Virginia Festival of the Book 2016: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, and Mayberry New Perspectives

Authors Daniel de Visi (Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show) and Gustavo Pirez Firmat (A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America’s Hometown) discuss The Andy Griffith Show,its stars and their friendship, as well as the cultural impact of the show even now, for viewers from any background.

The authors spoke at the Charlottesville City Council Chambers on March 17, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. The program was moderated by former Charlottesville City Councilor Kay Slaughter. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and Charlottesville TV10 for providing this audio.