I consider myself living proof of the Law of Attraction. As a child I envisioned myself as a radio and television broadcaster. My path from the dream to reality manifested through the music business. After several years on the road, I brought my piano bar act to Nashville's Printer's Alley in the early '60s. Performing by night, writing songs by day, I had songs recorded by such legendary artists as Brenda Lee, Johnny Mathis and Al Hirt among others.
But the broadcasting dream remained an unsettled calling. A fortuitous introduction to the program director of WSM radio in Nashville led to various apprenticeship duties. For ten years I lived on Woody Allen’s advice that eighty percent of success in show business is simply showing up. It worked! Eventually, I persuaded station radio officials to let me host its first call-in talk show in 1969.
A year later I assumed the host role of Nashville television’s most prestigious television program, “The Noon Show.” Then three years later, WSM radio named me host of it’s popular “Waking Crew.” Both programs were Mid-South traditions. Eleven years later, Nashville's ABC network affiliate made me an offer I should have refused as its prime time news anchor.
I soon found that telling “what” as a news anchor was not as fulfilling to me as asking “why” as an interviewer. So I returned to my first love—talk radio—and introduced “Teddy Bart's Round Table” to the airwaves on both radio and television. It aired for over twenty years.
Driven by my lifelong fascination and curiosity for the spiritual, paranormal and metaphysical, I launched a talk show called “Beyond Reason” in 1987. Today “Beyond Reason” is heard as a web cast through www.beyondreason.com.
As an published author, “Inside Music City USA,” was my first book followed by “The Mensh. In 2009 I published “A Particle of God," a novel that explores the fairness of success. This was followed by "Shadow Seduction" in 2011 that asks: Why decent people do shameful things?. In 2012 I published an ebook titled "The Hooligan"--a tale of political intrigue wrapped in a supernatural plot.
I am extremely proud to have been voted Nashville's Best Talk Show Host five years running. In 2003, my peers in the Nashville Broadcaster’s Association honored me with their Lifetime Achievement award.
When not on the air or writing, I spend my down time reading or walking the land of the farm where my wife, Jana, and I live in Coffee County, Tennessee.
For more information, please visit my web site www.teddybart.com
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by Teddy Bart
Approx. 80,230 words.
Published on September 24, 2012.
Political pragmatism meets mystical faith in this tale of international suspense; an alternate history that could rock the world. A television interview holds a secret that could be political dynamite. The Hooligan is a fast-paced tale of conspiracy and political intrigue—clashing the worldly values of pragmatism and cunning against the spiritual realm of the uncanny and supernatural.
A Particle of God
by Teddy Bart
Approx. 70,430 words.
Published on November 15, 2010.
The question of who is anointed with fame and fortune and who is not has haunted Joey Robin all his life. When he is fired as a local talk show host after forty years, he wallows in a pool of what should have been. After an anonymous e-mail advises him to go for a long drive, he sets out on a mystical journey toward enlightenment.
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