Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tenement on Today

Happy St. Patrick's Day to our readers! The Today Show did two episodes yesterday and today all about Ireland and Irish-Americans. One segment, an interview with writer Peter Quinn, was filmed at the Tenement Museum. Although we suggested the restored Moore family apartment, which depicts the living spaces of an Irish family in 1869, the crew chose the Baldizzi apartment (a Sicilian-Catholic family's living spaces from 1935). The average viewer can't tell the difference, and the crew only had to lug their equipment up to the second floor instead of the fourth. Such is the magic of television.

Check out the segment here. You can catch the other segments, including one on our President's Irish ancestry, on The Today Show website.

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