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This edition: William Grimes, obituarist and former restaurant critic, The New York Times, Pt. 1 of 2

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 24, 2009.

Doug is joined by William Grimes, lead obituary writer for “The New York Times” in the first part of a two-part series. Mr. Grimes has worn many hats at the “Times” over the years, serving as a magazine writer, culture reporter, theater columnist, restaurant critic, "thing critic" (in which he wrote about theme park rides, energy drinks, and home-cleaning robots), and, most recently, book critic. His most recent book, “Appetite City,” takes us on a fascinating historical tour of New York City dining culture.

Guest List

William Grimes Lead Obiturarist, The New York Times

Prof. Douglas Muzzio Political Analyst, CUNY TV, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY

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