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Tubridy to appear on US show for JFK book

BROADCASTER Ryan Tubridy will have an audience of four million next week when he is a guest on the NBC 'Today' show, writes Ken Sweeney.

He will be appearing on the popular US morning show next Wednesday to promote his book 'JFK in Ireland: Four Days That Changed a President', which concerns President John F Kennedy's historic visit to Ireland in June 1963.

"I am going to talk about Ireland, my book, JFK, and perhaps use it as an opportunity to wear the green jersey and get people to return to Ireland like JFK did. I'm going to be banging the drum for Ireland," Mr Tubridy told the Irish Independent last night.

Mr Tubridy's book looks at the famous Irish visit, which JFK himself described as "the best four days of my life"-- and which took place five months before he was assassinated.

Irish Independent