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This edition: Richard Ravitch on the state of US infrastructure

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 16, 2014.

First aired: July 28, 2014.

Richard Ravitch has worn many hats during his storied career: Chairman of New York's MTA, Lieutenant Governor of New York, Chairman of the AFL-CIO's Housing Investment Trust's Board of Trustees, Co-Chair of the 2012 State Budget Crisis Task Force, just to name a few. On this episode of Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV, Mr. Ravitch lends his expertise in a field that affects us all, infrastructure. Our nation's bridges and roadways, power plants, drinking water systems, and aviation all need a lot of maintenance to keep us safe as we go about our daily lives. Mr. Ravitch discusses the need for more attention to be paid to these systems of public works. He also shares a few stories from his memoir "So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises."

Guest List

Richard Ravitch Former Lt. Governor of New York