List of Booknotes interviews first aired in 1995

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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 1, 1995 Doris Kearns Goodwin No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt -- The Home Front in World War II Franklin D. Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; United States home front during World War II
January 8, 1995 Robert Wright The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are -- The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology Evolutionary Psychology
January 15, 1995 Anthony Cave Brown Treason in the Blood: H. St. John Philby, Kim Philby, and the Spy Case of the Century St. John Philby; Kim Philby; The Cambridge Five
January 22, 1995 Marvin Olasky The Tragedy of American Compassion Criticism of The War on Poverty
January 29, 1995 Steven Waldman The Bill: How the Adventures of Clinton's National Service Bill Reveal What Is Corrupt, Comic, Cynical, and Noble about Washington Corporation for National and Community Service
February 5, 1995 M. Stanton Evans The Theme is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition Political freedom; Economic freedom
February 12, 1995 Philip Howard The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America Individual and group rights
February 19, 1995 Jimmy Carter Always a Reckoning and Other Poems Poetry
February 26, 1995 Alan Ryan Introduction to Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville; Democracy in America
March 5, 1995 Lynn Sherr Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words Susan B. Anthony
March 12, 1995 Donald Kagan On the Origins of War War
March 19, 1995 Neil Baldwin Edison: Inventing the Century Thomas Edison
March 26, 1995 James Loewen Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Textbooks; Eurocentrism
April 2, 1995 Gertrude Himmelfarb The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values Victorian morality
April 9, 1995 Stanley Greenberg Middle Class Dreams: The Politics and Power of the New American Majority American middle class
April 16, 1995 Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave The Third Wave (Toffler book); Post-industrial society
April 23, 1995
(Pt. 1 and Pt. 2)
Robert McNamara In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam The Vietnam War
April 30, 1995 Michael Klare Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws: America's Search for a New Foreign Policy Foreign Policy of the United States
May 7, 1995 David Maraniss First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton Bill Clinton
May 14, 1995 Tim Penny and Major Garrett Common Cents Politics of the United States; Federal government of the United States
May 21, 1995 Linn Washington Black Judges on Justice Category:African-American judges; Robert N. C. Nix, Jr.
May 28, 1995 John Niven Salmon P. Chase: A Biography Salmon P. Chase
June 4, 1995 Hanan Ashrawi This Side of Peace Memoir/Autobiography; Peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
June 11, 1995 Peter Brimelow Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster Immigration to the United States
June 18, 1995 Yuri Shvets Washington Station: My Life as a KGB Spy in America The KGB; History of Soviet and Russian espionage in the United States
June 25, 1995 Norman Mailer Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery Lee Harvey Oswald
July 2, 1995 Ari Hoogenboom Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrior & President Rutherford B. Hayes
July 9, 1995 DeWayne Wickham Woodholme: A Black Man's Story of Growing Up Alone Memoir/Autobiography; African Americans
July 16, 1995 Armstrong Williams Beyond Blame: How We Can Succeed by Breaking the Dependency Barrier Blame; Affirmative action in the United States
July 23, 1995 Newt Gingrich To Renew America United States history; Conservatism in the United States
July 30, 1995 John Hockenberry Moving Violations: A Memoir—War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence Memoir/Autobiography; Journalism; Physical disability
August 6, 1995 Marc Fisher After the Wall: Germany, The Germans, and the Burdens of History Germany; The Berlin Wall
August 13, 1995 Robert D. Richardson, Jr. Emerson: The Mind on Fire Ralph Waldo Emerson
August 20, 1995 Cartha "Deke" DeLoach Hoover's FBI: The Inside Story by Hoover's Trusted Lieutenant J. Edgar Hoover; The Federal Bureau of Investigation
August 27, 1995 Robert Timberg The Nightingale's Song John McCain; Bud McFarlane; Oliver North; John Poindexter; Jim Webb; The U.S. Naval Academy; The Vietnam War; The Iran-Contra Affair
September 3, 1995 Robert Leckie Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II The Battle of Okinawa
September 10, 1995 Emory Thomas Robert E. Lee: A Biography Robert E. Lee
September 17, 1995 Elsa Walsh Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three Accomplished Women Meredith Vieira; Rachael Warby; Alison Estabrook
September 24, 1995 Irving Kristol Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea Neoconservatism
October 1, 1995 Andrew Sullivan Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality Homosexuality
October 8, 1995 Susan Eisenhower Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love Memoir/Autobiography; Roald Sagdeev
October 15, 1995 Nicholas Basbanes A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books Bibliomania; Bibliophilia
October 22, 1995 David Fromkin In The Time of Americans: The Generation that Changed America's Role in the World History of U.S. foreign policy; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Harry Truman; Dwight D. Eisenhower; George Marshall; Douglas MacArthur
October 29, 1995 Ben Bradlee A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures The Washington Post
November 5, 1995 Marlin Fitzwater Call the Briefing! Bush and Reagan, Sam and Helen: A Decade with Presidents and the Press Memoir/Autobiography; White House Press Secretary; Presidency of Ronald Reagan; Category:Presidency of George H. W. Bush
November 12, 1995 Pierre Salinger P.S., A Memoir Memoir/Autobiography; White House Press Secretary; Kennedy Administration
November 19, 1995 bell hooks Killing Rage: Ending Racism Racism in the United States
November 26, 1995 Sanford Ungar Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants Immigration to the United States
December 3, 1995 James Baker The Politics of Diplomacy: Revolution, War and Peace, 1989-1992 Memoir/Autobiography; United States Secretary of State; George H.W. Bush
December 10, 1995 David Brinkley A Memoir Memoir/Autobiography; Journalism
December 17, 1995 Evan Thomas The Very Best Men: Four Who Dared—The Early Years of the CIA The Central Intelligence Agency
December 24, 1995 David Herbert Donald Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
December 31, 1995 Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt's America The United States of America; CBS News Sunday Morning


  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>