North Carolina Bookwatch

North Carolina Bookwatch


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Join North Carolina Bookwatch on facebook!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.

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Season 18 is in Production!

D.G. Martin and Kathy Reichs

D.G. Martin will host an exciting line-up of local authors in an all-new season of North Carolina Bookwatch, premiering January 2016. In store this season are humorous anecdotes from the authors, surprise performances and much more.

Guest John Hood, author of “Catalyst,” tells viewers about the hitchhiking misadventure of “Catalyst” subject and former Governor Jim Martin. Author Bland Simpson (co-author of “Little Rivers & Waterway Tales”) ventures outside his writing talents to sing for the camera. 

Tune in to see these authors and more, including Kathy Reichs (“Speaking in Bones”), Ron Rash, (“Above the Waterfall”) and Damon Tweedy (“Black Man in a White Coat”). The “novel” conversations begin January 2016. 


Season 18 - Upcoming Schedule for 2016

Kathy Reichs - "Speaking in Bones"
Sunday, Jan. 10 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Jan. 14 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

William Leuchtenburg - "The American President"
Sunday, Jan. 17 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Jan. 21 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Ron Rash - "Above the Waterfall"
Sunday, Jan. 24 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Jan. 28 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Sarah Shaber - "Louise's Chance"
Sunday, Jan. 31 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 4 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Damon Tweedy - "Black Man in a White Coat"
Sunday, Feb. 7 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 11 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Margaret Maron - "Long Upon the Land"
Sunday, Feb. 14 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 18 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

Lee Smith - "Dime Store"
Sunday, Feb. 21 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, Feb. 25 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Joseph Bathanti - "Half of what I Say is Meaningless and the Life of the World to Come" *
Thursday, March 3 on UNC-TV @ 5  PM 

Frances Mayes - "Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir" *
Friday, March 4 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Thursday, March 10 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Rob Dunn - "The Man Who Touched His Own Heart" *
Friday, March 11 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM 
Thursday, March 17 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Hal Crowther - "An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken" *
Friday, March 18 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Thursday, March 24 UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Bridgette Lacy - "Sunday Dinner"
Friday, March 25 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Sunday, March 27 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, March 31 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Scott Ellsworth - "The Secret Game"
Friday, April 1 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Sunday, April 3 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, April 7 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

John Shelton Reed - "Barbeque: A Savor the South Cookbook"
Friday, April 8 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Sunday, April 10 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, April 14 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

Bland and Ann Simpson - "Little Rivers & Waterway Tales"
Friday, April 15 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Sunday, April 17 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, April 21 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

John Hood - "Catalyst"
Friday, April 22 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Sunday, April 24 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, April 29 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM

John Hart - "Redemption Road"
Friday, April 29 on UNC-NC @ 8 PM
Sunday, May 1 on UNC-TV @ 12 PM
Thursday, May 5 on UNC-TV @ 5 PM 

* Denotes a previously aired episode