Steve Kornacki (center) with cameraman John-Carlos Estrada and NBCUniversal Senior Producer Brian Nerkowski. Steve is senior political writer at Salon.com and co-hosts of the Cycle on MSNBC paying a visit to UMass Lowell Libraries Special Collections at the Center for Lowell History to examine documents and artifacts from the Paul E. Tsongas Collection. Kornacki credits Tsongas with his becoming interested in politics during the late Senator’s bid for the presidency when Kornacki was thirteen years old. He also read Tsongas’ memoir “Heading Home” at that time. Kornacki was impressed with the materials he saw at the CLH and did a running monologue of his observations as the camera rolled.
Photos and text by Tony Sampas
(above) A few boxes from the Paul E. Tsongas Collection, UMass Lowell Libraries Center for Lowell History