A Word on Words: The Best of John Seigenthaler's Interviews (Hardcover)

A Word on Words: The Best of John Seigenthaler's Interviews By Pat Toomay (Editor), Frye Gaillard (Editor), Andrew Maraniss (Epilogue by) Cover Image

A Word on Words: The Best of John Seigenthaler's Interviews (Hardcover)

By Pat Toomay (Editor), Frye Gaillard (Editor), Andrew Maraniss (Epilogue by)

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For years the legendary John Seigenthaler hosted A Word on Words on Nashville's public television station, WNPT. During the show's four-decade run (1972 to 2013), he interviewed some of the most interesting and most impor­tant writers of our time. These in-depth exchanges revealed much about the writers who appeared on his show and gave a glimpse into their creative pro­cesses. Seigenthaler was a deeply engaged reader and a generous interviewer, a true craftsman. Frye Gaillard and Pat Toomay have collected and transcribed some of the iconic interactions from the show.

Featuring interviews with:
Arna Bontemps - Marshall Chapman - Pat Conroy - Rodney Crowell - John Egerton - Jesse Hill Ford - Charles Fountain - William Price Fox - Kinky Friedman - Frye Gaillard - Nikki Giovanni - Doris Kearns Goodwin - David Halberstam - Waylon Jennings - John Lewis - David Maraniss - William Marshall - Jon Meacham - Ann Patchett - Alice Randall - Dori Sanders - John Seigenthaler Sr. - Marty Stuart - Pat Toomay.
John Seigenthaler (1927-2014) was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Peabody College and worked as a reporter for the Tennessean. In 1960, he went to work for Attorney General Robert Kennedy and, in that capacity, was attacked by an angry mob in Montgomery, Alabama. He returned to the Tennessean, where he spent the rest of his career. He hosted the television program A Word on Words for four decades. Pat Toomay attended Vanderbilt University and played in the NFL for ten years. He has written a number of books, including On Any Given Sunday. Frye Gaillard is the author-in-residence at the University of South Alabama. He has written more than twenty books, including With Music and Justice for All: Some Southerners and Their Passions (Vanderbilt, 2008). He is an alumnus of Vanderbilt University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780826505736
ISBN-10: 0826505732
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2023
Pages: 346
Language: English