This Friday evening Mickey Burns sits down with journalist, novelist,
essayist, editor and educator Pete Hamill. Widely traveled and having
written on a broad range of topics, Pete is perhaps best known for his
career as a New York City journalist, as "the author of columns that
sought to capture the particular flavors of New York City's politics and
sports and the particular pathos of its crime." Hamill was a columnist
and editor for the New York Post and The New York Daily News.
Hamill has written a handful of teleplays and screenplays, including
adaptations of his own novels, and had a few minor film roles, usually
playing a generic "reporter", or himself. He has appeared as a
commentator in several documentaries, including Ric Burns' New York: A
Documentary Film, and Ken Burns' Prohibition.