22 episodios

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 throughout his life, including stints as interim Vice Chancellor for Development and University Affairs at both UNC-Pembroke and North Carolina Central University, work as the Carolinas Director of the Trust for Public Land, and a hard-fought 1998 campaign for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate against John Edwards.

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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 throughout his life, including stints as interim Vice Chancellor for Development and University Affairs at both UNC-Pembroke and North Carolina Central University, work as the Carolinas Director of the Trust for Public Land, and a hard-fought 1998 campaign for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate against John Edwards.

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    Margaret Donovan Bauer, A Study of Scarletts

    Margaret Donovan Bauer, A Study of Scarletts

    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.

    • 26 min
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    Robert Morgan, Chasing the North Star

    Robert Morgan, Chasing the North Star

    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 it brings that world into sharp focus.

    • 26 min
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    Dan Bolger, Why We Lost

    Dan Bolger, Why We Lost

    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.

    • 26 min
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    Pam Saulsby, Ashley's High Five for Daddy

    Pam Saulsby, Ashley's High Five for Daddy

    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 alike – can prepare to welcome their loved one home.

    • 26 min
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    Randy Johnson, Grandfather Mountain

    Randy Johnson, Grandfather Mountain

    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 the people of Western North Carolina & beyond.

    • 26 min
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    12 Bones Smokehouse, Behind the Scenes

    12 Bones Smokehouse, Behind the Scenes

    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 president.

    • 26 min

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