Early December is always the saddest time of year in New York. Actually, any day that brings to mind the tragic events of December 8, 1980 is a sad day.  40 years have hardly eased the pain of the loss of John Lennon.  Here are three interviews I conducted on the subject for 1010 WINS all news radio in New York.  Alan Weiss was a local television news producer in 1980 and one of the few who was actually an eyewitness to some of John Lennon’s last moments.  Beatles author Kenneth Womack has written a terrific book about John Lennon’s 1980 musical comeback entitled “John Lennon 1980: The Last Days in the Life.”  And Bob Gruen was not only a well known rock ‘n roll photographer who took some of the most iconic photos of John.  He was John and Yoko’s friend.  I hope you enjoy these conversations: some happy memories at a sad time.  #johnlennon #johnlennonforever


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I’m happy to announce that I will be hosting two events (virtually) at the 92nd St. Y in early December for my new series “New York Then New York Now with Budd Mishkin.”
On December 3rd, I’ll be in conversation with broadcast journalism icon Dan Rather.
And on December 10th, I’ll be in conversation with the editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle and NPR’s puzzlemaster, Will Shortz.
Buying a ticket will help one of the great cultural institutions in the country, the 92nd St. Y.
Have a happy Thanksgiving and I hope to see you all virtually in December.


A Sandy Koufax quote from years ago:""For me he was the toughest out. Everybody else, I had a plan. It may not work, but I knew what I was going to try and do that day. But Henry, I just never, never figured out what I was going to do." #HankAaron https://t.co/MResBGKzI3

Jan 20, 2021 marked 40 years since the release of the American hostages in Iran. Barry Rosen was the press attache at the American embassy in Tehran in 1979. Here is my interview w/ him for @1010WINS Radio in NYC. https://t.co/lfecVbdwv1

“This Land Is Your Land.” Woody Guthrie at the #Inauguration2021

On this #MLKDay2021 I think of 2 men who helped me learn more about the man thru interviews that I did w/ them. @cbjsenior Clarence Jones in 2007 https://t.co/q7LbpilYEQ. And @harrybelafonte in 2012. https://t.co/F1I7qKIWBu password:oneon1

Photojournalist Joseph Rodriguez has a riveting new book about NYC in the 1970/80s. His vantage point: his cab. The great writer Richard Price wrote the book's essay. Join the 3 of us for a @92Y conversation on Feb 18. https://t.co/firhb6NBaM