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Did he ever require your help with something, or was he on your
No he wasn't. He didn't need to have been on a news tour
because he has his own Gulf Stream that he toured around the world
quite regularly. He was always going somewhere.
Did he ever talk to you about coverage of a Time Magazine
coverage of a major world event, for example-
No, no. You know he was involved in the start of the
Urban Coalition. He was one of those people up on the platform
there. He was involved in practically everything. What
conversations might, I have? I've never had conversations with him
because I've asked him to do things. Usually one way or the other.
Like on the Library for example, every time that I've asked him to
make an appearance, or make a little speech, or give a little money.
He gave two and a half million dollars in honor of Brook Astor, after
Brook had given ten million. Every time we have a big event at the
library and we'd want somebody for the representing the
public/private partnership, there's David. And if he's in town and
has a half an hour he'll give you the half an hour.
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