NY Times’ Event

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By: Joe Strupp

New York Governor David Paterson, who took over for Eliot Spitzer several weeks ago after The New York Times broke the story of Spitzer’s link to a prostitution ring, will be a featured speaker at a Times event next month.

Paterson, the former lieutenant governor who has had his own controversial start as chief executive with confessions of affairs and questionable use of public funds, will be among guests for the Times third annual Sunday with The Magazine event on May 4.

His appearance is titled: “The Way We Govern” and is described as a discussion of “social and economic challenges facing the state, the Democratic Party and our country.” New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai, the author of ?The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics,? will also appear.

Paterson will join Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman and international designer Donatella Versace for the day-long series of discussions, the paper reported.

The event will take place at The Times Center, The paper’s performance theater in its new headquarters on Manhattan’s west side. Tickets are $27 each.

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