Mitchell Reports | February 01, 2013
>> sad note, ed koch , new york city 's iconic mayor died early this morning from congestive heart failure at the age of 88. he was failure at age of 88. koch presided for 12 years, credited with bringing the city back from financial collapse, launched an ambitious housing program, a lifelong champion of gay rights , breezed through the streets of new york city with the thumb's up sign and asking his trademark question.
>> am i doing all right? hi, everybody.
>> how am i doing? koch was also combative. critics say exacerbating new york's racial divides. endorsing george w. bush over john kerry in 2004 but coming home to the democrats when barack obama ran in 2008 after initially supporting hillary clinton . he was remembered by mayor mike bloomberg this morning.
>> we are going to pay respects to ed koch for a long time because he really made this city what it is today and his successes have been building their careers on him. ed was the quintessential mayor.
>> ed koch 's funeral will be