List of Booknotes interviews first aired in 1992

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Booknotes is an American television series on the C-SPAN network hosted by Brian Lamb, which originally aired from 1989 to 2004.[1] The format of the show is a one-hour, one-on-one interview with a non-fiction author.[2] The series was broadcast at 8 p.m. Eastern Time each Sunday night,[3] and was the longest-running author interview program in U.S. broadcast history.

First broadcast
(with link to
transcript / video)
Author Book Subject matter
January 5, 1992 Charles Hamilton Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
January 12, 1992 August Heckscher Woodrow Wilson: A Biography Woodrow Wilson
January 26, 1992 Frederick Downs No Longer Enemies, Not Yet Friends: An American Soldier Returns to Vietnam The Vietnam War
February 2, 1992 Robert Cwiklik House Rules: A Freshman Congressman's Initiation to the Backslapping, Backpedaling, and Backstabbing Ways of Washington Peter Hoagland; The U.S. House of Representatives
February 9, 1992 Francis Fukuyama The End of History and the Last Man Liberal democracy; Sociocultural evolution
February 16, 1992 Al Gore Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit Ecology; Global Warming
February 23, 1992 and March 1, 1992 Richard Nixon Seize the Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World Foreign Policy of the United States
March 8, 1992 Robert Massie Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War HMS Dreadnought; Origins of World War I
March 22, 1992 Linda Chavez Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation History of Hispanic and Latino Americans
March 29, 1992 Nan Robertson The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and the New York Times The New York Times
April 12, 1992 Orlando Patterson Freedom in the Making of Western Culture Political freedom
April 19, 1992 Paul Hollander Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad, 1965-1990 Anti-Americanism
April 26, 1992 Tinsley Yarbrough John Marshall Harlan: Great Dissenter of the Warren Court John Marshall Harlan II
May 3, 1992 Earl Black and Merle Black The Vital South: How Presidents Are Elected Southern strategy
May 5, 1992 Robert Remini Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union Henry Clay
May 10, 1992 David Moore The Superpollsters: How They Measure and Manipulate Public Opinion in America Category:Opinion polling in the United States
May 17, 1992 Robert Bartley The Seven Fat Years and How to Do It Again Category:1980s economic history
May 31, 1992 Lester Thurow Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe and America Economy of Europe; Economy of Japan; Economy of the United States; Japan–United States relations
June 7, 1992 R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. The Conservative Crack-Up Conservatism in the United States
June 14, 1992 William Lee Miller The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding James Madison
June 21, 1992 John Jackley Hill Rat: Blowing the Lid Off Congress The U.S. House of Representatives
June 28, 1992 David Savage Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court The Rehnquist Court; List of United States Supreme Court cases by the Rehnquist Court
July 5, 1992 William Rehnquist Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and President Andrew Johnson Impeachment in the United States; Samuel Chase; Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
July 12, 1992 Jeffrey Bell Populism and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality Populism and Elitism
July 19, 1992 David McCullough Truman Harry Truman
July 26, 1992 Richard Ben Cramer What It Takes: The Way to the White House United States presidential election, 1988
August 2, 1992 Gilbert Fite Richard B. Russell, Jr.: Senator from Georgia Richard Russell, Jr.
August 9, 1992 Robert Donovan and Ray Scherer Unsilent Revolution: Television News and American Life Television news in the United States
August 16, 1992 Martin Anderson Impostors in the Temple Higher education in the United States
August 23, 1992 Mickey Kaus The End of Equality Social equality
August 30, 1992 Neil Postman Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology Technology and society
September 6, 1992 Terry Eastland Energy in the Executive: The Case for a Strong Presidency President of the United States
September 13, 1992 James Billington Russia Transformed: Breakthrough to Hope Russia
September 20, 1992 Sen. Paul Simon Advice and Consent: Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork and the Intriguing History of the Supreme Court's Nomination Battles Clarence Thomas; Robert Bork
September 27, 1992 Walter Isaacson Kissinger: A Biography Henry Kissinger
October 18, 1992 George Will Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy The U.S. Congress; Term limits in the United States
October 25, 1992 Susan Faludi Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women Feminism in the United States
November 8, 1992 Barbara Hinkley and Paul Brace Follow the Leader: Opinion Polls and the Modern Presidents Category:Opinion polling in the United States
November 15, 1992 Derrick Bell Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism Racism in the United States
November 22, 1992 Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf It Doesn't Take a Hero Memoir/Autobiography; United States Army; Gulf War
November 29, 1992 Charles Sykes A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character Victim playing
December 6, 1992 Daniel Boorstin The Creators Cultural history; Creativity; History of the concept of creativity
December 13, 1992 Brian Kelly Adventures in Porkland: How Washington Wastes Your Money and Why They Won't Stop Pork barrel
December 20, 1992 Eric Alterman Sound and Fury: The Washington Punditocracy and the Collapse of American Politics Political journalism; Pundits
December 27, 1992 Michael Medved Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values Cinema of the United States; Popular culture; Traditional values


  1. "'Booknotes' Afterword". The Boston Globe. 19 August 2004.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ellen Emry Heltzel (17 August 1997). "Books On TV, and a Host Who Listens". The Sunday Oregonian.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Frank J. Prial (4 December 2004). "After Many Million Pages, 'Booknotes' Ends Its Run". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 November 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>