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Sam Massell: A Conversation

Sam Massell was Atlanta’s youngest mayor and the first Jewish mayor of the city. He was born in Atlanta in 1927 into a family that had immigrated from Lithuania. His father and uncles were making their names in real estate and the law, and Massell began to follow in their footsteps – until politics got into his blood. His interest in public office drew prejudice against his faith and his liberalism, but the time was right for change, and Massell helped to change Atlanta politics forever. In this episode of GPB’s quarterly Conversations series, Sam Massell shares stories of his life and career with host Susan Hoffman.

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Watch the Full-Length, Unedited Interview: Recorded on December 5, 2007