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Henry Miller is Chief Operating Officer of Goodman Media International, Inc. , a leading, mid-sized, public relations firm headquartered in New York City. The firm specializes in representing media companies, other major brands, and national nonprofit organizations. He has more than 20 years' experience in communications and public affairs – managing the reputations, visibility, and public policy issues of corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, both domestically and internationally. He has served as a Managing Director of Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart (now Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide); as Chief Executive Officer of New York '92, the nonpartisan organization that managed New York City's hosting of the 1992 Democratic National Convention; as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Atlanta, responsible for external affairs, and as an Advisor to two U.S. Ambassadors to the United Nations – Andrew Young and Donald McHenry. He holds M.A. and B.A. degrees in Sociology from the University of Virginia.

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Fashion Week and the 2016 Democratic National Convention

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:36 AM

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, underway this week in New York City, underscores the potential benefits of New York's proposed hosting of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Fashion Week, like Restaurant Week, got its start during New York's hosting of the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Together they continue to promote New York...

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Remembering Dick Rockefeller

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 11:14 AM

Dick Rockefeller once slept on my couch. That's all you need to know to understand that Dr. Richard Rockefeller, an heir to the Rockefeller fortune, wasn't your typical son of great wealth. Tragically, he died on Friday while flying his plane home to Falmouth, ME, after helping celebrate the 99th...

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Brooklyn and the 2016 Democratic National Convention

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio made an unconventional and intriguing choice in proposing that the 2016 Democratic National Convention be held in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. It's unconventional, not because Barclays Center was offered but because Madison Square Garden was not offered as well. (Typically mayors propose all of the possible venues...

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Compelling New Children's Book With Autistic Heroine

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Acclaimed children's book author Sara Hoagland Hunter has written a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic. Hunter is well-known for her 10 books for children including The Lighthouse Santa, a New England holiday classic, and The Unbreakable Code, the story of the...

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An Unforgettable Glimpse Into Pete Seeger's Genius

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 11:23 AM

While a college student in the 1970s, I sailed a 41-foot sloop with my brothers and some friends from Maine to the Hudson River to join the Clearwater in the effort to restore the Hudson. The 106-foot sloop Clearwater had made its own voyage in 1969 from South Bristol, Maine...

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The Armory Show at 100: Still a "Must See" for New Yorkers

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:05 PM

The New York Historical Society's blockbuster exhibition -- "The Armory Show at 100" -- runs through February 23. A major feature of the arts season last fall, it should still be a "must see" for New Yorkers. It's a spectacular event for arts enthusiasts anywhere, but especially fascinating is just...

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Bill de Blasio and the Proven Value of Inclusiveness

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 8:16 AM

I first came to know Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio when we worked together in the Dinkins Administration on New York City's hosting of the 1992 Democratic National Convention. That hosting effort -- still the most successful in American political history -- demonstrated that the inclusiveness that is already a hallmark...

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Bill Lynch and New York City's Gorgeous Mosaic

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 8:14 AM

Following his death on August 9th at the age of 72, Bill Lynch is rightly being recognized for his legendary role in New York and national politics - as the architect of David Dinkins's historic 1989 election as Mayor of New York City, as the "rumpled genius" to whom countless...

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Now Maine's Largest Museum

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 12:10 PM

The Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion opened earlier this month at the Colby College Museum of Art, making it the largest museum in Maine. It's not the Museum's size that gives it national significance: with 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, it's small by museum standards; The Metropolitan...

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Reconsidering the American Folk Art Museum

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 5:08 PM

Much media and public attention is focused on the pending demise of the building that housed the American Folk Art Museum on West 53rd Street in Manhattan, which the Museum of Modern Art plans to tear down to make way for its own further expansion. It's ironic that...

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Revisiting Woodstock With Richie Havens

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Four summers ago, I stood on the site of the Woodstock festival with Richie Havens, the legendary musician who died earlier this week at the age of 72. He had returned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969, whose site has been...

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New Yorkers Still Benefit From Hosting Democratic Convention 20 Years Ago

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 10:52 AM

As Tampa and Charlotte prepare to host the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention, respectively, during the next three weeks, New Yorkers will still be enjoying the economic and cultural benefits of the 1992 Democratic National Convention. New York City's hosting of that convention has never been equaled in...

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Remembering Martin E. Segal, New York's "Titan of the Arts"

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 7:17 PM

Martin E. Segal, a legendary advocate of the arts in New York City, died on August 5th at the age of 96. In reporting his death the following morning, the New York Times called him "one of the city's leading cultural figures" and a "titan of the arts." He had...

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Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young Honored by National Portrait Gallery

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2011 | 6:12 PM

Family and friends of Andrew Young, renowned civil rights leader, congressman, ambassador, and mayor, gathered with him in Washington, D.C. last Saturday night for the unveiling of his portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. It was a much-deserved honor for a man whose legacy is one of extraordinary national...

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Ensure That Hosting the 2014 Super Bowl Has Lasting Value

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 8:56 AM

The hosting of the 2014 Super Bowl offers enormous economic development potential for both New York and New Jersey, and the challenge will be to maximize its lasting benefits. The model should be New York City's hosting of the 1992 Democratic National Convention, for which three events were created that...

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America Loses a Groundbreaking Environmentalist

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2010 | 8:45 AM

With the death of Francis W. Hatch, Jr., 84, on April 8 in Boston, America lost a groundbreaking and tireless environmentalist who authored landmark legislation, led precedent-setting campaigns, and funded innovative initiatives that set the pace for environmental policy across the nation. I had the pleasure of knowing him for...

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The Legacy of a Great Mayor - Atlanta's Shirley Franklin

(3) Comments | Posted January 4, 2010 | 7:31 AM

Atlanta's Mayor Shirley Franklin steps down today, after serving eight years in office (the legal limit) and refusing at her final press conference to predict her legacy. She understood that her legacy would be defined by others, no matter what she said, but she was also comfortable letting her record...

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Health Insurance Premium Rises 29 Percent

(23) Comments | Posted September 1, 2009 | 8:49 AM

With a form letter issued last week, a major health insurance provider in New York may have made the most compelling case of all for creating a "public option" for health care coverage. That letter, received by a family that I know, informed them that their premium would rise by...

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AIG And The Return Of Eliot Spitzer

(4) Comments | Posted March 23, 2009 | 9:11 AM

As if the bonuses weren't enough, AIG has managed to bring disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer back into the political limelight. That raises a fundamental question: What should such a former elected official do to earn his way back into the public trust.

It's been just over a...

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Ending New York Governor David Paterson's Downward Spiral

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2009 | 7:13 AM

New York Governor David Paterson severely damaged his Administration with his botched process for filling the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and he's been in a downward spiral ever since. A new Marist poll shows his approval rating - now only 26% - at the lowest point...

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