Rich Everitt began his broadcasting career when, at age 10, he read a local newspaper over a “crystal radio” he made from a coil of wire and a 10-cent diode from Radio Shack. Since then, he has won numerous media awards for investigative reporting, public service reporting, and producing. As a TV reporter, Rich Everitt has exposed corruption in local governments, covered civil unrest in the South (he was the first Television News Reporter to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan and returned with the video), and has interviewed most of the major newsmakers of the past 20 years.

Rich holds a Master of Arts from Emerson College. He further honed his film and television writing at Harvard. He also holds Bachelor of Arts in psychology and speech from LaGrange College.

In his spare time, Rich enjoys rebuilding antique automobiles, including his 1965 Mustang convertible. When he’s not driving, Rich is flying. He is a licensed pilot and the proud owner of a classic 1958 Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Rich has logged time in a variety of aircraft types including the F-4, F-16 and T-33 high performance fighter jets, as well as the venerable World War Two era DC-3 cargo plane. Rich can also hold his own in the water. He’s a certified open water scuba diver and has logged dives in the Atlantic, Caribbean and South Pacific. In his spare time Rich fronts the acoustic folk trio, The Blind Willies. Rich lives in Augusta, Georgia, with his wife, Susan, and daughter, Ellen.

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Falling Stars: Air Crashes that Filled Rock & Roll Heaven

Rich talks about Falling Stars: Air Crashes that Filled Rock & Roll Heaven  4:47

Rich talks about celebrities who provided background information        1:05

Rich explains "Ironies & Oddities"       1:05

Rich talks about Buddy Holly               :35

Rich talks about Rick Nelson                :27

Rich talks about Patsy Cline                :32

Rich talks about Lynyrd Skynyrd         1:19



“Falling Stars is very readable and visual as the events leading to the deaths of these musicians come off the page like a TV news documentary.” Southern Scribe

“ (Falling Stars) provides great detail, including artists’ backgrounds, interviews from friends and people on the scenes and facts about the crashes of the most famous celebrity plane crashes…”
Chattanooga Times Free Press

“Everitt does an excellent job of reducing to a few pages or paragraphs the musical history that brought each of these performers to his or her final journey. Fascinating.”
Forward Magazine

“Chocked full of the kind of tidbits that rock trivia fans love.”
Augusta Magazine

“Remarkable human stories.”
The Southern Standard



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