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Buchanan Book Signing: at Indy Reads Books

Nov 01, 2012 02:34PM

Veteran former Indianapolis News reporter Georgia Gianakos Buchanan will sign copies of her new memoir, 428-1/2: My Journey Beyond the Railroad Tracks, from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 16, at Indy Reads Books, in Indianapolis. In addition, other current and former journalists from our area will be on hand to also share their experiences in print, radio or TV.

Buchanan’s six-year career at the News during the 1950s sent her on press junkets to New York City and Hollywood and earned her interviews with dozens of leading celebrities. Included in her book are such tales as the day Cary Grant came unannounced to her desk at the News where she covered movies and the “Golden Age” of TV. During another interview, she and Jack Benny shared a laugh when she said he really was a “skinflint” (a role he portrayed all his life) when he helped himself to half of her lunch sandwich.

Buchanan also spent five years as the news assistant to famed radio commentator Fulton Lewis, Jr., at Mutual Broadcasting in Washington, D.C., where she and her husband lived in the 1950s and 1960s. She honed her skills at Manual and Shortridge high schools and at Butler University, before launching her decades-long career.

Location: 911 Massachusetts Ave. For more information, call Alex Mattingly, manager, Indy Reads Books at 317-384-1496, email [email protected] or visit IndyReadsbooks.org.
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