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Celebrating the Red Sox

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Larry Lucchino, Red Sox CEO, Tom Werner, co-owner of the team, and Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe columnist and author of Reversing the Curse, look back at the season leading up to the Red Sox's World Series championship. Mike Barnicle, Boston Herald columnist, moderates.

Lawrence Lucchino, (born 6 September 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the current president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and a member of John W. Henry's ownership group. Lucchino graduated from Princeton University in 1967 and later attended Yale Law School. At Princeton, Lucchino was on the basketball team with Bill Bradley who later became an NBA star and United States Senator from New Jersey. After law school, Lucchino practiced law with the Washington, D. C. law firm of Williams & Connelly. The founder, famed litigator, Edward Bennett Williams, had ownership interest in both the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles. Lucchino's law practice at Williams & Connelly included a substantial amount of work for those two sports teams. Through that work he ultimately became president/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles and later, the San Diego Padres. Under his watch, both teams built new stadiums Camden Yards and Petco Park.
Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist and associate at t_he Boston Globe_. He has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year 14 times and 12 times has been voted one of America's top ten sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2016 Shaughnessy was the recipient of the BBWAA Career Excellence Award for "meritorious contributions to baseball writing,'' presented at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Shaughnessy has written thirteen books, including New York Times bestseller _Francona, The Curse of the Bambino,_ and_ Senior Year_. He most recently wrote "_Wish It Lasted Forever – Life With The Larry Bird Celtics_", a book about his days covering the 1980s Bird Celtics.
Mike Barnicle is an award-winning writer and media personality. He is a political analyst for MSNBC and a frequent contributor, and occasional guest host, on the network's *Hardball with Chris Matthews* and *Morning Joe*. Barnicle can also been seen regularly on NBC's *Today Show*. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, he has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for the *Boston Herald*, *New York Daily News*, and *The Boston Globe*, where he rose to prominence with his biting, satirical, and at times, heart-wrenching columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston's working and middle classes. He has also written articles and opinion pieces for *The Huffington Post*, Newsweek.com, *Esquire*, *George* and *ESPN Magazine*. Since 1982, Barnicle has been a regular contributor to WCVB-TV's nightly news show, *Chronicle*. His award-winning documentaries include *Armed and Dangerous*, which examined the proliferation of guns in the U.S., and *Justice on Trial*, an expose on the Massachusetts judicial system.