MNN Basil Smikle, Jr. for State Senate on Franchise Renewal

Candidate Basil Smikle, Jr. discusses the urgent need to renew MNN’s expired franchise agreement and to open an MNN satellite facility in Harlem. Veteran political strategist Smikle is running for State Senator in New York’s 20th District.

In 2000, the Board of Directors of Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) created a televised voter guide for candidates running for NYC political office. Board Members Tanya Young and Nina Streich interviewed Norman Siegel, Betsy Gotbaum, Peter Vallone, Mark Green and more. Streamed online simultaneously, the heart of the series remains delving into the hearts, vision and inspiration of these public servants.

In 2010, the project has been resurrected by Hosts Tanya Young and Nina Streich as a resource for voting New Yorkers. The series kicks off with Congressional candidate Vincent Morgan and Basil Smikle, Jr. who is running for State Senate.

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