As President Barack Obama has become a symbol for millions in his father's homeland, Kenya, the Kennedy family was a symbol of success for millions in Ireland. Throughout his career, Senator Edward Kennedy fought hard to maintain those bonds. Kennedy used his position to facilitate diplomatic inroads for any Irish leaders visiting our country, and he was instrumental in securing the Good Friday Agreement under President Clinton in 1995.
We are joined by Niall O'Dowd, founder and editor of Irish Voice newspaper and IrishCentral.Com. O'Dowd was extensively involved in the negotiations leading to the Good Friday Agreement.