Michael Barnicle (born 13 October 1943 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts) is an American newspaper journalist and has been a newspaper columnist for more than 30 years for The Boston Globe (1974-1998), the New York Daily News (1999-2005) and the Boston Herald (2004-present). Events 54 - Nero ascends to the Roman throne 409 - Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Fitchburg is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the He has also written for Esquire, George magazine, ESPN Magazine, Newsweek. com and Huffington Post.
Barnicle also provides commentary on MSNBC, where he has been under contract for the last 10 years, and frequently is seen on NBC's Today Show with news/feature segments. He has been a regular contributor to the country's longest-running, award-winning local television news magazine, "Chronicle" on WCVB-TV. Barnicle has also appeared on PBS's NewsHour, CBS's 60 Minutes, ESPN and HBO sports programming. Barnicle is also a regular guest on Imus in the Morning.
He has won local and national awards for both his print and broadcast work over the last three decades, including from the Associated Press, United Press International, National Headliners and duPont-Columbia University. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Colby College.
Barnicle graduated from Boston University in 1965, and began working for Robert F. Kennedy. For similarly-named academic institutions see Education in Boston MA. Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20 1925 – June 6 1968 also called RFK, was the United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and a He was a speechwriter for John Tunney, Edmund Muskie, and Sargent Shriver. John Varick Tunney (born June 26 1934) was a Democratic Party United States Senator and Representative. Edmund Sixtus "Ed" Muskie ( March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American Democratic Politician Robert Sargent Shriver Jr (born November 9 1915 is an American Democratic Politician and Activist. Barnicle appeared in the Robert Redford film, The Candidate. Charles Robert Redford Jr (born August 18 1936) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, Actor, The Candidate is an American film released in 1972, starring Robert Redford.
In 1998, Barnicle was forced to resign from the Boston Globe amid questions about the sources of two of his columns. The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England, The first column, dated August 2, 1998, allegedly contained unattributed material from the 1997 book Brain Droppings by George Carlin. George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12 1937 – June 22 2008 was an American stand-up comedian, often considered one of the best of all time 
Review of previous Barnicle columns by the Globe revealed another possible fabrication in an October 8, 1995 piece. The column recounted the story of two sets of parents with cancer-stricken children. When one of the boys, a black child, died, the parents of the other boy, a white child who had begun to recover, sent the dead child's parents a check for $10,000 USD. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been When the Globe could not locate the people in the story, Barnicle said he did not obtain the story from any of the parents, but from a nurse, yet did not produce the name of the nurse. When editors could not find a death that matched that of the child's in the piece, Barnicle was asked to resign. 
Soon afterward, the New York Daily News and the Boston Herald recruited him to write for them. The Daily News of New York City is the fifth most-widely circulated daily Newspaper in the United States with a daily circulation of 703137 The Boston Herald is a Tabloid -format Daily newspaper, the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston Massachusetts, United States  Barnicle told reporters that he had nothing but “fond feelings for 25 years at the Globe. " Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy served as a regular commentator and guest host on Barnicle’s daily radio program on WTKK. Dan Shaughnessy ( 20 July 1953 in Groton Massachusetts) is an American sports writer