Book Beat

State

Ohio

Type

Radio Program

Book Beat, a daily feature about books and writers, was broadcast on WCBS-AM in New York from 1982 through 1993 and distributed nationally by the CBS Radio Stations News Service (CBS RSNS). Not mere commentary, the broadcasts featured the actual voices of hundreds of prominent writers interviewed by Don Swaim of CBS in New York. Organized chronologically through this website, they're posted in an archive section through a search bar. These full interviews were previously edited and posted in short segments on Ohio University's webpage Wired for Books, which is no longer active.