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“60 Minutes” Covers Two PMA Members

August 2002
by Jan Nathan

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Who doesn’t dream of turning on the TV one day and finding themselves on 60 Minutes? Two of our members, Ilene Barth of Red Rock Press and Linda Ligon (our outgoing President) of Interweave Press, were working their booths in the IPG complex at BEA in New York when Charles Grodin and crew stopped by.

Intrigued by their “non-mainstream” titles, Grodin decided to include both in a segment about BEA. It aired on Sunday, June 30–and may well repeat this summer.

Barth’s A Month of Sundaes, a great gift book about, yes, ice cream sundaes, was the Red Rock book Grodin focused on. When Barth found out that 60 Minutes would be visiting, she and her publishing-partner/husband, Richard, quickly got their author and loads of ice cream to the IPG complex at BEA and put on a dog and pony show for 60 Minutes.

Ligon publishes fantastic books at Interweave Press on weaving and knitting, and she has been doing research on the processes used in exotic Central and South American countries. At BEA, she found her title on knitting sweaters for dogs (Dogs in Knits: 17 Patterns for Our Best Friends)–one of Interweave’s “fun” books–catching the eye of the 60 Minutes crew. With books from the whole of BEA for 60 Minutes to choose from, this proves the old statement “Nobody knows what will attract the eye.”


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