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"Scenic Roots" offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.From the mountains to the river, our conversations are rooted deep within every corner of our community - reflecting who we are, who we were and who we can become.We engage with the news that affects our community, behind and beyond the headlines. We build bridges that span from creators and innovators to storytellers and the outdoors. We focus on our challenges as many communities in one - as we celebrate what inspires us. We resonate with countless voices - in words and spaces, sounds and songs.We are "Scenic Roots."Ray Bassett hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC.

Listening For - And Living In - “Glimpses” With Matt Williams

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
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Matt Williams
Matt Williams

Matt Williams made his name in television with sitcoms that vaulted its stars from stand-up into household names in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

He’s best known as the creator and executive producer of “Roseanne” with Roseanne Barr and “Home Improvement” with Tim Allen.

These days, his multimedia project “Glimpses” - including a book, an audiobook and a podcast - looks beyond the stars on a screen or in the sky, and seeks to spark the light that he says can dwell within us.

A few weeks ago, Matt stopped by our studio here at WUTC as he traveled across Tennessee.

Cover of “Glimpses” by Matt Williams.
Simon & Schuster

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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