Dave Cargo

Air Dates: March 12, 2010

Former Governor Dave Cargo, discussing his much anticipated autobiography "Lonesome Dave." Governor Cargo was a maverick long before the term became popular, and this book is rich in New Mexico history and fabulous stories of the "good old days." We learn that those days were not so good after all, because when Cargo was elected governor, the schools in New Mexico were racially segregated and corruption ran rampant in state government. With great humor and insight, Cargo describes his successful efforts to improve life in our state. It was Governor Cargo, along with his friend the author Max Evans, who established the first Film Commission in the country. Governor Cargo continues his legacy by setting up libraries in places like Mora and Anton Chico. He has continued active involvement in politics and his perspective on New Mexico history is to be treasured.