Mod Mobilian interviews Eddie Curran – author of the controversial and riveting book:
“The Governor of Goat Hill: Don Siegelman, the reporter who exposed his crimes, and the hoax the suckered some of the top names in journalism”
Visit the website www.eddiecurran.com to peruse and buy the book, additional thoughts by Mr. Curran, some Alice Cooper and much more – a great website.
Mr. Curran’s Bio: I am 48, tall and tending to overweight. I was born in Mobile and have spent most of my life here. I graduated high school from St. Paul’s Episcopal School; and college, in 1984, from Washington & Lee University in Virginia. There I made average grades and majored in American History. I was lazy as the day is long and doomed to mediocrity until circumstances delivered me into journalism, where I found motivation. After a stint at the Big Spring Herald in West Texas, I moved back to Mobile and in 1988 began what was to become almost 20 years at my hometown newspaper, now called the Press-Register. I wrote sports until moving to news in 1994. I soon gravitated to investigative-type reporting. I spent most of my time working on investigative stories, primarily regarding politics and the courts, until 2007, when for all practical purposes I left the paper to write this book. My wife Jana is from Bratislava, Slovakia. We have two children — Jerry, who is 16, and Eva, who is 10. The only member of the family besides me who doesn’t speak Slovakian is Bud, our near-human, long-haired dachshund.