Friday, September 10, 2021


Bestselling Author JOE GARNER is our guest to talk more about the “WEINTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST” podcast as we hear excerpts from the 9-11 episode and reflect on the 9-11 anniversary. 


Deemed “the Ken Burns of the written and recorded word” by talk show legend Larry King, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner took the publishing world by storm with the release of his seminal audio-and-hardcover book We Interrupt This Broadcast. In addition to attaining the New York Times bestseller list in two consecutive years, Garner’s inspired pairing of audio, photographs and written word sold over 1M copies. From broadcast news to famous films, sports to television and comedy, Joe Garner has sought to capture and chronicle the times we live in. He has authored a dozen books and achieved multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best sellers.

A who’s who of entertainment, news, and sports luminaries have lent their talents to Joe’s projects, including, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Costas, Brian Williams, Rob and Carl Reiner, four-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon, Tom Cruise, and Walter Cronkite. 



Radio talk show hosts gave CHARLES REICHBLUM the nickname “Dr. Knowledge” — an appropriate name for a man who has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of interesting facts and stories over more than 50 years as a journalist. Charles now presents the best of his formidable collection in this book of all-time fascinating facts. Charles broadcasts the daily “Dr. Knowledge Feature” nationwide on the CBS radio network and he also hosts the “Dr. Knowledge Show” on station KDKA in his hometown of Pittsburgh. He has written 11 Knowledge in a Nutshell®and Dr. Knowledge Presents books, and he won the Freedoms Foundation Award for his book Greatest Events in American History.

THE ALL-TIME BOOK OF FASCINATING FACTS, by Charles Reichblum  (Author)

(Publisher: Knowledge in a Nutshell Inc.; Calendar ed. edition (May 1, 2016) 

How could a person be born in both Florida AND Missouri…What are all the many amazing coincidences between the assassinations of Presidents John Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln…There is no ham in hamburgers– so why do we call them hamburgers…Why are police officers called cops…The incredible fact that 3 of the first 5 U.S. presidents all died on July 4th. The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts is packed with information that will surprise and challenge –information that entertains, educates, enlightens, and is fun to read. With over 500 interesting stories in easy to access question and answer format, readers can quiz themselves or quiz others, and never be at a loss for an intriguing fact or memorable story. A book all ages love to read. A book you will treasure. For the past seven years, the author, Charles Reichblum has been broadcasting the daily “Dr. Knowledge Feature” nationwide on the CBS radio network. Radio talk show hosts gave Charles the nickname “Dr. Knowledge”–an appropriate name for a man who has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of interesting facts and stories in his more than 50 years as a journalist. Charles now presents the best of his formidable collection in this 306 page book of all-time fascinating facts.


CHRIS WALLACE anchor of Fox News Sunday joins us to talk about his new book he co-authored with Mitch Weiss.


Publisher:‎ Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (September 7, 2021)

Following Chris Wallace’s “riveting” (The New York Times) and “propulsive” (Time) #1 national bestseller Countdown 1945 comes a deeply reported, revelatory, and thrillingly told account of the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. On August 27, 2010, three CIA officers ask for a private meeting with CIA Director Leon Panetta. During that secret session, they tell Panetta that agents have tracked a courier with deep Al Qaeda ties to a three-story house at the end of a dead-end street in Abbottabad, Pakistan. But they say it’s more than a house—it’s a heavily protected fortress. No one in the meeting says the name bin Laden. They don’t have to. Everyone understands that finally, after nearly a decade, maybe, just maybe, they’ve found the world’s most wanted man. In Countdown bin Laden, celebrated journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace delivers a thrilling new account of the final eight months of intelligence gathering, national security strategizing, and meticulous military planning that leads to the climactic mission when SEAL Team Six closes in on its target. The book delivers new information collected from Wallace’s in-depth interviews with more than a dozen central figures, including Admiral William H. McRaven—leader of the operation in Pakistan—as well as CIA Director Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and two members of SEAL Team Six who participate in the raid, including the special operator who kills Osama bin Laden. Wallace also brings to life the human elements of this story, talking to families who lost loved ones on 9/11, sharing what relatives of SEAL Team Six went through, and bringing us inside the tense Situation Room during the raid. Published on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, Countdown bin Laden is a historical thriller filled with intrigue, cinematic action, and fresh reporting about the race to apprehend and bring to justice the mastermind of the most consequential terrorist attack in American history.

In his eighteen years at Fox, Wallace has covered almost every key political event. Throughout his five decades in broadcasting, he has interviewed numerous US and world leaders, including seven American presidents, and won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton, and the Peabody Award. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Countdown bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice and Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World.