A Good Long Drive

A Good Long Drive


A Good Long Drive: Fifty Years of Texas Country Reporter

By Bob Phillips

Texas Country Reporter — a weekly television show broadcast all across Texas — celebrates its 50th season in 2021. And at the heart of it is Bob Phillips, its host and creator. TCR is now the longest running independently produced television show in America.

In this memoir, Phillips talks about how the show came to be, and how it has allowed him to tell stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. His tales include the drama behind the scenes, the challenges and joys of producing a television show, and discovering the allure of Texas and its people.

Published by the University of Texas Press. 224 pages, 6×9″, black and white photographs. Hardcover. $27.95