Noted Local Journalists to Speak at APL

September 20, 2019 | Adult Services

**Update: Harry Rosenfeld’s talk is postponed until the spring.**

Several distinguished journalists will speak at Albany Public Library as part of the Friends of APL book talk series.

Howard Healy and Darryl McGrath will discuss the work of late editorial writer Jim McGrath on Sept. 24. Editor Harry Rosenfeld will be interviewed about his storied career on Oct. 15.

Both programs take place at the Washington Ave. Branch, and are free and open to the public.

“I’ll Be Home: The Writings of Jim McGrath”
Sept. 24 (Tues) | 12:15-1:15 pm | Washington Ave. Branch
The memorable editorials, op-eds, and commentaries by late Times Union Chief Editorial Writer Jim McGrath will be discussed by former Times Union staffers Howard Healy and Darryl McGrath.

Some of Jim McGrath’s best work is compiled in “I’ll Be Home: The Writings of Jim McGrath,” which was co-edited by Healy and Darryl McGrath.

Healy is a retired Times Union editorial page editor and currently works for the NYS Bar Association. Darryl McGrath, Jim’s widow, is a journalist and author.

Author Interview: Harry Rosenfeld
Oct. 15 (Tues) | 12:15-1:15 pm | Washington Ave. Branch
Harry Rosenfeld, legendary editor of The Washington Post and the Times Union, recently wrote “Battling Editor: The Albany Years.”

Rosenfeld will be interviewed by Gene Damm, a former newspaperman and president of the Friends of APL.

Rosenfeld came to the Times Union after the Post, where he oversaw that paper’s coverage of the Watergate scandal. His new book chronicles his tenure as head of the Times Union’s newsroom from 1978-1994. 

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