The story behind the photo...Beware of kisses from "made" men. Vinny and Lisa took this photo just before his character, “Salvatore 'Big Pussy' Bompensiero,” got whacked on TV’s The Sopranos. Vinny had appeared on another show that morning, and Whitney Radio made him an offer he couldn't refuse: to be capo of his own radio racket. "Big P" accepted, and Lisa's shows got whacked to new time slots. No sleeping with the fishes for her, though. Vinny's short run as a radio host benefitted everyone at Whitney Radio.
This photo, snapped by Stephanie Cockerl, illustrated an article entitled, "An Offer You Can't Refuse: The Lisa Tolliver Show Features MCNY Faculty and Students." It was published on page 8 in the inaugural (November 2004) edition of THE THINKER, a periodical that profiles the accomplishments and activities of Metropolitan College of New York faculty. Stephanie and Lisa both taught in the MCNY School for Business.