Not yet almost famous

I learned something pretty interesting last weekend, as we visited my in-laws and we finally got our copy of Barbara’s latest book on the civil war.  Apparently, Tavis Smiley tapes his shows in advance, and then airs the segments when they fit.  I always assumed that these radio talk shows were just non-stop live craziness, with people walking into the studio, sitting down, and then the interviewer doing the interview.  I guess if that were true, Tavis Smiley, and all the rest of the NPR personalities would have superhuman stamina and vivacity.   Or else drink a lot of coffee.

Anyway, not that anybody who knows me or our family or knows Barbara or cares about freed slaves in the Civil War actually reads this blog (well, amend that to “not that anybody actually reads this blog”) but Barbara was *not* on the Tavis Smiley show last week, she was taped and will be on the show in the future when Tavis has a slot in which the interview fits.

So stay tuned sports fans.


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