Posts Tagged ‘Interviews’

On The Set with
Norah O’Donnell

Norah O’Donnell is the co-host of CBS This Morning, guest host on Face the Nation, and a 60 Minutes correspondent. This seasoned broadcaster has earned the moniker “tough but fair.” Of course it helps Norah O’Donnell’s popularity that the camera loves her – she is tall and slim with perfect features, thick auburn hair, andRead more..

The Very Modern Ed O’Neill

It’s hard to put a finger on why  the sitcom Modern Family is so successful. It seems set to play to stereotypes – older man with trophy wife; gay male couple with their adopted Asian child –  but the secret of the show’s success may lie in the acting. It’s a well cast ensemble, allRead more..

What Are You Like?
Jim Norton

Jim Norton has been acting since he was ten years old. From radio plays as a child to guest roles on TV shows like “Frasier” and “Cheers” to award-winning Broadway plays, Norton has run the gamut of acting possibilities and can’t imagine himself doing anything else. Currently, he’s on Broadway in the limited-engagement revival ofRead more..

Chris O’Dowd:
Boyle to Broadway

The actor has been busy since Bridesmaids, and it’s made him eager to return to his roots as an actor and Roscommoner. From the beginning of our conversation, Chris O’Dowd is enthusiastic. I only have my first two words out before he says, “Yes!” My first two words, “Moone Boy,” are the title of O’Dowd’sRead more..

What Are You Like?
Brían F. O’Byrne

Brían F. O’Byrne, 46, is currently starring in the Broadway production of Outside Mullingar, a play by John Patrick Shanley. O’Byrne, who grew up in Mullagh, Co. Cavan, trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin. He emigrated to New York in 1990, where he had a brother, and an uncle who livedRead more..

“The Gift of Conversation”

JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY TALKS ABOUT LOVE, LOSS, AND HIS LATEST PLAY, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR It was late afternoon in February at a bistro in New York’s East Village that playwright and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley, somberly dressed in a black coat, black suit, and thin black tie, explained that he was going to pay his respectsRead more..

Boston’s Man of the People: Marty Walsh

There was world renowned musician Yo-Yo Ma on center stage, playing an audacious solo of Danny Boy on his cello before 8,000 enraptured listeners. Mid-way through the performance and without missing a note he suddenly turned around to smile and nod at a pretty, proper Irish woman named Mary Walsh sitting behind him with herRead more..

What Are You Like?:
Thomas Cahill

Thomas Cahill is a bestselling author and scholar whose landmark book, How the Irish Saved Civilization, marked its 18th anniversary in 2013. The book, which spent two years on The New York Times bestseller list, tells the story of fifth-century Irish monks who copied, and thereby preserved, almost all of what has survived of  WesternRead more..

In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney
(1939-2013)

Seamus Heaney died today at the age of 74 at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin after a brief illness. The following interview with Heaney was published in the May/June issue of Irish America in 1996, six months after he became the fourth Irish writer to accept the Nobel Prize in Literature. In the years since,Read more..

When It Comes to Health, Kathleen Cares

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (née Gilligan) on the future of American health care, her father’s influence, her Irish heritage, and other topics. “I’m a descendant of Irish immigrants. My great-grandmother worked as a maid in the home of William Howard Taft, before he became president. Decades later, the grandson of theRead more..