Q and A (C-SPAN)
Q&A: Anthony Batts03/02/15
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.
Q&A: Dr. Frances Jensen
Neuroscientist Dr. Frances Jensen talks about her book [The Teenage Brain], the most recent work in the study of the human brain, adolescent development, and the issues of alcohol and drug abuse among teens.
Q&A: Andrew Keen
Author Andrew Keen discusses his book, [The Internet is Not the Answer]," about his objections to the overuse of technology in our society and the creation of what he says are false communities through social networking.
Q&A: Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about growing up in Brroklyn, his career at the agency, and how he has navigated the world of politics during his tenure.
Q&A: Dick Lehr
Dick Lehr discusses his book, [The Birth of a Nation], about the 1915 movie of the same title. The film was shown to President Woodrow Wilson and across the nation despite attempts by newspaper publisher William Monroe Trotter and others to stop it.
Q&A: Janet Murguia
Janet Murguia, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, talks about the state of Hispanics in America and possible changes to U.S. immigration policy. She also discusses her background growing up in a working-class family in Kansas City.
Q&A: Glenn Kessler
Glenn Kessler, a reporter for the [Washington Post], talks about his writing career, his approach to the "Fact Checker" blog, how he awards the "Biggest Pinocchio's of 2014," and a video he produced about false statements made by presidents.
Q&A: Katie Pavlich
Townhall.com News Editor Katie Pavlich discusses her book [Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women]. She talks about the political divide in the country between the right and left, and her views on the Republican Party.
Q&A: Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
[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.
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