List of After Words interviews first aired in 2007

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After Words is an American television series on the C-SPAN2 network’s weekend programming schedule known as Book TV. The program is an hour-long talk show, each week featuring an interview with the author of a new nonfiction book. The program has no regular host. Instead, each author is paired with a guest host who is familiar with the author or the subject matter of their book.[1]

First air date
(Links to video)
Interviewee(s) Interviewer(s) Book Topic of interview / Comments
January 6, 2007 Anthony Weller Norman Hatch First into Nagasaki: The Censored Eyewitness Dispatches on Post-Atomic Japan and Its Prisoners of War Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
January 13, 2007 Gabor Boritt James Swanson The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows The Gettysburg Address
January 20, 2007 Joel L. Fleishman Elizabeth Boris The Foundation: A Great American Secret; How Private Wealth is Changing the World
January 27, 2007 Frank Luntz John McCaslin Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
February 3, 2007 Eric Klinenberg Ben Scott Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media
February 10, 2007 Brian Doherty Doug Bandow Radicals for Capitalism: The Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement Libertarianism in the United States
February 17, 2007 John Naisbitt George Gilder Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future
February 24, 2007 Edward Brooke Eleanor Holmes Norton Bridging the Divide: My Life
March 3, 2007 John Patrick Diggins George Will Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History Ronald Reagan
March 10, 2007 Martha Raddatz Thomas Hammes The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family Siege of Sadr City
March 17, 2007 John Newhouse Walter Boyne Boeing Versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business Competition between Airbus and Boeing
March 24, 2007 Fred Charles Ikle John Lehman Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations
April 7, 2007 Bill Bradley James Leach The New American Story
April 14, 2007 Ali Allawi Roland Flamini The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace History of Iraq (2003–2011)
April 21, 2007 David Pietrusza Ann Compton 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents United States presidential election, 1920
April 28, 2007 Michael Wallis Roy Blunt Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride Billy the Kid
May 5, 2007 Jabari Asim Bakari Kitwana The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why The word "nigger"
May 12, 2007 Robert McGovern Jack Kemp All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq
May 19, 2007 Rod Paige Kathy Kiely The War Against Hope: How Teachers' Unions Hurt Children, Hinder Teachers, and Endanger Public Education
May 26, 2007 Charles Rangel Jim Mills And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since: From the Streets of Harlem to the Halls of Congress
June 2, 2007 Michael Beschloss Alexis Simendinger Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989
June 9, 2007 Kenneth Ackerman Joan Biskupic Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties J. Edgar Hoover; 1919 United States anarchist bombings; The First Red Scare
June 16, 2007 Ted Gup Michael Isikoff Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life
June 24, 2007 Amity Shlaes Nick Gillespie The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression The Great Depression
June 30, 2007 Seth Lerer Michael Dirda Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language History of the English language
July 7, 2007 Beverly Daniel Tatum Roger Wilkins Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation
July 15, 2007 Tim Weiner David Ignatius Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA History of the Central Intelligence Agency
July 21, 2007 Larry Berman Robert Kaiser Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, 'Time' Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent Pham Xuan An
July 28, 2007 Sally Jenkins Suzan Harjo The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation Glenn Scobey Warner, Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle Indians football, Jim Thorpe
August 4, 2007 Connie Schultz Jim Tankersley ...and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man
August 11, 2007 Alastair Campbell Gerald Seib The Blair Years: The Alastair Campbell Diaries Premiership of Tony Blair
August 18, 2007 Stanley Weintraub Max Boot 15 Stars: Eisenhower, MacArthur, Marshall - Three Generals Who Saved the American Century Dwight D. Eisenhower; Douglas MacArthur; George Marshall
August 25, 2007 Scott Gant Peter Prichard We're All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age
September 1, 2007 Michael Duffy Bob Deans The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House Billy Graham
September 8, 2007 John Nagl Sean Naylor The U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual
September 15, 2007 Raymond Ibrahim Lawrence Wright The Al Qaeda Reader al Qaeda
September 22, 2007 Nassim Taleb David Brooks The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Black swan theory
September 30, 2007 Norman Podhoretz Charles Peña World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism
October 6, 2007 Naomi Klein Franklin Foer The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
October 13, 2007 Lynne Cheney Nancy Gibbs Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family
October 20, 2007 Naomi Wolf Viet Dinh The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
October 27, 2007 Barbara Slavin Trita Parsi Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation Iran–United States relations
November 3, 2007 Jonathan Chait Grover Norquist The Big Con: The True Story of How Washington Got Hoodwinked and Hijacked by Crackpot Economics
November 10, 2007 Michael Gerson Richard Viguerie Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't)
November 17, 2007 Garry Kasparov Leon Aron How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom Chess
November 25, 2007 Rick Atkinson Patrick O'Donnell The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943 to 1944 Italian Campaign (World War II)
December 1, 2007 David Frost Timothy Naftali Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews The Nixon Interviews
December 8, 2007 Ronald Spector Steven Clemons In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia Occupation of Japan
December 15, 2007 Patrick Buchanan Diana West Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart
December 22, 2007 Howard Kurtz James Warren Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War ABC News, NBC News, CBS News
December 29, 2007 Amy Chua Cullen Murphy Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance and Why They Fall


  1. ^ Jim Milliot (10 January 2005). "BookTV Eyes More Original Programming". Publishers Weekly.