April was a busy month for us, with all eyes on Northern Ireland for the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and US President Joe Biden’s visit to Belfast. We worked with BBCNI, ITV, AP and others to help them explain the nuances of the Good Friday Agreement to a global audience. But we were particularly surprised to end up in a segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, along with Bob Geldof, Malachi O’Doherty and a Belfast punk outfit called Gender Chores!
MSNBC is a US TV channel which reaches about 87 million US households and Morning Joe is their breakfast show and gets around 1 million views each morning – so we were delighted to be featured.
The piece was introduced by Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski and put together by Kelly Cobiella, the NBC News London Correspondent. Donzo showed Kelly the Belfast peace lines and explained how today’s peace walls are not only longer than the Berlin Wall – they have lasted much longer than the Berlin Wall! We can’t show you the full clip, but here’s the bit with Donzo in it: