Author Patricia Lockwood, who spent part of her life here in Cincinnati, has written about growing up with a father who was once an atheist, then a Lutheran minister and, eventually, a married Catholic priest.
During the 1970's, Norman Lear's shows were appointment television. When All in the Family, TheJeffersons or any of his other programs were on, you made it a point to be in front of the tube that night. At their peak, his shows were viewed by 120 million people a week.
You may not know Rick Hall’s name, but you’ve heard the music he has produced. Everyone from Mac Davis to Alicia Keys to Wilson Pickett to Aretha Franklin and many more. His memoir, The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame, is now out and he joins our Ron Esposito on the phone to talk about his life and career.
In a sports writing career covering half a century, Hal McCoy crowns his own Hall of Fame career with his latest book, The Real McCoy: My Half Century with the Cincinnati Reds. The memoir of the team gives fans an inside-the-dugout look that never made the daily press. Veteran sports writer Hal McCoy and WVXU political reporter and avid baseball fan Howard Wilkinson join us to discuss the book, Hal McCoy's years covering the Reds, and what really happened to Sparky.
Academy Award-winning actress Lee Grant (Shampoo, The Landlord, The Balcony) has written her memoir, I Said Yes to Everything, and she’s on the phone with our movie expert, Larry Thomas, for a conversation about the highlights and low points of her long career.
As a young girl, Andrea Raynor wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she ended up, almost by accident, at Harvard Divinity School. She went on to become a United Methodist minister and hospice chaplain. She served as chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.
Possibly a first for Around Cincinnati: our interview with local author and Vietnam veteran Rod Jordan has a surprise ending. His book,Welcome to the Nam, talks about his time in country as a grunt in the Marines and how the death and devastation he witnessed has stuck with him his entire life. Brian O’Donnell talks with the author about why he finally decided to write the book, and sets up the final surprise.
Kelly Blewett has a review of the new memoir The Longest Date: Life as a Wife, written by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning writer of TV shows like Sex and the City and Modern Family, Cindy Chupack. Her personal, and often comical, story of two marriages and the challenges of matrimony, has already been optioned by Fox TV as a possible series.