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    John O'Rourke

    John O’Rourke began his career as a reporter at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. He has worked as a producer at World Monitor, a coproduction of the Christian Science Monitor and the Discovery Channel, and NBC News, where he was a producer for several shows, including Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie CouricNBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. John has won many awards, including four Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award, and five Edward R. Murrow Awards. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Visiting Frederick Law Olmsted’s Fairsted

  1. I am going to visit the park this weekend with my family. I live in Canada and am part of the
    Olmsted’s living in the Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Ontario. Our ancesters moved here from Mass. in 1792.
    My son now lives in Boston.

  2. For reference (correction), Birkenhead Park is NOT situated in Liverpool, it is on the Wirral, a picturesque Peninsula located between North Wales & Liverpool, separated on either side by wide rivers, & to the North the Irish Sea.

  3. There is a great biography by Justin Martin titled, “Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted.” Published by Da Capo Press in 2011.
    A book I enjoyed reading last summer…couldn’t put it down. What a great, creative man.

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