Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies At 82
January 2, 2015 at 3:58 AM (PT)
Former NEW YORK Governor MARIO CUOMO died THURSDAY (1/1) of undisclosed causes, his family announced. He was 82.
CUOMO, an attorney and former Lieutenant Governor who served three terms as Governor of the EMPIRE STATE in 1983-1994 and was frequently touted as a presidential candidate, hosted a syndicated weekend talk show based at News-Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK in the mid-'90s and statewide "Ask the Lieutenant Governor" and "Ask the Governor" show during his terms in office, based at WMCA-A/NEW YORK. His son ANDREW was sworn in to a second term as Governor on THURSDAY (1/2), but the elder CUOMO was too ill to attend; another son, CHRIS, is an anchor/reporter at CNN.
SALEM RADIO NETWORK VP/News and Talk Programming TOM TRADUP, CUOMO's Executive Producer at WMCA's "Ask the Lieutenant Governor," tells ALL ACCESS that he "saw up-close-and-personal what a magnificent talk radio communicator (CUOMO) was... able to segue with ease from discussion of the NEW YORK STATE budget to listener questions about the minor league ROCHESTER RED WINGS baseball team... in my mind, MARIO CUOMO always had the potential--unfortunately never realized--to become the liberal Left's version of RUSH LIMBAUGH."