Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Breslin on Breslin"

Published on Jun 7, 2013

"Breslin on Breslin" is an episode from a new series called, Irish Writers in America, debuting this fall on CUNY TV. The series features interviews with twenty-four of the best Irish and Irish-American writers working today. In this episode, legendary journalist and author of The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Jimmy Breslin, goes under the microscope of his own muckraking interview style. Subjects range from how he changed the face of journalism, being a target of the Son of Sam, what it means to "find the gravedigger" in the story, the past tragedies and joys of his personal life, to the importance of drinking, the allure of criminals, his preference for the challenges of fiction, the demise of journalism as we know it, and how the subject of his latest book, Branch Rickey, changed the country for good.

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