Since it came out a little more than a year ago, I have done thirty-three interviews on my book The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us about Loving God and Learning from History. No television yet (I’m still waiting for a call from Good Morning, America), but a l0t of radio and a smattering of podcasts mixed in. I’ve done everything from podcasts from a preacher’s garage to drive-time shows in major urban markets like Dallas and Denver, St. Louis and San Francisco.
All of the interviews have been with Christian venues. I suppose the book’s subtitle scares everybody else away. Probably because all of my interviewers have been Christian, they have all been pretty sympathetic interviews. Although it would be bad form to ask them, I suspect that very few of my interviewers have actually read the book. There have been exceptions, but not many.
At the end of the summer I had my first opportunity to do an interview for a national audience. I flew to Little Rock, Arkansas, headquarters of the Christian Ministry Family Life, started by Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and our conversation on the program Family Life Today will be aired in two segments next Monday and Tuesday, November 3-4. You can listen online on those days by going to the FamilyLife website. Alternatively, the website also can tell you which radio stations in your area carry the program.
Have a great weekend.