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Howie Carr


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Birth name Howard Louis Carr
Born January 17, 1952 (1952-01-17) (age 56)
Portland, Maine
Style Current events
Country United States
Website HowieCarr.com

Howard Louis "Howie" Carr (born January 17, 1952) is an American award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author and radio talk-show host. is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Talk radio is radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...

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Background

Carr was born at the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary (now Holt Hall) at Bramhall and Congress Streets in Portland, Maine, to Frances Stokes Sutton and Howard Louis Carr, Sr. Carr was raised by an aunt in Portland. Nickname: Motto: Resurgam (Latin for I will rise again) Coordinates: , Country State County Cumberland Settled 1632 Incorporated 1786 Government  - Mayor Nicholas M. Mavodones, Jr Area  - City  52. ...


He graduated from Deerfield Academy and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his second wife, Kathy, and their three daughters, Carolyn, Charlotte, and Christina ("Tina"). He also has two other daughters from his previous marriage. Up until early 2006, Carr referred to his wife as "Submit". Prior to a signing for his new book, The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century, at Wellesley Free Library on March 4 2006, Carr explained that he came across the name on a headstone in the cemetery across from his house when he lived in Acton, Massachusetts, and thought that it would be a great name for a woman because it wasn't likely to become popular again anytime soon. In the early stages of their marriage, Mrs. Carr didn't want her first name to be public knowledge, hence her husband's moniker for her. For Christmas 2005, as a gift to his wife, Carr said he would stop referring to her as "Submit". Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational prep school located in Deerfield, Massachusetts. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1639 Incorporated 1735 Government  - Type Open Town Meeting  - Town Manager Don P. Johnson  - Board of    Selectmen Peter Berry Dore Hunter Paulina Knibbe Andy Magee Lauren Rosenzweig Area  - Total 20. ...


Aside from broadcasting, he is a front-page columnist for the Boston Herald. The day after President Clinton's testimony in the Supreme Court Case Clinton v. Jones, C-SPAN broadcast Carr's radio program in its entirety. The Boston Herald is a tabloid format newspaper, though not a tabloid in the traditional sense, and is the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts (the other being The Boston Globe). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Holding The Constitution does not protect the President from civil litigation involving actions committed before he entered office. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In early 2006, Carr became a book author with the publication of his aforementioned New York Times-rated best-selling book on Billy Bulger and James "Whitey" Bulger. As well as being heard on WRKO (AM 680), he is syndicated throughout New England and streamed on-line through his Web site. He has interviewed numerous politicians, authors, and celebrities. He has worked as a reporter and commentator for Boston television stations WGBH and WLVI. The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... William Michael Billy Bulger, born in 1934 is a politician from South Boston, Massachusetts. ... James Joseph Bulger (born September 3, 1929), is an American believed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to have played a role in at least eighteen murders that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. ... WRKO is an AM radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Entercom and broadcasting on 680 kHz. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The WGBH identity still used today WGBH is Boston, Massachusetts longtime public television and public radio station (PBS and NPR affiliates, respectively). ... WLVI (WB 56) is the The WB television affiliate serving Boston, Massachusetts. ...


From 1980 to 1981, Carr was the 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 (now WHDH) in 1982, his coverage of then mayor Kevin White was so relentless that after the mayor announced he wasn't running again, he told the Boston Globe that one of the things he enjoyed most about his impending retirement was not having Carr chase him around the city. The Boston Herald is a tabloid format newspaper, though not a tabloid in the traditional sense, and is the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts (the other being The Boston Globe). ... WNEV-TV was, from 1982 to 1990, the call sign for the current Boston, Massachusetts NBC affiliate, WHDH. Category: ... WHDH-TV is the NBC affiliate in the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... Kevin Hagan White (born September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American politician best known as the longest-serving Mayor of Boston, a position he held from 1968 to 1984. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...


In 1985, he won the National Magazine Award, the magazine industry's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for Essays and Criticism. In television, he has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Carr played a radio show host, perhaps based on Jerry Williams, in the 1998 John Travolta film, A Civil Action. The National Magazine Award is a prestigious American award that honors excellence in the magazine industry. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... An Emmy Award. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... A Civil Action is a 1998 film, starring John Travolta (as plaintiffs attorney Jan Schlichtmann) and Robert Duvall, based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. ...


For years Carr has had a feud with former Boston Globe and current Herald guest columnist Mike Barnicle, calling him a "hack" and saying he (Carr) wanted to be the Herald's "nonfiction columnist"[1] (Barnicle resigned from the Boston Globe over allegations of plagiarism and fabrication of stories).[2] Michael Barnicle (born August 24, 1944 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a radio talk show host in the Boston area with a daily program on WTKK 96. ...


A Boston Globe column by Steve Bailey stated that Carr gave out Barnicle's home phone number, an allegation Carr denies. Barnicle called Carr "a pathetic figure", and asked "Can you imagine being as consumed with envy and jealousy toward me for as long as it has consumed him?"[3] The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...


In 1998 Don Imus said that Mrs. Carr was having an affair with boxer Riddick Bowe. Mrs. Carr retained professor Alan Dershowitz as her lawyer. The parties reached an undisclosed settlement. In a 2007 column Carr alleged that Imus' statements were incited by Barnicle. According to Carr, Barnicle told Imus that Carr had said Imus "would die before his kid got out of high school". Carr denies having said this.[4] John Donald Don Imus, Jr. ... Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967, Brooklyn, New York) is an American boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion. ... Alan Morton Dershowitz (born September 1, 1938) is an American lawyer and criminal law professor known for his extensive published works, career as an attorney in several high-profile law cases, and commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict. ...


In 2002, The Boston Herald was found to have libeled Superior Court Judge Ernest Murphy by reporting that he'd said of a fourteen-year old rape victim: "She can't go through life as a victim. She's 14. She got raped. Tell her to get over it." In February of the same year, Carr wrote a column criticizing the judge, claiming that Murphy had a history of lenient sentencing and, in an online chat session, there were posts questioning whether or not Judge Murphy would "get over it" if his daughters had been the victims of rapes.


In June 2002, Murphy filed a civil lawsuit against The Boston Herald and Carr. Murphy denied all of the allegations. Judge Ernest B. Murphy sued the Boston Herald claiming that an article written by Herald reporter David Wedge which stated that Murphy said that a 14-year-old rape victim: "She can't go through life as a victim. She's 14. She got raped. Tell her to get over it." and that of a 79-year-old robbery victim: "I don't care if she's 109." libeled him ruining his physical and emotional health and damaging his career and reputation as a good man. Ultimately, Murphy won the suit proving the libel and a resulting $2.09 million payment. During the trial, when asked what his reaction was to the Carr column, Murphy had said he "wanted to kill him".[5]


Following the lawsuit, The Boston Herald reported Murphy's letter and a demand for $3.26 million (the court award, plus pre- and post-judgment interest) in its headlines because it was written on official court stationery. The libel case was based on his actions as a judge and therefore the Bar Association, when contacted by the media, stated that since it was his actions as a public official that were at the heart of the libel, it was appropriate for him to use the stationery. Judge Murphy's libel case.


On July 9 2007, it was reported that Carr had reached an agreement to move his show to Boston's WTKK, starting on October 1 2007. Greater Media, owner of WTKK, was said to have signed him for a five-year deal, though Entercom denies this has happened.[6] Carr would move to morning drive-time radio, airing from 5:30 to 9 a.m. But legal decisions prevented Carr from making the jump and on November 15, 2007, Entercom announced that Carr would return to their airwaves on Friday November 16, in his current 3 to 7 pm time slot.[7] Carr's current contract expires in 2012. WTKK is a New England commercial talk radio station, first broadcast out of Boston on 96. ...


The Howie Carr Show

Main article: The Howie Carr Show

The Howie Carr Show is a radio talk-show on Bostons WRKO AM 680. ...

James "Whitey" Bulger

Carr is an expert on Boston Irish mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger of the Winter Hill Gang; he even has a section of his website called "Whitey Watch".[8] Carr's book, The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century (ISBN 0-446-57651-4), which documents the crimes and actions of Bulger and his politically influential brother William Bulger and their impact on Massachusetts, was released in early 2006 by Warner Books. In its first week on sale, the book made the New York Times' Top 10 Best-Sellers List. The Irish Mob, or Irish Mafia, is one of the oldest organized crime groups in the United States, in existence since the early 19th century. ... James Joseph Bulger (born September 3, 1929), is an American believed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to have played a role in at least eighteen murders that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The Winter Hill Gang is a loose confederation of Boston, Massachusetts area, mostly Irish-American organized crime figures. ... William Michael Billy Bulger is a politician from Massachusetts in the United States. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


"License Plate lottery"

In Massachusetts a low-digit license plate was often seen as a status symbol. Politicians and those connected to them were the only people, seemingly, able to obtain these plates with four, three or sometimes even only two digits. The plates are often handed down from generation to generation making it nearly impossible for someone that has no connections to get one. Howie Carr, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles holds drawings for Massachusetts residents to "win" the plates.[9] Carr was the "winner" of the plate #9823 in 2004.[10] The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in Massachusetts and some other US States, is the branch of state government that regulates the registration and licenscing of cars and drivers. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards and recognition

  • Placed 50th on trade journal Talkers Magazine's" list of the 2007 "Heavy Hundred". The list ranks what the magazine considers the most popular, influential, or entertaining talk-show hosts from around the country.[11]
  • Nominated for the Radio Hall of Fame, active local or regional radio host category.[12]

Talkers magazine is a trade industry publication related to talk radio in the United States. ...

Bibliography

Non-fiction

  • The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century, New York: Warner Books, 2006 (ISBN 0-446-57651-4).

References

  1. ^ Barnicle's comments re Howie Carr
  2. ^ Boston.com / Latest News / Region
  3. ^ Barnicle's comments on Howie Carr
  4. ^ Howie Carr (2007-04-12). Imus’ demise no surprise. Boston Herald.
  5. ^ Judge Murphy libel case
  6. ^ Carr files suit against WRKO for trying to stop new deal with rival - BostonHerald.com
  7. ^ BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Messenger Blog» Blog Archive » It’s official: Howie Carr back to WRKO
  8. ^ "Whitey Watch"
  9. ^ Massachusetts DMV lottery
  10. ^ Carr won license plate #9823 in 2004
  11. ^ Simon, Clea (2007-03-02). Area talk hosts among biz's. Boston Globe. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
  12. ^ Radio Hall of Fame Announces Posthumous Inductees and 2008 Nominees. The Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved on 2008-04-17.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Howie Carr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1420 words)
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.
Howie Carr has related on air that he had a vasectomy, that he suffers from osteoporosis and emphysema, and that his grandfather committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
Doug "Virgin Boy" Goudy, Carr's former producer, received his nickname due to the fact he lived at home with his mother and did not have a driver's license, which led Carr to surmise that he was a virgin.
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