To celebrate the 15th anniversary of C-SPAN2′s BookTV, we’ve rounded up the ten most popular “In Depth” interviews conducted with authors.
Follow the links below to watch or read transcripts from the free author interviews. In all these interviews, great writers from different fields share insight into writing, craft and research. Here’s more from BookTV’s anniversary release:
Since BooKTV debuted on C-SPAN2 on Sept. 12, 1998, we’ve featured approximately 9,000 authors. That’s about 40,000 hours of original content so far. These programs and events with authors and their books are digitized and available and searchable via C-SPAN’s video library and booktv.org, offering an archive of nonfiction writers views of the dawn of the 21st century.
The Most Popular BookTV “In Depth” Videos
1. Alexander Cockburn: ”interviewed about his life, his career, and his body of writing. He responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic mail.”
2. Tammy Bruce: “Author and radio talk show host Tammy Bruce was interviewed about her life, career, and writings. She discussed her self-identification as an openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush.”
3. Christopher Hitchens: “Hitchens was interviewed about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his religious and political opinions.”
4. Jonah Goldberg: “Goldberg talked about his life, work, and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.”
5. Gordon Wood: ”Historian Gordon Wood talked about his life, career, and his books on the American Revolution, the making of the Constitution, and the importance of historical study.”
6. R. Emmett Tyrrell: “Tyrrell, Jr., talked about his life and work. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.”
7. Steven Pinker: “Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.”
8. Richard Brookhiser ”Brookhiser talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.”
9. Michael Beschloss: “Beschloss talked about his life and career. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.”
10. Camille Paglia: “Professor Paglia talked about her writing and teaching career and about her books. She also talked about American culture, feminism, the state of American politics, and her experiences as a social critic.”