Sam Malone broadcasts from behind the mic in 1988 on Texas history and goings-on in San Augustine.
Credit Gary Borders
Just ahead of Texas Independence Day, commentator Gary Borders introduces us to history buff and renegade newspaperman Sam Malone, who edited The Rambler in San Augustine. The Rambler ended its run in 1988. Today, The Sabine County Reporter and Rambler continues weekly circulation. It's published in neighboring Hemphill, Texas.
Airs Sunday, February 16 at 6 p.m. When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. Paul Ingles hosts The Beatles in America - 1964 and takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively hour long montage features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy. Some of the recordings featured in this program haven't been played publicly in 40 years. They are available here because of Larry Kane and Art Schreiber, two reporters who made almost every stop of The Beatle's 1964 tour and had remarkable access to the band. Their interviews capture the boys' wonder, humor, and thoughtful analysis of the madness that was swirling around them and enveloping the nation. Ingles talks with historians and authors whose enthusiasm and excitement also reflects that phenomenal time.
Airs Tuesday, February 11 at 9 p.m. One hour special follows the creation and influence of Miles Davis' heaviest album. Interviews include Bitches Brew band members Lenny White, Benny Maupin, John McLaughlin, Harvey Brooks and more. Music also features the rare live recordings from the deluxe editions.
Airs Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m. In this special program, you'll hear Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. This program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Mandela, held for many years in Johannesburg by archivists at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The man chosen to record Mandela's life story was Rick Stengel, a young reporter working in South Africa for Rolling Stone magazine. From 1992 to 1996, Stengel shadowed Mandela, using his small cassette machine to record the stories which would help in the writing of Mandela's autobiography, 'Long Walk to Freedom'. The program features extensive interviews with journalists and with Mandela himself, recounting growing up and his political activities, imprisonment and then ascent into the leadership of South Africa. The two other key voices in the documentary are the current managing editor of Time Magazine Rick Stengel and freelance radio producer Robin Benger. CBC Radio was the first radio network anywhere in the world to be given full access to these remarkable recordings.