Patrick Murphy

As a television producer, Patrick Murphy has earned six Emmys for his public television documentaries on the history and culture of the American heartland. He is the author of Candy Men: The Story of Switzer’s Licorice, The Irish in St Louis: From Shanty to Lace Curtain, and Places to Pray: Holy Sites in Catholic Missouri.

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St. Patrick, Missouri, a small unincorporated community near the Iowa border, is not a typical vacation destination. But for Patrick Murphy, it held a big draw: the Shrine of St. Patrick, modeled after St. Patrick’s Memorial Church of the Four

Author and vice president of production at Nine Network Patrick Murphy sought to find the meaning of the “Irish way” in his book, The Irish in St. Louis: From Shanty to Lace Curtain. He said the Irish have held their