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Meryl Gordon

April 9, 2012
Queen of Mean Dethroned; “Little People” Rejoice

Leona Helmsley’s tax-evasion trial.

August 14, 2006 | Features
The Family Astor

The Brooke Astor scandal may be a tale of elder abuse. But it’s also just another sad chapter in the family’s history of parental estrangement.

August 7, 2006 |
Joe Lieberman’s War

The hawkish senator finds himself in an epic battle— with his own party.

June 12, 2006 |
Boss Quinn

Christine Quinn may be the first woman and openly gay City Council speaker, but she’s doing her job like one of the boys.

April 3, 2006
A Long-Lost Love

Ali MacGraw comes out of hiding to appear on Broadway for the first time.

December 5, 2005 | Feature
Koppel’s Therapy

Is Ted Koppel still working out his anger issues? He has an idea for a new show called The F-ing Media.

June 6, 2005 | Feature
Duel at Sunrise

Diane Sawyer and ‘Good Morning America’ have all but closed the ratings gap with Katie Couric and ‘Today.’ How the former Ice Queen left America’s Sweetheart in a meltdown.

May 2, 2005 | Profile
No Peace for Kofi

A father’s burden.

November 29, 2004 | Feature
Mickey Drexler’s Redemption

With the Gap, Mickey Drexler changed the way the world dressed. Then he was abruptly fired, and hired by J.Crew. Can the “merchant prince” make the cash registers ring again?

July 12, 2004 | Feature
Memories of a Dean Administration

He fell from the highest of political heights. But now Howard Dean is up—and moving—again.