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Fisher College presents its 2014-2015 speaker series: “Lessons Learned: A Six-Part Series.” Fisher College will host six nationally known speakers from different fields throughout the year at its Boston campus.
On September 10, Fisher College will host critically acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author, Howie Carr. Carr will be discussing his latest book, Ratman - The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger. This book, along with several other of Carr's titles, will be available for purchase and signing following the event.
About Howie Carr:
When Howie Carr turns the microphone off, he is an award winning front-page columnist for the Boston Herald. Known for his scathing exposes of local politicians, he has raised lots of eyebrows and voices over the years. Howie Carr is famous for pushing the envelope and not regretting that he went too far. His opinion is valued by the TV stations he's regularly featured on: NBC Today; MSNBC; C-SPAN; Court TV; Geraldo; CNN; Larry King Live; The Fox News Network; CBS This Morning. New England tunes in to Howie Carr.
Besides being heard on his flagship station WRKO 680 in Boston, Carr's show, The Howie Carr Show, is syndicated across New England. Carr has interviewed numerous politicians, authors, and celebrities, and he's not afraid to ask those "no comment" questions.
How did Howie Carr get to where he is today? He has worked as a reporter/commentator for Channels 2 and 56. In 1980-81, Howie Carr was Boston City Hall bureau chief of The Boston Herald American, and he later worked as the paper's State House bureau chief. As a political reporter for WNEV Channel 7, Carr's coverage of then-Mayor Kevin White was so relentless that after the mayor announced he wasn't running again, he told the Boston Sunday Globe that one of the things he enjoyed most about his impending retirement was not having Carr chase him around the city.
In 1985, Howie Carr won the National Magazine Award, the magazine industry's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for Essays and Criticism. In television, Carr has been nominated for an Emmy Award. He became a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago after he was elected by a popular Internet vote and will be formally inducted in November.
His book, The Brothers Bulger, was on the New York Times best-seller list for 11 weeks.
Howie Carr is a native of Portland, Maine and a graduate of Deerfield Academy and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Wellesley with his wife and five daughters.
When & Where
Fisher College is a non-profit, accredited, private, independent instution offering bachelor, associate, and master degrees as well as certificate programs. The college is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.