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Today is the 17th of February, 1987. We're at 870 UN Plaza.
This is Jessica Holland, and this is for the Columbia University Oral
History Collection. Would you state and spell your full name?
Andrew Heiskell, H-e-i-s-k-e-l-l.
Okay. Let's--you were saying that on your way over from the
office today, you were thinking about how many different things are
concerns to you at this very moment. So why won't you just describe
Oh, if you just took this morning, today. I started at
8:30 at the Library at a meeting to organize the launching of the
Schomburg part of the Library--300 million dollar campaign, with a
variety of people there, varying from Liz Rohaytn to the director of
the place and various staff members. That lasted till about ten, and
then I went back to the office. And I spent a lot of time over the
weekend mulling the implications of Wall Street--having had an early
meeting, I hadn't had a chance to read the Wall Street Journal, which
had an extraordinarily complete and documented story on how these
scandals started. And it confirmed something that I've been
believing for quite a long time: namely, that the corporations of
America have been led around by the nose for the last four, five, six
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