List of Booknotes interviews first aired in 2000

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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 2, 2000 and January 9, 2000 Thomas Keneally The Great Shame and the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World Irish diaspora; Irish migration to Great Britain; Irish Canadians; Irish Americans; Irish Australians; History of Ireland (1801–1923); Great Famine (Ireland)
January 16, 2000 William Least Heat-Moon River-Horse: A Voyage Across America Travel literature; The United States of America
January 23, 2000 Isaac Stern My First 79 Years Memoir/Autobiography; Classical music; Violins
January 30, 2000 Robert Novak Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000 Conservatism in the United States; United States elections, 2000; United States presidential election, 2000; United States House of Representatives elections, 2000; United States Senate elections, 2000; United States gubernatorial elections, 2000
February 6, 2000 Arthur Herman Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator Joseph McCarthy
February 13, 2000 Arianna Huffington How to Overthrow the Government Politics of the United States
February 22, 2000 Cornel West The Cornel West Reader Essays; African American studies
February 27, 2000 Gina Kolata Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It 1918 flu pandemic
March 5, 2000 David Haward Bain Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad First Transcontinental Railroad
March 12, 2000 Howard Zinn A People's History of the United States, 1492-Present U.S. History; Populism
March 19, 2000 Loung Ung First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers Memoir/Autobiography; Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia
March 26, 2000 John Dower Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II Occupation of Japan
April 2, 2000 Philip Short Mao: A Life Mao Zedong
April 9, 2000 Tavis Smiley Doing What's Right: How to Fight for What You Believe In - And Make a Difference Essays
April 16, 2000 Allen Guelzo Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President Abraham Lincoln
April 23, 2000 Walter Mosley Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking Off the Dead Hand of History Politics of the United States; Economics of the United States
April 30, 2000 Ward Connerly Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences Memoir/Autobiography; Affirmative action
May 7, 2000 David Wise Cassidy's Run: The Street Spy War Over Nerve Gas History of Soviet and Russian espionage in the United States; Counterintelligence
May 14, 2000 Stephanie Gutmann The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars? Women in the military; Military history of the United States
May 21, 2000 James Perry A Bohemian Brigade: The Civil War Correspondents - Mostly Rough, Sometimes Ready History of journalism; The American Civil War
May 28, 2000 David Crosby Stand and Be Counted: Making Music, Making History Memoir/Autobiography; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; The Byrds
June 4, 2000 Zachary Karabell The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election Harry S. Truman; United States presidential election, 1948
June 11, 2000 Dan Baum Citizen Coors: An American Dynasty Category:Coors family; Coors Brewing Company
June 18, 2000 Joyce Appleby Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans History of the United States (1789–1849); Timeline of United States history (1790–1819)
June 25, 2000 Francis Wheen Karl Marx: A Life Karl Marx
July 9, 2000 James Bradley Flags of Our Fathers Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
July 16, 2000 Brooks Simpson Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity Ulysses S. Grant
July 23, 2000 Elizabeth Taylor American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley Richard J. Daley
July 30, 2000 David Brooks Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There Yuppies; American upper class; Meritocracy
August 6, 2000 H. Paul Jeffers An Honest President: The Life & Presidencies of Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland
August 13, 2000 Jane Alexander Command Performance: An Actress in the Theater of Politics Memoir/Autobiography; National Endowment for the Arts
August 20, 2000 Harry Stein How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memoir/Autobiography; American Left; Conservatism in America
August 27, 2000 Ted Gup The Book of Honor: Covert Lives & Classified Deaths at the CIA The Central Intelligence Agency
September 3, 2000 Harold Bloom How to Read and Why Literature
September 10, 2000 Lerone Bennett Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream Abraham Lincoln
September 17, 2000 Alan Murray The Wealth of Choices: How the New Economy Puts Power in Your Hand & Money in Your Pocket The New Economy
September 22, 2000 Karen Armstrong Islam: A Short History Islam
September 24, 2000 Michael Paterniti Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain Albert Einstein's brain
October 1, 2000 Nina Easton Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade Bill Kristol; Ralph Reed; Clint Bolick; Grover Norquist; David McIntosh
October 8, 2000 Diane Ravitch Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms Education reform
October 15, 2000 Rick Bragg Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg Journalism
November 5, 2000 Bonnie Angelo First Mothers
November 12, 2000 William Duiker Ho Chi Minh: A Life Ho Chi Minh
November 19, 2000 Maya Lin Boundaries Memoir/Autobiography; Architecture; Public art; Vietnam Veterans Memorial
November 26, 2000 Murray Sperber Beer & Circus College athletics
December 10, 2000 Frank Rich Ghost Light: A Memoir Memoir/Autobiography; Broadway theatre
December 17, 2000 Harvey Mansfield Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville
December 24, 2000 Robert Putnam Bowling Alone Social capital; Civil society
December 31, 2000 Peter Hitchens The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana History of the United Kingdom (1945–present)


  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.