The Marvin Kitman Story on ‘Building New York’

Marvin on 'Building New York'

Friends, Russians, and my 1.7 million followers of these e-columns,

I would like to share with you today an advance look at my favorite public TV show of the year. Below is the YouTube link:

It’s the first part of a two part mini-series on the CUNY TV hit show, “Building New York: New York Stories,” hosted by Michael Stoler.

The show is about Marvin Kitman, and his life.

Since it began in 2006, the Stoler show had chronicled 285 lives of luminaries from the fields of business, real estate, healthcare, philanthropy, Broadway, the arts, theatre, education, community and civic affairs.

I am number 286.

Over the years, some good interviewers had interviewed me. Larry King, Johnny Carson, David Frost, Dick Cavett, Keith Olbermann, et al, come to mind (especially Al). Mike Stoler, the Alistair Cooke of modern day public TV Torquemadas, goes where no interviewer has gone before.

The most in depth study of any Kitman in the history of television, the thirty-minute opening episode is especially recommended for Kitman scholars and any one curious about the making of a “Marvin Kitman.”

It’s also a lot of fun.

You can catch the complete first episode on YouTube (see above link) or if you’re one of those pre-historic torosaurus triceratops like me, still glued to old-fangled TV, here is the complete guide to Kitman Week on CUNY TV:

Part one debuts Monday Jan. 2 on CUNY TV. Ch. 75 Time Warner Spectrum Channel 30 FIOS. Ch. 77 RCN in NYC*

*Check local listings for elsewhere than the NY-NJ-CT Tri-State area

Part two debuts Monday, January 8th.

Meanwhile, a Merry New Year’s to all, including the few who voted for Pres. Trump.

God Save the Republic!


Marvin Kitman
Dec. 29, 2016

Marvin Kitman is the author of “The Making of the Preƒident 1789”, HarperCollins, and in paperback, Grove Press, available at Amazon and quality book-sellers. His other books include “George Washington’s Expense Account” by Gen. George Washington and Marvin Kitman, PFC (Ret.). Google them.