The Unlikely U.S. Politician Who Brought Peace to Ireland

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) US Senator George Mitchell (C) and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, 4/1998.

This is a rebroadcast of an interview that originally aired on May 31, 2016. 

Bruce Morrison, a former congressman from Connecticut, had no official role in the State Department during the Irish peace talks in the late 1990s. In Peacerunner, author Penn Rhodeen tells the story of how Morrison became the unsung hero of the 1998 Good Friday agreement, and helped helped President Bill Clinton and George Mitchell devise a strategy to end the violence.