List of C-SPAN Q&A interviews first aired in 2004 and 2005

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Q&A is an interview series on the C-SPAN network that typically airs every Sunday night. It is hosted by C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb. Its stated purpose is to feature discussions with "interesting people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science & technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work."[1]

Original air date
(Links to video)
Interviewee(s) Comments
December 12, 2004 David Levin This was the first program in the Q&A series, and it was aired one week after the final Booknotes interview, in the time slot that had been reserved for Booknotes. It featured discussion of the Knowledge Is Power Program.
December 19, 2004 Roger Ailes This interview took place at the studios of the Fox News Channel, on the sets of The O'Reilly Factor and Fox and Friends.
December 26, 2004 Brian Williams This interview took place in Williams's office at 30 Rockefeller Center.
January 2, 2005 Shirley Ann Jackson Featured discussion of Jackson's role as president of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
January 9, 2005 Ronald Peterson Featured discussion of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
January 16, 2005 William and Jill Ruckelshaus
January 23, 2005 Eric Liu
January 30, 2005 George W. Bush The first 30 minutes of this program was a discussion with President Bush in the Map Room of the White House; The second 30 minutes was a round table discussion with Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley.
February 6, 2005 Russ Feingold
February 13, 2005 Mike Huckabee
February 20, 2005 Rep. Mel Watt
February 27, 2005 Michael Steele
March 6, 2005 April Witt Featured discussion of West Virginia Powerball Lottery winner Jack Whittaker.
March 13, 2005 Barbara Slavin Featured discussion of Iran–United States relations.
March 20, 2005 David Walker Featured discussion of Walker's role as Comptroller General of the United States.
March 27, 2005 Paul Weyrich
April 3, 2005 Peter Beinart
April 10, 2005 Markos Moulitsas Featured discussion of The Daily Kos.
April 17, 2005 Thomas Sowell
April 24, 2005 Dexter Filkins Featured discussion of journalism in the Iraq War.
May 1, 2005 Charles Krauthammer
May 8, 2005 Jason Kamras Featured discussion of Kamras's role as National Teacher of the Year.
May 15, 2005 Linda Chavez-Thompson Featured discussion of Chavez-Thompson's role as executive vice-president of the AFL-CIO.
May 22, 2005 Josh Bolten Featured discussion of Bolten's role as director of the Office of Management and Budget.
May 29, 2005 Bob Herbert
June 5, 2005 Wesley Pruden
June 12, 2005 Richard Baker
June 19, 2005 Bethany McLean Featured discussion of McLean's book Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron.
June 26, 2005 Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman Featured discussion of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
July 3, 2005 Sarah Bakhiet and Janet Lipson Featured discussion of C-SPAN's Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program. (Bakhiet represented La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla, California; Lipson represented Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, California.)
July 10, 2005 Kenneth Feinberg Featured discussion of Feinberg's role as Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
July 17, 2005 Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein Featured discussion of the Los Angeles Times investigation of the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center.
July 24, 2005 Kenneth Tomlinson Featured discussion of Tomlinson's role as chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
July 31, 2005 Eliot Cohen Featured discussion of Cohen's op-ed piece in The Washington Post, "A Hawk Questions Himself as His Son Goes to War."
August 7, 2005 David McCullough The interview was conducted at the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston, Maine, and featured discussion of McCullough's book 1776.
August 14, 2005 Robert Kahn
August 21, 2005 Seeno Merobshoev and Moses Reddy Merobshoev and Reddy are both C-SPAN employees who emigrated to the United States (Merobshoev from Tajikistan, Reddy from India).
August 28, 2005 Ken Paulson
September 4, 2005 Sen. Arlen Specter
September 11, 2005 David O'Brien Featured discussion of William Rehnquist, John Roberts, and the United States Supreme Court.
September 18, 2005 Allen Weinstein Featured discussion of Weinstein's role as Archivist of the United States.
September 25, 2005 Jimmy Wales Featured discussion of Wikipedia.
October 2, 2005 Rep. Artur Davis
October 9, 2005 Pamela Hess Featured discussion of Hess's time embedded with American, British, and Italian troops in Iraq.
October 16, 2005 Andrew Card
October 23, 2005 Rep. Grace Napolitano
October 30, 2005 Rep. Shelley Moore Capito
November 6, 2005 Gov. Mark Warner
November 13, 2005 Chuck Hagel
November 20, 2005 Bruce Gordon Featured discussion of Gordon's role as president and CEO of the NAACP.
November 27, 2005 Douglas Holtz-Eakin Featured discussion of Holtz-Eakin's role as director of the Congressional Budget Office.
December 4, 2005 Stephen Breyer
December 11, 2005 Laura Ingraham
December 18, 2005 Randi Rhodes
December 25, 2005 Sam Brownback


  1. ^ "C-SPAN's "Q&A"". YouTube. Retrieved 3 December 2014. Watch Q&A every Sunday night on C-SPAN at 8pm ET. Each week we introduce you to interesting people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science & technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work. 

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