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PICA Chair and thrice-mayoral candidate Sam Katz has, for a little while now, been releasing 30-minute episodes of his multi-part documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment" on 6 ABC. The fourth segment—"A City Worth Fighting For: 1965-1968"—will air on June 20th. Check out the new trailer promoting the whole project, individual episodes of which are available online.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tP-et20WqTs
Local pols broke out their crystal balls for the Inky this morning, offering federal funding prognostications ranging from the platitudinous ("It's always good for Philadelphia to have a friend in the White House" — city controller Alan Butkovitz) to the pragmatic (our more than 557,000 votes for the president means "people in Washington will take note" — political consultant Larry Ceisler) to the potentially menacing ("Mayor Nutter and the congressional delegation should be at the front of the list" — labor leader John Dougherty). But intermittently green financial watchdog Sam Katz thinks we shouldn't expect anything but a tasteful thank-you
If you think you're utterly wiped by the end of campaign season, have you ever stopped to consider how it makes candidates feel?Since the answer to that question is "No, not once, even for a second," we'll let Sam Katz tell you:Katz ran three times for mayor of Philadelphia and once for governor of Pennsylvania. He says his 2003 campaign took a huge emotional toll on him. He recalls a night when hecklers drowned out his speech during a rally. He says after weeks of being heckled at campaign events, and seeing the same group of hecklers intimidate his wife
Last night at the Independence Seaport Museum at Penns Landing, Girard College hosted a screening of the new documentary Stephen Girard: A Philadelphia Legacy. The film was produced by former mayoral candidate Sam Katz and his son Phil Katz (not pictured) as part of the Katz Creative Group. Introducing and commenting on the film last night were: David L. Cohen, executive vice-president at Comcast, Autumn A. Graves, Girard's president, and Kevin Feeley (Girard College Class of 1973), president of Bellevue Communications Group.