After Four Decades, Cuomo Finally Watches 'The Godfather'

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When the movie The Godfather came out in 1972, a young New York lawyer and future governor named Mario Cuomo didn't see it. He objected to stereotyping Italian-Americans as mobsters. But as first reported by The New York Times, Cuomo has finally ended his 41-year boycott and had a look.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. When "The Godfather" came out in 1972 a young, New York lawyer named Mario Cuomo did not see it. He objected to stereotyping Italian-Americans.

Cuomo went on to serve as governor of New York and father of a governor, and still didn't see the movie. But as first reported by the New York Times, he finally ended his 41-year boycott. He still says the film sends a horrible message. But he adds, maybe this thing was a masterpiece.

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