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April 23 guests: Gov. Ed Rendell, Woody Johnson, James Surowiecki, Michael Hickey

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
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This week Woody Johnson, philanthropist and owner of the New York Jets, speaks to Andrew Ross Sorkin about the new stadium slated to open in the Meadowlands in 2010.

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell discusses his plans on ramping up infrastructure including his vision for a high-speed rail system that could ferry passengers from Philadelphia to NYC in a half-hour.

And New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki discusses his contrarian view on the economy.

Be sure to also check out our online exclusive interview with Michael Hickey, executive director of the Center for New York City Neighborhoods, an organization helping New Yorkers facing foreclosure issues.

Featured interviews on the April 23 program:

Woody Johnson
Woody Johnson, philanthropist and owner of the New York Jets, talks about the new $1.6 million stadium slated to open in 2010 and how his great-grandfather’s company Johnson & Johnson survived the Great Depression.

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell
Governor Rendell, eliminated a $250 million deficit as Philadelphia mayor (1992-2000) and was elected as Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002. He leads a national coalition on infrastructure along with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

James Surowiecki
James Surowiecki, is a columnist for the New Yorker and often takes a look at the financial crisis and economic indicators from a fresh perspective and a contrarian view. He speaks with Andrew Sorkin on a variety of topics.

Be sure to check out our web exclusive interview with Michael Hickey, executive director of the Center for New York City Neighborhoods. His organization offers tangible advice for New Yorkers facing foreclosure issues.

Michael Hickey
Michael Hickey is executive director of the Center for New York City Neighborhoods which aims to help New Yorkers facing foreclosure issues. He answers questions on what people in trouble should do. His center can be reached at 646.786.0888.

New York Times business columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin hosts this television series featuring interviews that address the evolving economic crisis affecting New Yorkers. The show focuses on issues such as the city’s infrastructure and the effect the crisis is having on cultural programs.

It’s the Economy, NY will airs Thursday 4/23 at 8pm on Thirteen and 11:30pm on WLIW21. The next episode is scheduled to air in June. Check this site for updates.