Wednesday, March 07, 2007

On Political Pulse

Two-term Maryland Governor Harry R. Hughes (1979-1987) and John Frece, who together co-wrote "My Unexpected Journey" about Governor Hughes' life and political career, will be on the "Political Pulse" TV Show on Thursday, March 8th at 9 p.m. and Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30 p.m.

Governor Hughes was raised in the small Eastern Shore town of Denton and served in the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate and also was the Secretary of Transportation before running for Governor in 1978. In the Democratic primary in 1978, he pulled off one of the greatest come from behind victories in Maryland history.

I recall that years ago my sister accidentally wandered into Gov. Hughes's office in the State Capital when we were kids visiting Annapolis with our parents. The governor was very nice and gave her a signed photo of himself. Gov. Hughes restored dignity to the office after the scandals of the Agnew and Mandell years.

John Frece covered the 1978 Election and Governor Hughes' two terms as a newspaper reporter.

Political Pulse is on Channel 16 TV in Montgomery County.