Press Release
Conversation with Patrick O'Daniel

For more information: Teri L Sullivan
WKNO Promotions Manager

March 25, 2013
For Immediate Release


WKNO-TV will present A Conversation with Patrick O’Daniel, premiering Thursday, March 28, at 9:30 p.m on WKNO/Channel 10.

In this conversation, host Pierre Kimsey sits down with the historian, author, and librarian to discuss his latest book, When the Levee Breaks: Memphis and the Mississippi Valley Flood of 1927, which traces and gives a vivid account of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the great efforts of hope the city of Memphis provided to many of the homeless victims of Mississippi.

“We are honored to have such a great author and historian from the city of Memphis to join us for this conversation,” said Michael J. LaBonia, WKNO President and CEO. “His stories are truly remarkable and they speak great volumes for the strength and compassion of many Memphians’ ancestors.”

 O’Daniel also released the historical book, Memphis and the Superflood of 1937: High Water Blues, in 2010.  In this book, O’Daniel describes the impact of the Ohio and the Mississippi Valleys’ superflood, the worst in United States history, through the eyes of ordinary Memphis people.

O’Daniel, a native of Memphis, has worked in the history and social science department of the Memphis Public Library for over sixteen years.  He has a master’s degree in history from The University of Memphis and one in information science from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

A Conversation with Patrick O’Daniel airs Thursday, March 28 at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10.  It also airs Saturday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. on WKNO2, available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 910.

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