Joe Garner (author)
Joe Garner (Joseph Garner) is a former radio executive (Westwood One Radio Networks), American author, and acclaimed keynote speaker who resides in Los Angeles.
Garner spent twenty years working in the radio industry, with over ten of those years employed as an executive with the Westwood One radio network. He contributed to the creation and production of numerous audiobooks for Simon & Schuster. He presides over an entertainment production company, Joe Garner Enterprises, in Los Angeles.
In recent years, Garner has become an author of historical books, both traditional and multimedia. With his groundbreaking book, We Interrupt This Broadcast, he combined his talents as a storyteller and historian to bring readers an experience of the landmark events that have shaped our times. His inspired pairing of broadcast audio with photographs and the written word attained the New York Times Bestseller List in two consecutive years. A 10th anniversary, fourth edition featuring new stories and an insightful new Afterword from NBC’s Brian Williams, was released in October 2008. He has documented celebrated events in sports with And the Crowd Goes Wild  and And the Fans Roared . He chronicled the greatest moments in Notre Dame football history with Echoes of Notre Dame Football: Great and Memorable Moments of the Fighting Irish . Garner compiled the greatest moments in television history in Stay Tuned: Television’s Unforgettable Moments . He has honored Hollywood films with Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments From the Movies ; has chronicled the history of 20th century comedy with Made You Laugh: The Funniest Moments in Comedy ; and captured the milestone moments in NASCAR history in Speed, Guts & Glory . His most recent work, 100 Yards of Glory is a book and video documentary about the greatest moments in NFL history, his fourth publication with Bob Costas, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in January, 2012.
In addition to Costas, Garner has collaborated with such broadcast, entertainment and sports luminaries as Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kurtis, Carl and Rob Reiner, Regis Philbin, NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, Dick Van Dyke, Walter Cronkite, and NBC anchor Brian Williams.
- Garner, Joe (1998). We Interrupt This Broadcast (Sourcebooks, Inc.), page 154.
- Joe Garner LibraryThing.com. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
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