On the October 29th episode of North Carolina Bookwatch, a guest was historian and professor Leonard Rogoff. His newest book is an examination of Jewish life in North Carolina as well as an examination of the role North Carolinian Jews have played in the states’ history.
On the October 22nd episode of North Carolina Bookwatch, the guest of honor was North Carolina based mystery writer Kathy Reichs. She is primarily known as the author of the books on which the TV show Bones is based.
On the October 15 episode of North Carolina Bookwatch, North Carolina based author Andrew Park appeared to discuss his new book. It is an examination of his own atheism and struggles with faith while living in an area where evangelical Christianity is so common to be the assumed norm.
On the October 8th episode of North Carolina Bookwatch, this week was devoted to novelist Michele Young-Stone. Her new book is the story of a group of hard luck people trying to get through this life, including the protagonist who has repeatedly been hit by lightning.
On the October 1st episode of North Carolina Bookwatch, the program was devoted to NC based novelist Nic Brown. His new novel is based around a pair of tennis doubles partners who have dealt with difficult and painful events in their lives, and their return to tennis as a metaphor for healing and recovering from those difficulties.
On the September 24 episode of North Carolina Bookwatch, a guest was North Carolina native and now Harvard historian Malinda Maynor Lowery. Her new book is an examination of how the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina maintained their distinct cultural identity through the discrimination of Jim Crow south of the mid 20th century.
In keeping with the desire to also find author based local programming to blog about (there must be embeddable video for the rest of us), I continue hunting for such sources. Just this morning I found Book Studio from WETA in Washington DC. To be honest, I can’t tell if this airs or not but they do have videos online with interesting authors. I just heard an interview with author Gina Welch on the Skepticality podcast and that interview led me to her site, and to Book Studio’s. I’ll be adding it to the regular rotation of shows/sites I blog about, but for now there is a rich backlog of author interviews to mine. On slow days when most TV shows are on reruns (not uncommon in the middle of summer), I might go back and blog older interviews from this series. For now, I’ll write about the interview that led me to the site.
On the May 20th episode of Book Studio, host Bethanne Patrick interviewed teacher and author Gina Welch. Welch’s new book is an examination of Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church in Virginia, written about two years she spent as a member of that congregation.
Originally when this site started, the ground rules were that I only posted about television appearances that occur on national (USA) television. I changed my mind a few weeks ago to broaden that to include local television appearances if there is embeddable video that I can include in the post. As it turns out, this is the first post under those rules and it is a person I happen to know personally.
On July 6th, new media phenomenon and author Scott Sigler appeared on KATU in Portland OR. He’s on the book tour for his newest horror/thriller and appeared on this program in between his signing stops as he criss-crosses North America. Check his tour schedule to see if he’s appearing near you!