10/03/2013 09:13 am ET Updated Dec 03, 2013

My Conversation With David Dinkins

Tomorrow night on PBS, I sit with David Dinkins, New York City's first, and to this date, only African-American mayor. We look back on his impressive political career and discuss his new memoir, A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic.

I specifically asked him about the current New York City mayoral race. In the clip below, he offers his perspective about why New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn lost the primary.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley Friday, October 4 on PBS. Check out our website for your local TV listings: After the show, tweet me @TavisSmiley #MayorDinkins and let me know what you thought about our conversation.