Cover To Cover is the anchor program for GPB’s literary coverage. Cover To Cover features a collection of distinctive Southern voices interviewing Georgia writers, Southern writers, and writers dealing with the South. The GPB Southern Lit Cadre will provide you with a varied, weekly glimpse at fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, and even the occasional ‘old school’ nod to Flannery O’Connor or William Faulkner.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Cover To Cover, What's The Word Step Aside Sunday For Live Coverage of U.S. Senate Debate

Cover To Cover
and What's The Word will not air Sunday night, November 2 at 8pm so that GPB Radio listeners can hear the live Atlanta Press Club-U.S. Senate Debate between Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin. Both shows will return next week. Cover To Cover will feature Jesse Freeman's interview with Tony Grooms with a look back at his revelatory collection of short stories, Trouble No More.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Georgia Odyssey

Jeff Calder interviews imminent UGA Historian James Cobb about his book Georgia Odyssey this week on Cover to Cover.

The reader will put the book down with a deeper understanding of Georgia in all its contradictions.... "Odyssey" is no dry academic history...[i]nstead, it's an engagingly written volume that sometimes reads more like an irreverent conversation than words on paper.
--Lee Shearer, Athens Banner-Herald

Cover to Cover airs Sunday at 8Pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ronda Rich Talks With Celia Rivenbark About Belle Weather Sunday on Cover To Cover

Sunday at 8pm on GPB Radio, Ronda Rich interviews Celia Rivenbark about her latest book
Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny With a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits. Rivenbark is an award-winning newspaper columnist and freelance journalist whose work has been compared to a cross between Erma Bombeck and Hunter S. Thompson. Celia has won national and state press awards and is the author of four humor collections: Bless Your Heart, Tramp (2000, reprinted in 2006), We're Just Like You, Only Prettier (2004), and Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank (2006). Her latest book is filled with a compendium of provocative essays, including:
--The joys of remodeling Tara
--How Harry Potter bitch-slaps Nancy Drew
--Britney’s To-Do list: pick okra, cover that thang up
--How rugby-playing lesbians torpedoed beach day
--Why French women suck at competitive eating
--The truth about nature deficit disorder
--The difference between cockroaches and water bugs
--The beauty of Bedazzlers
And much, much more!
Join Dixie Diva Ronda Rich as she has a Southern Culture hen party with Celia Rivenbark Sunday, October 12 at 8pm on GPB's Cover To Cover.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bob Schieffer's America

If you're looking for evidence of bias in the media, you'll have to look further than Bob Schieffer. The longtime host of CBS' "Face the Nation" talked to us while in Atlanta promoting his new book,Bob Schieffer's America and was the very embodiment of the impartial observer virtually all journalists claim to be.
As in his book, in our Cover to Cover interview, the veteran newsman in our interview was as folksy as he was informative as we covered a wide range of issues both historical and contemporary, including media bias. Through it all, and in Bob Schieffer's America, the legendary broadcaster was careful to avoid partisanship, expressing his personal thoughts but never in a way to provide fodder for conservatives or liberals. Schieffer shared his insights on the many presidents he has covered (every one since Nixon) and acknowledged that the current financial crisis is the most challenging story he has ever had to report on, owing to its complex nature. In the midst of this crisis--and an historic presidential election (Schieffer will moderate the final debate between John McCain and Barack Obama)--Schieffer's interview provides a tremendous opportunity to hear the thoughts of one of the most clear-headed voices anywhere on some of the most crucial issues that face our nation.
-Frank Reiss

Frank's interview with Bob Schieffer airs this Sunday at 8PM on GPB's Cover to Cover.