Mayor: The Best Job in Politics

Producer: Karen Smyles

Friday Arts visits the campus of The University of Pennsylvania for an interview with Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia. Nutter, as a Penn alum, felt right at home and that Penn was the perfect place to talk about his new book Mayor: The Best Job in Politics.

We dropped in on a discussion between Nutter and Penn Provost Wendell Pritchett that occurred February 27th, 2018. Pritchett had no problem keeping an engaging and entertaining conversation going with the mayor, as he has known him personally and professionally for many years, and served in his cabinet for a period of time. The talk centered around the challenges of choosing a life in public service, the ups and downs of managing the City of Philadelphia for 8 years, and many light-hearted stories from his early days growing up on the streets of West Philly.

Later, the mayor sat down with Friday Arts Producer Karen Smyles for a one-on-one conversation at Penn’s Sweeten Alumni House, about some of the more personal aspects of his life and how he currently spends his days. After watching you might feel like you know Michael Nutter just a little bit better, and realize he’s actually a pretty funny guy!

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