Glade Diner

A restaurant can be the center of the community, particularly in a small town, a place where people gather not only to eat but to hear the latest news, crack the latest joke, or meet the latest arrivals to town. In the community of Gladeville, TN in Wilson County, that place is the Glade Diner. Join Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


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A restaurant can be the center of the community, particularly in a small town...a place where people gather not only to eat but to hear the latest news, crack the latest joke, meet the latest arrivals to town. In the community of Gladeville in Wilson County, that place is the Glade Diner. Rob Wilds recently went there to see why regulars bring fresh produce to be out on the plate and, even help clean up the plates once that produce is eaten.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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