Huckabee, Sopranos Star to Share Panel Today in New York

AUGUST 31, 2004 - Posted at 7:48 a.m. CDT

NEW YORK - Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is excited about schmoozing with former "Sopranos" star Joe Pantoliano and others at a forum today in New York on how to fund the arts.

Huckabee is scheduled to appear on a panel that also includes CNN's "Crossfire" host Tucker Carlson, actor Tim Blake Nelson, MSNBC political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr.; film director Charles Stone III and Congressman Mark Foley of Florida.

Pantoliano starred as Ralph Cifaretto on the hit HBO show "The Sopranos" and was the title character on the CBS drama "The Handler."

The event is sponsored by the Creative Coalition, a group including TV music network VH1 and the Music for All Foundation.