The Packet Post Author, New COA Director Visit ‘Morning Show’

Author, New COA Director Visit ‘Morning Show’

by: Jessica Harrington

Author and history buff Leslie Miller will visit the “Morning Show” on Thursday, March 18th to discuss the extraordinary life of wealthy 18th century Newburyport eccentric and self-titled “Lord” Timothy Dexter.

Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Miller about the New England Historical Society website that she and husband Dan Landrigan founded, which includes her essay, “Timothy Dexter: the Ridiculous Millionaire Who Sold Coals to Newcastle.”

Dexter’s other unlikely but profitable business deals included selling stray cats in the Caribbean and bedwarmers in the West Indies.

Miller will offer her take on the perennial question posed about Dexter: was he a lucky buffoon or a shrewd dealmaker?

The show will also introduce Newburyport’s new Council on Aging Director, Paula Burke, who will talk about her future plans and priorities for Seniors.

Burke will discuss the range and depth of work experiences she brings to her  job, including recently filling a similar role in Topsfield.

“The Morning Show” airs Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and WJOP (FM 96.3) and live streams on YouTube (click on YouTube at After broadcast, look on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show.”

Each show also airs on WJOP on Friday at 8 a.m. and the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m., and is available on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud at


For more information contact:

Mary Jacobsen

(978)255- 7523


Sarah Hayden

Executive Director

Newburyport Community Media


Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington

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