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700 Series UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works. D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, an ...
 
600 SeriesUNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and ...
 
UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and politics t ...
 
UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works. D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and politics ...
 
UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and politics t ...
 
UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works. D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and politics ...
 
UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works. D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and politics ...
 
UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.D.G. Martin has hosted North Carolina Bookwatch since the series’ third season in 1999. A Yale Law School graduate and former Green Beret, Martin has been involved with public service, and politics t ...
 
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Author & professor Margaret Bauer's latest book looks at the impact of one of literature's strongest female characters – Scarlett O'Hara. Dr. Bauer looks at both the literary & the cinematic portrayals of the Southern belle & from those profiles she goes on to look at how the iconic character compares to similar heroines of literature.…
 
Author & professor Robert Morgan's latest book is set during the Civil War. “Chasing The North Star” tells the story of a runaway slave, his struggle for freedom, & free-spirited slave girl who sets out to follow him in search of her own freedom. The spellbinding story of two teenage runaways in a terrifying time & place draws the reader in as it b…
 
Author & retired General Daniel Bolger served in both Iraq & Afghanistan, where he commanded troops & participated in meetings with both top-level military & civilian players. General Bolger uses his unique perspective to assess these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdraw from the region, & what we have learned from the experiences.…
 
Journalist & author Pam Saulsby's new book gently introduces young readers to the process military families experience on the return of a loved one from deployment. Through her feisty but fun main character, Ms. Saulsby helps families understand the situation returning servicemen & women may be in, & how their families – both adults & children alik…
 
Author Randy Johnson has written at length about the iconic Grandfather Mountain. In this definitive book, Mr. Johnson takes readers on a tour of the landmark mountain's history from its geological beginnings to its eventual establishment as a state park. Through photos & stories, Mr. Johnson shows how Grandfather has changed & been changed by the …
 
The Asheville restaurant 12 Bones Smokehouse is a local institution whose creative barbecue is so popular that even President Obama eats there when he's in the area. Head Chef Shane Heavner shares the story of Mr. Obama's first visit to the restaurant, while he was still on the campaign trail, & talks about the experience of cooking for a president…
 
Author Patricia Bell-Scott's latest book tells the story of the brilliant writer-turned-activist, Pauli Murray, & her long friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt – a friendship that changed both of their lives. Ms. Bell-Scott draws on letters, journals, diaries, & other sources to present this close-up portrait of a friendship that helped alter the cour…
 
Author John Hart's latest book is a thriller about a town on the edge. Weaving together the stories of a young boy, a troubled detective, a good cop, & an abandoned church deep in the woods, Redemption Road is a gripping thriller that keeps readers on edge from the very beginning.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson)
 
Bland Simpson's poetic & lyrical writing shares the stories of Eastern NC rivers & waterways & how they shape the region's geography & culture. The tales are complemented by the stunning photographs by Ann Cary Simpson. Little Rivers & Waterway Tales draws on the Simpsons' deep family ties & coastal travels as it documents eastern North Carolina's …
 
Author Scott Ellsworth's newest book focuses on our state's favorite sport, basketball, & a long-buried moment in US sporting history. The Secret Game tells the story of Coach John McLendon at the NC College for Negroes, who led his team to become the highest-scoring college team in the US, the all-white military team at Duke medical school, & a ma…
 
Author Lee Smith's latest book is a collection of short works that combine to tell the story of her own history growing up in Virginia where her father ran a dime store. It was in that little shop, listening to the customers & inventing histories for the dolls on sale in the store, that Ms. Smith began to learn the craft of storytelling.…
 
Margaret Maron's latest book is the last to feature her popular character, Judge Deborah Knott. Long Upon The Land sees the judge dealing with a murder on her father's property (which is being investigated by her husband in his role as Sheriff's Deputy) & the mystery of a cigarette lighter that once belonged to her mother. DG Martin talked with her…
 
Dr. Damon Tweedy writes about his own experiences with racism & segregation within the medical field; & how his own health also shaped his training & work in medicine. Black Man in a White Coat looks at the complex social, cultural, & economic factors at the root of most health problems within the black community, & also explores the challenges fac…
 
Author, professor, & historian Dr. William Leuchtenburg's latest book is the only comprehensive history of the United States presidency in the twentieth century from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Dr. Leuchtenburg chronicles each president's unique contributions to running the executive office.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson)
 
Author, professor, & historian Dr. William Leuchtenburg's latest book is the only comprehensive history of the United States presidency in the twentieth century from Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton. Dr. Leuchtenburg chronicles each president's unique contributions to running the executive office.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson)
 
Author Kathy Reichs' latest book is the 18th in her Temperance Brennan series, which is the basis for the popular TV show Bones. Savvy readers know that the written storyline differs dramatically from the TV series. DG Martin caught up with Dr. Reichs at the annual Bouchercon mystery writers convention (held in Raleigh this year) to talk about Spea…
 
DG Martin interviews Dr. Gerald Bell - The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons From a Life in Coaching Play together. Play hard. Play smart. Those three goals, which Coach Dean Smith taught all of his teams, are among the mantras he shares in his new book, The Carolina Way: Leadership Lessons From a Life in Coaching. In this episode,co-author Dr. Gera…
 
For thirty years, Roy Underhill's PBS program, The Woodwright's Shop, has brought classic hand-tool craftsmanship to viewers across America. Now, in his seventh book, Roy shows how to engage the mysteries of the splitting wedge and the cutting edge to shape wood from forest to furniture.By UNC-TV
 
When Catherine Morrow is admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls, it's on the condition that she reform her ways. But that's before the charismatic and beautiful Skye Butterfield, daughter of the famous Senator Butterfield, chooses Catherine for her best friend. Skye is a young woman hell-bent on a trajectory of self-destruction, and she does…
 
Henry is a bible salesman. Clearwater is a car thief. Henry needs a ride. Clearwater needs an assistant. The second World War is over, and nineteen-year-old Henry Dampier walks the roads of North Carolina, selling bibles. When Clearwater offers him a lift, Henry thinks it is a lucky day that only gets better with Clearwater’s “confession” of being …
 
In Queen of the Oil Club: The Intrepid Wanda Jablonksi and the Power of Information, investigative reporter and historian Anna Rubino tells the story of how a path-breaking journalist, Wanda Jablonski, contributed to the breakdown of Big Oil by lifting the veil of secrecy over its business, exposing its vulnerabilities, and drawing attention to its…
 
In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and…
 
Well, the old tales are back, and they've grown up! Black Pearls brings you the stories of your childhood, told in a way you've never heard before. Instead of lulling you to sleep, they'll wake you up—to the haunting sadness that waits just inside the windows of a gingerbread cottage, the passion that fuels a witch's flight, and the heartache that …
 
With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day. In this episode, Earley discusses The Blue Star, this timeless and moving story of di…
 
At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, Nortin Hadler argues that an even more important issue is being overlooked. Although necessary health care should be available to all who need it, he says, the current health-care debate assumes that everyone requires massive amounts of expensive care to stay healthy…
 
In this episode, author Cindy Ramsey shares Boys of the Battleship North Carolina, the story of the battleship through the eyes of the men who served her. After doing research about the ship at the National Archives in 2000, Ramsey spent six days helping the staff of the memorial compile a living-history archive of personal interviews conducted wit…
 
In this episode, JD Rhoades, the Shamus Award-nominated author of the critically acclaimed Jack Keller southern crime series, shares his explosive stand-alone thriller Breaking Cover, about an undercover federal agent--a chameleon whose specialty is assaulting criminal organizations from within.By UNC-TV
 
Anna Hayes presents Sharp's career as an attorney, distinguished judge, and politician within the context of the social mores, the legal profession, and the political battles of her day, illuminated by a careful and revealing examination of Sharp's family background, private life, and personality. Judge Sharp was viewed by contemporaries as the qui…
 
The history of Lee's army is a powerful lens on the entire war. The fate of Lee's army explains why the South almost won -- and why it lost. The story of his men -- their reasons for fighting, their cohesion, mounting casualties, diseases, supply problems, and discipline problems -- tells it all. Glatthaar's definitive account settles many historic…
 
Too Proud to Ride a Cow, is author/adventurer Bernie Harbert's account of his 3,500-mile across America with a mule. Written to explain why and how he crossed the continent with little more than a twenty-year old mule, a tipi and a camera, “Too Proud” reveals the America Harberts discovered at his 8-mile per day pace. In addition to 9 maps, the 256…
 
Historians Perdue and Green reveal the government’s betrayals and the divisions within the Cherokee Nation, follow the exiles along the Trail of Tears, and chronicle the hardships found in the West. In its trauma and tragedy, the Cherokee diaspora has come to represent the irreparable injustice done to Native Americans in the name of nation buildin…
 
Against the breathtaking backdrop of Appalachia comes a rich, multilayered post—Civil War saga of three generations of families–their dreams, their downfalls, and their faith. Cataloochee is a slice of southern Americana told in the classic tradition of Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner.By UNC-TV
 
Americans are addicted to happiness. When we’re not popping pills, we leaf through scientific studies that take for granted our quest for happiness, or read self-help books by everyone from armchair philosophers and clinical psychologists to the Dalai Lama on how to achieve a trouble-free life:Stumbling on Happiness; Authentic Happiness: Using the …
 
Born in 1884 into an old Buncombe County family, Reynolds worked as a patent medicine salesman in Chicago, acted in vaudeville, ran a skating rink in New Orleans and traveled around the world, writing travel books, making films and seeking adventure. And everywhere he traveled, the handsome, charming Reynolds sweet-talked beautiful women.…
 
UNC-TV's original literary series books even more great writers than ever before as it embarks on its first 26-episode season when Francis Mayes, the New York Times best-selling author of the now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun, presents her latest offering A Year in the World to series host D.G. Martin.…
 
The first single-volume reference to the events, institutions, and cultural forces that have defined the state, the Encyclopedia of North Carolina is a landmark publication that will serve those who love and live in North Carolina for generations to come.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson)
 
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