Q and A (C-SPAN)
Q&A with Evan Thomas06/29/15
Evan Thomas is our guest this week on Q&A. He joins us to discuss his new book, [Being Nixon: A Man Divided], which looks at the personal struggles of the introverted 37th president as he sought to be a leader on the world stage.
Q&A with Stephen Puleo
Author Stephen Puleo discusses his book [The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War], about Senator Charles Sumner's 1856 speech vilifying slave owners and his subsequent caning on the Senate floor by Representative Preston Brooks.
Q&A with Dr. Patrick O'Gara
Dr. Patrick O'Gara, director of clinical cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses advances in heart surgery, progress in understanding heart health and heart diseases, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on doctors and patients.
Q&A with David McCullough
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough talks about his new book [The Wright Brothers.], the roles Wilbur and Orville's family played as they experienced failures and successes, as well as the approach he took to writing the book.
Q&A with Michael Witmore
Michael Witmore talks about his role as director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as the library's function, funding, mission, and repository of the world's largest Shakespeare collection.
Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses his three missions on the International Space Station and his books, including [You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes] and [an Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth].
Q&A with Kate Andersen Brower
Kate Andersen Brower discusses her book, [The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House] on the first family's private moments as seen through the eyes of White House staff, including chief ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, and florists.
Q&A with Walter Pincus
[Washington Post] National Security Reporter Walter Pincus discusses his recent articles on the nuclear framework agreement with Iran, our relationship with Israel, and Defense Department spending in an era of sequestration cuts.
Q&A with Judith Miller
Judith Miller talks about her book [The Story: A Reporter's Journey], in which she chronicles her reporting leading up to the American invasion in Iraq in 2003.
Q&A: Jessica Stern
[ISIS: The State of Terror] Co-Author Jessica Stern talks about the genesis and growth of the terror organization and its goals, mission, and methods. She also speaks on terrorism's impact in the Middle East and how ISIS differs from other groups.
Q&A: Andrew Ferguson
Writer and Weekly Standard Senior Editor Andrew Ferguson talks about the current crop of 2016 GOP hopefuls, President Obama, Eisenhower Memorial cost overruns, his writing career, and the growing number of journalists and pundits in Washington, D.C.
Q&A: U.S. Senate Youth Program
One hundred and four high school students from all 50 states talk about their participation in the week-long U.S. Senate Youth Program on government and leadership. The program was created in 1962 and has brought over 5,000 students to Washington.
Q&A: Erik Larson
Author Erik Larson discusses his book, [Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania], about the world politics surrounding the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania at the hands of German U-Boat submarines during its voyage from New York to England.
Q&A: Daniel Bolger
Army General Daniel Bolger discusses his book, [Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars], as well as the inherent dangers U.S. forces face in the two war zones and his experiences training Iraqi and Afghan forces.
Q&A: Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman
Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, director of PharmedOut, talks about the organization, the money made by the pharmaceutical industry, the advertising the industry produces, how pharmaceutical companies lobby Congress, and how they try to influence doctors.
Q&A: David Stewart
Author David Stewart discusses his book, [Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America], about James Madison's friendships and political partnerships with George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.
Q&A: Anthony Batts
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts talks about challenges of policing the city, tensions between the community and police, police brutality, the Justice Department's review of practices, and what it was like to grow up poor in Los Angeles.
Q&A: Jan Jarboe Russell
Jan Jarboe Russell discusses her book, [The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II], about the Texas camp, which was home to Japanese, German and Italian detainees.
Q&A: Thomas Allen Harris
Thomas Allen Harris discusses his film, [Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People], in which he explores how African-Americans have been portrayed in photographic images from the time of slavery up through today.
Q&A: David Brooks
[New York Times] Columnist David Brooks discusses the annual "Sidney" awards, which he gives to his favorite magazine articles and essays from the past year, as well as his approach to writing and how it has changed over the years.
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