Q and A (C-SPAN)
Q&A: Manu Raju and John Bresnahan12/15/14
[Politico] reporters Manu Raju and John Bresnahan discuss incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his personality, his career in the Senate, and his relationships with Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), President Obama, and his own party.
Q&A: Ann Compton
Former ABC News correspondent Ann Compton discusses her 41-year career covering the White House. She announced her retirement in August.
Q&A: James Risen
James Risen talks about his book [Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War], in which he explores some of the hidden costs of the war on terror since September 11, 2001, both around the world and in the U.S.
Q&A: David Mark
Journalist David Mark discusses the book he co-authored with Chuck McCutcheon titled [Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech], about how politicians use language.
Q&A: Nonie Darwish
Author and activist Nonie Darwish, founder and president of Former Muslims United and Arabs for Israel, discusses growing up in Egypt and Gaza, her father's death at the hands of Israelis, life under Sharia law, and why she's broken with Islam.
Q&A: Tavis Smiley
Television host and author Tavis Smiley discusses his book [Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year], about the last year of the civil rights leader's life.
Q&A: Harold Holzer
Harold Holzer discusses his book, [Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion], about President Lincoln's relationship with the press, his strong-armed tactics with newspaper owners, and his authorization of widespread censorship.
Q&A: Rory Kennedy
Filmmaker Rory Kennedy discusses her new movie [Last Days in Vietnam]. The documentary looks at the evacuation of Saigon during the final weeks of the Vietnam War. She is the 11th and youngest child of Ethel and Robert Kennedy.
Q&A: Richard Norton Smith
Historian Richard Norton Smith talks about his new book, [On His Own Terms: A life of Nelson Rockefeller], on the nation's 41st vice president. Rockefeller was nominated by Gerald Ford in August 1974 and approved by Congress in December that year.
Q&A: Bob Timberg
Bob Timberg discusses his new book, [Blue Eyed Boy], which recounts his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam and subsequent career in journalism.
Q&A: Johnnetta Cole
Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, discusses the museum as it marks its fiftieth anniversary, race relations, her opposition to the Vietnam War, and her career at Spelman and Bennett colleges.
Q&A: Sally Quinn
Sally Quinn talks about her life and career, including the "OnFaith" blog she helped originate at the [Washington Post], and is now owned by online venture FaithStreet, and the health of her husband, former [Washington Post] Editor Ben Bradlee.
Q&A: Jenny Beth Martin
Jenny Beth Martin discusses her book, [Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution], how she helped found the organization, and the work it is doing on a grassroots level around the country.
Q&A: Rick Perlstein
Author Rick Perlstein discusses his book, [The Invisible Bridge: The Fall on Nixon and the Rise of Reagan], which traces the early career of Ronald Reagan and how it parallels the evolution of conservative politics in America.
Q&A: David Fahrenthold
David Fahrenthold, national reporter at the [Washington Post], discusses his article on Medicare fraud involving power wheelchairs, as well as other investigative reports he has worked on involving federal government waste.
Q&A: Robert Katzmann
Robert Katzmann, chief judge of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, discusses his book [Judging Statutes], on his views about how federal judges should interpret laws passed by Congress and his belief in deciphering the intent of the law.
Q&A: Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) talks about his more than 40 years in the House, as well as his life before entering public office. Mr. Rangel unseated Rep. Adam Clayton Powell (D-NY) in 1970. If re-elected, he says his next term will be his last.
Q&A: Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan discusses his book [The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority] about how President Nixon overcame political defeats and brought together liberal and conservative wings of the Republican Party.
Q&A: Edmund Morris
Author Edmund Morris discusses his most recent book [This Living Hand: and Other Essays], his upcoming book on Thomas Edison, his career as a biographer of presidents and other notable figures, and how he approaches his craft as a writer.
Q&A: Sylvia Morris
Sylvia Jukes Morris, author of [Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce], discusses her second volume on the notable politician, socialite, writer and diplomat who lived from 1903 to 1987.
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