Best north carolina bookwatch podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2003 - 2004
 
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 ...
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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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North Carolina Bookwatch 2006-2007 | UNC-TV
 
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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North Carolina Bookwatch 2004 - 2005 | UNV-TV
 
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 ...
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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.…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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.…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 presi ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
Author John Hood presents the biography of former governor Jim Martin & shows how he helped shape public life in NC. Through interviews with top politicians & Governor Martin himself, Mr. Hood shares how the governor was a catalyst for fundamental change in North Carolina.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 Carolin ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
Barbecue devotee John Shelton Reed's latest book picks up where his last one left off – sort of! Having done a comprehensive history of our state's "barbeculture" in Holy Smoke, Mr. Reed now takes us into the kitchen & shares a smorgasboard of recipes for Carolina 'cue & several of its famous side dishes & desserts.…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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, & ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
Author Bridgette Lacy talks about the traditional “Sunday Dinner” - how it is very like many families' large holiday dinner traditions, & what recipes she would apply to such a meal.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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.…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
Raleigh Author Sarah Shaber was the local guest of honor at Bouchercon 2015, the 46th annual mystery writers convention, held recently in NC. DG Martin sat down with her there to talk about latest book in her Louise Pearlie WWII Mysteries series, Louise's Chance.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2016 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2004 - 2005 | UNV-TV
 
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. ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
When NPR contributor Scott Huler made one more attempt to get through James Joyce’s Ulysses, he had no idea it would launch an obsession with the book’s inspiration: the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey and the lonely homebound journey of its Everyman hero, Odysseus.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | 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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
In an all-new episode, Link reveals Righteous Warrior, sharing the story of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century and the conservative mark he left on the American political landscape.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
Martin Clark’s most remarkable novel yet is the gripping, complex story of a murder cover-up that wreaks widespread havoc even as it redefines the concept of justice—a relentlessly entertaining saga that delves deeply into matters at once ambiguous and essential.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 be ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
In this episode, Shelia Moses shares how Twin Leon and Twin Luke stick together to face the odds as only twelve-year-old boys can do, managing to save themselves while also unexpectedly saving their entire family in a week's time, in moving, funny, and poignant novel.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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, ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 t ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 o ...…
 
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 hea ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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 ...…
 
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 hist ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
In this episode, Therese Fowler shares Souvenir, an unforgettable story that illuminates the possibility of second chances, the naïve choices of youth, the tensions within families, and the transforming power of love.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
More than a cookbook, this is the story of how a little girl, born in the South of Yankee parents, fell in love with southern cooking at the age of five. And a bite of brown sugar pie was all it took.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 ...…
 
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 bui ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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 rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | 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 ...…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
When Celeste Lassiter Massey must travel to Harlem to live with her actress Aunt Valentina, she's not thrilled at all to leave her friends, home and Poppa in comfortable Raleigh, North Carolina for New York's 1921 fast life.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
Robert Morgan has spent the past five years researching and reading everything ever written about the legendary American hero, Daniel Boone. In his engrossing, full-scale book, Boone: A Biography, Morgan looks behind the legends and shows us the true, flesh-and-blood man.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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.…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2008-09 | UNC-TV
 
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.…
 
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North Carolina Bookwatch 2003 - 2004
 
Timothy Silver is professor of history at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His previous publications include A New Face on the Countryside: Indians, Colonists, and Slaves in South Atlantic Forests, 1500-1800.By rwatson@unctv.org (RL Watson).
 
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