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Rosie O’Donnell’s Long Island Childhood

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As a kid growing up in Commack, Long Island, Rosie O’Donnell (b. 1962) spent much of her time across town at her well-to-do friends’ homes, enjoying the familial warmth that stood in stark contrast to her own.

American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers—one born each year of the baby boom.