Bob Carr: Riding out the Great Depression in a Packard

Many locals know Bob Carr for his high-profile work on TV and radio in the ’60s and ’70s when he was a well-known personality on WDSU-TV and WWL-Radio. In this podcast, Carr talks about his early years at WDSU, the region’s first television station. Following his extensive on-air career, Carr decided to try his hand at writing. His first book, ”Raising Our Children On Bourbon: A French Quarter Love Affair,” chronicles his life raising his family in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Now, the author – who turned 90 years old in November – has just completed his second book about growing up during the Great Depression. "The Packard Limousine: A Boy's Journey During the Great Depression" recounts Carr’s experiences as he and his family weathered the dramatic downturn of fortunes during the Depression when, for a time, his family’s Packard automobile became the family’s home.

 

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