From six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner, and based on his groundbreaking multimedia book, “We Interrupt This Broadcast,” comes a 12-episode, audio docu-series hosted by broadcast legend Bill Kurtis, and narrated by NBC’s Brian Williams. Each episode unfolds with the brisk pace and tone of a thriller while presenting an in-depth look into the reporting of, and reaction to, the extraordinary events that became the benchmarks of the American story. It is said that “breaking news” is the first draft of history. “We Interrupt This Broadcast” marks the first time the stories of these historical broadcast news events are told exclusively by the broadcasters and TV journalists whose work created those drafts in real-time.
Hosted by Bill Kurtis & Narrated by Brian Williams
Created, produced and directed by Joe Garner
Written by Mark Rowland, Brian Williams, Colin Madine, and Joe Garner
Sound engineering and design by Paul Bahr, Peachtree Sound
Additional audio engineering provided by Beowulf Rochlen, Two Squared Media Productions
Website and graphics designed by George Vasilopoulos, 921 Associates
Executive Producers are Brian Williams, Ron Hartenbaum, Scott Calka, and Joe Garner
A very special thank you to Donna LaPietra and Diane Anello
A Production of i4 Media Ventures, LLC
As long and vast as the history of our country may seem to us, the right of women to vote is shockingly new. Many of us had parents or grandparents who were born before women’s voting rights were codified. In fact, you just heard the famous suffragette Alice Paul report the news: The State of Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution by just ONE VOTE.. and that deciding vote was cast on August 18th of 1920.
Alice Paul, the Suffragette News Network (SNN) is played by Jillian Lee Garner
Representative Harry Burn is played by Jason Marsden
Anti-suffragist J.B. Sanford, Chairman of the Democrat Caucus in California is played by Wally Wingert
Suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt is played by Jennifer Cihi
Tennessee House Speaker Seth M. Walker is played by anonymous.
Rep. Joseph Hanover is played by Paul Bahr
Laura Jones, SNN correspondent is played by Michelle Schulman
Carol Tilson, SNN anchor is played by Kourtney Bell