The Irish Factor

Full Episode

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of three powerful social commentators of our times, Bill Maher, Soledad O’Brien, and Bill O’Reilly, in “The Irish Factor,” episode two of Finding Your Roots: Season Three.

Episode Credits Print

Finding Your Roots
Episode 302: “The Irish Factor” – Maher / O’Brien / O’Reilly
Credits

Head Credits:
A Film by
McGee Media, Inkwell Films
& Kunhardt Films
In Association with Ark Media

Senior Producer
John Maggio

Series Producers
Sabin Streeter
Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Director/Producer
Josh Gleason

End Credits:

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Dyllan McGee
Peter Kunhardt

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Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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EDITOR
Bruce Shaw

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PRODUCER
Hannah Olson

CONTRIBUTING PRODUCERS
Hazel Gurland-Pooler
Jesse Sweet

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Brittany Clemons
Joey Fishman
Tiffany Hagger
Holly Siegel
Maya Tepler
Natalia Warchol

RESEARCHERS
Megg Farrell
Christina Grillo
Megan Peck Shub
Alexandra Singer

RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Kevin Burke

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LEAD GENEALOGIST
Johni Cerny

ASSOCIATE GENEALOGIST
Nick Sheedy

INDEPENDENT GENEALOGICAL CONSULTANT
Scott Andrew Bartley

DNA CONSULTANT
CeCe Moore

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POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Stephen Altobello

LINE PRODUCER
Stef Gordon

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Elyse Hughes

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Deborah Clancy Porfido

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DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Stephen McCarthy
Samuel Z. Russell

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Gregory Brutus
Simon Fanthorpe
Roger Grange
Ed Marritz
Graham Smith
Elizabeth Yarwood

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GAFFERS
Ned Hallick
Elan Yaari

GRIPS
John Roche
Dillon Schneider
Josh Weinhaus

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Illumination Dynamics
Liberty Lighting Ltd

SOUND RECORDISTS
Mark Mandler
Buck May
Caleb Mose

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GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill
Peter Burr

ONLINE EDITOR
Chris Ramey

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Todd Goings
Cat Harris
Rachel Bozich
Brittany McCombs
Michael Kosciesza
David Yi
Ryan Kupchik

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Original Score by Michael Bacon

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VO RECORDING
Charlie Esposito
Audiolutions, Martha’s Vineyard

SOUND EDITOR/RE-RECORDING MIXER
Doug Johnson

POST PRODUCTION ENGINEER
Ben Meadors

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FIELD PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Farley Crawford

Jerry Hudgens

MEDIA MANAGER
Gregory Brutus
Elizabeth Yarwood

INTERNS
Allie Corcoran
Brianna Eaton
Hanna Edizel
Erin Fitzsimmons
Max Frew
Abby Gordon
Henry Kinder

Zizi Lee
Constanza Maio

Grace McNally
Layla Merritt
Max Miletich
Emma Rose
Lindsay Skedgell
Dominique Spooner

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ARCHIVES
Ancestry.com
AP Photo
Boston College, Burns Library 1998
Collection of the Brooklyn Historical Society
Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre
Corbis Images
CriticalPast
Peter Cullen
Footage courtesy of eFootage, LLC
Getty Images
International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum
Irish National Archives

Lackawanna Historical Society
Library of Congress
Family of Bill Maher
National Archives and Records
National Library of Ireland
National Records of Scotland
The New York Times/Redux
Family of Soledad O’Brien
OldNYCPhotos.com
Family of Bill O’Reilly
Nuala Purcell
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
David Rumsey Map Collection
State Library of New South Wales
State Library of Queensland

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LOCATIONS
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills
CBS Television City, Los Angeles
Dempsey’s Pub, NYC
Fox News Channel Studios, NYC
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
Starfish Media Group, NYC
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
Union Theological Seminary, Social Hall, NYC

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

Janet M. Bishop
Fernanda Bretones
Mary C. Crawford
Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Florida
Jonathan Deiss
Hilda Maclean
Kathleen McClure
Tania Moreira
Antoinette O’Brien
Jenny Orgill
Lourdes del Pino
Michal Razus
Julio David Rojas Rodríguez
Nick Schultz
Eileen Stickle
Kirsty F. Wilkinson

TRANSCRIPTION
CLK Transcription, Inc.

TELEPROMPTER
Marlea Regan

GENETIC TESTING PROVIDED BY
23andMe
Ancestry DNA
Family Tree DNA

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SPECIAL THANKS
Pauline Arseneault
Mary Birchman
Kasia Bryc
Sarah Campbell
George Church
Janine Cloud
Allison Demski
Dick Foley
Alison Frank
Robert J. Friedman
Marvin Gill
Bennett Greenspan
Linda Heywood
Maria Hylton
Joanne Kendall
Eileen Lambertti
Eric Lander
Jane Landers
James Lick
Kathy Maher
Catherine McKenna

Catherine S. Medich
Alison Michel
Fiona Monosmith
Joanna Mountain
Miriam Nyhan
Jan O’Reilly
Jim Power, Jr.
Gail Riddell
John Sexton
Alicia Siebenaler
Brenton Simmons
Daniel Soyer
John Thornton
Loma Tonnochy
Marial Iglesias Utset
Patrick Wadden
Wappingers Falls Historical Society
Captain Steven Werse
Westchester County Archives
Westchester County Historical Society
Abby Wolf

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HOST WARDROBE
Maurice Sedwell
Bespoke Tailors
Savile Row, London

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HOST WARDROBE
The Andover Shop
Charles Davidson
Andrew Ramroop

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
Amy Gosdanian

TRANSPORTATION
Driss Elghannaz

HAIR
Aaron Damour
Wendy Evans
Nadjetti Harvey
Bernard Hicks

MAKEUP
Joelle Pitts
Alicia Rush
Bridget Trama
Yajaira Valez

GROOMER
Lisa Zimmitti

FOR McGEE MEDIA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark C. Weigel

LEGAL SERVICES
Drew Patrick
Maayan McCasland

FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jennifer Weigel

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO DYLLAN McGEE
Jenny Sorin

ACCOUNTANTS
Richard Koenigsberg
Magdalena Jordán
Spielman, Koenigsberg & Parker, LLP

FOR KUNHARDT FILMS

CO-PRODUCERS
George T. Kunhardt
Teddy Kunhardt

BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Logan Adler

SENIOR RESEARCHER
Jill Cowan

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FOR WETA

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Jim Corbley
Tim Dombro
Krystal Fogg
Troy Mosley

LEGAL
Michael Holstein

EDUCATION AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Sarah Jacobs
Justin Rhodes
Kathryn Wilson

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FOR WETA

STATION RELATIONS
Dani Cook
Karen Fritz
Khanh Phan

COMMUNICATIONS
Chloe Kougias
Mary Stewart

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Cynthia Aldridge
Michele Wells

NATIONAL PUBLICITY
DKC PUBLIC RELATIONS

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FOR WETA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Dalton Delan
Anne Harrington

This program is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films, Kunhardt Films and WETA in association with Ark Media which are solely responsible for its content.

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