Mario Cuomo's Greatest Hits
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo is remembered as one of the most powerful orators of 20th century politics. The Democrat's ability to portray sincerity in his speeches, combined with the authenticity of his hardscrabble youth—he was born in the back of a grocery store where his Italian immigrant parents worked—were key ingredients for what made his speeches inspirational to so many.
1984 Democratic National Convention speech
On anti-Italian slurs
1983 inaugural address
Nominating Bill Clinton for president
Religious beliefs and public morality
Honoring “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert
On the meaning of life
On health care
On telling his parents about going into politics
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