From WGBH Forum Network:

Teacher Man Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt speaks about his most recent book, Teacher Man, an urgent tribute to teachers everywhere [Tuesday, December 12, 2006]. In it McCourt records the trials, triumphs, and surprises he faced during his thirty-year teaching career in public high schools in New York City. ‘Doggedness,’ he says, is ‘not as glamorous as ambition or talent or intellect or charm, but still the one thing that got me through the days and nights.’ Frank McCourt describes his struggle to find his way in the classroom and create a lasting impression on his students. Frank McCourt was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. His first book, Angela’s Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the LA Times Book Award. An introduction to the forum is provided by Kathleen McCartney, Dean and Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development.


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