"Booknotes" Oral History Project Collection #R0143

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Title

"Booknotes" Oral History Project Collection #R0143

Date

2014-2015

Description

As part of an established documentation strategy, the George Mason University Libraries has conducted oral history interviews with selected "Booknotes" authors and C-SPAN staff members about their experiences as part of the "Booknotes" series. These interviews give insight into the impact Booknotes had on the authors, on those who worked for C-SPAN, and the network's growth.

Authors were asked to describe the experience of appearing on the program, how it was different from other interview appearances, how it affected their carreer, and how it forged lasting relationships between an author and C-SPAN. C-SPAN staffers were asked questions about the inner workings of the program and Brian Lamb's methodology.

The thirty-five interviews were conducted in 2014 and 2015. These oral histories and abstracts of them are available for use here via this site.

Items in the "Booknotes" Oral History Project Collection #R0143 Collection

An Interview with Jon Katz.
Jon Katz is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 23 October 2014. Mr. Katz discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 23 March 1997, where he discussed his book "Virtuous Reality: How America Surrendered…

An Interview with Colman McCarthy.
Colman McCarthy is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 24 October 2014. Mr. McCarthy discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 31 July 1994, where he discussed his book "All of One Peace: Essays on…

An Interview with Carl Cannon.
Carl Cannon is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 12 January 2015. Mr. Cannon discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 28 December 2003, where he discussed his book "The Pursuit of Happiness in Times of…

An Interview with Jean Strouse.
Jean Strouse is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 15 January 2015. Ms. Strouse discusses her appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 23 May 1999, where she discussed her book "Morgan: American Financier."

An Interview with Peter Osnos.
Publisher Peter Osnos is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 22 January 2015. Mr. Osnos discusses his association with Brian Lamb and the publication of the related Booknotes books.

An Interview with Juan Williams.
Juan Williams is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 29 January 2015. Mr. Williams discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 11 October 1998, where discussed his book "Thurgood Marshall: American…

An Interview with Gary Hymel.
Gary Hymel is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 30 January 2015. Mr. Hymel discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 23 January 1994, where discussed his book "All Politics is Local and other Rules of the…

An Interview with Frank Rich.
Frank Rich is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 6 February 2015. Mr. Rich discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 10 December 2000, where discussed his book "Ghost Light: A Memoir".

An Interview with Jeffrey Richelson.
Jeffrey Richelson is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 12 February 2015. Mr. Richelson discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 16 September 2001, where discussed his book "The Wizards of Langley".

An Interview with Matthew Pinsker.
Matthew Pinsker is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 13 February 2015. Mr. Pinsker discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 21 December 2003, where he discussed his book, "Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham…

An Interview with James Bamford.
James Bamford is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 19 February 2015. Mr. Bamford discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 16 September 2001, where he discussed his book "Body of Secrets".

An Interview with Amity Shlaes.
Amity Shlaes is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 6 March 2015. Ms. Shlaes discusses her appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 11 April 1999, where she discussed her book "The Greedy Hand".