• John O’Rourke

    Editor, BU Today

    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 Waiting in the Wings

  1. Thanks for a very interesting article about someone who’s flown under the popular radar for a long time, but who I’ll now be investigating. I love being led to the hidden gems!

    One quibble: that the article refers to the character Charlotte, who is a straight man who likes to wear women’s clothing. I would have assumed that this person, though he takes a feminine name when he’s dressing up, is actually a “he”, not a “she”. That is, transvestitism isn’t the same thing as transexuality. If the character were a transexual, then I think the pronoun “she” would be appropriate. But at bottom I think we’d have to ask the character Charlotte him- or her-self what the correct pronoun would be..

  2. what a great, honest piece. He is an inspiration to those with a dream of having it all, on his own terms. Balancing his craft and raising a family should be a lesson for all struggling with both.

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