Posted with permission from Tommywood

The following is excerpted from the introduction to "Being There:Journalism 1978–2000" By Tom Teicholz (Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book).

Here's how my journalism career began: I was in my first year at Columbia Law School and was working as a Democratic Party volunteer, election night November 1977. There was a special election and, for some reason that I can no longer remember, the final votes were being tabulated in a building on 15th Street off Union Square that was the infamous Tammany Hall of the Teapot Dome scandal. TO READ MORE CLICK HERE