Friday, June 8, 2007

A Reader's Delight on Public TV

Those of you closest to Ann and me know our dream of someday helping to bring about something for Southern Indiana along the lines of the U of L Kentucky Author Forum. Kyle Ridout at IU Southeast's Ogle Center has ambitions in that vein, too, and someday we hope to have a regular schedule of top authors here in NA.

Now we just need the endowment that KAF has!

We, and many of you, admire the Kentucky Author Forum programming, whether you enjoy it live or during later broadcasts on public TV.

This Sunday, KET2 will rebroadcast a conversation with the late David Halberstam, with Roger Wilkins serving as the interviewer. They discuss the author's The Children, the five-year chronicle of a group of students who set out to change the world in the early 60s. That's at 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

The following two Sundays will also bring treats. On June 17, the most recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Lawrence Wright will be featured, discussing his book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. He'll be interviewed by CNN's Peter Bergen. And on June 24, Bill McKibben is on tap, discussing one of Ann's favorites, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. As an added treat, Wendell Berry is the interviewer.

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