List of Booknotes interviews first aired in 1996

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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 7, 1996 Colin Powell My American Journey Memoir/Autobiography; The United States Army
January 14, 1996 William Prochnau Once Upon a Distant War The Vietnam War
January 21, 1996 Michael Kinsley Big Babies Populism
January 28, 1996 Carlo D'Este Patton: A Genius for War George Patton
February 4, 1996 Dennis Prager Think a Second Time Essays; Journalism
February 11, 1996 Lance Banning The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic James Madison
February 18, 1996 Dan Balz and Ronald Brownstein Storming the Gates: Protest Politics and the Republican Revival The Republican Revolution
February 25, 1996 H. W. Brands The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s Category:1890s in the United States
March 3, 1996 Hillary Rodham Clinton It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us American family structure
March 10, 1996 Johanna Neuman Lights, Camera, War: Is Media Technology Driving International Politics? International relations
March 17, 1996 Clarence Page Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity Essays; Race in the United States
March 24, 1996 Robert W. Merry Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop—Guardians of the American Century Joseph Alsop; Stewart Alsop
March 31, 1996 Fox Butterfield All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence Willie Bosket; Category:Violence in the United States
April 7, 1996 Jean Baker The Stevensons: A Biography of an American Family Stevenson family
April 14, 1996 Wayne Fields Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence Category:United States presidential speeches
April 21, 1996 Robert Kaplan The Ends of the Earth: A Journey at the Dawn of the 21st Century Economic inequality; World distribution of wealth
April 28, 1996 David Reynolds Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography Walt Whitman
May 5, 1996 David Broder and Haynes Johnson The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point Politics of the United States; Clinton health care plan of 1993
May 12, 1996 Stanley Crouch The All-American Skin Game, or the Decoy of Race: The Long and the Short of it, 1990-1994 Essays; Race in the United States
May 19, 1996 Michael Sandel Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy Political philosophy
May 26, 1996 Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof In the Name of Sorrow and Hope Yitzhak Rabin
June 2, 1996 James Thomas Flexner Maverick's Progress: An Autobiography Memoir/Autobiography; Historians; George Washington
June 9, 1996 Christopher Matthews Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon
June 16, 1996 Albert Murray Blue Devils of Nada: A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statement Jazz; Creativity in art; Aesthetics and the philosophy of art
June 23, 1996 Seymour Martin Lipset American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword American exceptionalism
June 30, 1996 Glenn Simpson Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics Category:Political corruption in the United States
July 7, 1996 Paul Greenberg No Surprises: Two Decades of Clinton Watching Bill Clinton
July 14, 1996 Ted Sorensen Why I Am a Democrat Memoir/Autobiography; Democratic Party (United States)
July 21, 1996 Eleanor Randolph Waking the Tempests: Ordinary Life in the New Russia Russia
July 28, 1996 James Lardner Crusader: The Hell-Raising Police Career of Detective David Durk David Durk; The New York Police Department
August 4, 1996 Denis Brian Einstein: A Life Albert Einstein
August 25, 1996 Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis War Without Bloodshed: The Art of Politics Newt Gingrich; Stanley Greenberg; Frank Luntz; Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Sheila Burke; Maxine Waters
September 1, 1996 Drew Gilpin Faust Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War Confederate States of America; History of women in the United States
September 8, 1996 Donald Warren Radio Priest: Charles Coughlin, the Father of Hate Radio Charles Coughlin
September 15, 1996 Lloyd Kramer Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions Marquis de Lafayette
September 22, 1996 Michael Elliott The Day Before Yesterday: Reconsidering America's Past, Rediscovering the Present Nostalgia; Category:1940s in the United States; Category:1950s in the United States
September 29, 1996 Monica Crowley Nixon off the Record: His Commentary on People and Politics Richard Nixon
October 13, 1996 Louise Barnett Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer George Armstrong Custer
October 20, 1996 David Friedman Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life Economics
October 27, 1996 Paul Hendrickson The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War Robert McNamara; The Vietnam War
November 3, 1996 Andrew Ferguson Fools' Names, Fools' Faces Essays; Politics of the United States
November 10, 1996 Leon Dash Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America Poverty in the United States
November 17, 1996 Conor Cruise O'Brien The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800 Thomas Jefferson; The French Revolution
November 24, 1996 Mikhail Gorbachev Memoirs Memoir/Autobiography; The Soviet Union
December 1, 1996 Robert Bork Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline New Left
December 8, 1996 Nell Irvin Painter Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol Sojourner Truth
December 15, 1996 President Bill Clinton Between Hope and History: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century Memoir/Autobiography; The President of the United States
December 22, 1996 David Denby Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World Western canon; Homer; Rousseau; Virginia Woolf
December 29, 1996 Stanley Wolpert Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny Jawaharlal Nehru


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