List of Booknotes interviews first aired in 1989

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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
April 2, 1989 Zbigniew Brzezinski The Grand Failure: The Birth and Death of Communism in the 20th Century Communism
April 9, 1989 Judy Shelton The Coming Soviet Crash: Gorbachev's Desperate Pursuit of Credit in Western Financial Markets The Economy of the Soviet Union
April 16, 1989 Bruce Oudes From: The President—Richard Nixon's Secret Files Richard Nixon
April 23, 1989 Susan Moeller Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat War photography
April 30, 1989 Henry Brandon Special Relationships: A Foreign Correspondent's Memoirs Memoir/Autobiography; Journalism
May 7, 1989 Col. David Hackworth About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior Memoir/Autobiography; The Vietnam War
May 14, 1989 James Fallows More Like Us: Making America Great Again Japan – United States relations; Economy of Japan
May 21, 1989 Gregory Fossedal The Democratic Imperative: Exporting the American Revolution Democracy promotion
May 28, 1989 Stanley Karnow In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines Philippine–American War
June 4, 1989 James MacGregor Burns The Crosswinds of Freedom History of the United States (1918–1945); History of the United States (1945–1964); History of the United States (1964–1980); History of the United States (1980–1991)
June 11, 1989 Robert Christopher Crashing the Gates: The De-WASPing of America's Power Elite White Anglo-Saxon Protestants; Elitism
June 18, 1989 Sen. Robert Byrd The Senate: 1789-1989 History of the United States Senate
June 25, 1989 Elizabeth Colton The Jackson Phenomenon: The Man, The Power, The Message Jesse Jackson
July 2, 1989 Nathaniel Branden Judgment Day: My Years with Ayn Rand Ayn Rand
July 9, 1989 Roger Kennedy Orders From France: The Americans and the French in a Revolutionary World (1780–1820) The French Revolution; The U.S. Constitution; France – United States relations
July 14, 1989 Simon Schama Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution The French Revolution
July 16, 1989 George Wilson Mud Soldiers: Life Inside the New American Army The United States Army; Category:United States Army education
July 23, 1989 Jeanne Simon Codename: Scarlett—Life on the Campaign Trail by the Wife of a Presidential Candidate Senator Paul Simon; Democratic Party (United States) presidential primaries, 1988
July 30, 1989 Michael Kaufman Mad Dreams, Saving Graces: Poland—A Nation in Conspiracy Poland; History of Poland (1945–1989)
August 6, 1989 Porter McKeever Adlai Stevenson: His Life and Legacy Adlai Stevenson
August 13, 1989 Bob Schieffer and Gary Paul Gates The Acting President Ronald Reagan
August 20, 1989 Bruce Murray Journey Into Space: The First Thirty Years of Space Exploration Space exploration; NASA; Space advocacy
August 27, 1989 Jack Germond and Jules Witcover Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988 United States presidential election, 1988
September 3, 1989 Walter Laqueur The Long Road to Freedom: Russia and Glasnost Glasnost
September 10, 1989 Thomas Friedman From Beirut to Jerusalem Journalism; Middle East
September 17, 1989 Gen. Ariel Sharon Warrior: An Autobiography Memoir/Autobiography; History of the Israel Defense Forces
September 24, 1989 George Gilder Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology Quantum mechanics; Microtechnology
October 1, 1989 Mort Rosenblum Back Home: A Foreign Correspondent Rediscovers America Memoir/Autobiography; Journalism
October 8, 1989 Barbara Ehrenreich Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class American middle class
October 15, 1989 Harrison Salisbury Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen Days in June The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
October 22, 1989 Kenneth Adelman The Great Universal Embrace, Arms Summitry—A Skeptic's Account Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; Geneva Summit (1985); Reykjavík Summit; Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
October 29, 1989 Rev. Ralph David Abernathy And the Walls Came Tumbling Down Memoir/Autobiography; Civil Rights Movement
November 5, 1989 Vassily Aksyonov Say Cheese Say Cheese is one of the only novels ever featured on Booknotes.
November 12, 1989 Felix Rodriguez Shadow Warrior Memoir/Autobiography; The Central Intelligence Agency
November 19, 1989 Robin Wright In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade The Ayatollah Khomeini
November 26, 1989 Peter Hennessy Whitehall Her Majesty's Government; Whitehall
December 3, 1989 Clifford Stoll The Cuckoo's Egg Security cracking; Markus Hess
December 10, 1989 Arthur Grace Choose Me: Portraits of a Presidential Race Photojournalism; United States presidential election, 1988
December 17, 1989 James Reston, Jr. The Lone Star: The Life of John Connally John Connally
December 24, 1989 Richard Rhodes Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer Agriculture in the United States; Family farms
December 31, 1989 William D. Lutz Doublespeak Doublespeak

References[edit]

  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.