Michael Hainey, Chicago native and deputy editor at GQ appears in conversation with Bill Savage of Northwestern University. In his gripping memoir After Visiting Friends, Hainey sets out to answer questions about his father’s death at age 35. Bob Hainey was a rising star at the Chicago Sun-Times when he died, and Michael was six. Now a seasoned reporter himself, Hainey has written a stirring portrait of a family and an honest look at a legendary time in Chicago newspapers, when an honor code of secrecy and silence bonded newspaper writers together.
Recorded live Monday, Febrauary 25, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.