His big smile and friendly wave is what many remember about Nelson Mandela the day he was awarded the Liberty Medal in 1993.
“This is one of the great men in the world, one of the great men in history, who did things and accomplished things that would’ve seemed impossible,” former Gov. Ed Rendell said.
The Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group says some toys are too loud or too small for safe play.
Augusta “Gussie” Clark was only the 2nd African-American female elected to serve as a City Councilwoman, a position she held for two decades.
“He contributed a lot to the city of Philadelphia and to this country,” said Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco. “This city has lost an outstanding leader, good citizen, and a great benefactor.”
Chris reviews Senator John McCain’s speech on Obamacare and the costs of individual plans for residents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also discusses Chaka Fattah’s finances and talks to Phil Valentine about his film “An Inconsistent Truth.”
The suit claims the state discriminates against Black colleges when distributing state funds.
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) says he and colleagues are battling to keep the project — dubbed the “Energy Efficient Buildings Hub” — from being defunded.
Chris continues investigating the political scandals involving the IRS, the Justice Department and the Benghazi terrorist attack. He also discusses Prince Harry and Chris Christie’s tour of the shore and Kermit Gosnell accepting a life sentence. He talks to Phillies Pitcher Kyle Kendrick, Congressman Jim Gerlach, former Senator Olympia Snowe, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
Chris details the President’s call for comprehensive immigration reform, Al Gore’s defense against selling Current TV to Al-Jazeera, the allegations that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez travelled to the Dominican Republic to visit prostituties and Governor Corbett’s latest effort to privatize the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
President Obama has called for sweeping new gun laws in the United States, setting the stage for what may become the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades.
President Obama is scheduled to announce his proposals for curbing gun violence just before noon today
Wendell Young III, a long-time union leader and labor giant in the Delaware Valley, passed away in his Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County home Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 74.
The US Custom House, at Second and Chestnut Streets, houses federal offices.
Chris talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about their weekend series in Miami and trading Jim Thome to Baltimore and to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup. He continues to follow the fallout from the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, updates the latest in the case against Congressman Chaka Fattah’s son, Chip, and details emails released indicating a coverup in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case at Penn State.