Flax Trust America
Honors Charlie Rose

Left to right: Flax Trust Director Sr. Mary Turley, CBS stars Charlie Rose, and Norah O’Donnell, Fr. Myles Kavanagh, Chairman Flax Trust, and Jim Quinn, President Flax Trust America.

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2015

Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was honored at the Flax Trust annual luncheon at the 21 Club, New York on October 15. Rose was introduced by Norah O’Donnell, his co-host on “CBS This Morning,” and presented with the Flax Trust Award by Sr. Mary Turley, trustee and director of the Flax Trust, who said, “Where so much of broadcasting is prejudiced and partisan, Charlie Rose is a beacon of objectivity and fairness.” Rose who has interviewed Tony Blair, Martin McGuinness and others involved in the N.I. peace process said, “It’s at the grassroots where the change has to take place, and that is why something like the Flax Trust makes so much difference.”

The Trust was founded in 1977 in Belfast in an effort to reduce community tensions and religious prejudices by inter-community engagement in economic and social development, education and other activities.

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