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Voices of San Antonio

Voices of San Antonio

Voices of San Antonio is a production of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation. It features interviews by Michael Garofalo with prominent San Antonians who have made an impact on the cultural landscape of the City.

Sponsored by the John and Florence Newman Foundation.

Coming soon...

  • Frausto, Tomas Ybarra        
  • Hardberger, Phil
  • Kane, Virginia
  • Liberto, Rick
  • Lyons, Bill
  • Sosa, Lionel
  • Straus, David
  • Whitacre, Ed

In his own words - Buchanan, Bob

Robert “Bob” Buchanan, or “Mr. B.” as he is fondly called, is a Texas restaurateur and Vietnam Veteran who helped shape our city’s River Walk into the gastronomic and tourist attraction it is today. His love of the River Walk and of downtown has led him to serve on several different civic and historical associations, including: Paseo Del Rio Association, where he served as president (1970-1971) and the San Antonio River Walk Association.  Back in 1968, Buchanan also helped establish the annual tradition of dyeing the San Antonio River Walk green for St. Patrick’s Day. His passion for the San Antonio water front has never ceased and due to his efforts and with the help of his well-known social activist wife, the late Sally Matthews Buchanan, it will continue to be a popular destination for visitors from around the world. 

Buchanan History