Posts Tagged ‘Night’

Brown, Mendes on One to One

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Bestselling author Rita Mae Brown was one of the most charming women I’ve had the privilege of conversing with on One to One since we began the program several years ago. It was delightful to have her in the studio for the taping and to see her later in the evening at the Lexington Public Library’s “A Night of Literary Feasts.”

This has become an annual event for library supporters. Authors, from Kentucky and elsewhere, are invited to Lexington; patrons are assigned an author for dinner and conversation at someone’s home. It is quite an evening. This year, my wife and I, and about 35 others, got to rub elbows with Andre Dubus III, who I also interviewed on One to One.

Tune in to find out more about Ms. Brown, a prolific writer of mystery and memoir, and also a poet and fox hunter. This One to One airs Sunday, May 29 at 1 pm/noon CT on KET and Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2.

KET’s old friend Guy Mendes dropped by the studio for an interview a few days ago. Guy retired from KET after putting in 35 years as a producer, writer and graphic artist. He has a new book 40 Years 40 Portraits that he’s very proud of and should be—it’s a compilation of his best work as an extraordinary photographer and the people he has crossed paths with in his life. From the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Kentucky, Guy’s verbal and visual guide is something you’ll want to see.

He’s been honored recently with a display of his work in the new University of Kentucky hospital complex on South Limestone in Lexington. Check in with someone at the information desk and tell them you want to see Guy’s pictures and they’ll point you down the correct corridor.

One to One with Guy Mendes airs Sunday, June 5 at 1pm/noon CT on KET and Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30/6:30 pm CT on KET2.

Great guests on One to One

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Recently, I had an interesting conversation with Jonathan Miller for One to One; tune in this Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m./noon CT.

Miller, the Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet under Governor Steve Beshear, has left state government and will join the private sector. He’ll be practicing law and has a start-up blog called The Recovering Politician. Jonathan served two terms as State Treasurer and worked in Washington a few years before coming back to Kentucky to raise a family. He has recruited a number of other former politicians to write for his blog. You can find it at

This week I’ll be talking with two of America’s best known authors for a couple of upcoming One to One programs:

  • *Andre Dubus III who wrote The House of Sand and Fog, a national bestseller and movie. Townie is Dubus’s new memoir which is at number four on the New York Times nonfiction list.
  • *Rita Mae Brown who is wildly popular around the world — her mystery series are always best sellers.

    Both Brown and Dubus are in Kentucky for the Lexington Public Library’s Night of Literary Feasts. Patrons of the library will have an opportunity to have dinner with their favorite author. There are 11 authors, including Kentuckians Ed McClanahan, Jon Carloftis, and Neil Chethik. I’ll be attending and will give you an update in an upcoming blog post.

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