Video: Frank McCourt on New York Voices

July 20th, 2009

Frank McCourt, a former New York City schoolteacher who turned his childhood in Ireland into a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Angela’s Ashes,” died in Manhattan on Sunday, July 19th. He was 78 years old.

In 2006, New York Voices host Rafael Pi Roman sat down for an interview with McCourt, at his old classroom at the original Stuvyestant High School. McCourt also discussed his most recent book, “Teacher Man,” an account of his thirty years as a teacher in the New York public school system.