A Night to Remember
From the Print Edition:
Tom Berenger, July/Aug 2007
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|The head table. Standing, from left to right: Leonard Riggio, Jeff Greenfield, Marvin R. Shanken, Rudy Giuliani, Rush Limbaugh, Joel Surnow and Chuck Wagner. Seated, from left to right: Cathy and Gen. Tommy Franks, Hazel Shanken, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Milken.|
|Gen. Tommy Franks stands at the podium at the Four Seasons.|
Giuliani spoke poignantly about the importance of the evening. "My dad did die of prostate cancer, and the first year I came here was the year before I had it," he said. He went to Milken for information, a man he had prosecuted in his former role as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. "Michael and I had a complicated past. It's remarkable what he's done for prostate cancer, and it's remarkable what Marvin has done."
"When I was a kid, when I found out my father had cancer, it was a death sentence," said Giuliani, who has lived with his cancer for six years. "Now, some of these cancers have 75 percent survivor rates. That's the only political pitch I'll make -- for optimism."
|Rush Limbaugh, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudy Giuliani enjoy the Night to Remember.|
As the plates were cleared and Port glasses filled, Shanken took to the podium again, this time with a large cigar in his mouth. The waiters brought out Humidipak bags filled with cigars. He lit, and he puffed. "Gentlemen, start your engines," he said. "This is a cigar dinner."
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